- Step 1: Follow a pattern Buy a pattern or find a free one online.
- Step 2: Choose yarn Choose your yarn. Consider the color, weight, feel, price, and care instructions. Buy enough to complete your project.
- TIP: A large hook and smooth, bulky yarn are easy for beginners to use, and work up faster than smaller materials.
- Step 3: Choose hook Choose the right hook size to go with your yarn. If you're not sure, check the pattern.
- TIP: Buy small sizes for lace and sock weight yarns, medium sizes for worsted and sporting weight, and large sizes for chunky weight and for winding strands together.
- Step 4: Choose ruler Buy a regular ruler or a gauge checker made for yarn projects so you can check your gauge.
- Step 5: Consider stitch markers Buy a package of stitch markers if you will need to mark stitches for a pattern. Or use extra yarn pieces or safety pins.
- FACT: Mathematicians have used crochet to create models that demonstrate the idea of hyperbolic planes in three-dimensional space.
You Will Need
- A pattern
- A crochet hook
- A ruler or gauge checker
- Stitch markers
- yarn pieces
- or safety pins