Learn How to Crochet for Beginners: How to Triple Crochet

Welcome back maker to the Learn How to Crochet for Beginners Series! We are nearing the end of series, and the stitches we are learning. Just three more techniques to learn, and then you’ll be ready to start your crochet journey with confidence along with completing your first crochet project if you’ve been following along with the Cake Slice Coaster pattern. Today we’ll be learning the triple crochet stitch, which is the stitch that adds the most height per row in your crochet projects. It is the middle layer of the Cake Slice Coaster pattern. Triple crochet isn’t used very frequently in crochet patterns, but is still a very useful stitch to learn how to do. Let’s go ahead and get started on it!   How To Triple Crochet 1. (Before we start, if you’re following along with…

Learn How to Crochet for Beginners Part 5: How to Switch Colors & Half Double Crochet

Hello Maker! Are you ready to learn more about crochet in this next installment of the Learn How to Crochet for Beginners series? Today we’re talking all about how to switch yarn colors and how to Half Double Crochet. Switching yarn colors is used for color work in crochet such as stripes in my Cake Coaster Pattern. The half double crochet is similar to the double crochet, but includes less steps than a double crochet while still adding height to your work. If you’re following along with the Cake Slice Coaster pattern, this post covers row three. Let’s get started!     How to Switch Yarn Colors 1. (If you’re following along with the Cake Slice Coaster, this will be row 3.) If you’re working on a project that requires a color switch, take the yarn you want to switch…

Learn How to Crochet Part 4: How to Double Crochet

It’s that time of the week again for another part in our Learn How to Crochet for Beginners series! I hope that you’ve enjoyed this series so far, and that it’s helped you learn how to crochet or helped refresh some techniques you’ve known. Today’s post is covering how to Double Crochet, which is another essential stitch for crocheting. This stitch creates a larger stitch since it doubles the single crochet. It is a helpful stitch when making crocheting garments, accessories, or blankets because it helps the project go faster while creating a beautiful stitch. You’ll notice that it is almost identical to the single crochet, but just involves more yarn overs and loops on your hook. Knowing how to single crochet will make this stitch very easy to learn. Let’s get started! (Like Video Tutorials…

Learn How to Crochet for Beginners: How to Single Crochet

Welcome back to our Learn How to Crochet for Beginners series! Did you catch the free Cake Slice Coaster crochet pattern that I posted yesterday? It’s our project that we’ll be working on for the rest of this tutorial series, and I can’t wait for you to be able to make it. This next part in our series teaches you how to do the single crochet stitch, which is the go to basic crochet stitch that other crochet stitches are founded on. Knowing this stitch will give you the ability to make all sorts of projects: coasters, scarves, hats, plushies, sweaters, and lots more. Let’s get started!   (Like Video Tutorials better? Check out my YouTube video below that details how to single crochet. You can find more video tutorials on my YouTube Channel, E’Claire Makery.)   How to Single…

Learn How to Crochet For Beginners Part 2: Holding Your Yarn & Hook, Slip Knot, and Chain Stitch

Welcome back to our Learn How to Crochet for Beginners Series! The first part of our series covered what yarn weights are and the different aspects of crochet hooks. Today we’ll be learning all of the starting basics for stitching: holding your yarn and crochet hook, the slip knot, and the chain stitch. These are the things that help you know how to use the tools you use in crocheting, and how to start each crochet project. Let’s get started! Holding Your Yarn & Crochet Hook Before you begin stitching at all, you first have to know how to hold the tools that you’ll be using to make your projects. Let’s start with how to hold your yarn. Holding your yarn between your fingers helps you to control your yarn moving while crocheting, and keeping the same tension throughout your project. Tension…