How To Crochet: The Basics!

When I was younger I learned how to knit with my Girl Scout troop. We went to the mountains & spent the whole weekend making, or trying to make, scarfs & ear warmers. Like most skills that go unused, I eventually forgot how.

It was not until February of 2016 that I decided to try my hand at fiber arts once again. I had seen a few photos of  a granny square cardigan on Facebook & thought I would give one a try. Before I knew it, I was in Joann’s picking out some yarn. I got the cheapest green yarn, a few different crochet hooks, & headed to YouTube to find a tutorial to show me where to start. I spent the rest of the day searching for the right teacher & trying to learning different stitches.

YouTube has become a great resource for my crocheting. Whenever I am unsure how to do something, I know I can find some sort of video to help. Although, they are not always easy to follow or in english. That is why I have decided to create my own crochet tutorials. My hope is that through my experiences, I will be able to make it easier for others to learn. In these tutorials I will explain the things I wish someone had told me & teach you the skills I use to create unique crochet designs.

My goal is that though these tutorials I will be able to bring the joys of crocheting to more people & make it easy for them to learn, grow, & connect with other artists.

Here is my first crochet tutorial. In this video you will learn everything you need to know to get started. I cover how to tie yarn on to your hook, how to chain, how to do a single crochet, & how to do a double crochet.

I also briefly touch on how to wind your yarn into a ball (if it does not come that way), what hooks to use, & other crochet stitches. For more information on these topics, subscribe to my channel! I will go into more detail in future videos.

Also, my apologies the titles get cut off in the video! I am working on fixing it & not saying “so” so much lol.

Let me know what you think!

Happy Crocheting,


Odyssey Designs

2 thoughts on “How To Crochet: The Basics!

  1. Hello dear Megan, i’ve been watching your how to crochet tutorial and it’s sometimes upsetting when someone really new to crochet starts doing teaching tutorials. you have mistakenly said that a SLIP STITCH is a SC. :-0!You need to fix that since this is a basic error in teaching. And you make each stitch so laborious by dropping the thread and winding it around thd hook for each and every stitch!! Crochet is meant to be a fluid action where the yarn is looped thru a finger on the non dominant hand permanently so that each stitch is not interrupted by the left hand adjustment!! Hope you make the amendment. Yr dresses are beautiful.

    1. Hi Linda,
      Thanks for taking the time to watch my video! I truly appreciate the support for my fellow crocheters! It was my first time explaining what I was doing as I did it, so I know it wasn’t perfect. But everyone has to start somewhere!
      As for the way I taught how to yarn over, everyone has a different teaching style. I demonstrated yarning over that way because when I learned I was confused by which way the yarn went over the hook & wanted to make sure it was clear for anyone watching the video. It is my goal as a teacher is to make crocheting as easy (and fun) as possible.
      If you finished the video you would see that I do crochet in one fluid motion & demonstrated how I do it. However, I do not believe there is a right or wrong way to crochet. I would never want anyone to get so caught up with how to hold something that they couldn’t do it at all. Crochet can be pretty fiddly!
      Thanks again for the support!

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