Learn How To Crochet | FREE Beginner Course + FREE Crochet Patterns

Learn how to crochet, a collection of Stitches, abbreviations, and video tutorials curated by Habiba from CraftifyMyLove.com

Everyone can learn how to crochet! It’s super easy, although I thought differently for the last 30 plus years.

Now, as I already told you the story about HOW I started to crochet in my popcorn stitch beanie and loop post, I will cut to the chase, and just remind you of the reason WHY I learned to crochet: It was the love, love, love I feel for my goddaughter ? What is your motivation to learn how to crochet?

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FREE Beginners Crochet Video Course

After only 10 lessons you’ll know how to crochet all the basic crochet stitches. But not just the stitches, you’ll be able to crochet a basket with or without handles.

Gloria and her husband crocheting their first baskets ever with the help of the free crocheting for beginners course by Craftify My Love

I created this Free Crochet Class for Beginners for my friend Gloria. She was kind enough to send me some photos of her first crocheting adventures. And even her husband tried his hand at crocheting.

Crochet Tools & Yarn to Get Started

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Best yarn for beginner projects

  • The white basket in my Free Crocheting Class is made from two skeins of MyBoshi
  • I like to use this type of yarn for my crocheted hats.

Tools you’ll need for your first project

How to Read Crocheting Patterns

Following along a video is much easier than following along written instructions. At least in the beginning! But eventually, you’ll want to be able to do just that: to read a crochet pattern. But oh my, those seem to be written in a funny foreign language, right?

Here is a promise I make to you:
If you follow along with my FREE Beginners Class, you’ll soon get the hang out of it. And then crocheting will be all fun & games. Pinky Promise!

Crochet Cheat Sheets can come in very handy!

Especially if you want to work a foreign crocheting pattern. Yes, USA, UK, or Germany use different words for the same stitches. I think this might be because different people might have invented crocheting parallel. But I could also be terribly wrong, lol.

I created a Set of 3 Crochet Cheat Sheets for you. You can download them here for free as a thank you for subscribing to my newsletter.

Set of three crochet cheat sheets for beginners and advanced crocheters

Or you can PIN them to Pinterest:

Beginner-Friendly Free Crochet Patterns

Soon you’ll be wanting to not only train those basic stitches but want to work a real project. After you’ve finished the FREE Crocheting Class for Beginners you’ll be able to crochet a basket of any size & many more projects.

free crocheting course how to make a crocheted flower pot

Tip: Don’t let yourself be intimidated by photos of finished projects! Even they are only made stitch by stitch and I guarantee that you will be able to master them, given you find a good tutorial or pattern. Or someone who is willing to help. Me. 😉


I am sharing Tutorials & Free crochet patterns HERE on my blog regularly. There will also be stitch by stitch Video Tutorials HERE on my YouTube Channel. And I am saving all sorts of inspiration & patterns on my Pinterest Board “Crocheting” HERE – go have a look! For even more patterns, check AllFreeCrochet.com.

A collection: Stitches, Abbreviations, and Video Tutorials

Learn how to crochet, a collection of Stitches, abbreviations, and video tutorials curated by Habiba from CraftifyMyLove.com

I figured I’ll save you the time of watching a gazillion YouTube videos to find the really good ones (meaning: videos that cut to the chase, because impatient me can’t wait 10 minutes till they finally start explaining how to do the actual stitch! Can you?).

So I started to curate a collection – sort of an ever-growing video dictionary for you to learn how to crochet.

I’ll make sure to update it regularly, so you’ll always find all the stitches necessary for my projects. Promise!

Crocheting Terms & Techniques

Crocheting Stitches

Sorted by Alphabet:

Learning to Crochet

Click HERE to start your Free Video Training, today.

How did you do?

I’d love for you to share your experiences on learning how to crochet!

  • What were your difficulties?
  • What was the first project you finished?
  • Did my summary of tutorials help you in any way?
  • What else would you wish was out there to help you learn how to crochet?

Please reach out to me if you have any questions at all…

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Learn how to crochet, a collection of Stitches, abbreviations, and video tutorials curated by Habiba from CraftifyMyLove.com

Passed the class?

Here are some crocheting projects you can make for your entire family. If you need any help, don’t hesitate to contact me!

Boho Hoop Earrings

Stunning orange crocheted earrings that are actually super simple and quick to make

Babygirl Hat with Flower

Free Pattern For A Crocheted Newborn Hat With Pink Flower made by Habiba from CraftifyMyLove.com

Darling Baby Flip Flops

handmade crocheted baby flip flops with a flower

Puff Stitch Beanie and Infinity Scarf for the Mommas

Free tutorial for a puff stitch hat and infinity scarf by Habiba from craftifymylove.com

Cosy Wrist Warmers

crocheted wrist warmers, handmade by Habiba from craftifymylove.com

Basic Men’s Hat

Quickly done crocheted basic men's hat or beanie in dark grey

Striped Men’s Hat

Crocheted men's hat in brown and rust stripes.


Video Collection On Learning How To Crochet

magic ring

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slip knot

ch – chain

sl st (join) – join with a slip stitch

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both loops
blo – back loop only

flo – front loop only
June from PlanetJune explains where to insert your hook when there is NO info in your pattern and where exactly to insert your hook when the directions say: Crochet in back loop or front loop only.

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pf st – puff stitch
B.hooked crochet explains in the very beginning how to puff stitch

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sc – single crochet

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hdc – half double crochet

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dc – double crochet

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tr – treble or triple crochet

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fpdc – front post double crochet
bpdc – back post double crochet

CreatiKnit explains you both ways and what you’ll be creating when doing so.

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inc – increase
LionBrandYarn shows how simple this really is

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sc dec – decrease single crochet
How to crochet shows you how to do a single crochet decrease.

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hdc dec – decrease half double crochet
hdc2tog – half double crochet two together
Crochet Guru shows you how it’s done.

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sc2tog – invisible decrease single crochet

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change colors
Hectanooga1 explains you how to do a color change at the end of a row and also in the middle of a row.

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Heart, small
I am showing you how to crochet a small heart in less then 4 minutes.

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How to crochet a flat circle

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Crab Stitch – Reverse Single Crochet

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Comments (5)

  1. I’ve always wanted to learn to crochet! I just never got around to it, but I’m sure I’d get obsessed with making things.

  2. This is really nice, I used to do alot of knitting and macrame, I should try crocheting some time!

    1. Thank you Lisa! I want to do a macrame potholder since forever! I even have all the supplies at home, I just can’t bring myself to start ?

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