If you're new to crochet, scrolling through pages and pages of patterns can be intimidating. I remember when I first started and it was a whole lot of not even knowing what I didn't know. I'd finally find a "perfect" pattern, something adorable yet easy looking, only to realize 3 rows in that I'd inadvertently purchased plans to build a rocket.
Ok, maybe not a rocket. You get what I'm saying, though.
We are here to help. If you have mastered your single and double crochet and are ready to move beyond your basic rectangular scarf, keep reading. I've picked out some great patterns to build your skill set and keep your frustration to a minimum.
Be sure and check out our collection of instructional videos, as well. It's a pretty spectacular resource for learning new stitches.
Shawls, y'all. I've said it before and I'll say it again, shawls are awesome because they look amazing and are super useful, but really they are just big scarves. SUPER EASY. Here's my choice for shawls.
There are several options in here but none that will fry your brain. Click on the photo to see the pattern on our website!
Sometimes shawls feel like a commitment to me, one that I'm not entirely prepared to make. If you're feeling a little like that, try dishcloths. Dishcloths are great for several reasons. #1- They are the one night stand of the knitting/crochet world. No commitment necessary. You'll be done by the end of your favorite soap opera. #2- It's a great way to learn a new stitch without pressure. No major yarn purchase. No worrying about messing up halfway through and having to start over. Try it. If you're not quite ready to take on the Peacock Eye, head back to the Shell. No worries. And here's my pick for crochet dishcloth patterns.
Seriously. How cute is that daisy? These are also great for summer crochet. Again, click the photo to see the patterns on our website.
Two more books I recommend for those getting started in crochet. Yes, there are a million tutorials online. (Ours are totally the best. Ahem.) There will come a day, though, when you're on the subway, or at a coffee shop, or your sister's, and you'll be in the middle of your masterpiece and not know what the heck you are doing. I keep my stitch guide with me in my project bag for just those occasions. If you're just getting started, you may want an intro book, too. Try these.