Learn how to crochet with this complete beginner's guide
With just a little yarn and a crochet hook, you can enjoy a relaxing new hobby while creating beautiful gifts, garments, and decor. This crochet book for beginners shows you how to get started with step-by-step instructions and illustrations for 30 fundamental crochet stitches and techniques—plus a collection of fun projects to help you practice your skills.
What sets Crochet for Beginners apart from other crochet books:
The basics of crochet—Learn the different types of hooks and yarn, essential and nice-to-have tools, and explanations of important crochet terms.
Skill-building stitches—Start with the most basic stitches and work your way up to more intricate ones as you learn techniques like following a pattern, joining pieces, changing colors, and more.
10 beginner projects—Put everything you learn into practice with easy crochet patterns for beginners, including a beanie, a crochet tool holder, a circle bag, and a blanket.
Develop your crochet skills with this beginner-friendly guide to success.
ARICA PRESINAL is the owner, designer, and maker behind Skeinsnsticks Designs, a knit and crochet design house passionate about yarn-y garments and accessories. She’s a Craft Yarn Council Level I and II Crochet Instructor. Visit Arica online at SkeinsnsticksDesigns.com or on social media @Skeinsnsticks.
"Crochet for Beginners is the book I needed when I first began learning how to crochet! It has everything! How to hold your yarn, how to hold the hook, stitch abbreviations, the breakdown of different yarns, and best of all, comprehensive diagrams that show you exactly where to put your crochet hook. This book contains so much knowledge and Arica graciously uses her know-how as a crochet instructor to speak directly to those picking up a hook for the first time. Well done!" —Lee Sartori (CoCo Crochet Lee), author of Harry Potter Crochet Wizardry and A Modern Guide to Textured Crochet
"If you want to really, truly learn crochet, this is an essential resource for you. Arica covers the fundamentals in a step-by-step approach that is clear and accessible for the complete beginner. You'll learn the basics and enjoy building your skills with fun stitch patterns and easy projects. I promise, this wonderful book will be a mainstay in your yarn basket and a worthy addition to your craft library!" —Josie Flores, chief knitting coach, KnitChats
"This book takes aspiring crocheters on a journey, ensuring they know what they're doing and why they're doing it. Arica's well-planned guide is a must-have for anyone interested in learning to crochet." —Toni Lipsey, crochet designer and author
"An absolute meticulously done 'from the ground up' comprehensive learning guide! A true reference book that one could come back to over and over at any skill level. The projects are perfect and useful! I truly wish I had this book when I was learning crochet! Bravo!" —Stephanie Pokorny, Crochetverse crochet designer and author
"From abbreviations to yarn, this well-written book covers all the basics a beginner will need to get started crocheting. A nice assortment of pattern stitches and patterns will teach you what you need to know to have the confidence to tackle any other project you wish." —Carol Mesimer, instructor/demonstrator for Clover-USA, Piece Corps member with Quilts, Inc,
"What a wonderful book. As a knitter who hasn't quite dived into picking up a hook, Arica has done a beautiful job of laying out the basics of crochet while showing simple to advanced stitches and beginner-friendly patterns. With plenty of graphics and photos to get you started, this book is a treat for anyone wanting to pick up a hook for the first time." —Chantal Miyagishima, owner and designer of Knitatude
"Great beginner book with clear visual and written instructions, along with fun patterns to practice the craft!" —Crystal Bucholz, Furls Fiberarts
"This book is a must-have for anyone looking to learn how to crochet. It is also a great resource for more experienced stitchers to brush up on some vital foundational skills!" —Courtney Clark, crochet designer at Tinderbox
"Without hesitation, this is the most comprehensive and accessible beginners crochet guide I've seen yet. The information is top-notch and the illustrations are wonderfully straightforward. This is absolutely an essential guide perfect for beginners as well as experienced crochet artists looking to grow existing skills. Definitely a must-have." —Zoey Baggins, Knit Picks & WeCrochet
"Crochet For Beginners is a wonderful, fresh introduction to the world of crochet. Arica beautifully exhibits as a creative guide, through the art of crafting with an astonishing amount of information for all those who truly adore the craft. Such a grateful opportunity to educate oneself whilst happily exploring this masterful collection of easy, creative, accessible projects!" —Ashlee Elle, designer
"Crochet For Beginners is a superb teaching tool and reference for crocheters of all levels. The language and illustrations are crystal clear, the provided techniques are applicable to a multitude of projects, and you can really feel Arica's gentle support during every lesson. Beginners will find crochet confidence with this book, and experienced crocheters will return to this resource again and again." —Ashley Lee Zhong of Snapdragon Brand, crochet designer