How to Crochet for Beginners NEW RIGHT HAND tutorial by Naztazia


Hi i’m Donna Wolfe from naztazia.com Today I’ll show you how to crochet for beginners. This is the right-handed
version. Please check the link in the comments for the left-handed video. To
begin you’ll need some supplies. The first thing you need is some yarn. I
happen to like Red Heart Super Saver yarn in a lighter color. And you’ll need
a crochet hook. I like an aluminum crochet hook in a size H or five
millimeter. Next there are two popular ways that crocheters hold their
crochet hook. The first is like a dinner knife. You place your pointer finger and
thumb about a third of the way down on the hook. And the bottom part of the hook
remains in the palm of your hand. The second method is like a pencil. With this
version, the bottom of the hook sits more on the side of the first finger. There
are also several ways to hold the yarn. I happen to favor the classic or vintage
method. In this case the yarn is placed in the other hand and wrapped around the
pointer finger. And then the thumb and middle finger hold the yarn like this. Some crocheters like to place the yarn
between their two fingers instead. While other crocheters hold the yarn in yet
other ways. Whatever feels comfortable for you is perfectly fine. The very first
technique in crochet is the slip knot. This helps give a more solid start to
the work. There are several methods to do this. And I will show you two of them. The
first is to leave about 4 to 5 inches of yarn unworked. Then wrap the yarn from
the yarn skein around your pointer finger like this, in a clockwise motion.
Tuck the yarn under the loop and pull it through. And then pull it tighter. That’s a slipknot. Another way to make a slip knot
is to first make a loop with your fingers. Then wrap the yarn around your thumb like this. Push the yarn through the loop and pull
it through. Then tighten the slip knot. It is now time to insert the hook into the
loop. Pull on the yarn end from the yarn
skein to tighten the loop around the hook. You don’t want it too tight, but you
don’t want it too loose either. The chain is the next important technique in
crochet. It is made up of little loops that form a foundation for the other
stitches. To make a chain, place the hook in your hand and the yarn in the other
hand. Place the hook downward, catch the yarn, and wrap the yarn like this. Now
with the hook part of the crochet hook, pull that yarn through the existing loop
already on the hook. That is chain number 1. The slipknot we made before does not
count as a chain. This is our first chain. And we repeat the process. Use the hook
end to pull that yarn down and then through the existing loop on the hook.
That is now chain number 2. And we’ll do it again. Notice how I’m
trying to let the yarn flow over my finger while at the same time I’m trying
to regulate the tension so it’s not too tight nor too loose. And there’s the
third chain. And now the fourth chain. Keep going
until you make a total of 21 chains. Remember that slip knot does not count as a chain. Here’s what my 21 chains look like.
The next topic we’re going to cover is one of the basic stitches in crochet
called the single crochet. After making the 21
chains, prepare your hands again for crocheting. We’re going to skip that very
first chain. In crochet we oftentimes skip one chain or more so that the first
stitch doesn’t become too tight. In that next chain insert your hook. There are
several ways to insert your hook into a chain. But the easiest for beginners is
just to grab that top loop like this. Wrap your yarn around and pull it
through. Now you have two loops on your hook. Wrap the yarn around the hook again, also
called a yarn over, and pull it through both loops. You have just made one single crochet. Find the next chain. In this chain we’ll
repeat the process again. Insert the hook into the chain’s center hole. You’ll want
to ensure that top loop of the chain is on your hook. Yarn over and pull that
through the chain’s top loop. Yarn over, and pull through both loops on
the hook. And that is single crochet number two. I’ll do this again. Insert hook into the
chain, yarn over, pull through, yarn over again, then pull through both
loops on the hook. There are three single crochet stitches. Continue making these
until you have a total of 20 single crochet stitches on this row. 18. Nineteen. And twenty. I have a total of 20 single
crochet stitches on this row. Now it is time for row two. We’re still going to
make single crochet stitches but where we place them is going to be slightly
different. At the end of row one, prior to beginning row two, we’re going to make a
chain one. This elevates our work a bit so it matches the height of the next row’s
stitches. And turn the work like this. We are going to skip that first chain.
And basically pretend it is not there. Now we’re going to make our first single
crochet of this row into the last single crochet of the previous row. And we enter
our hook into the stitch from underneath like this. Yarn over and pull through both loops.
I’ll show this again. Insert the hook underneath the two top
loops of the previous row’s stitch. Yarn over, and then pull through both loops. Insert the hook here, yarn over, and pull through loops. And once more. Insert the hook, yarn over, pull through. Be sure to count every stitch as you
work to ensure each row has 20 stitches on it. Sometimes that last stitch can be
a bit confusing. And there’s my 20 single crochet
stitches. For your next row and all subsequent rows you will continue doing
what you did on row 2. You will make one chain, and then turn the work. Skip the first chain and proceed with putting one single
crochet over each and every stitch from the previous row. After you have made 20
rows of 20 stitches your work will look something like this. To finish crochet, you will need to cut the yarn approximately 8 inches or so
from where the hook and last stitch were made. This is called the tail end. I like
to make a chain before I finish my work Then pull the yarn through like this. And
then really tug on the yarn to tighten it. These blunt tip yarn needles work great
for sewing in or weaving in the tail-end. I find really squeezing the yarn end’s
tip flat helps it go through the eye of the needle easier. On the side that won’t be noticed as
much, begin taking small stitches with the yarn needle like this. These little stitches are helping to
weave in the yarn ends. I also like to pierce the yarn a bit to create extra
friction. This will help keep the ends from unraveling or coming undone. Once you are finished weaving in the
ends, use the scissors to clip off the excess yarn. And that’s it. You will also
have to remember to weave in that beginning tail end too. And now you have a nice square that you can use to set down your cellphone on or your keys. I
probably should also mention of how to fix mistakes in crochet. If you are
counting and noticed you skipped a stitch or made the wrong stitch, remove
the crochet hook then slowly and carefully pull on the end that is
connected to the yarn skein. This will remove the loops. Once you remove the
incorrect stitches, place your crochet hook back in and continue crocheting
away. And now you know the basics of crochet. To get more videos like this
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24 thoughts on “How to Crochet for Beginners NEW RIGHT HAND tutorial by Naztazia

