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Crochet Fundamentals: The 3 Stitches You Need to Know

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This post is part of a series called How to Crochet: Step-by-Step Tutorials for Beginners.
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Have you noticed how big crochet is these days? From colourful granny square blankets to minimalist and sleek crochet baskets, it seems we can't get enough of traditional craft. If you've always wanted to learn how to crochet, follow our series of Crochet Fundamentals. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make a single crochet, a half double crochet and a double crochet stitch. This tutorial uses US terms.


  • A crochet hook.
  • Yarn.

The Three Basic Crochet Stitches

Check out the following video to learn how to make a single crochet, a half double crochet and a double crochet stitch.

Start Crocheting

Now that you know how to make the stitches, it's time to crochet! Try a fun beginner's project like this gorgeous mug hug and rug or these ombre coasters. You can find more crochet tutorials here.

Are you a crochet beginner? How are you finding it? Let us know if you have any questions or other comments in the space below.

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