5 things i wish i knew before starting to crochet words.


Are you ready to start your crochet journey? Or maybe you have already started and you are trying the self-taught method. We all have been there!

This video I made shares a few tips and reasons behind why I think these 5 things will help you start your crochet journey in this crafty world on the right foot. 

I have made the mistakes and now I am sharing with you what mistakes I made and what NOT to do. If you are curious, click the video down below and allow me chit chat with you about a few important things I feel make a big difference when starting to crochet. 

I have been crocheting for over five years so I want to share my experience and thoughts on things I wish I knew before I started to crochet.

There are so many resources available to us now but if you have any specific questions, feel free to comment down below in the comment box at the bottom of this post or on my YouTube video. 



Here is a quick video of the 5 things that I wish I knew before I started to crochet. Important things to learn were how to hold the yarn, what materials were good to use, using a stitch marker, reading the abbreviations that are in crochet patterns, and most importantly – having patience and continue to practice! I hope this helps you as you begin your crochet journey! – Happy “hooking”!

  • 1) Crochet Abbreviations: 0:21
  • 2) Materials: 0:54
  • 3) Stitch Marker: 2:25
  • 4) Holding The Yarn: 3:23
  • 5) Patience & Practice: 5:40


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Having an abbreviation list is super important especially if you are starting out and reading patterns. I recommend printing it and keeping it with you while you work on your project. Here is a link to the abbreviation list: Abbreviation List

Ready to get started?

Click here to watch my video on how to crochet for beginners: Learning to crochet for beginners

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