Crochet for Beginners Free Guide

Have you ever wondered how to crochet, but never knew where to start? Are you looking for ways to brush up on the basics? Maybe you recently started to crochet and are in need of a beginner-level pattern. You’ve come to the right place! We have a free crochet for beginners download just for you!


Interweave’s free eBook is dedicated to teaching you all the basics and to get you going on your very first pattern. Inside this free guide you’ll find instructions and illustrations for creating the basic crochet stitches, including chain, slip stitch, single crochet, and more. To avoid common beginner frustrations we’ve also included a comprehensive abbreviations list and tips on checking your gauge and substituting yarn. Plus you’ll find information on efficiently changing colors or starting a new yarn at the beginning of a row or in the middle of a round. And after you have tackled one of these great beginner projects, we show you how to finish it off and weave in loose ends for a smooth, finished fabric. See for yourself why this free beginner crochet eBook is one of our most popular beginner guides!

Here’s even more on what’s inside this free crochet for beginners eBook:

Learn how to crochet with the basics: Crochet Stitches, Change Colors, and Finish in this free eBook.In this first section we help you get started with all the basic skills needed to crochet. First practice with the basic stitches using both written and visual instructions (pick your favorite way to learn). Next learn how to change colors or start a new ball of yarn in the middle of your pattern, a very useful skill to have for nearly every crochet project. We wrap up with how to weave in ends, the very last step to complete your project. Once you’ve got the basics down you’ll be ready to start your very first pattern!

24K Hook Catcher Beginner Crochet Pattern by Marcy Smith found in our How to Crochet for Beginners eBook.The 24K Hook Catcher was created by Marcy Smith to keep track of your hook when traveling or crocheting out and about. This beaded pattern includes instructions for 2 beaded lanyards and directions for bonus stitch markers.

Gilded Mesh Beginner Scarf Pattern by Mags KandisFor a fun, year-round project, try Mags Kandis’ Gilded Mesh Scarf. Constructed entirely with treble crochet and chain stitches, this scarf adds a scalloped edge of beads to take its opulence one step further.

Listening to Color Mitts Crochet Mitten Pattern by Kim WerkerLooking for a little color?  Join Kim as she discusses color choice in this great beginner crochet pattern, Listening to Color Mitts. This quick and simple crochet pattern is great to help you learn crochet, and enjoy the process. You’ll get solid practice changing colors and using various stitches to create the flared shaping.

Tapestry Crochet Bag Pattern by Pam AllenThe Tapestry Crochet Bag by Pam Allen is a great alternative to the traditional beginner scarf. This bag will provide you with both tapestry crochet lessons and instructions for working in the round. As a plus, this little shoulder bag is worked as a tube, eliminating the need for seaming. A perfect beginning crochet project, this easy accessory would also make a terrific gift.

Wool Bam Boo Scarf Crochet Pattern by Judith L. SwatrzThe Wool Bam Boo Scarf by Judith L. Swartz will introduce you to a decrease stitches, and the beautiful sea stitch pattern is easy to learn and memorize. This ruffled scarf is worked in two sections that are crocheted together before blocking.

Don’t wait another minute, learn how to crochet today!

Whether you have been crocheting for 20 years or 20 minutes, this foundation of basic stitches allows you to learn new techniques and tackle all those wonderful crochet patterns you’ve been eyeing. Grab a copy of this free crochet for beginners pattern collection to help you learn to crochet and help you continue to increase your crochet expertise. And don’t forget to check out the links to great technique videos on Interweave, too!


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Crochet for Beginners: Free How to Crochet Guide
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Crochet for Beginners: Free How to Crochet Guide
When you are ready to learn how to crochet, grab this free crochet for beginners guide. You'll get stitch instructions, basics, and five great, easy crochet patterns to choose from to get you started on your crocheting journey!
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