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My grandma taught me to crochet a single and double stitch at the age of six. I was able to make pot holders and basic granny squares. Woohoo! At 23, I picked it back up again and started making afghans, but I found it hard to learn just from the written directions so I stuck to basic ones. This was way before YouTube, here I go dating myself once again. So I was so excited last year to discover Annie’s online video tutorials.
Video Tutorials for Beginners
In these beginner tutorials, you will learn the basics of crocheting. From stitches, to the different types of yarn, to basic projects, you will confidently be able to quickly create projects from these easy to follow videos.
1. Learn to Crochet
You will quickly learn all the basics of crocheting. From how to hold the yarn and hook to crocheting all the basic stitches, including chain stitches, slip stitches, single crochet, and half-double crochet.
In this class you will learn:
- All about different yarns, crochet hooks and basic notions
- How to comfortably hold the yarn and crochet hook
- Tips to working a chain loosely
- How to work in rounds and rows
- Basic stitches, including chain, slip stitch, single crochet, half-double crochet, clusters and post stitches
- How to decrease and increase
As you follow along, you’ll crochet five attractive, beginner-level crochet projects using basic crochet stitches and techniques.
Learn four exclusive class projects: Li’l Piggy, Frankie Frog, Daisy Duck and Mr. Fox. If you enjoy crocheting stuffed animals, then you’ll love expanding your crochet skills in this class! As a bonus, learn how to crochet four interchangeable outfits for giving the animals a fun wardrobe! In this class, beginner through experienced crocheters will learn dozens of tips and tricks for crocheting, stuffing, assembling and adding embroidered accents to amigurumi.
3. Learn to Crocodile Stitch: 4 Easy Techniques
Are you someone who enjoys learning new crochet stitches? If so, you won’t want to miss this exciting crochet class about the crocodile stitch. It’s a favorite among many crocheters because of its interesting texture and dimension. In fact, it gets its name because the stitches actually look like crocodile scales!
Discover the crocodile stitch in four amazing techniques–in the vertical, in the round, in the flat and in the circular. You’ll stitch nine pretty crochet patterns including an elegant lotus scarf, cozy boot toppers, pineapple trivet, a skinny sequin scarf, an easy headband and ear warmer and more. Beginner crocheters able to chain, single crochet and double crochet will be able to successfully complete this class.
4. Easy Hats
They’re fast to crochet and fashionable to wear—crocheted hats! Soon you’ll be crocheting adorable hats for babies and kids, and attractive hats for men and women!
Now you can learn how to create basic hats with fun and flair. Class includes complete instructions to make 10 easy, basic hats including Flower Fun Hat, Wishes & Kisses Preemie Hat, Easy Striped Boy’s Hat, Striped Alma Mater Hat, Flapper Girl Hat, plus five more with an option for a longer multi-colored slouchy.
Whether you are a beginner or experienced crocheter, this class makes it easy and fun to learn how to crochet socks! Learn the different parts of a sock and how to crochet each one. Review all the basic crochet stitches used to stitch the five sock patterns included, and then construct two styles of socks — cuff-down and toe-up.
Learn the secrets to a stretchy cuff that fits smoothly over your foot and heel, yet stays snug on your legs. And once you know how to crochet these five beginner-level socks, you’ll easily be able to tackle more complicated sock patterns. Class includes Simple Striped Socks for the Family, Easy Textured Socks, and three more.
6. Learn to Tunisian Crochet
Have you ever thought about learning Tunisian crochet? This beginner-level Tunisian crochet class makes learning the basic Tunisian crochet technique easy and fun. Learn basics about Tunisian crochet hooks and how to hold them when working Tunisian stitches. Plus how to work the Tunisian foundation row by opening and closing stitches. This foundation row is the basis from which all Tunisian projects are built. Then discover ow to bind off as well as all about ribbing, seaming, felting and more.
Video Tutorials for Confident Beginners
After mastering the basics of beginner crochet, you can move to the confident beginner section of Annie’s online video tutorials. Learn to crochet with the expert teachers and easy learning style, you will be doing more experience stitches in no time.
7. Learn Yarn Substitutions for Crochet
Do you struggle with knowing how to substitute yarns in a crochet pattern when you can’t find the exact same yarn listed? Yarn substitution can be confusing, but you will soon understand how to easily choose and substitute yarns. Discover how to decipher the yarn labels to find yardage and weight, the fiber content, and discover which of these attributes is the most important. Learn how to choose the best yarn for any project—garments, home decor items, bags and more. And, you’ll learn which versatile yarn has the same qualities as either cotton or wool.
