This post will show you how to crochet in 15 minutes. It will demonstrate how to make a slip knot, how to chain, and how to crochet a versatile, simple stitch. The best part? You don’t even need a hook. Read on for the tutorial, beginner, and you’ll be crocheting in no time!
Crochet is typically done with a hook but when you use giant yarn, you can use your fingers with ease. Once you master crocheting with your fingers, you could choose to pick up a hook and make something with smaller scale yarn.
People often ask me why I don’t knit. The reason is that I just haven’t learned yet 🙂 Knitting and crocheting are different ways of doing the same thing. Crochet is faster, takes more yarn, and requires one hook. Knitting takes a bit more time, less yarn, and two needles.
The yarn I use in this video is from Love Fest Fiber’s and it is called Tough Love. It is felted, super strong, sturdy, easy to work with, and as you’ll see in the video, it is very clear for a beginner to see where they are supposed to create a new stitch. It is about as big around as a dime in diameter (that’s pretty big!) so you’ll be able to see clearly what to do when.
In the video I don’t use any terms or abbreviations that you might not be familiar with and I show you the simplest way to get started. The video is about 10 minutes is all- watch it newbie!
If you want to take those new crochet skills to the next level, Wildflowers, I want you to grab this completely free downloadable step-by-step guide. I’m an English teacher in my “real” job (did I tell you that?) and I really pride myself on writing easy to understand instructions. This PDF will explain HOW to take a ball of giant yarn like the Tough Love yarn from Love Fest Fibers and make a chunky wool basket, like those below.
Download the step by step guide!
Imagine how happy you’ll be gifting a homemade basket like this! To help you out, I made a super simple, printable PDF that you can grab for free 🙂
Download the basket step by step guide!
All signed up? Think your friends would want to join you? I’d LOVE it if you shared this post out with your friends on Twitter , Facebook, and Pinterest. The more the merrier, right, Wildflowers? This is going to be a party! B.Y.O.B of course…Bring Your Own Basket 😉 Can’t wait to see you all there!
I love the idea of crocheting but I tend to give up easily when attempting to learn. This seems like a great tutorial, I will have to check it out!
Megan I hope you do! It’s fun and you only need to know one stitch to make the basket!
Vanessa from Alexandrea Anissa says
OMG this is amazing! Thank you for sharing. I use to spend a lot of time on the train and wish I knew of this tutorial then.
Vanessa thanks so much! It’s really fun 🙂