I’ve crocheted since I was a child. My mother and I disagree about when I first picked up a hook, but this set of hooks was a birthday gift while I was still in elementary school. It took me quite a few years to learn that one generally worked from a written set of instructions. This was in the days long before the internet was found in everyone’s home or pocket.
Today if I get stuck with a technique or forget once again how to do a dc-foundation chain, I turn to google or YouTube. There are many resources out there. I watch almost all videos on mute, so I don’t know what the audio is, if any!
- Poetry in Yarn‘s YouTube Channel.
- Marly Bird‘s YouTube Channel.
- The Purl Bee‘s crochet tutorial posts, including how to make the chainless foundation chain.
- Lion Brand also has a very nice crochet learning center.
- There’s also always searching through Ravelry forums.
It wasn’t until I started doing some tech editing that I realized I didn’t own any crochet reference books. I purchased two technique books and a stitch dictionary to have on hand!
- Crocheting in Plain English: Easy-to-follow lessons in patterns, Sensible solutions to nagging problems, The only book any crocheter will ever Need by Maggie Righetti
- A Treasury of Crochet Patterns by Liz Blackwell
- Donna Kooler’s Encyclopedia of Crochet (Leisure Arts #15906) by Donna Kooler
Do you have a favourite crochet resource either traditional (a book) or new (a website or video channel)? Please let me know what it is and why, I’m curious! Next week I plan to discuss some knitting resources that I rely upon.