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17 Videos (2h 2m)
    • Introduction

    • Project Overview

    • Selecting Yarn

    • Tools & Notions

    • How to Hold Your Yarn

    • How to Hold Your Hook

    • Slip Knot

    • Chain Stitch

    • Single Crochet

    • Finishing Off & Weaving in Ends

    • Double Crochet

    • Whipstitch Seaming

    • Pattern Reading

    • Starting Your Scarf

    • Gauge & Customizing Your Scarf

    • Joining a New Yarn

    • Final Thoughts


About This Class


In this introduction to crochet, you’ll learn the first two basic stitches of crochet as well as how to start and finish a project while practicing on a simple dishcloth. Then apply what you have learned to make a fun scarf in your favorite color!


All you need for this class is enthusiasm to learn! Whether you are brand new to the fiber arts or are just looking for a review of crochet basics, you will find resources and tips helpful to even the experienced crochet enthusiast.

Class Objectives:

  • Become familiar with standard crochet terminology, information about yarns, tools, and notions
  • Learn and practice yarn and hook holds, slip knot, starting chain, single crochet, double crochet, whipstitch seaming, and how to weave in ends
  • Introduction to pattern reading and gauge

Suggested Materials:

  • Medium or worsted weight yarn (4) in a light color and smooth texture (cotton recommended for dishcloth; fiber of choice for scarf)
  • H,I, and J crochet hooks
  • Locking stitch markers
  • Scissors
  • Yarn or Tapestry Needle(s)


Resources include written patterns for both projects with photos and charts as well as links to Crochet Guild of America and Craft Yarn Council webpages for students needing further visual aid (i.e. tutorials for left-handed crocheters)

18 of 18 students recommendSee All

I learned a lot with this class. The tips and hints sprinkled throughout are valuable. The scarf was fun to make.
After my grandma gave up on trying to teach me crochet, this course did what she thought impossible!! The teacher is flawless in her calm and step by step approach. It's impossible not to follow! THANK YOU!
Connie is an EXCELLENT teacher! The way she works step-by-step through the process of learning the stitches while creating an actual usable project was so helpful to me. I tend to want to jump right in and this method of teaching suited me to a T. Thank you so much for the excellent class and I can't wait to take another one!





Connie Lee Lynch

Crochet Designer & Certified Instructor

Hi, y'all! My name is Connie and I'm a CYC Certified Crochet Instructor and published designer.

I started designing in 2009 and I've been teaching since 2013 from Georgia to Texas to Virginia! I currently teach locally at Yarn Matters in Williamsburg.

Crochet is my passion, but I also enjoy making jewelry, painting, drawing, cross-stitching, scrapbooking, nail art, and even a little knitting. Reading, hiking, and simply spending time with my fami...

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