Gert's Stitchery

Crochet Instructions 
Crocheting may look complicated, but it's actually very easy.

Making a Chain 

This is the first most important thing you need to know about crocheting. It's kind of like "casting on" in knitting, only the yarn isn't going to go on a needle or hook.


Here's a video I think will help you make your first chain.

The 5 most basic and popular stitches in crocheting are: 

1. Single Crochet - it's the most basic and easiest to start.
2. The Half-Double -
3. Double Crochet - it's the second easiest, and when making a big project, it's faster than the single crochet.
4. Treble - No, it's not a musical note. It's just a bigger stitch than the double, but it takes more time to do a single stitch.
5. The Double Treble Crochet - This may sound long and hard, but once you get used to all the going through loops, it's actually not any harder than the rest.

Here are some videos I think will help you learn these stitches. Below these instructions is another video on how to do a granny square.

The Single Crochet Stitch 

As I said above, this is the easiest to start out with. 

How to Make a Single Crochet Stitch -- powered by

The Half-Double 

I don't use this one too often, but it's important to know, especially if you are using patterns later on. 

Double Crochet 

I use this one the most, mainly because it doesn't take a lot of time to do a stitch, and it's a big help when doing something like a scarf. 

How to Make a Double Crochet Stitch -- powered by

The Treble Stitch 

Again, I don't use this very often, but it's used in a lot of shawls and jackets, which I think Beth Essington says in this video. 

How to Make a Treble Crochet Stitch -- powered by

 The Double Treble Crochet

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