The Beginners Guide to Crochet – Part 3



THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO CROCHET: WHAT YOU WILL LEARN


The beginners guide to crochet is here for you who’s completely new to crochet. I’ve split it up into 5 bite-size lessons teaching you all the details you’ll need to learn this amazing skill.

Part-1 Make a Loop & Learn the Chain.
Part-2 Learn the Single Crochet.
Part-3 Working in rows & turning your project. (YOU ARE HERE).
Part-4 Increase & decrease.
Part-5 Finishing  a crochet project.

 

Through this beginners guide to crochet I’m going to teach you all the necessary skills you need to complete a crochet project, & in the end you will master crocheting a easy but beautiful sweater! The sweater is available for FREE when you sign up by clicking the link together with the beginners guide to crochet workbook.

 

Beginnerg guide to crochet - trio sweater

 

Your reaction when seeing this sweater might be like: “I won’t be able to do that”, but I’m telling you right now. If you follow each step from beginning to end you’ll be able to master this sweater in a breeze. I promise you!

 


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THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO CROCHET PART 3: WORKING IN ROWS & TURNING YOUR PROJECT


Today you’ll learn 2 key elements to be able to understand crochet.

1. Working in rows.
2. Turing your project.

 

I’ve split this into 4 steps making it easy to follow.

1. Continuing from the previous post – The Beginners Guide to Crochet – Part 2.
2. Turning your project
4. Starting a row.
5. Continuing with Single Crochet (Sc) along the row.

 

You’ll need:

1.  A Crochet Hook (the Waves Hooks from Knitpro is a great choice)
2. Yarn (You can purchase yarn from Love Crochet,  Knit Picks, Wool Warehouse, Annie’s, Amazon, Etsy ect.)

 

Today the type of yarn or size of the crochet hook is not important. But for beginners I would suggest a big crochet hook & quite thick yarn, as this is the easiest for a beginner.

Related: Learn more about my favorite yarns & crochet hooks in my resources page.

Also related: Learn more about choosing crochet hooks & yarn weights here.

 

First: Go grab your yarn & hook, lets get started with the beginners guide to crochet!

 

Just another note: You can download the full photo guide workbook here:

 

THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO CROCHET PART 3: PHOTO INSTRUCTIONS


1. CONTINUING FROM THE PREVIOUS POST

By now you have made a “chain row” with 10 chains. You have crocheted your “Single Crochet” (Sc) in the next stitches.

beginners guide to crochet

beginners guide to crochet

You are ready to turn your project.

 

2. TURNING YOUR PROJECT

This is quite easy – but this is also a place you might get confused in the beginning.
The thing that happens when you are turning the project is that you will go back and crochet a new stitch in every stitch you just have crocheted (previous row).

 

beginners guide to crochet

 

You will hold your crochet hook & yarn in the same place. The project will be the thing that is turning (or “flipping”) forward to the left.

 

3. STARTING A ROW

When you are starting a row you will in most crochet pattern do one or more chains as the first stitch (in place of). The number of chains is often given in the crochet pattern. To make the turn look the best you will use the number of chains that fits the height of the crochet stitch you are using. For “Single Crochet” one “Chain” is most common.

beginners guide to crochet

 

Start your row by “chain” one.

 

4. CONTINUING WITH SINGLE CROCHET (sc) ALONG THE ROW

beginners guide to crochet

 

Now you will continue with “Single Crochet” along the row.

When you come to the end you will repeat from point number 2, & continue like this.

With this knowledge you can easily make a headband with “Single Crochet” or even a blanket with just colorful squares. See more fun projects here.

 

This is all you’ll learn today!

Now it is time to practice!

The next part will be about how to increase & decrease when crocheting.

But if you’d like a full workbook for the beginners guide to crochet, I’ve got this for you here:

beginners guide to crochet

 

An overview of “The Beginners Guide to Crochet”:

Part-1 Make a Loop & Learn the Chain.

Part-2 Learn the Single Crochet.

Part-3 Working in rows & turning your project.

Part-4 Increase & decrease.

Part-5 Finishing  a crochet project.