This class includes easy-to-read instructions and a symbol diagram for three exclusive projects made with different yarns: Lattice Stitch Pillow, Light & Lacy Purse, and Raspberry Cowl. The basic stitch pattern is the same on all three projects allowing you to clearly understand and see how different yarns suit different types of projects.
8. Granny Squares: From Simple to Sensational
Who here has made a granny square? It’s a favorite of crocheters worldwide and with this class you can learn 15 unique designs that illustrate just how creative you can be with octagons, squares, and hexagons. Not only will you learn tips and tricks for making the motifs but new techniques you can use in all of your crochet projects.
Use a Standing Join to begin the round with a new color. Crochet 15 unique squares, hexagons and octagons for all skill levels. Class includes complete instructions to make three exclusive lovely projects to reinforce your newly acquired skills.
9. Learn Seaming Techniques for Crochet
Have you spent hours carefully crocheting pieces? Then find yourself unsure of the best seaming technique to complement your work? You’ll be thrilled to learn these seaming methods!
First you’ll find patterns included in the class for practice swatches. Then learn seven great seaming techniques that will provide you with the knowledge and skills to complete projects with confidence. Whether you want a sturdy one for a kid’s blanket, an invisible seam for a garment, or a decorative and dramatic seam for a bag, we’ve got you covered. By the end of this class, you will be a seaming master!
10. Learn Corner-to-Corner Crochet
Master the Corner-to-Corner crochet technique with only basic stitches such as chains, double crochets and slip stitches! In this class, learn how to read a corner-to-corner crochet graph and combine those simple stitches to create an adorable animal-themed baby blanket. Also learn joining and edging the squares.
Class project includes complete step-by-step instructions and graphs to complete a precious animal-themed baby blanket. This special blanket will be the hit of the next baby shower!
11. Learn to Crochet Pineapples
Often the Pineapple motif is seen in doilies and tablecloths made with fine cotton thread and tiny steel hooks. For this class, you’ll learn how to create a pretty and useful lap blanket using worsted-weight yarn and an H/8/5mm hook — tools and materials you should already comfortable with. Next, you’ll be ready to take on the lovely shawl, again with an H hook and, this time, light-weight cotton yarn. The results are breathtaking!
Class includes complete, symbol diagrams and step-by-step instructions for two exclusive projects including the Half-Circle Pineapple Shawl and the Pineapple Lap Blanket.
12. Irish Crochet Made Modern & Easy
Learn step-by-step, all of the techniques needed to become an Irish crochet master. From stitches, motifs and lace nettings, your confidence will grow as she takes you through it all. Then you can use your newfound skills and create three amazing projects designed exclusively for this class.
Use rich colors and lightweight yarn to update the traditional look of Irish crochet with the the iconic Bullion Stitch and Clones Knot. Create three dramatic and textural motifs: the Leaf, the Flower and the Shamrock. Then join the motifs and lace netting for a stunning result.
13. Learn to Crochet Flowers
Add the perfect finishing touch to your projects with these stunning crochet flowers. Watch over the shoulder of our expert and you’ll be amazed at what you can create using only basic crochet stitches. Start your crochet garden with all of the tips and tricks included in this class!
Once completed you will know how to complete 10 lovely flowers: ranunculus, peony, poppy, daisy, dahlia, rose, columbine, impatiens, camellia, and the hydrangea. Included is how to create the perfect leaf in three sizes. Plus work in the back loops to create raised textured stitches.
Class includes complete instructions to make these exclusive projects: Crochet Case With Ranunculus, Fashion Bag With Dahlia, plus three more.
14. Learn Filet Crochet Using Thread and Yarn
Learn the basics of filet crochet using the yarn you love! In this class, you’ll learn how to use both yarn and thread, follow a chart to execute a design, crochet closed mesh, open mesh, and lacets in your practice swatch. Your class includes complete step-by-step instructions for two exclusive projects, including the Filet Elephant Baby Blanket and the Filet Name Banner.
15. Embossed Crochet Made Easy
Learn the step by step process of making an extraordinary embossed crochet afghans. Get taught how to use front and back post stitches to create beautiful raised flowers and leaves. Plus crochet playful bobble stitches for added texture and assemble the hexagons, squares and triangles. Then you will learn how to make the interesting bobble border and vine border. Lastly, add the perfect finish with a reverse single crochet edging. For your project, this class includes complete step-by-step instructions for the exclusive Sunset Glow Embossed Afghan.
