Crochet Beginner Techniques

Crochet Beginner TechniquesThere are techniques and some knowledge you will need to know in order for you to complete crochet projects and have them finishing up nicely.

Here are a list of techniques to help you along the way and they cover different areas of crochet.


Crochet Beginner Technique Video Tutorials

  1. Crochet Right Side and Wrong Side
  2. What do Multiples mean in Crochet?
  3. How to Yarn Over in Crochet?
  4. Decrease in Crochet Stitches
  5. Spray Block Crochet Projects (This is an easy technique to get crochet projects into the right shape)
  6. Weave in Ends on Crochet Projects
  7. What is Gauge in Crochet? (Gauge is also known as ‘tension’)
  8. Crochet Turn – To Make a New Row
  9. Joining Yarn & Adding a New Color
  10. Types of Crochet Yarn & Their Different Uses

All the best,

Paula Daniele


200 Crochet Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets

200 Crochet Tips Techniques and Trade SecretsThe basics of crochet are very quick to master, but feeling confident about how to move beyond the basics and create a stylish, professional finish for all your crochet projects is a common dilemma faced by many crocheters.

Presented in an easy-to-use format arranged by topic and cross-referenced, so you can dip in and out as needed for advice, this book offers hundreds of answers, fixes, insider tips, and secrets to help you along the way.

Divided into sections that cover a multitude of topics such as:

choosing the right hook for you, putting gauge measurements to work, fool-proof ways of turning, quick fixes for uneven edges, shaping with increases and decreases, how to make neat corners, marking essentials, dealing with yarn ends, choosing the right seam and even how to look after crochet garments, 200 Crochet Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets contains a wealth of technical knowledge and handy tips.

Aimed at all crocheters, from the beginner to the more experienced, this book is a valuable addition to any craft library.


About Paula

I'm the Crochet Designer, Teacher & Video Producer of Crochet Hooks You.

I taught myself how to crochet when I was a young girl and quickly picked up how to crochet the granny square and got hooked. Read More.


  1. Sue says:

    Could you please do a tutorial video on a baby high top bootie – for some reason I seem to be able to follow your instructions very easily – not like some.


    • Paula says:

      Hello Sue,

      I have video tutorials of a high top baby bootie and you can make the top of these booties as high as you like. You can find the tutorials at

      I’m so happy to hear that you find my instructions easy to follow. 🙂

      I hope you enjoy making my booties.

      All the best,

  2. Jennifer says:

    Hello I am just learning to crochet and I have been trying to make a granny square but when I do mine turns out to be a circle instead of a square so I thought that I just messed up but then I tryed again and it still did a circle Im confused please help! thanks alot

  3. Tammy says:

    I am a beginner in the world of crochet. I find myself confused more often than not. I came across this site by accident and found a gold mine of new knowledge. I watched quite a few of the tutorials and went Aha! That’s how it’s done. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. I will come back soon to learn more and bring my crocheting friends.

  4. Di says:

    I just watched your video about the turning chain. It’s the easiest and best I’ve seen and works well for me. I’ve always disliked the happy three chain turn but couldn’t figure out a better way. Thanks very much.

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