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How To Crochet for Absolute Beginners Video Course + Giveaway

Beginner-friendly crochet pattern: a pair of fingerless gloves (mitts) video tutorial.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to crochet, even if you’ve never picked up a hook, this video course is for you! Learn all the fundamentals of crochet while making a modern and cozy pair of fingerless mitts.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to crochet, even if you’ve never picked up a hook, this beginner video course is for you! Learn all the fundamentals of crochet while making a modern and cozy pair of fingerless mitts.I know many readers of Make & Do Crew are already enthusiastic crocheters. But for those of you who aren’t, yet wish to be, I want to teach you how!

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’ve been shooting videos like I’m some kind of yarn-obsessed Wes Anderson lately. Well, that’s because I partnered with the video learning community, Skillshare, to create a comprehensive crochet 101 course and it’s live and open for enrollment today!

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to crochet, even if you’ve never picked up a hook, this beginner video course is for you! Learn all the fundamentals of crochet while making a modern and cozy pair of fingerless mitts.This modern crochet fundamentals course covers everything you need to know to get started crocheting, but not a bunch of extra info that will distract you and slow you down. In the course, you’ll learn:

– how to choose a yarn and hook

– how to start any project with a chain stitch

– how to do a single crochet stitch

– how to do a variation on single crochet that results in a look very similar to knitting

– and how to finish a project off, including sewing pieces of crocheting together

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to crochet, even if you’ve never picked up a hook, this beginner video course is for you! Learn all the fundamentals of crochet while making a modern and cozy pair of fingerless mitts.Perhaps the best part of this course is that you will be learning to crochet by making a totally rad pair of fingerless mitts! I had so much fun designing a project that I think is both extremely accessible for beginners AND cool enough to be worth your time to make. (I love washcloths, but really, fingerless mitts are such a cooler first project!)

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to crochet, even if you’ve never picked up a hook, this beginner video course is for you! Learn all the fundamentals of crochet while making a modern and cozy pair of fingerless mitts.If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to crochet, even if you’ve never picked up a hook, this beginner video course is for you! Learn all the fundamentals of crochet while making a modern and cozy pair of fingerless mitts.Check out the course overview video below to get a good idea of everything you’ll learn by spending an hour or two hanging out with me and some yarn. (Or just watch it because we’re usually communicating with each other through blog comments, email and social media and you’re curious what my face looks like when it’s moving…Ha.)

Since childhood I have loved teaching people how to crochet and I would be honored to have the chance to do the same for you or someone you know who wants to learn. I’m always available on the blog, by email or on Instagram to answer your questions as you get started!

It only costs 99 cents to sign up for the first three months of Skillshare, so you can take my crochet course, plus any other Skillshare course you’re interested in (hello, hand lettering class!) for ONE DOLLAR! Seriously. This is so exciting to me. Can we get the whole world crocheting!?

Beginner-friendly crochet pattern: a pair of fingerless gloves (mitts) video tutorial.

Skillshare has graciously allowed me to give 8 people free access to my Modern Crochet 101 course FOR FREE! Simply enter below for your chance to win free access to this course. And honestly, even if you’re not one of the lucky winners, you can still take the course for less than a dollar, so pretty much everyone is a winner! 🙂

(If you win, you can share it with a friend if you already know how to crochet.) This giveaway is open worldwide and will close on Sunday, July 31 at 12 AM MST!  You can also enter through Facebook and Instagram to increase your chances of winning!  I will randomly choose five winners from all the entries. Please share this giveaway with your friends who’d like to learn to crochet! Nothing’s better than having a buddy to crochet with!

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38 Comments

  • Trista
    July 29, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    I really do want to learn to crochet. I’ve had a blanket pinned for months that I really would like to make.

    Reply
  • Melissa
    July 29, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    I want to learn so I can start a small business

    Reply
  • Leia
    July 29, 2016 at 11:56 pm

    Crocheting is a unique way to both relax and be creative. It’s a skill that I’d like to finesse. Thanks for both your tutorials and the chance to win the giveaway.

    Reply
  • Pamela
    July 30, 2016 at 7:00 am

    What a great idea

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  • Dorothy Winter
    July 30, 2016 at 7:17 am

    This would be so cool!

    Reply
  • Debbie
    July 30, 2016 at 7:52 am

    My great-grandmother taught my grandmother to knit & crochet. My grandmother taught my mother to knit & crochet. However, when it came time for my mother to teach me, she ( God bless her) tried & finally said I would never learn. Years later, I decided it was time I learned. I ended up teaching myself, with the help of a co-worker who was able to explain the basics to me. That was 40 years, millions of stitches & many miles of yarn, ago. I will probably be buried with a crochet hook & a skein of yarn.

    Reply
  • Melinda Emerson
    July 30, 2016 at 8:27 am

    my grandmother taught me when I was 9 years old.. I now love making things (espeically toys and dolls) for my grands 🙂 I love your creativness. I teach a Mops group and we’ve used several of your creations for our craft time… thank you!

    Reply
  • Nicole Sender
    July 30, 2016 at 10:41 am

    My mother helped me learn how to crochet. She only knew very basic skills.

    Reply
  • pamela
    July 30, 2016 at 11:20 am

    As I am now into doing gifts for family and friends I am eager to try new ideas.

    Reply
  • Bonnie
    July 30, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    I would love to be chosen for the free class…pick me, pick me!

