First things first, learn how to hold a crochet hook in one hand and yarn in the other.
Front loops, back loops, both loops, posts, and how to count stitches.
Learn what it means to yarn over – the most basic building block of almost every stitch.
Learn how to understand crochet pattern instructions.
How to count rounds, and use stitch markers to keep track of where you are.
Once you’ve crocheted a few rounds, you work will naturally curve. But which side is right or wrong?
How to create a slip knot, crochet a foundation chain, and the following rows
Made a mistake? Don't sweat it. Learn how to undo your mistakes and get back on track.
Also known as a magic ring, magic circle, adjustable ring, or drawstring ring. This is a popular way to start round crochet pieces.
This is the first step to begin some crochet techniques, such as a chain or slip stitch join.
Learn the basic technique to start flat crochet pieces
Another quick crochet stitch, often used to create loops like basket handles, or embellishments like doll hair.
Use this technique to crochet new rows.
One of the quickest stitches in crochet, often used as part of the technique to fasten off a round crochet piece.
The basic stitch for crochet, including amigurumi.
Single crochet twice into the same stitch, to make your piece grow larger. Learn both the regular increase and invisible increase.
Reduce the size of your piece by turning two stitches into one. Learn both the regular decrease and invisible decrease.
Learn how to change colors less noticeably when crocheting in the round.
This stitch is the halfway point between a single and double crochet stitch.
The double crochet stitch is twice the height of a single crochet stitch.
Crochet 5 double crochet stitches together to create a bobble stitch.
Circles, rectangles, and now ovals, oh my!
Also known as craft eyes, these are small pieces of round plastic that give life to your toys.
Two ways to stuff amigurumi to keep your piece looking smooth.
When you're done crocheting a piece, fasten off to keep your stitches secure. Then follow the tutorials below to either weave in the yarn tail or use it to sew this piece onto another.
How to fasten off and weave in the yarn tails of a self-contained piece of amigurumi, like a ball.
How to fasten off, and prep a piece where the edge will be visible and even when attached to another piece.
How to end a piece crocheted in rows.
Now that you have all the pieces of your amigurumi, learn how to sew them together, also known as joining amigurumi.
How to embroider details onto your amigurumi securely, and with no ends visible.