Quick and Easy Crochet First Makes

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Quick and Easy Chain Stitch Bracelet

This bracelet is a great way to practice your chain stitch.

If you need a reminder it goes something like this: With your slip knot on the hook – Wrap your yarn around the hook, then draw the loop back through the stitch on your hook.

I’m using some old beads, the essentials merino DK wool by Rico and a size 4.5mm hook. Continue reading

The Infamous Granny Square

It’s official! I love Granny Squares – they are amazing building blocks and can be used individually as face cloths, pot holders and coasters or sewn together to make beautiful bags, blankets, scarfs, headbands and clothes.

As the Granny Square is worked in circles / rounds from the centre out, you can make them as big or small as you like. The one I’m going to take you through is quite traditional and has 3 rounds.

They are a great crochet first make and I’ve put together this step by step Granny Square Guide to get you started. Ready? Continue reading

Anyone for crochet? The triple treble (UK) or double treble (US) stitch

The last stitch I’m going to take your through is known as the triple treble in the UK or double treble in the US. It’s a tall stitch and often used for open lace work.

1. Once you have made your foundation row, wrap the yarn around your hook 3 times.

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Crochet Stitch Summary Chart

Hopefully my step by step guide to crochet stitches has helped you in your happy hooking journey!

I’ve summarise these stitch techniques into a chart to help as a quick reminder.