Basic Crochet Instructions

Beginner Crochet Block

What you need:

– Worsted-weight yarn, any color or colors
– Size G crochet hook;
– Yarn needle with big eye
– Small scissors

How to beginStep 1: Hold crochet hook in right hand and make a slip knot on hook.crochet_1

Step 2: Bring yarn over hook from back to front and grab it with hook.


Step 3: Draw hooked yarn through slip knot and onto hook. This makes one chain stitch. crochet_3
Repeat Steps 2 and 3 in sequence 28 more times. You should have 29 chain stitches and one loop will remain on hook.

Step 4: Skip the first chain stitch. crochet_4

Step 5: Insert hook into center of next chain stitch. Draw yarn through the chain stitch and up onto the hook. There are now 2 loops on hook. crochet_5

Step 6: Bring yarn over hook from back to front, and draw it through both loops on hook. One loop remains on the hook, and you have just made one single crochet stitch.


Repeat Steps 5 and 6 in each of the remaining 27 chains–be sure to work in the very last chain. You have now completed one row of single crochet. Measure your work; it should be about 7″ wide. If it is too wide, try again with fewer beginning chains. If it is too narrow, try again with more beginning chains.

Step 7: At the end of the row, make one chain stitch, then turn the work counter-clockwise, leaving the hook in the chain. crochet_7

Now you can begin another row, working into the stitches of the previous row. crochet_8

Step 8: Make one single crochet stitch in first stitch and in each remaining stitch of the previous row. Be sure to work into the last stitch. Chain 1, turn. crochet_9

Repeat Step 8 until the block measures 9″ long.

Finishing: Cut the yarn from the skein, leaving a 6″ end. Draw the hook straight up, bringing the yarn through the remaining loop on the hook. crochet_10

Thread yarn into yarn needle and weave back and forth through stitches to secure.


I borrowed these instructions from Learn to if you are having trouble viewing the images in this post.


One response to “Basic Crochet Instructions

  1. great tuturioal, my mom crochets but I want to learn to knit!!! I see the place for those instructions when you get them up let me know I will be sure and check them out

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