Crocheting Tips

Crocheting Tips & Ideas From My Favorite Craft


Beautiful & Free, Easy Crochet Patterns

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Free Crochet Patterns For Slouchy Hats

Slouchy hats are very popular now so many people are looking for patterns in order to crochet a hat like that. Here are three free patterns for you:

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The reversible textures slouchy hat pattern is a little bit more advanced then the other two patterns. You need to have intermediate crochet skills for that one. If you are looking for a very super easy crochet slouchy hat pattern, you might want to try the one called  “really easy slouchy hat”. This free pattern is very very easy, and is a perfect choice if you are novice to crochet and want to start your first project!



Crochet Beanie Patterns for Beginners

To crochet a beanie might be one of the most common crochet patterns we have and good crocheting tips if you want a fast crochet project. Most people that know anything about crochet I guess have one time in their life been crocheting a beanie hat!

These following free beanie patterns are all very beautiful and popular! Just click the link to come to the download page!

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These easy crochet beanie hat patterns are all beginner patterns, so they are very simple to make. The patterns are clear and easy to follow! To crochet a beanie does not take very long and is a very good beginner project! Why not crochet several of them, they make perfect gifts!


Some  Crocheting Tips:

  • When your crochet project is finished you will have some loose ends strings hanging. Use a tapestry needle with a large eye in order to fasten the string, instead of using the hook, it is much easier!
  • Place your yarn in some kind of box or container while crocheting. It helps the yarn to stay clean. You can also use a plastic bag and tie the top; only having the yarn coming out.
  • A good way of keeping your hooks is to use an old plastic bottle. If you travel and just want to bring a few of your hooks; use a tooth brush holder…that’s perfect for travel.
  • Paper clips or safety pins are perfect stitch counters – no need to buy something extra.


Crochet Tutorial – Simple Slouchy Hat

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Crochet Flower Patterns:

I love flowers…on everything.. it is like a nice addiction! So here are some crochet patterns with flowers that I found. They are all easy crochet patterns – free for beginners that want to try on some crochet.

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The “Emiry Beanie” is such a cute beanie and I really love the colors of the sample; it feels like spring I think…Really lovely colors. This pattern is very simple so even if you are a crochet beginner I think you will make this pattern without hassle.

Even the headband is a very easy crochet pattern, and might be a great starting project for anyone new to crochet. The “simple spring time flower hat” is in fact also a simple pattern, even if the designer said you will need intermediate crochet skills to make it without problem.

You need to know: ss, dc, dc2tog, dc3tog and how to read a pattern. (Here you will find Myfavoritecrafts resource pages for crochet: Basic Crochet instructions and Simple Video Instructions.)

All the other free crochet flowers patterns are also crochet patterns for beginners – and I think many of us have started out with making crochet flowers!

The only exception might be the cute different headbands called: Butterfly and Flowers Headband. They can be a little bit trickier for a newbie, but I am sure you will make these beautiful headband patterns even if you do not have so much experience!

They are all good crocheting tips for anyone who loves flowers!


Crocheted Summer Bags

Crochet your own bag…simple crochet summer patterns and great crocheting for beginners – and so fun to make! Make them as gifts – it will be very appreciated! Sponsored ads

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The above free crochet bag patterns are all made for beginners and the patterns are easy to put together.  The bag pattern called “summer beach tote” is crocheted in rounds and therefore made very fast.

People that have tried the pattern are very satisfied and they say that the descriptions in the pattern are very easy to follow! This particular bag ens up being a large one! Also the stripe bag is a large one  - perfect for shopping! The small crochet bag pattern or your makeups are so easy that you can make it even if you have never been croceting before! You can be a total crochet novice! red

Beginner Crochet Class

Crochet beginners sometimes find it hard to get started properly. At the first, crocheting can seem rather complicated. When you try to read the patterns, even if you start with some easy crochet patterns; it might all look weird and hard to understand; but once you start trying you will se it really is not!

The fastest basic crochet stitches instructions you can get you will find here:  Start Learning From The Experts Today!  You will get excellent help to start you crochet journey. If you attend this class and the grab some simple free crochet patterns from this site, you will get kick started in crocheting. Crocheting for beginners

It really is the best way to get started; to get the basic crochet stitches and techniques and start making simple, but great crocheting items right from the beginning.

