Video: Crochet Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners
Welcome and congratulations on taking your first step to learn crochet! My first tutorial video will walk you through the basics you need to learn before starting a project: Basic supplies, how to hold the hook and yarn, control tension, and how to chain stitch.
You will need:
- Yarn–med or worsted 4, acrylic–See my post on Yarn
- Sharp scissors
- Crochet hook, in size indicated for your yarn–See my post on Hooks
Optional items you will need later when you start working a pattern:
- Measuring tape
- Yarn needle
- Stitch markers–you can use yarn scraps or paperclips too
When I was first learning, I made the big mistake of choosing patterns that were too difficult for me. I was learning new stitches before I really understood about the basics (such as the turning chain–super important). Stick with me, kid. Hone your basic skills, complete a few easier projects–I’ll recommend some good ones!–and build up your confidence. You’ll be crocheting more advanced projects in no time.
For more about yarn see this post
For more about hooks see this post