Learn to Crochet – Part 1 – Basics for the Absolute Beginner

In partnership with www.allfreecrochet.com – this video is the first of a two-part series designed for the absolute beginner of crochet – as well as crocheters who want to review basic concepts. Topics covered include holding the hook & yarn, chain, single crochet, turning your work and finishing the project. Viewers will also learn how to create an easy dishcloth with this video . For more free crochet patterns, tips and tutorials, please go to http And stop by Donna’s website and say hi at: www.naztazia.com
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For more information or more free crochet ideas check out www.allfreecrochet.com In this tutorial, Mikey from Mikeyssmail takes crocheters through the beginning stages of setting up to do the basket weave stitch. He then goes further to get you started and by the end, you will also being a crochet basket weave stitch expert. Enjoy this free tutorial compliments of http THIS is the RIGHT HAND VERSION.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

22 Comments/Reviews

  • harobed252 says:

    I learned when I was 10. Don’t give up. As well as going to a local craft store, find someone to crochet with. We have people at our church who meet once a month and crochet and knit together for donating to nursing homes and mission trips. It is great fun to make baby blankets as gifts too. It is something you can do anywhere.

  • gls1809 says:

    I’ve tried crocheting so many times and was about to give up hope, but this video gave me a real “OMG I CAN DO THIS!!” moment! Thank you!!

  • jinxpoop says:

    I just wanted to say thank you SO much! I am 13 years old , and this video worked wonders on my crochet beginnerness. I watched the two part series in March, and because of it, I have been crocheting ever since!! I was beginning to lose hope that I would ever learn how to crochet but you helped ALOT!! I have made about three hats, ten dishcloths , and lots of animals, too!! Thank you sooo much!!

  • DraugSarn says:

    I think I’m unusual–I think knitting is easier than crocheting since I can manage the tightness of the stitches easier so I’ve ignored crocheting, but now I’m starting to really want to learn crocheting. This has helped a lot more than the book and how tos I’ve seen, thanks!

  • GotZillahz says:

    Omg… I’m so happy I found this! Thank you so much! I love your videos. They’re not too slow or too fast for me at least. Please keep at these because, and I’m sure I’m not the only one, I have trouble with understanding direction on things like this.

  • Strangegirrl says:

    I first learned crochet in 2nd grade. My teacher was kind enough to teach me cause I couldn’t go to recess due to being sick. I loved it! But like most young kids, my attention towards it didn’t last. I’m now 32. I decided to try it again after having my first child. This was the first video I watched & it was so easy to learn it again!! Thank you so very much!! I’m now working in my second blanket! Your videos are so easy to understand & helpful to anyone wanting to learn. Thanks!! :)

  • hunsakermountain says:

    Can you tell me why I use a metal crochet hook? I have never crocheted a stitch. I had some white red heart baby yarn. It says medium 4 on it.. And I bought two hooks. One is an H. The other is smaller. But they are plastic. I am having trouble going through the chain and when I do, I seem to fray the yarn. Any advice?

  • naztazia says:

    Crochet takes a while to learn. 10 years old is a perfect time! It might also help if you go to a local craft store and see a demo of someone crocheting in person. Then these online videos start to make alot more sense. You will do great in whatever you choose to do! :)

  • naztazia says:

    Thanks for the kindness! I love knitting too. You are right – different muscles are being used – so it’s almost like starting all over again. It’s certainly good to know both – lots of pattern choices then :)

  • naztazia says:

    Wonderful! Glad the video could help out :)

  • naztazia says:

    Hiya! It’s ok to put the hook down for a while and come back to it in a few months. Sometimes it also helps to see a demo in person – they oftentimes have them free at the craft store. We all learn differently – some can learn via watching online – some do better with a person directing their hands in person. If crochet isn’t working, there are a ton of other artsy things made with yarn & thread to choose from – maybe you would like knitting, weaving, macrame, sewing, quilting, etc.

  • naztazia says:

    Wonderful! Glad the video could help. I love knitting too. You’ll have many pattern options now that you can do both :)

  • naztazia says:

    Thanks for the kindness on the video. Maybe you would like it if someone showed you in person instead? They oftentimes have free demos at craft stores. Then again, if it doesn’t work out, there are plenty of other artsy things in this world for you to do. I happen to love knitting, sewing, woodworking, beading, embroidery, jewelry making, and many other things (lots to choose from!)

  • 1huayna says:

    That’s one of the most attractive patterns in crochet, I made my daughter a scarf in ivory 20 yrs ago and she treasures it, time to try my hand again, so happy you make these video!

  • racermike26 says:

    I love this tutorial. I used it to create a baby blanket. HOWEVER, I did have 1 problem with it. At the end of each line, Mikey advises NOT to go into the last “gap”. I followed this and ended up losing a stitch each time, so my blanket got less & less wide as it went. When I realized this, I began going into the last gap and it looked great. Nice & straight. But I kept looking back at those first few lines and ended up unraveling my work and starting all over. DO go into the gap! Trust me!

  • chalicechiq says:

    Mikey – on another video, you showed us how to make tartan. Do you think it’d be possible to make tartan granny squares and put them together as a bag or a blanket?

  • Ludy Vasq says:

    Thank you so much for this tutorial!! I was able to follow your instructions and made a blanket for my daughter using the basket weave stitch. Again, thank you so much!!!

  • LaWoman071 says:

    I love this, and it’s so easy. I’m using cotton yarn that comes on a cone from Walmart. It’s white with a very light confetti through it. I’m going to continue on and make this into a scarf for a little girl, but if you just chain on 8 more, it would be perfect for an adult scarf.
    Thank you so much!

  • Rosemarie Williams says:

    I learned the crocodile stitch from Mikey and am now making a large throw pillow with it. I love challenging myself with new designs, and have been looking for a unique pattern for the back of the pillow, and I just know this basket weave will look great with it. Mikey makes it so easy to understand and learn new stitches. When the pillow is done, I’ll be making an infinity scarf for myself and can’t wait to get started on that.

  • AbstractOddity says:

    this is one of my favorite stitches! I made a scarf out of a yarn almost the exact same color grey and it just feels so nice, made a wonderful gift.

  • bereraffa says:

    THANK YOU…THANK YOU…THANK YOU…!!! EXCELLENT and CLEAR way of teaching, so brilliant teacher. thank you for being so selfless and sharing this TREASURE you know, with all the peole. That°s the way the wolrld will keep going foward and PEOPLE LIKE YOU really do make it change!!! ♥♥♥-Berenice from Buenos Aires

  • shirleycurtis2439 says:

    Thank you SOOOOOOOOO much. I have been wanting to learn how to do a stitch like that but just couldn’t figure it out. THANK YOU !!!!!

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