Are you looking for some crochet help? Then look no further! I’m going to give you some handy links to my favorite crochet guides. Find out how to learn to crochet, get crochet stitching help and crochet pattern help. We’ll also look at how to pick the right crochet equipment, and resolve those frustrating crochet mistakes. So here it is! Your quick and simple guide to getting crochet help online.
- Help learning to crochet
- Crochet stitch help
- Help reading crochet patterns
- Getting the right crochet kit
- Help fixing your crochet mistakes
Learn To Crochet
Crochet Stitching Help
Mastering the wide range of crochet stitches takes time. But there are some great ways to get yourself started, and to get the hang of the basics. The best place to start is crocheting a chain, and you can find all about how to do that here:
The basis of most crochet toy patterns is making a magic circle. It’s something that can seem daunting at first, but don’t panic! Here are some really easy instructions and a simple video tutorial:
You can find out all about basic crochet stitches in my complete guide:
With step by step illustrations, it takes you right from the start, from holding your hook and casting on, to some simple crochet stitches.
Crochet Pattern Help
Following YouTube tutorials and making simple stitches is a great start, but you will soon want to be following some fun new patterns. Lots of crochet patterns, probably most of them in fact, rely on abbreviations or even symbols. This is basically a new language, but don’t worry you won’t need to speak it straight away. Start by keeping a copy of my crochet abbreviations guide to hand:
If you print this out or open it in a new window, and just flick back whenever you see a term you aren’t familiar with. Crochet symbols are a similar issue, but one which you can also easily work along with by having a handy chart next to you to begin with.
Once the abbreviations or symbols become familiar, you won’t need the charts any more. You will have learned the language. Of course, once you have learned the language, you will need to also know that some patterns are written with different intentions. So you know dc means double crochet, but did you know that UK and USA mean a different thing by crochet
Whether you are looking to translate uk crochet terms to American terms, or just generally have crochet terms explained, charts can come to the rescue again! And for the specifics of how to crochet a popular stitch in both terms there is:
Crochet Equipment Help
Crochet success goes hand in hand with the right equipment. When you are looking for crochet help you will therefore often find the solution in a particular item in your crocheting arsenal. Crochet hooks are the best way to start. Check out this guide to help you know not only the right size, but the best type for the job:
And don’t forget that where you live will change the label on your crochet hooks:
It will also alter the way in which you buy your yarn and choose the right yarn weight:
Crochet Mistakes Help
Do you know that sinking feeling when you look back at your crochet work and realize you have made a mistake along the way? I know that feeling well. Fortunately, with all the mistakes has come some experience in fixing them! If you are looking for crochet help with resolving a problem, then check out these articles:
- 9 ways to avoid common crochet mistakes
- Crochet stitch counting
- Learning from crochet mistakes
Still Need Crochet Help?
Add your problem into the comments section here, and I will do my best to help! Or alternatively pop over to my Facebook page and post your query there.
Lucy Kate, x
Jolene Spencer says
I have a Loopy Dog Puppy that was made for my son by his great-nana years ago. The problem is that the loops have ceased to be loops. How do I fix it…or can it be fixed? I have looked on you tube, pintrest and on the web, and no one shows how to fix this problem. (It is a double loop stitch) Any suggestions?
Alma Broadwater says
I need help with a pattern. 281 meshes chain 5 turn,** [1sm, 1 om] 6 times, then fancy mesh 12, 1 om, repeat from **6 times more then [1 sm, 1 om] 7 times, chain 5 and turn.
If I do like it ask, 6 sm/om then 12 open meshes and repeat from ** 6 times it doesn’t fill all 281 meshes.
What am I doing wrong?
Thank you for the help!!