Chapter 1: Get a Grip

Louie's Loops

Beginner difficulty




Holding your yarn and hook correctly is one of the most important aspects of crocheting. Bad habits can make even the most simple stitch look sloppy. So, before we get started, let’s cover some basic tips on handling your tools.

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What you'll learn

What you'll need

Cotton Yarn



Any color

Crochet Hook

G6 / 4.00 mm


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The Pattern

01Holding the Hook

There are two basic ways most people hold crochet hooks, we’ll be calling them the “Spoon Grip” and the “Pencil Grip” because you hold them like a spoon and a pencil!

The Spoon Grip

My personal preference, the spoon grip, is great for things like amigurumi, aka small stuffed crocheted creatures. In this position you get the best range of movement with your wrist and also get more strength so pulling yarn through tiny stitches is easier as well. I would suggest beginners start with this grip.

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29 thoughts on “Crocheting 101: How to Crochet for Complete Beginners”

  1. Could you please put the download for the course where it is easier to find. I have looked all over the site but I cannot find the free download of the course. It states that the kit is sold out and I don’t see where there is a place to download. Thank you, I would really like to be able to follow along with the printed version also.

    • I did finally find the pdf. You need to go into the lesson on the video. I was looking everywhere else for it. Sorry and thank you.

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