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Crochet FAQs -- Frequently Asked Questions About Crochet

Do You Have a Question About Crochet? Maybe You'll Find the Answer Here!


I spend many hours each week answering our visitors' questions about crochet. This page is a resource you can use for locating the answers to questions that have already been answered; the answers are all posted somewhere on our website, and they are linked below so you can hopefully find them easily.

If you have a question that hasn't already been answered here, you are invited to post your question in the crochet forum.

How Do I...?

If you have questions, need help, or what to show us what you've been working on, you are invited to visit the crochet forum.

Do You Have a Free Crochet Pattern For...?

Questions About Charts and Charted Patterns

Questions About Crochet Books

  • What crochet books do you recommend?
    Answer: Check this page of crochet books to see a list of the books we've reviewed on our website.

  • Can I buy these books from you?
    Answer: No, sorry, we don't sell any books. We make all our resources available for free! (See also: free crochet stuff.) However, when we write reviews, we do our best to link you up to places where you can buy the books. If you want to shop for any of the books we've reviewed, be sure to look for the little buttons that say "compare prices" on the page that features the review of the book you are interested in.

  • What are the best books for learning how to crochet left-handed?
    One of our left-handed readers, Shazzade, has made several helpful suggestions. Click here to see her suggestions for left-handed crochet instruction books.

Yarn Questions

Questions About Crochet Hooks, Tools and Supplies

See Also: Crochet Supplies | Crochet Hooks

Questions About How to Fix Something That Went Wrong

Sometimes your crochet projects just don't turn out like you expect. When that happens, naturally, you want to know what went wrong. If you are having a hard time figuring out how to fix the problem(s), there are several things you can do.

For starters, investigate the questions and answers listed below. Perhaps we already have an answer for you. If you can't find the answer to your specific question, you might want to post about your issue in the crochet forum to see if we can help you figure out a solution.

  • I am crocheting from a graph, and my stitches look jagged and awful. Is there a fix for this?
    Answer: See this page for the answer.

  • I crocheted my first flower, but it looks so plain and boring. How do I liven it up a little?
    Answer: See how to embellish crocheted flowers for lots of different ideas.

  • Please help! My yarn is from two different dye lots. What do I do?
    Answer: There's an easy fix for this. See this page for details.

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