Crochet--A Time Honored Craft You Can Learn: Number 1 In A Crochet Series

A simple crocheted edging you can learn!
A simple crocheted edging you can learn! | Source

Why Learn to Crochet?


• Crochet is a great hobby for people of all ages.

•Crochet is a satisfying all-season craft.

• Crochet is a needlecraft that is easy to learn.

• Crocheted items can make special gifts.

• Crocheted creations can be decorative.

• Crocheted clothing and accessories are a pleasure to own.

• Crochet is an activity can be therapy for hands and fingers.

• Crochet is a process that can be soothing therapy for the mind.

• Crochet can productively fill “waiting” time.

• Most of all, crochet is really fun stuff!


Get Started with Basic Crochet

How’s that for a List of Bullets on Learning to Crochet?


Now, let's give some more thought to learning the time-honored craft of crochet. The video I’ve added next to this paragraph is a favorite “learn to crochet” video because it is silent. You can see that crocheting a length of chain stitches is a simple beginning.

I have a southern drawl that is probably irritating to some people and charming to others, but really, some people have voices that should not be recorded. Googling “learn to crochet” results in a wide variety of videos to choose from so it will be easy to find your favorite voice once you master this basic step of crochet work.

If you have some fear and trepidation about beginning to crochet I would like to encourage you to plunge in. Instead of giving you long paragraphs to try to build your confidence I offer you one major tip. Start with a large crochet hook and some thick, plain yarn.

The large scale of each will allow you to get the feel of the beginner’s stitch and will let you feel them come together. You will very quickly graduate to smaller hooks and yarns. It took me a while to become brave enough to use crochet threads but now I wonder why I waited so long!

Crochet for Baby

Soon you will fall in love with the wonderful yarns and threads that are available from our modern markets. Their colors range from bright to heathered in every hue, and their textures are beautiful and inspiring.

You will find yourself searching for reasons to try new patterns and you’ll be carrying your little crochet bag everywhere once you drink in today's fabulous yarns and threads. Enjoy taking some time to explore what products are out there and how they are being used.

Crochet is a great hobby to teach little girls. It’s a sad thing that so many could be learning this simple skill and yet the craft is not being taught to them. Boys can certainly learn to crochet too, but not as many are going to be as interested as girls will be.

I personally think that every first-grade child should have a semester of learning to crochet with a large hook so they can at least make a simple project. The satisfaction they would receive from accomplishing the task and the lessons they would learn from the process would serve them well throughout their life.


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Don't Wait! Start Learning the Craft of Crochet Today


Take a look at the tools of the trade listed below so you can give some thought to what you need in order to begin to learn to crochet, then decide when to begin your new craft.

My favorite project right now is crocheting an edge on pretty flannel squares to make practical, durable, yet lovely baby blankets. These blankets are very absorbent and can be used for everything from a diaper to a sun hat in a pinch!

A look at more videos on the web will tell you how popular crochet projects are. If you learn the time-honored craft of crochet you will soon be enjoying some of the favorite projects because crochet is an easy skill!



Crochet Step by Step

More Crochet Info:

Left-handed Crochet Example

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Join A Crochet Dialogue Here: 24 comments

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equealla 6 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

My brother was the only boy. On rainy days he sat with us and we all made items from crocheing. I have done it such a long time ago, and you just gave me the itch again.


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RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey Author

What a wonderful memory you have! I'm so glad to "give you the itch again." It may be a week before I have my next crochet hub up, but I'm looking forward to putting it together. Maybe you could do one on your project.

Thanks so much for stopping in and commenting!


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

Dang - this is the one thing I have such a hard time with - I can knit but not crochet very well. Will have to give it another go!


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RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey Author

You can do it!

Funny, I haven't learned to knit. Want to come over for a cup of tea next week?

Thanks for reading and commenting!


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danielaridley 6 years ago from Texas

Great post! Love crocheting!


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