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Learn How to Crochet

Updated July 19, 2023

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Learn how to crochet with my 26 page handy reference guide to help you get started with all the crochet basics. This Ebook is perfect for beginners or those who haven’t picked up a crochet hook in years and need a refresh. In this post you’ll find all the details about the handy reference guide Ebook along with materials and tools suggestions and patterns to get you started.

How to Crochet: A Handy Reference Guide

When learning how to crochet it can be overwhelming for most, not to mention the the terms, abbreviations different hook sizes and yarn weights. Then just to confuse things UK crochet terms are different to US crochet terms however stay with me because you will get the hang of it and that’s why I’ve put together this handy reference guide Ebook to help get you started!

a handy reference guide contents

  • Video Guide
  • What you will need
  • Holding your hook
  • Correcting tension
  • Difference in terms
  • Hook sizes
  • Types of yarn
  • Creating a slip knot
  • How to chain
  • How to slip stitch 11
  • UK Double crochet (US Single)
  • UK Half treble crochet (US Half double) 13
  • UK Treble crochet (US double) 14/15
  • UK Double treble crochet (US Triple/treble)
  • UK Triple treble crochet (US Double treble)
  • Working into stitches
  • Increasing 20
  • Decreasing

Get your copy of the handy reference guide Ebook here.

Please note that this is a digital download ONLY. After completing checkout you can download your PDF copy of this e-book via the link provided in the confirmation email.

Learn How to Crochet

materials and tools

To get started I have some recommended products for your crochet tool kit and if you really want to splurge take a look at my gift ideas video below:

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beginner friendly patterns

Once you feel confident with the basics of crochet I’m sure you’ll be itching to get started on a project! So I have 5 free beginner friendly crochet projects I think you’ll love from quick and easy to more labour intensive projects.

mood blanket

Granny squares are great for practising your crochet skills and once you get the hang of them they can become addictive to make. Why not use your new skills to create a beautiful mood blanket.

infinity scarf

Crochet this beautiful infinity scarf made up only one stitch repeat! Yes that’s correct, one stitch that you learnt in your handy reference guide!

Not The High-Street Tote Bag

If you are hooked on granny squares but don’t want to take on a blanket why not try the Not The High-Street Tote Bag. Crochet tote bags are so much fun to make and this design has an important message behind the concept.

You can take a read and get the pattern by clicking below although you might want to grab a brew first before clicking!

daisy chain bookmark

If you’re looking for a quick and easy make that is practical and/or can be gifted then the Daisy Chain Bookmark is both of those things!

Crochet Coasters

Another practical beginner friendly make are these crochet coasters! They are super fun to make and again easier than they look, you will have covered all the skills you need to makes these in the handy reference guide.

Looking for a challenge? Well if you’re looking for a project to work on throughout the year whilst you continue to learn new stitches then The Patchwork Blanket might be the challenge you are seeking.

The Patchwork Blanket Ebook contains 30 stitches ranging from beginner to intermediate along with assisting tutorials. Again this is an Ebook which is a digital download only. As you work your way through the stitches not only will enhance your crochet skills but you’ll have a beautiful blanket to show for it! Click below to find out more.

Patchwork Blanket

I always love to see your makes so if you try any of my patterns or follow my stitch tutorials please tag me @bellacococrochet or use the #bellacococrochet

 
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