Free Crochet Instructions

Knitting. Hand Crochet. Female hand knit hook. Top view. Knitting in woman hands
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If you're new to crochet you may not know where to start. Should you make a blanket? A scarf? Maybe something else entirely? Here you will find a wide variety of free crochet instructions from how to do basic stitches and various projects you can tackle.

  • 01 of 09

    Learn to Crochet

    Crochet Instructions -- We've Posted Step by Step Crochet Tutorials and Instructions

    The Spruce / Amy Solovay

    If you've never crocheted before and you're a total beginner, our guide to beginner crochet is the best place to start. This is also a great starting point if you learned how to crochet years ago, but you're feeling rusty and need a refresher. You'll find instructions for everything a beginner would need to know, starting with the ​basic stitches.

  • 02 of 09

    Crochet Dishclothes and Washcloths

    Crochet Project Instructions

    The Spruce / Michael and Amy Solovay

    Dishcloths and washcloths might not seem too exciting, but they are some of the easiest crochet projects to start out with. This page features general instructions for crocheting dishcloths and washcloths, plus links to free crochet patterns for these types of projects.

  • 03 of 09

    How to Crochet Hats

    Here you will find a range of free hat patterns. Each project featured includes photos of each hat design, so you can easily browse through your choices and pick one you like. Then all you have to do is click through to get the free pattern and instructions.

  • 04 of 09

    How to Crochet a Scarf

    Here you'll find instructions on how to crochet a simple scarf. This is one of the most basic patterns you'll find so it's absolutely perfect for beginners. It's filled with tips and doesn't feature abbreviations in case you haven't dipped your toe in that realm of crochet yet. Once you master this scarf, you will feel emboldened to find a bunch of other free scarf patterns to make for you or your friends and family.

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  • 05 of 09

    How to Crochet a Blanket

    Get Free Crochet Afghan Instructions

    The Spruce / Amy Solovay

    There are endless possibilities when it comes to crocheting different blankets. You can make a simple blanket all featuring one stitch or you can make a custom blanket that's composed of custom afghan squares like the one shown here. Want instructions for how to crochet a blanket or afghan? You'll find plenty of possibilities here on The Spruce Crafts.

  • 06 of 09

    How to Crochet Different Edging Patterns

    Lacy Baby Blanket Border

    The Spruce / Amy Solovay

    One of the best parts about crochet is how easy it is to customize the most basic projects. One of the easiest ways to add flair and originality to your crochet projects is to crochet an edging. Here you will find free instructions for difference crochet borders and edgings.

    Pictured here is a baby blanket with a lacy baby blanket border.

  • 07 of 09

    Filet Crochet Instructions

    Filet Crochet Heart Trim

    The Spruce / Amy Solovay

    Filet crochet is a popular technique that can give you remarkable results. The technique involves using basic crochet stitches to form open meshes and filled-in areas or blocks. Using filet crochet, you can create gorgeous projects that resemble lace; you can also crochet things like alphabet charts and interesting pictorial designs.​

  • 08 of 09

    Bead Crochet Instructions

    Bead Crochet Projects

    The Spruce / Amy Solovay

    Beads and crochet are an amazing combination; beads add a whole new layer of texture, dimension and visual interest to a crochet project.

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  • 09 of 09

    Cro-Tatting Crochet

    Cro-tatting is an interesting technique; the finished projects you make using this technique look like tatting, but they're crocheted. If you're in the mood to experiment this is a great technique to try.

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