16. Learn to Crochet the Oceano Circular Cardigan
Learn to make the gorgeous Oceano Circular Cardigan starting at the back of the sweater and working in the round, your confidence will soar as the cardigan begins to take shape. Discover how to determine your size and achieve the correct gauge, plus crochet basic stitches as well as double crochet clusters and picots. Then work in the round to begin your cardigan, creating a beautiful circular motif.
This video will teach you how to create armhole openings that allow the sleeves to flow seamlessly and increase and decrease stitches. Then create a lovely lacy border around the cardigan edge and cuffs. By the end you will have created this stunning cardigan without sewing a single seam.
17. Learn Knit-Look Crochet
Learn the techniques to create knit-looking fabrics with a crochet hook. In this class, you’ll learn how to create knit-look ribbing, the checkerboard pattern, waves and more. Then learn how to control you tension and maintain a nice, neat edge.
Plus discover how to work common and uncommon slip stitches. And you’ll learn how to execute the half double crochet in the back bar plus seam squares together with the single crochet stitch. Your class project includes complete step-by-step instructions for the exclusive Knit-Look Log Cabin Afghan.
18. Learn to Crochet a Top-Down Sweater
Learn how to create the perfect first-time garment by eliminating those barriers of miles of seaming. This Uptown Girl Cardigan is a beautiful design that will flatter all figures. With the top-down sweater construction, there are NO seams to deal with and the attractive yoke provides a no-shoulder-seam solution. Anyone can make this pattern as it is sized from small to 5X. It could certainly become your go-to sweater!
In this class you’ll learn how to determine gauge and the size that is just right for you and work front and back post stitches to create the pretty neck edge and ribbing. Then learn to create the Yoke, ending with the fascinating Star Stitch Band and divide the yoke and cleverly form the armholes. This class projects includes complete step-by-step instructions for the Uptown Girl Cardigan.
19. Crochet Edgings for a Perfect Finish
Every crocheter has completed a blanket, accessory or garment and searched for the perfect edging to give just the right finishing touch. Learn how to create 12 versatile edgings with a wide variety of designs! Watch the step-by-step through the process of working each edging and explain how to calculate and plan so that you can add any edging to any project. Start with classic, simple edgings and works your way up to the more complex showstoppers!
Class projects include complete step-by-step instructions for the following edgings: Tiny Shells, Ruffles, Arches, Layered With Picots, Layered With Post Stitches, and many more.
20. Learn Reversible Crochet
Have you ever made scarves, shawls and blankets that are beautiful on the front but not so attractive on the back? Reversible crochet to the rescue! Watch step-by-step how to execute 11 colorful, textured reversible crochet stitch patterns. Some of the designs look the same on the front and back and others give you a unique, equally attractive look on each side.
In this class you’ll learn how to create completely reversible stitch patterns with spike stitches and work the catherine wheel stitch pattern with a modern twist. Also use slip stitches in two different approaches to add surface texture. Class projects includes complete step-by-step instructions for 11 reversible stitch patterns and two exclusive projects including the Juniper Wrap, and the child’s Delphin Poncho.
21. Easy Crochet Dresses: Christmas and Easter
These two adorable dresses will make the holidays extra-special for the precious little girls in your family. One design can be customized for Christmas or Easter. Watch the experts take you step by step though the process of crocheting the skirt, bodice and straps and then joining them together. The cute hair bow for Christmas and springy flower hair clip for Easter put the finishing touch on these darling outfits.
In this class you’ll learn how to turn one dress pattern into two holiday dresses that look completely different. Plus crochet a pretty V-stitch pattern on the skirt and create girly gathers at the top of the skirt. Then make back buttonholes for colored ribbon lacing and sew the pieces together with easy seams.
Class project includes complete instructions to make two exclusive projects: Christmas Dress and Easter Dress with hair accessories. Sizes included are 2, 4 and 6.
22. Learn to Crochet Cables
Crocheted cables are often considered challenging. You’ll be surprised and pleased to learn that cables are made with the basic stitches you already know! First you will learn all about the structure of cables and how they can stack vertically as well as move horizontally. Then with your first project, the Staggered Cables Scarf will begin your cable adventure. Once mastering the skills in the scarf, you’ll move on to the Modern Fingerless Mitts to learn slightly more advanced techniques.
The class projects include complete instructions to make the Staggered Cables Scarf, the Modern Twist Fingerless Mitts and the Intertwined Jewels Cabled Pillow.
