Making Your First Pattern!

You’re finally here. This has got to be a moment of relief. Well, let’s get into it! This is a scarf that I made with chunky yarn so it is easier to see. I would recommend using chunkier yarn because you can do more with a big hook than with thin yarn and a small hook.

Materials:

  • Chunky yarn color of your choice (I used pink Bernat Blanket Brights)
  • A 9mm/M hook.

Abbreviations (What you’ll find in the pattern to make it more concise):

  • SK – Slip Knot
  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet

The Pattern:

To start, make a slip knot

ch 300

Now, in the third chain from the hook, sc 1 and continue down the row of chains. (298 sc)

(Now, ch 1 and in the third chain from the hook, make another single crochet. (298 sc))

Now all you have left to do is repeat that until you have 12 rows. It’s that simple!

If you enjoyed the first section of “How to Crochet,” then I encourage you to keep on going!

How to Make a Single Crochet

To really make anything with depth, you need to know how to single crochet. (abbreviated as sc) Now to really get started. After this, you’ll try your very first pattern (an infinity scarf.) For that, you will need to know how to make a slip knot, chain, single crochet. Now, lets get on into it.

Once you have made your row of chains, you can turn your yarn, and in the third chain from the hook, insert your hook.

Note: You only insert your hook in the third chain when you are beginning a row of single crochet. When you make a second single crochet, insert your hook in the next chain.

Inserting hook into second chain from the hook.

After that, yarn over.

Yarn over

Now, pull your hook through the first loop and yarn over again. Now, pull through the two loops on your hook and your done!

Pulling through both loops

Now you’ve done it. But there is one special thing about single crochet. When you reach the end of a row, chain one and turn. This will count as your first single crochet. Then start over! Push your hook through the second stitch from the hook, and make your second row! If you are still confused, you can watch this video to help:

How to make a single crochet

How to Make a Chain

As much as the human body’s functions and crochet are completely different, cells and chains are pretty similar. Much like the cell theory, I have developed the first chain theory. The chain theory states:

  • All crocheted things are build off chains (mostly)
  • Chains are the smallest unit of crochet
  • All chains are built off more chains (except for the first one)

Now despite some mishaps, this theory is going to change the face of crocheting as we know it.

Okay, I know that was a bit weird, but seriously, that’s crazy! Anyway, lets jump on into it.

Once you’ve finished your slip knot, begin by pulling the yarn in your left hand and pulling it up around the back end of your hook.

Yarn over (yo)

Now, with your first and third fingers, pull the loop over your yarn over. This can be easily done by putting the yarn that you took over in the notch on your hook and pulling your loop over as shown in the video.

How to Make a Chain

How You Hold Your Yarn

This article is all about you. Yes, I said it, all about you. Now while that may seem awfully weird, this is really all about you. This is completely up to you, and I think that if you watch this video, you will understand who this is really all about you.

This video will show you how to hold your yarn.

How to Tie a Slip Knot

The slip knot is a crucial part to starting almost all projects. Whether you’re making a scarf, amigurumi, or just changing colors, it is useful. To start, hold your yarn taut in both hands.

Holding yarn taught in both hands

Now, make a loop with the right side above the left. (Make sure to have some yarn left on the right side.)

Make a loop with the right side over the left.

Now, with the right side, push it through the loop (without pulling all the way through)

Pulling the right side through to a loop.

Now, pull on the left side of yarn to tighten.

Tightening the loop

Now, to fit your hook to the loop, stick your hook through the loop and pull the right side.

A finished slip knot!

And your done! Once you catch on, you can do it in almost no time at all. You can now start almost any project. If the pictures didn’t really help here is a short video to help instruct you: