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Best How to Crochet Video Makers on YouTube

Updated on April 3, 2011
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Do you want to learn how to crochet? There are many different options available to you if you do. You could take a local class in Crochet 101. You could get some books out of the library and follow the instructions. You could have a friend who crochets teach you what she knows. But one of the best, most affordable and easiest ways to learn who to crochet is to watch all of the how to crochet video clips that are available today on YouTube.

Why Learn from a How to Crochet Video?

With so many different ways to learn how to crochet, why would you choose to learn from a crochet video on YouTube? There are lots of reasons! Some of them include:

o The visual impact of the lesson simplifies the process of learning how to crochet. It can be really confusing to read a book that says something like, “yarn over, insert hook through loop, pull yarn through stitch” etc. Once you do know how to crochet then those pattern instructions will make a lot of sense to you. When you’re first starting to learn how to crochet, though, you often aren’t sure if you’re putting the hook into the right stitch, doing the yarn over correctly or even how to properly hold the hook and yarn. You can easily see that in a video.

o YouTube videos appeal to different learning styles. You do have to remember that everyone has different learning styles. Some people learn best from looking at crochet stitch instructions in their written format. Some people understand picture diagrams and drawings. However many people do learn well from videos because they provide a combination of visual and audio instruction that helps people who learn in different ways to fully understand the instructions.

o You can learn at your own pace. You can stop and pause the YouTube video every time that you need to re-work something as you are learning how to crochet. This isn’t something that you can comfortably do in a crochet class or when you are having someone teach you how to crochet. Sure you might ask once or twice for the teacher to pause so you can catch up but you won’t want to keep doing that over and over again if you’re really stuck. You won’t have that problem if you’re using a how to crochet video to learn!

o You can learn on your own schedule, wherever you want to learn. If you learn best in the morning then you can do your YouTube crochet lessons in the morning. If you like to take a lunch break to learn then you have that option. It isn’t as easy to find a class or teacher to work on your schedule. You can learn from books on your own schedule but you have to lug the books around with you if you aren’t going to learn at home, a situation that isn’t an issue if you’re working off of a computer. Heck, you can even watch how to crochet video lessons on your mobile phone if you want to and that goes everywhere with you!

o It’s free. Assuming that you already have an Internet connection then it’s free to watch how to crochet videos on YouTube. There are other free options as well but this way you are getting what basically amounts to a professional crochet lesson without having to pay a fee.

Best How to Crochet Video Makers

You can go on to YouTube right now and do a search for “how to crochet” and of course you will come up with lots of videos. However some of those are going to be better than others. Some will be easier to understand, a feature that is going to be important if you are learning how to crochet for the first time. Some will have higher quality video, which is important because you really need to be able to clearly see what is happening in each stitch. And some will have only one-off videos whereas other people have entire channels that will take you step by step through all of the basic crochet stitches that you need to know in order to do most crochet patterns in the future. You want to find the how to crochet video lessons that fall into this latter category but are also easy to understand and have high quality video. So where are they?

Three of the best how to crochet video makers with free stuff on YouTube today include:

The Knitwitch

Many people overlook this awesome YouTube video maker because of the fact that her name says “knit” in the title. They don’t think that she focuses on crochet. However, she does offer how to crochet video lessons. They are easy to understand and progress from step to step with ease, providing a great opportunity for you to use them to learn how to crochet. Below you can see her video for how to single crochet.

Bethintx1

I really enjoy this YouTube channel because the video maker is highly personable and sometimes shares great stories about her experiences with crochet. She does also have instructional how to crochet video lessons that are helpful for learning the basics. For example, you can see her half double crochet video lesson below. As you'll see it's part of an ongoing lesson separated into individual videos for each new thing that you'll be learning.

The Art of Crochet by Teresa

I am a fan of the blog where these video instructions are also posted but of course you can get to them directly through YouTube. You will find that there are basic crochet instructions for how to crochet as well as more complex crochet videos for crocheting specific items like granny squares and flowers. This is a great resource for people who want to learn the basic stitches and then go beyond! Below you fill find one of her videos on how to crochet a cupcake hat, something you would be able to do after following her more basic videos on the foundation stitches of crochet.

There are certainly other great how to crochet video makers producing content through YouTube. Don't be afraid to look around! But if you're looking for a good place to get started then these three will definitely get you there.

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    Melanie Palen 

    7 years ago from Midwest USA

    Wow, what a really nifty idea! I've always wanted to learn to better my knitting and crocheting skills, but those pictoral guides don't seem to help. A youtube video is a perfect way to learn and I can't believe I didn't think of that. I mean, I've gone to youtube for so many other things, why not that? Thanks for the idea!

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