Below you can find links to resources I found most helpful when I was learning how to crochet, as well as resources I continue to use to this day.
YouTube and crochet blogs are extremely helpful when teaching yourself how to crochet. These resources help those that are visual learners, those that have limited free time, or those of you that are unable to find someone available to teach you. There are so many amazing people out there sharing their knowledge with others to keep the art of crochet going. The following resources are how I learned how to crochet, and I hope they will help you too! Scratch that- I KNOW they will!
How to Crochet
- THE CROCHET CROWD (YouTube Channel)
The link above will take you directly to The Crochet Crowd’s Youtube channel. The Crochet Crowd, hosted by Michael Sellick, consists of an amazing team of talented, experienced crochet educators and designers. Together, they have created a plethora of helpful, easy to understand video tutorials that even the most inexperienced crocheter can follow. I watched all of Mikey’s videos when I was first learning how to crochet, and I still continue to follow The Crochet Crowd’s pattern tutorials to this day. If you are new to crochet, follow the link above and scroll down to the “How to Crochet for Beginners” section. You’ll find some super helpful videos, I promise!
*Also, if you’re looking for a crochet community where you can ask questions and share your work, The Crochet Crowd Stitch Social on Facebook is a wonderful group to join. 🙂
- THE CROCHET CROWD (Website)
The link above will take you directly to The Crochet Crowd’s website. The website features links to all of the video tutorials offered on YouTube, lots of free patterns, and a ton of useful crochet resources. One of my favorite things on The Crochet Crowd website is their Charity Locator, which can be found on the main menu under “Community”. You can use this map to find charities in your area that accept crochet donations, how cool is that?!
- SEWRELLA (YouTube Channel)
Ashleigh is an amazing designer, educator, and blogger over at www.sewrella.com. She, like myself, taught herself how to crochet through online help and created her blog as a way to give back to the crochet community. I, personally, think shes killin’ it! Her YouTube channel is chock-full of easy-to-follow, helpful videos and beautiful crochet patterns! Follow the link above to visit her YouTube channel, then navigate to her playlists to see videos grouped together by category.
*Check out her blog over at www.sewrella.com and give her some love!
Yarn Standards and Guidelines
- CRAFT YARN COUNCIL (Website)
The Craft Yarn Council is a fantastic resource for both novice and experienced crocheters alike. As they mention on their website, they truly are a “one-stop resource”. You can find helpful tutorials and everything you need to know about crochet guidelines by exploring the “Education” section and “Standards” section on the main menu. I would highly recommend visiting this site if you’re not sure which skill level you fall under, what size hook you need for the yarn you just bought, or have no clue what the difference is between a 5.0mm hook and a G-6 hook. Trust me, they cover everything you need to know when it comes to yarn industry standards.
*If you are new to designing your own crochet patterns, I would highly recommend bookmarking the Craft Yarn Council website.
- CRAFT YARN COUNCIL (Standard Body Measurements/Sizing)
I decided to include an extra link to The Craft Yarn Council’s Standard Body Measurements/Sizing page for anyone planning a clothing project. Follow the link above to see standard sizing charts as well as information regarding how to measure different areas of the body for garments. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “standards document pdf“ to view complete sizing charts and other important information pertaining to crochet.