23. Learn to Read Symbol Crochet Diagrams
How would you like to crochet faster, more easily and more accurately? When you know how to read crochet symbol diagrams, you achieve all that — and more. Symbol crochet diagrams are the universal language of crochet. This means you could literally read a pattern written by a designer from another country with ease!
In this class you’ll learn how to recognize all basic stitch symbols including chain, slip stitch, single, half double, double, and treble crochet. Then you will learn to read crochet symbol diagrams for projects worked in the round. Plus watch how to create symbol diagrams for projects worked in rows. Plus so much more.
Your class projects include complete instructions to make these three exclusive crafts plus two bonus exercise projects: Textured Stripes Reader’s Wrap, Easy Octagon Motif Hot Pad, Cuddle Time Baby Blanket, Shades of Seaglass Dishcloth and Water Lily Shawl.
24. 101 Creative Crochet Solutions & Innovations
How would you like to learn over 100 crochet life hacks to make your crocheting faster, easier and more fun? Do you get a kick out of discovering a new tool or gadget that makes crocheting more enjoyable? Do you love learning new twists on old techniques? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are going to love this class!
Discover over 100 tips, techniques, tools and solutions that will answer your common questions and problems. Learn the teachers favorite tools while she provides you with new ways to work several longtime favorite crochet techniques.
Class projects include complete instructions to make several exclusive projects for practicing the many amazing tips and techniques taught in this class: Poppin’ Polka Dots Afghan, Linked Loops Sunburst, Cutie Pie Kitties, Topsy-Turvy Basket, Infinity Crochet Alphabet & Pillowcase and much more.
25. Learn to Crochet Lace: Hairpin, Broomstick & Bruges
Create crochet three beautiful and beloved lace techniques — hairpin lace, broomstick lace and Bruges lace. Learn how to assemble and use a hairpin lace loom, how to properly hold a large knitting needle and crochet hook to make broomstick lace, and how short rows worked with a simple crochet hook becomes elegant Bruges lace.
Watch step-by-step instructions on how to create patterns and symbol diagrams for crocheting six exclusive class projects. In this class, you’ll learn how to assemble and use a hairpin lace loom. Plus join hairpin lace panels and work hairpin lace as a right- or left-hander. Plus so much more.
Confident beginner crocheters that are able to chain, slip stitch, work single, half double and double crochet stitches will be able to successfully complete this class.
26. Learn to Crochet Jewelry
Learn crochet and jewelry-making techniques to create five gorgeous jewelry pieces while learning many valuable skills you’ll apply to all your crocheting. Plus learn simple jewelry-making skills to construct the projects, such as how to join motifs with jump rings and how to shape a wire motif into a beautiful ring. Finally, you’ll explore creative ideas for using motifs far beyond jewelry and into home decor and art pieces. When you complete this class, you will have many new skills to make your next crochet project a complete success.
27. Tunisian Cables & Lace
Find out how to use Tunisian crochet to create knit-look lace and cables. In this advanced beginner-level crochet class, build upon the basic Tunisian stitches by adding easy-to-learn cables and lace stitches.
You will also learn how to create a basic lace stitch and will be on your way to crocheting the beautiful Tri-Lace Scarf, the perfect introductory Tunisian lace project that is a stepping stone for learning additional skills. Finally, discover how to work cables in Tunisian crochet, providing several different methods of crossing the stitches to form the cable.
28. Learn to Bead Crochet
Bead crochet is a beautiful way to embellish your crochet shawls, scarves, sweaters and more, and is also perfect for creating one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces. Learn five beginner to confident beginner bead crochet techniques in this easy-to-follow class, demonstrating the techniques you’ll need to combine your love of crochet with beads.
This crochet class will help you learn how to choose beads as well as which yarn, thread and hooks to use. Plus identify additional helpful beading tools and gadgets. Then learn how to practice these techniques with yarn and large beads before working the actual patterns with finer yarns and thread and smaller beads.
29. Learn to Join Crocheted Motifs
Do you love to crochet granny squares and other motifs but often struggle when it comes time to join those motifs together? If this question strikes a chord with you, this class was designed with you in mind. Start off with sewing motifs together, then move to joining them with crochet. Several variations of each method are included. Last you will learn multiple join-as-you-go techniques for that no-sew approach everyone loves. The class projects include complete instructions to make three exclusive crafts: Annabelle Blanket, Barbara Lacy Scarf and Portia Pillow Sleeve.