  • NEW Videos Wednesday! Please SUBSCRIBE! This is the RIGHT HAND version. If you would like the LEFT HAND version, please click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uf-2NZZOT4&list=PL-Wznh_zZEy9VhQf21UF8UMnvqyhKHPUf

  • As I said many times , you are a great teacher…whatever I know about chrochet is because of you… your tutorial makes everything easy n Interesting…. thanks once again …πŸ‘πŸ‘β€β€β€β€β€πŸŒ·πŸŒ·πŸŒ·πŸŒ·πŸŒ·πŸŒ·πŸ˜˜

  • I'm the pencil-type crochet-hook holder when I'm using my right hand, and the knife-type when I'm using my left hand. I don't know why. Anybody else share the same trait?☝😁
    I'm the only one who knows how to crochet in my family (taught at school in 1989 when I was 8-9 years old…even my school friends already forget how to crochet 😒). Now my niece seems eager to learn the skill, so I gave her this channel (cause I know she loves beautiful colors, just like me). I think she's starting to master the basics. God bless YouTube, the internet, and awesome teachers that make awesome tutorial like you. πŸ’• Thank you!

  • Great job! πŸ‘ I already know how to crochet, and I always thought someone should teach the very basic steps for those who want to begin crocheting. You just did exactly that. If I were a beginner, this video would be my β€œbible” to learn how to do it. Good job! 🌟

  • Thank you very much I love following along with your tutorials 🌝 especially the ones on the Tunisian crochet

  • Good evening my dear love the video just finished what you have done. Now I am off to the shop to get more wool to start making lots of squares. My husband so happy he's just told me that now he's got to watch he's favorite programs in peace

  • When you come to the third row the chain you skipped in row 2 how do you insert the hook into the stitch if there's no stitch but a hole? I am still learning hope my question makes sense. Thank you for your time. I love your videos.

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