Hi my name is Donna from the naztazia.com My good friends at allfreecrochet.com have asked me to do a
tutorial video on the basics of crochet. This video is designed for the absolute
beginner but can be used by other crocheters to review basic techniques. This video is video number one of a
two-part series. The first thing to do is visit your
local craft store to purchase yarn and a crochet hook. The best yarn to get when
you’re first starting out is a 100-percent acrylic yarn in worsted
weight in preferably not too dark but not too bright of a color. i highly recommend when you are first
starting to use aluminum crochet hook in size H (5mm). The stitches and techniques used
in this video will help you create this basic dishcloth. Place the crochet hook
in your right hand even if you happen to be left-handed.
Next, place your thumb and index finger on the flattened part of the crochet
hook. Wrap your remaining fingers around the lower half of the crochet hook. Next we have to create the first loop in
the yarn. Wrap the yarn around your left index finger in a clockwise manner. When
you get to the top insert that yarn underneath the existing
yarn already on your finger. Grab the yarn and pull it through to
form a loop. Now we need to insert the crochet hook
into the loop. Take the yarn end to pull on it and gently tighten the loop around
the hook. Holding the yarn gently in your left hand, raise your index finger to
support the yarn. Put your thumb and middle finger near the bottom of the
first loop to support it. The chain usually starts off every
crochet pattern. Move your crochet hook under then over
the yarn – catch it on the hook and pull it through. Continue this under and over
and pull it through for a total of twenty-one chains. In crochet it is
critical that you keep count of the number of chains and later stitches. After you have finished your 21 chains we’re going to begin the single crochet. The single crochet is the basic stitch of crochet. For this first row we’re
going to skip that first chain. Insert your crochet hook in the middle of the
next chain. Do your under, then over – which will now
be called a “yarn over.” Pull that yarn through to form a loop. You now have two loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through both loops on the crochet hook. Move on to the next chain
and do the exact same thing. Yarn over and pull through… Yarn over and pull through. You will crochet a total of twenty
single crochets – that first chain doesn’t count towards the number of stitches. Once you’ve completed your first row we
need to add another row. The first thing we’re going to do is chain one. Then we
turn our work. We skip that first chain and do a single
crochet in the next stitch. For this second row as well as all
remaining rows we’re going to insert our crochet hook
underneath the two loops. Insert your crochet hook under both
loops and complete your single crochet. Continue doing this until there are a
total of twenty single crochets on this row. Then for the remaining rows do the
same – chain one, turn your work, and complete your 20 single crochets. Please
realize when you are first starting out to crochet your work might end up
looking something like this. That’s okay – crochet is an art that does
take practice. If you should make a mistake, take your crochet hook out – then slowly
pull out the loops. Once you have removed the loops, insert
your crochet hook back into the main loop and begin crocheting again. After you have completed 20 single
crochets across, and a total of twenty rows upward, it is time to finish off your work. Cut
your yarn a few inches from your crochet hook. Yarn over and pull through that
tail. Now get a darning needle or a yarn
needle, thread it with the tail, and weave in the ends. After you are finished weaving in the
ends… now carefully trim the remaining yarn. I hope this video has helped you and
please visit allfreecrochet.com for hundreds of free patterns, tips,
techniques and other tutorials on crocheting. And then stop by and say Hi my website at naztazia.com

100 thoughts on “How to Crochet for Beginners – Easy and Simple Tutorial by Naztazia”

  1. There's a brand NEW version of this video. Check it out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL-Wznh_zZEy9VhQf21UF8UMnvqyhKHPUf&v=uqQWpTOx22c

  2. Thank you! This was the best beginner video- nice and slow! Everyone else thinks they are going slow but not for a beginner. Just completed my first dishcloth!

  3. Im your all time fan and lost your relationship during my board exams. Im now in holidays, to enjoy my woolen crafts. THANK YOU MAM

  4. I never thought I was smart enough to crochet. I bought an instruction book for beginers but it just looked like a bunch of lines and knots on a page. The book didn't explain well how to physically do the patterns. I knew I needed someone to show me but classes were expensive and most people with the skill keep it like a special secret or they just want you to buy their work not teach you how to do your own. Thank you for being simplistic and clear. I feel confident I can do this.

  5. That was so help full,I had seen aaa lot of videos and tried to learn Bt all in vein ,bt this video help me a lot ,finally I understand the work

  6. I love the idea of making something and I don't think my brain can get this! I saw a video on making bags out of plastic bags and really want to make one! I'm hopeless 🙁 … at least I can cook though.. lol.

  7. how do you keep your stitches all the same size? I've been trying to make a chain but it always starts out very tight and gets very loose by stitch 7 or so. Yours are an even medium size. Is it just practice? I'm used to embroidery so doing something this three dimensional is frustrating to me

  8. You inspired me allot this the easiest way to do crochet.When I first tried it was horrible 😂 but you were my super hero ❣️

  9. I am a very very very newbie to crocheting I have watched about 20 videos on how to start your video has made the most sense thanks for sharing it with us. ❤🥰

  10. I am a knitter, and I watched this video and learned how to single crochet! I am making some pot holders to practice! you can ALWAYS learn something new.

  11. A couple of months ago, I started becoming very interested in crochet. As soon as I got the tools and yarn to create things, I watched a few videos and tried to do it. I kept getting super frustrated because I wasn’t able to get anywhere and the years kept tightening up to the point where I can’t even put my hook between the holes. I finally gave up for a while. A few hours ago, I was watching a YouTube do knitting for the first time, and I realized that I hadn’t tried to give it time. So then I pulled out my yarn and hook, then watched this video. Everything somehow seemed easier now, since I took a break. I mean, the stitching does not look too nice, but at least I now can keep the yearn loose, and I can do it with ease. I now know that if I keep practicing, I will be able to create things that I would never even imagine I would be able to do now.

  12. Nope. As of right now this is just one more thing to add to the list of things i can't do. Maybe i'll try again in a year or so

  13. I was taught how to do a single stitch crochet in high school and I always forget how to start a new piece. It usually takes me quite a few views to get it, but this video was so clear and just slow enough to get it right away. I'm going on a road trip with my husband and I'm going to try crocheting again to keep myself busy and concentrate on my husband and not my phone!

  14. this is the best tutorial I have seen so far because now I did understand just how to start. a big thank you

  15. You are wonderful! I went to a class and was unable to understand how to crochet from the instructor. The way she taught us to position our fingers made it uncomfortable and awkward. This is so much better.

    I learned more from you in just a couple minutes than anything the instructor tried to teach me in two hours time.

  16. Thanks. I started my project as i was going through the tutorial. The crochet gave me a difficult time especially the double loops but i made a marvelous piece of work. Thanks 😊

  17. I think by far this is the best tutorial I have seen and now successfully learnt the beginner level crochet thank you so much. You are amazing!

  18. Thanks alot..ur vedio helped me alot in the crochet work..the tutorial was damn good ..
    And yes..u teach so well that I got highly inspired and ur performance is appreciative..superb ..
    Good going

  19. Thank u sooo much this really helped me. I tried other turorials and they go too fast. I had to stop but this practicing is giving me good memory

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