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Knitting and Crochet: Crochet

This guide is in support of knitting and crochet workshops given by the UGA Libraries, Spring 2023.

How to Crochet

Crochet basics

The Crochet Guild of America provides good Learn Crochet videos, text-based how-to, and basics of crochet terminology. Organized by if you are left-handed or right-handed.  

Explore crochet at The Spruce Crafts. Crochet only has a few basic stitches, but these can be combined in hundreds of ways to create different textures and shapes.

Videos to learn crochet

What to Crochet This social media site is known for knitting, but is has an extensive library of crochet patterns, too. Includes discussion boards and a database of 250K patterns. Free registration is required.

Crochet is particularly suited to working "in the round" and for lace-type items. 

  • Animgurumi - 3D shapes and stuffed animals.
  • Hats - with or without a place for a ponytail.
  • Baskets - because we all need a place to put our stuff.
  • Snowflakes - a little more advanced because of the thin yarn, but a quick project.

Crochet is also popular for dishcloths and face scrubbies, blankets of all sizes and weights, shawls and scarves. You can also make more advanced clothing and household items. If you can think of it, someone has probably made a crochet version of it. 

STEM crochet

Crochet can be used to communicate STEM concepts. The results are fun to look at whether you understand the concepts of not.

Crochet history

Crochet Through History | Crochet | Interweave
Crochet is not as old of a craft as knitting, but the adaptability of crochet has led to new innovations over the centuries. There are entire families of crochet styles such as Irish crochet and tapestry crochet. 

These items are from websites and other online sources not affiliated with UGA Libraries