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Already know how to knit? Learn how to crochet with the crocheting lessons in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- Crochet needles
- A pattern
Pick an easy project that has simple stitches and just a couple of steps from beginning to end if you are a beginner.
Determine the gauge, or the number of stitches in a square inch. Gauge determines the finished size of a crocheted item.
Choose yarn, if you are a beginner, that is light in color or sport weight since it will be much easier to see your stitches, making it easier to keep up with the pattern.
Move up to more challenging projects, like sweaters, and jackets, that have to match the correct gauge, if you are more advanced.
Look at patterns
Look at the difficulty levels on patterns. Most patterns are rated as beginner, intermediate, and advanced.