Absolute Beginners Crochet Series

Absolute Beginners Crochet Series

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If you want to learn to crochet and you are an absolute beginner, then this is the place you need to be! In this series I will be showing you step-by-step the basic techniques you need to master to begin you on your crochet journey.

Over the next few days I will be releasing a new video so that you can add to your skills. I HIGHLY recommend that you feel confident with each technique before progressing to the next video. Each video is available in both right and left handed versions.


Episode One

In Episode One you will learn:

    • What you need to get started
    • How to prepare your yarn
    • How to hold you yarn and hook
    • A slip knot
    • The Chain stitch (used for a foundation chain)
    • The anatomy of a chain




What you need to get started

There are a few key items you will need in order to get started with crochet. You will need some YARN, I would recommend a DK (Double Knit) weight yarn or an Aran weight yarn to begin with. A few affordable option to get started are Stylecraft Special DK or Paintbox Simply Aran. You will need to look at your yarn label (also known as a yarn band) to see what size HOOK you will need. The instructions usually give you details for different measurements used around the world, Please watch the video below where I show you where to locate these details. You can also find a handy conversion chart here. In my demonstration, I am using a 5mm aluminium crochet hook.

You will also need a pair of EMBROIDERY SCISSORS for snipping your yarn (they are sharp and better for yarn) and a DARNING NEEDLE (a large sewing needle with a wide head) for sewing in your ends. STITCH MARKERS also come in handy, however they are not essential at this point.


So to recap, you will need:



Episode Two

In this episode you will learn

  • How to UK Double/US Single crochet
  • How to work in rows
  • How to correct your work
  • How to tie off your yarn
  • How to sew in your ends

In the second instalment of the Absolute Beginners Series you will learn to do a UK Double Crochet/US Single Crochet. It’s really important that you remember that there are different terms in the UK and the US. The stitches are the same, but the terminology is different. I know this can be a little confusing, but if you learn this from the start, you’re at a great advantage. You can find a great chart for the different terms HERE.


UK Double Crochet/US Single Crochet written instructions

Insert your hook into the chain or stitch, yarn over and pull through (you will have two loops on the hook) yarn over and pull the yarn through both loops on the hook.

Take a look at the videos below for the demonstration. Please make sure you are using the correct video i.e left or right handed.




Episode Three

In this episode you will learn

  • How to UK Treble/US Double crochet
  • How to work in rows
  • How to correct your work
  • How to tie off your yarn
  • How to sew in your ends

In this episode of the Absolute Beginners Series you will learn to do a UK Treble Crochet/US Double Crochet. I want to reiterate again how important it is to remember that there are different terms in the UK and the US. The stitches are the same, but the terminology is different. You can find a great chart for the different terms HERE.


UK Treble Crochet/US Double Crochet written instructions

Yarn over and insert your hook into the chain or stitch, yarn over and pull through (you will have three loops on the hook) yarn over and pull through two loops (you will have two loops on your hook) yarn over and pull the yarn through both of the remaining loops on the hook.

Take a look at the videos below for the demonstration. Please make sure you are using the correct video i.e left or right handed.


Episode Four

In this episode you will learn

  • How to UK HalfTreble/US Half Double Crochet
  • How to work in rows
  • How to correct your work
  • How to tie off your yarn
  • How to sew in your ends

In this episode of the Absolute Beginners Series you will learn to do a UK Half Treble Crochet/US Half Double Crochet. This stitch is smaller than a Treble (US Double) but larger than a Double (US Single). The stitch is basically an incomplete Treble (US Double) Crochet.


UK Half Treble Crochet/US Half Double Crochet written instructions

Yarn over and insert your hook into the chain or stitch, yarn over and pull through (you will have three loops on the hook) yarn over and pull through all three loops on the hook.

Take a look at the videos below for the demonstration. Please make sure you are using the correct video i.e left or right handed.


Episode Five

In this episode you will learn

  • How to UK Double Treble/US Treble Crochet
  • How to work in rows
  • How to correct your work
  • How to tie off your yarn
  • How to sew in your ends

In this final episode of the Absolute Beginners Series you will learn to do a UK Double Treble Crochet/US Treble Crochet. This stitch is the largest in hight out of all of the stitches you have learned.


UK Double Treble Crochet/US Treble Crochet written instructions

Yarn over TWICE and insert your hook into the chain or stitch, yarn over and pull through (you will have four loops on the hook) yarn over and pull through two loops on the hook (you will have three loops on the hook)  yarn over and pull through two loops on the hook (you will have two loops on the hook)  yarn over and pull through the remaining two loops on the hook.

Take a look at the videos below for the demonstration. Please make sure you are using the correct video i.e left or right handed.


Congratulations on coming to the end of the Absolute Beginners series! I would LOVE it if you share your progress with me via social media! Follow my instagram @bellacococrochet and use #bellacococrochet

Comments (6)

  1. Looking forward to this

    Vanessa Dixon
    February 24, 2019 Reply
  2. Im going to share this with my neighbors gr child shes about 6 and wants to learn im afraid i cant teach her since i crochet backwards i was taught by a leftie

    Cheryl
    February 24, 2019 Reply
  3. Have always wanted to crochet but never knew where to start, these videos are brilliant. Thank you.

    Gail Tait
    February 26, 2019 Reply
    • Thank you glad they have helped you.

      Bella Coco Crochet
      February 27, 2019 Reply
  4. Loving these and have shared them onto our needlework for wellbeing group ! Thankyou x

    Jennie Morgan
    March 3, 2019 Reply
    • Thank you 🙂

      BellaCocoTeam
      March 5, 2019 Reply

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