Click on the links below to review the basic steps for crochet
- Create a slip knot
- Make a chain for 25 stitches, or as many called for in the pattern. Be sure to hold your work so it doesn’t wiggle around, hold the yarn draped over your left index finger, and chain loosely enough that you can insert your hook into the loops later.
- Start with single crochet across the stitches. If you feel confused, say each step out loud to yourself as you work. “Insert hook, wrap, pull out a loop. Now there are two loops. Wrap again and pull through both loops.” Keep holding your work steady, keep that yarn over your index finger, and continue to work loosely enough that you can insert your hook in later. Also carefully identify where you did the last stitch (the hole will be stretched out and full of loops) and the next stitch, which will be a tight V right next to this spot.
- Every following single crochet row is slightly different than the first. When you reach the end of the row, chain one, and swing your work left 90 degrees so you can go back into your stitches again. In this and every following row you will stick your hook under both sides of the V stitch.
- To finish your crochet project, slip the ball of yarn through the last stitch (you can pull it big!) then pull on the yarn to make the stitch so tight it becomes a knot. Cut a 6″ end, weave in both ends and you are done!