Crochet Instructions

Are you hoping to find crochet instructions for working a broad variety of stitches and creating bunches of lovely, on-trend projects for 2024 and beyond? If so, welcome! I’m glad you found this page of free crochet tutorials, patterns, and instructions for crochet.

Free Crochet Instructions for Complete Beginners: Start Here If You Have NEVER Crocheted Before — or If It Has Been So Long That You Do Not Remember How to Crochet.

If you’re hoping to learn the easiest, most basic crochet stitches, and find ideas for starting your first-ever crochet project, this page is the place to get started.

Step-By-Step Instructions for Crocheting a Granny Square

Learn How to Crochet a Granny Square

Learn How to Crochet a Granny Square

Granny squares have been popular crochet projects for as long as I can remember, and there are somewhere around one zillion different ways to crochet them. If you want to make one of the easiest, most basic possible granny squares, you’re invited to check out this free granny square tutorial. Otherwise, if you’d rather find some more complex and innovative granny squares, see our page of crochet granny square patterns.

Free Instructions for How to Crochet a Dishcloth or Washcloth

Dishcloths and washcloths can be more fun to crochet than you might think. While they aren’t the most glamourous projects you could be making, you can really have some fun trying out oddball color combinations and intriguing new stitch patterns. Dishcloths are also reasonably easy to crochet, and they don’t have to fit anybody — which is a huge plus if you aren’t that excited about taking gauge measurements.

If you want to find general instructions for crocheting a dishcloth or washcloth, click or tap HERE; or click / tap HERE if you’d prefer to find our current list of free patterns for crocheting dishcloths and washcloths.

How to Crochet a Blanket Border: Free Instructions

You can crochet borders around all kinds of blankets: crocheted afghans, knitted afghans, baby blankets, throws, quilts, fleece blankets, and even store-bought blankets. Our free instructions will teach you how to crochet a blanket border for a crocheted blanket, but the instructions can be adapted to use for crocheting around other types of blankets, too.

Instructions for How to Do Cross Stitch on Crochet

Crochet and Cross Stitch Christmas Tree Square: Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet and Cross Stitch Christmas Tree Square: Free Crochet Pattern

Most people who cross stitch use Aida cloth or similar surfaces to do their stitching, but did you know that you can also work your cross stitch projects onto a crocheted background? Think about all the possibilities this opens up for you as a crocheter. If you have the patience to do this, it means you have zillions more charts to work with than you ever thought you did.

The caveats: This technique is more time consuming than either crochet or cross stitch on its own; and, if you choose a colorful chart, there are tedious numbers of ends to weave in. So, in theory, it sounds great — but in practice, you’ll want to select your cross stitch charts carefully and use ones that don’t require massive numbers of colors. I’ve designed some free cross stitch patterns that are specifically intended to be worked on your crochet projects, and these don’t have unreasonable numbers of loose ends to worry about. If this technique sounds interesting to you, I invite you to give it a try.

Fabric Crochet Instructions

To do the fabric crochet technique, you simply crochet with fabric instead of yarn — but you’d be correct if you were thinking there’s a little more to it than that. See these fabric crochet instructions for more details on how to do this fun and rewarding crochet technique.

Filet Crochet Instructions

Filet Crochet Heart Edging: Free Pattern

Filet Crochet Heart Edging: Free Pattern

Would you like to try using double crochet stitches, chains and other basic stitches to create meshes and blocks you can group in different arrangements to make amazing, solid-colored pictorial designs, alphabet letters, lace designs, and other patterns? If so, filet crochet is going to be a must-try technique for you.

Pictured here: filet crochet heart trim, with free chart.

Wire Crochet Instructions

Crocheting with wire is a little trickier than crocheting with yarn is. The main difference: It isn’t as easy to correct mistakes when you’re working with wire as it is when you’re working with yarn. There are some other little quirks, too; see our wire crochet instructions to learn all the ins and outs of this interesting and useful crochet technique.

Bead Crochet Instructions

This necklace is one of the many projects you could learn how to make with these free bead crochet instructions. I hope you'll enjoy them!!

This necklace is one of the many projects you could learn how to make with these free bead crochet instructions. I hope you’ll enjoy them!!

Beads can transform an ordinary craft project into a spectacular one. We offer free instructions for making bead crochet jewelry and other projects, and we also recommend some excellent bead crochet pattern books you’re likely to enjoy.

Best Crochet Classes in 2024

If you need an instructor to demonstrate crochet stitches and project ideas for you, you’re likely to benefit from taking some crochet classes. I invite you to check out my recommendations for the best crochet classes I’m currently aware of.

So there you have it: Our recommendations for helpful crochet instructions you can use for creating just about any type of crochet project. We hope these crochet instructions are helpful to you as you decide what projects to work on next. Happy crafting!

This page was last updated on 3-1-2024.