Video Tutorials for Intermediates
30. Crochet ER: Fixing Damage & Mistakes
Learn how to repair crocheted family treasures as well as those irritating mistakes you discover at the end of a large project. Your confidence will soar as you crochet the practice swatches and actually make repairs. In this class, you’ll learn how to identify the anatomy of crochet stitches, which is crucial to the process. Then use a secret tool, which is critical for successful repairs. Plus learn how to repair damage to granny squares, popcorns and ripples.
Watch how to fix mistakes that are discovered after completing a project, including uneven edges and holes. And learn how to use appliques to cover damage or mistakes as well as to enhance your design. This class includes complete step-by-step instructions, including symbol diagrams, for crocheting practice swatches to allow you to work along with the instructor in the class.
31. Learn to Crochet Sweaters: Raglan, Top-Down & Motif
Watch your instructor create three exclusive sweater designs in today’s most popular styles — raglan, top-down and motif. Using written and crochet symbol diagrams, she demonstrates each stitch pattern used and explains construction techniques that will allow you to customize each sweater design to fit your size and shape.
In this class you’ll learn how to substitute yarns to achieve the same look as the original design. As well as determine your measurements and sweater size for a perfect fit. Then learn how to alter the neckline and yoke to suit your style. Plus crochet comfortable, stretchy armholes and ribbing.
32. Learn Tunisian Crochet Colorwork
Crocheters know that Tunisian crochet is special because the finished piece looks like knitting, yet is worked entirely on a crochet hook! In this class you’ll learn how to work Tunisian knit and purl stitches, honeycomb stitch, simple stitch and double stitch. Plus work four different colorwork techniques and make crisp and clean color changes. Then learn how to duplicate the Fair Isle technique of knitting with Tunisian crochet, plus so many more intermediate skills.
33. Mix & Match Crochet Stitch Sampler
Sixteen skill-building techniques including 12 stitch patterns in solid textures, lace textures and colorwork, plus 4 pretty edgings are at your fingertips in this Mix & Match Crochet Stitch Sampler video class. In this class you’ll learn how to create 12 gorgeous stitch patterns, plus 4 pretty edgings. Plus learn how to create beautiful, textured stitch patterns and to work pretty lace patterns. Then learn two- and three-color stitch patterns and how to keep all stitch sampler squares the same size. These exclusive class projects include a beautiful cowl, baby blanket, shawl, rug and place mat.
34. Learn to Bavarian Crochet
Few crochet stitches have intrigued crocheters like the Bavarian stitch! This beautiful, two-round stitch comprised of treble shells and decreases allows you to crochet harmonious and striking color combinations. Learn how to work the stitch in various ways starting with the easiest method, working in rounds. As you progress through the class, you’ll discover techniques to work in strips and in a square to create the seven exclusive projects showcased in this video. Class includes a collection of seven exquisite patterns that will even impress your fellow crocheters!
35. Tunisian Crochet: Beyond the Basics
Learn step-by-step techniques needed to take your Tunisian skills to the next level with two amazing class projects. The stitches taught are intermediate in difficulty, but you’ll master the techniques in no time. In this class, you’ll learn how to work The Honeycomb Stitch, The Full Stitch that creates a Bargello-like effect, The Arrow Stitch that produces a lacy fabric and The Cluster Stitch, which is the only stitch used that creates the design on the return pass.
36. In-Style Cabled Shoulder Bag
Learn to crochet a gorgeous cabled bag with ease. Features distinctive cables and stylish tassels! Follow along how to create the In-Style Cabled Shoulder Bag. Master the extended single crochet, split single crochet, and front and back post stitches. Then stitch the horseshoe cable, braided cable and 8-strand forward cable. Plus crochet a sturdy bag base that holds its shape and bag straps that won’t stretch. This class includes complete, downloadable, step-by-step instructions and materials list for the In-Style Cabled Shoulder Bag.
37. Modern Classic Cabled Afghan
Easily learn how to crochet beautiful cables and create the heirloom-quality Modern Classic Cabled Afghan. In this video class, you’ll learn how to create the gorgeous Modern Classic Cabled Afghan row by row in three different sizes. Plus master the extended single crochet, and front and back post stitches and create movement with intertwined cables. Then learn to crochet 4-, 6- and 12-strand forward cables and keep the right tension and avoid gaps in your crochet. This class includes complete, downloadable, step-by-step instructions and materials list for the Modern Classic Cabled Afghan in three sizes — baby afghan, lapghan and full-size afghan.
Creating Crafts and Clothes
I am still working my way through many of these videos, but I am loving the things I have created so far. Now I just need to learn to part with some of my goodies. Check out some of our other Mom crafts if you are looking for some relaxing projects to pair with your wine time.