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Free Instructional Videos for Learning How to Crochet

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Want to learn how to crochet, or learn how to work various crochet stitches and projects? If so, crochet videos are a fantastic way to accomplish these goals, especially if you don't have access to an experienced teacher. We've shared links to a variety of interesting instructional crochet videos. Watch these videos to learn the basic crochet stitches, plus other helpful crochet techniques.

We invite you to grab a crochet hook and a ball of yarn, and follow along with these videos. You'll be crocheting in no time!

Basic Slip Knot Video

Making a Slip Knot
Making a Slip Knot. Photo © Amy Solovay

Most of the time, the first step in starting a new crochet project is making a slip knot. You definitely want it to be a slip knot, rather than just a plain old ordinary knot.

If you have no idea how to make a slip knot, this video will help. In the video, Yvonne demonstrates several different ways to make a slip knot; with so many choices for how to do it, you're sure to find an approach that's comfortable and intuitive.

If for some reason you have trouble with the video, or you simply want to see some still photos of the process, be sure to check out my slip knot tutorial too.

Crochet Chain Stitch Videos

Lucille Shows You How to Crochet the Chain Stitch in this Video.
Lucille Shows You How to Crochet the Chain Stitch in this Video. Screenshot © About.com.

We have several chain stitch videos and tutorials for you to take a look at. Each one has something a little different to offer.

Chain Stitch Video #1 -- Edna Kurtzman demonstrates how to crochet the chain stitch in this video. If you would find it helpful to see how the back of the work looks as Edna is crocheting, this is the video to take a look at. The cameraperson stands facing her and you can see how she holds the work.

Chain Stitch Video #2 -- Here we have Lucille demonstrating the chain stitch. The camera is behind Lucille and you're looking over her shoulder, so to speak, as she crochets. This is the view that I personally think is most helpful for learning new stitches.

Chain Stitch Tutorial -- Did the videos move too fast for you? If so, or if you just want to take a good long look at any of the steps you do when working the chain stitch, this photo tutorial might be just what you need.

Single Crochet Stitch Videos

Single Crochet
Single Crochet -- Video Screenshot © About.com

Single Crochet Video #1 -- Edna Kurtzman demonstrates the single crochet stitch, which is one of the most basic crochet stitches you'll need to know.

Single Crochet Video #2 -- For another point of view, we present Lucille's video of the single crochet stitch.

Single Crochet Tutorial -- If you'd like to see large photos and step-by-step instructions for working single crochet, this photo tutorial will be helpful.

Slip Stitch Video

Slip Stitches Worked Onto a Sample Piece of Crocheted Fabric.
Slip Stitches Worked Onto a Sample Piece of Crocheted Fabric. Video Screenshot © About.com.

The slip stitch is an important stitch to know; you can do all kinds of surprising and interesting things with it, from joining pieces together to making entire fabrics. The brief video linked above just barely scratches the surface when it comes to telling you all the things you might like to know about this fascinating stitch. The video does give you a fantastic introduction, but I hope you'll delve into the other slip stitch resources on our website as well.

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Basic Half Double Stitch Video

Half Double Stitch
Half Double Crochet Stitch -- Video Screenshot © About.com

Lucille demonstrates how to crochet the half double stitch in this video.

See Also: Half Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Double Crochet Stitch Videos

Learn the Double Crochet With Our Free Videos.
Learn the Double Crochet With Our Free Videos. Screenshot © About.com.

Double crochet is another basic, and essential, stitch to know. We've posted several different resources for making sure y'all figure out how to do this important need-to-know stitch.

Double Crochet Video #1 -- In this video, Edna Kurtzman demonstrates the double crochet stitch.

Double Crochet Video #2 -- Here we have Lucille demonstrating the double crochet stitch.

Double Crochet Tutorial -- In case you need to see the steps for working this stitch broken down slowly and step-by-step, we offer this photo tutorial for your enjoyment. The photo tutorial is also handy if you're starting to get low on bandwidth after watching all the other fab videos.

Basic Treble Stitch Crochet Video

Treble Crochet
Treble Crochet -- Video Screenshot © About.com

Lucille demonstrates the treble crochet stitch in this informative video.

See Also: Treble Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Basic Granny Square Video

A Basic Two-Round Crocheted Granny Square
A Basic Two-Round Crocheted Granny Square -- Video Screenshot © About.com

In this video, Yvonne demonstrates a basic two-round granny square.

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Basic Afghan Stitch Crochet Video

Learn How to Crochet the Afghan Stitch With Our Free Video
Learn How to Crochet the Afghan Stitch With Our Free Video. Photo © Amy Solovay

The afghan stitch goes by many names; it is also called the "Tunisian Simple Stitch," or the "Idiot stitch," among other things. No, I'm not making that up; I seriously found it called by that name in an old crochet manual from 1882 (The Dictionary of Needlework). Apparently, the premise behind the not-too-PC name is that this stitch is so simple, even an idiot can do it. While I much prefer the name "afghan stitch," and am not all that comfortable with the "Idiot stitch" identifier, I do have to say that I enjoy having easy stitches like this one in my crochet knowledge base.

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Left-Handed Crochet Videos, Tutorials and Resources

Crocheting Left-Handed
Photo © M. Solovay

This link whooshes you away to a roundup of free videos, tutorials and articles on the topic of crocheting left-handed.

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