    Reply
  • Catherine
    July 30, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    My mother taught me at five years old.

    Reply
  • Brenda
    July 30, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    I already crochet but think there is always different ways of doing things’ more to learn!

    Reply
  • Amatul Mohi
    July 30, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    What ever little I have learned over the past week is all because of you..I need to continue to learn more..thanks for giving us the opportunity..

    Reply
  • evelyn
    July 30, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    I sort of taught myself with help from a friend of my Mom’s. I am just a basic crochetter but love it.

    Reply
  • Raj
    July 30, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    Hi ,since long ,learning crochet was on my “to do “list.Thanks for giving me an opportunity to learn it as I wanted to learn by watching!thanks again.

    Reply
  • Sandy
    July 31, 2016 at 8:11 am

    I’ve always wanted to learn how to crochet but have a hard time learning from books or tutorials. Comprehensive videos would make learning this new skill so exciting!

    Reply
  • Kandy Langdon
    July 31, 2016 at 9:20 am

    I would love to improve my crocheting especially when having to sew together items.

    Reply
  • Martha Jeavons
    July 31, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    I learnt to crochet in the 1970s. Hadn’t picked up a hook for yonks’. Then my niece had a baby ,asked if I ccould crochet ,said I could . Now I’m wondering why I stopped. So I am now rather rusty

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  • Kimberly McAllister
    July 31, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    My Mom. and Grandma both crocheted and helped me with it, but I started, to learn at public elementary school. They taught a short course of it in 2nd grade. I didn’t do it for many years and so I relearning now and am loving it. Very relaxing and rewarding.

    Reply
  • Lauren
    July 31, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    Crochet seems like a great way to make gifts for family and friends! Plus, I can do it while listening to audio books or podcasts 🙂 #multitaskingwin
    As a brand new teacher, I don’t have a lot of free time, so it’s important to send my time wisely! Thanks for all of your great crafts and freebies!

    Reply
  • Maria del Carmen
    July 31, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    ME GUSTARIA GANAR PARA TEJER A MIS NIETOS. THANK FOR THE CHANCE! Saludos desde Argentina.

    Reply
  • Joyce
    July 31, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway. Would love to learn.

    Reply
  • Phyllis Sheppard
    July 31, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    Self taught. Love to learn to make these.

    Reply
  • BEATE
    July 31, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    Learned a long time ago in Germany (that’s where I am from) but struggle with the English terminology, so it would be great to start over in English!

    Reply
  • kossy
    September 15, 2016 at 3:08 am

    I want to learn please.

    Reply
  • Donna
    October 8, 2016 at 9:24 am

    I am just getting back into crocheting and would love to make one of those c2c patterns. I just haven’t found a good video on pattern that teachers it clear enough (I don’t know how to read the patterns when they is no written directions). I am hoping I can get some help on here. Thank you in advance for anyone that could help me.

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      October 16, 2016 at 8:52 pm

      Hey Donna,

      Welcome back to crocheting! 😉 This afghan is actually my first C2C project and I learned from the couple of videos: this one from the Crochet Crowd and then 1DogWoof’s extensive list of C2C resources. After watching those, if you have any questions, please feel free to let me know! I’m no expert, but I’ve sure been doing a lot of c2c lately…

      Happy crocheting!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Hannah
    October 24, 2016 at 6:19 am

    Hi! I love those gloves!! I know how to crochet though so I don’t need the course but would love the glove pattern. If I buy the course, is the pattern available in a written format please? Thank you!!

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      October 24, 2016 at 11:00 pm

      Hey Hannah,

      You’re bringing up a good point–the pattern isn’t actually written in the course because it’s voiced over the entire time. Perhaps I’ll get to putting it in written form soon to accompany the course. Given that it’s geared toward complete beginners, it’s quite straight forward, so you could probably just watch the couple of specific videos on making the mitts and I’m guessing you’d have the pattern understood and memorized right away. You can use my instructor’s referral link to take the course for 99 cents if you’re interested. 🙂

      http://skl.sh/2aaucCf

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      • Hannah
        October 25, 2016 at 6:22 am

        Thanks! Sounds good 😉

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  • Alicia K
    October 24, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Hi, I was wondering if there was a way I could just get the pattern for the fingerless mittens without taking the course?

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      October 24, 2016 at 10:53 pm

      Hey Alicia,

      Right now I don’t have just the pattern available, but if you’d like to use my instructor’s referral link, you can take the course for 99 cents. If you already know how to crochet, you could probably skip the first couple of lessons and just get to the mitt creation. 🙂

      http://skl.sh/2aaucCf

      Happy crocheting!

      Jess

      Reply
  • FiberGoddess
    December 16, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Crocheting and knitting are an art form. It’s called fiber art.

    Reply
  • Amypz
    January 10, 2017 at 6:45 am

    I learned to crochet at the age of 22 when my sailor husband sailed on his first deployment. My hands have been busy ever since, my kids don’t know their mom without hooking yarn; the best relaxer for me ever.

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 18, 2017 at 9:08 pm

      It’s such a wonderful life skill, isn’t it? I can remember thinking my mom was so magical because she could make things out of yarn. Now I hope my kids think the same of me! 🙂

      Reply
  • Delores Erwin
    June 10, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Looking for the heirloom blanket pattern. Where can I look?

    Reply

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