Looking for a new relaxing hobby? Crocheting is fun, easy, and cheap to get started with (all you need is a hook and some yarn). It's also very portable -- keeping you entertained at a slow baseball game, on a long bus ride, or while suffering through someone else's favorite Netflix rerun binge.
Admittedly, it can be a little daunting to get started. While learning from a person in real life seems ideal, there are real benefits to learning online instead. For instance, you can pause and rewind to your heart's content without feeling embarrassed (no matter how many repeats you need).
We've rounded up some of our favorite channels and videos for teaching yourself, below.
Vickie Howell’s YouTube channel provides clear beginner how-to crochet videos in her Get Schooled series, as well as fun and easy projects. Bonus: Learn to knit, too!
Jennifer Dickerson is a fabulous crochet teacher and takes you all the way through a project. One of our favorite Fiber Flux videos has Jennifer making her Copenhagen Cowl, where she uses one of our most popular yarn colorways, Coral to Gray. It's a great starter project.
Sarah-Jayne is a British blogger and crocheter who explains a variety of stitches and crochet techniques step-by-step. She includes both US and UK crochet terms. Her beautiful photography has us following her blog, too.
Marley Bird provides a nice set of crochet videos that take you through stitches, easy projects and more complicated affairs, like socks. Here she takes you through making a beginner level color blocked scarf.
Host Michael Sellick has a huge library of videos that cover everything from the very beginning of how to start crocheting, to step-by-step walkthroughs of projects along with free patterns.
Pia Thadani is another one of our favorite crochet people. She's just wonderful at step-by-step instruction. Her Learn to Crochet series is a terrific starting place for anyone. She'll not only teach you how to pick your yarn and start your stitches -- but will slow roll you right through making your first classic granny square.
Looking to buy some yarn and get started crocheting? Browse all of our hand-dyed offerings.