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Beginner Crocheting: Square Knot and Chain Stitch


Updated April 13, 2012
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Before you check out our beginner crochet patterns, learn all there is to know about beginner crocheting, from the square knot to the chain stitch, with this video from Patty Biehler. Once you learn these basics, you'll be ready to try out all kinds of free, easy crochet patterns.


Once you've mastered this beginner's crocheting technique, try out these fun crochet projects:  Anything Clutch, Extra Cushy Pet Rug, and this Striped Crochet Afghan.


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very well explained

Awesome video. Much better than reading it (I'm a visual learner) and trying to figure out the posture of the fingers, etc.

I have been reading a book on beginners crochet and this really helped to make sure I'm doing it correctly. Thank you!!

Do you know of a better video that I can learn how to crochet...anxiously waiting!

Hi, TerryJacobs 6950458. Have you checked out our sister site AllFreeCrochet.com? We have a YouTube channel with tons of tutorial videos! Here's the URL: www.youtube.com/allfreecrochet Enjoy! --Editors of FaveCrafts

This knot is called a slip knot (a square knot is not adjustable). While it was not done incorrectly, it was the hardest way to make a slip knot and hold yarn that I have ever seen. She is correct that there are many ways (not one right way) to hold yarn, but I would not recommend that beginners try this method unless other methods are awkward for them.

I thought this was a poor video to show a beginner. It was awkward and used poor technique (in my opinion).


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