These tips will help to make your crochet learning experience fun as well was easier to learn the stitches.
- Keep it Simple Project - Try to work on a very simple project such as bookmark, granny square, a belt. Do not try to pick up a project that will require different types of stitches. You want basic project that will teach you the basics of crochet such as chain, single crochet and double crochet.
- The Bigger the Better Yarn - As a beginner, use a bulky weight yarn and use a size H hook. The bulky weight yarn is loose and will allow you to see chains made as well other stitches in a magnified fashion.
- Leave the Tension Behind: I remember as a beginner, I used to be so tense and mad especially when I made a mistake. Try to be as relaxed as possible and not be too tense. Remind yourself the reason you picked up crochet and try not put a timetable to finish your project. It will help you keep it in perspective.
- Read, Read and More Reading - Try to have one or two books that has detailed instructions on how to crochet, I have tons of books but I fall back to my favorite book Crochet Your Way by Gloria Tracy and Susan Levin. I love this book not for the patterns but for the explanations on the different stitches and it is well detailed with easy to understand text and symbols. I use it now as reference for all teaching lessons and projects. Try not to rely one book but have a few on your crochet book library.
With these tips, you will find learning crochet a much easier endeavour. I hope you enjoy your experience.