Get hold on the right teachers who will give you the basic crochet stitch instructions and soon you will be going on with your projects. One good tip is to learn the crochet stitches one by one, then you will be just fine.

Remember this:  Once you made one crochet item you will get “hooked”, and sooner than you think be working on the second one! Get some free baby crochet pattern on this page: Click here and some free crochet patterns for children here.

On the childrens page you will find some really cute free crochet animal hats pattern; for example owl hat patterns. on the baby patterns site you can find absolutely adorable baby hat patterns, baby booties patterns and free baby toys patterns!

The art of crocheting is now taking the whole world with storm! It’s no longer only grandma’s that are crocheting - people all ages are discovering this great craft of creating beautiful crocheting items!

Find some crochet tips and tricks here to help you with the patterns.

You might also like : Crochet Basics that gives you some ideas when choosing projects, and Crochet Instructions that describe the basic stitches and abbreviations. Crochet Tips fromCrochetMe. Sponsored ads:

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Basic Crochet Stitches Instructions And Abbreviations

Crochet Stitches Instructions

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It can be confusing in the beginning understanding the crochet language, but as soon as you have learned and then practiced a little bit, you will find it very easy!

Here are some easy instructions if you belong to them needing some crocheting tips to get started.

 Basic Crochet Abbreviations

It all can look hard and almost impossible to grasp, but don’t worry! You just try to learn the basic abbreviations, one at a time and soon you will remember them! You will need to know them in order to read crochet patterns smoothly.

Let’s start:


CH – Chain Stitch


DEC – Decrease

DC – Double Crochet

DB DEC – Double Decrease


INC – Increase


HDC – half-double crochet


REP – Repeat

RND – Round


SC – Single Crochet

SK – Skip

SL ST- Slip Stitch

SP(S) – Spaces

ST(S) – Stitches


YO – Yarn Over


Learning Basic Crochet Stitches


“Chain stitch”

To start crocheting a chain you need to make “slip knot”. After that you pass the hook underneath the yarn and pull it through and catching the yarn with the hook. Understand?

The next step you have to do is to draw the yarn back in the loop in order to create your first chain. This is called “yarn over” when you take your hook and pass it underneath the yarn.

Now you can continue making the chain as long as you wish, or as the crochet pattern tells you!

“Slip Stitch”

The ‘slip stitch” is a special stitch for making “rounds” to the crocheting projects. This stitch has no tallness can not be made into rows.

A slipstitch is made like this: First you have to insert your hook in the chain and after that you make a “yarn over” and finish drawing a loop when your hook passes the chain. Then draw the new loop by passing the “old loop”.

“Single crochet stitch”

A tip is to practice this stitch like this:

Create a chain of let’s say fifteen chain stitches. After that; insert your hook in the second one. Make a “Yarn over” and draw a loop going through the “chain”. Make another “Yarn over” and draw the new loop through two loops on your hook.

When you are coming to the end of the row; make a ‘single crochet”; then “chain 1” and after that turn the project.

“Half double crochet stitch”

Here is a way of practicing this stitch:

Make a row of chain stitches, around fifteen or so, and then “y o” the hook.

Then insert your hook in chain number three, (the first two chain stitches will serve like one “half double crochet” stitch) and make a “yarn over”.

Pull the yarn through the stitch and yarn over the hook again. Then pull the yarn through all the three loops on your hook. Now you have made a “half double crochet”! Continue to make the same stitch in each chain stitch across.

The last thing to do is crochet two chain stitches before turning the crocheting project.

“Double crochet stitch”

Here is how to create a “Double crochet stitch”:

First you start with making a“yarn over” you hook, then put the hook in chain number four. Once more make a “yarn over” and after that pull your yarn through the two loops you have on the hook. When done that; make a “y o” one more time and finish with pulling the yarn through the remaining two loops on the hook.

Continue practicing by creating a ‘double crochet stitch” in each chain stitch left, and finish your little training project with making three chain stitches and then turn.

If you want to watch Crochet Stitches Instructions on video tutorials you can click the link.

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The art of crochet has been around for a long, long time. Crocheting has been a noble art, and the items of crocheting worn only by people affording a high class lifestyle.

Today, crochet is for everyone that loves this craft. Many people buy items made by crocheting, while other loves to master the handicraft themselves!

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