Learn To Crochet | Beginner’s Guide to Crochet!

You want to learn to crochet – but where do you start?

Sarah Shrimpton’s upcoming book Beginner’s Guide to Crochet is the perfect starting point as it pairs easy techniques with achievable projects. Don’t take my word for it though – see below for an exclusive preview…


One of the greatest things about Beginner’s Guide to Crochet (in my humble opinion) is that each time you learn to crochet a new stitch or technique, there’s a matching project for you to try immediately afterwards.

learn to crochet - cafetiere cosy

To make this stunning cafetière cosy you only need to have learned chain stitch and double crochet! Believe me, it looks much harder than it is.

learn to crochet baby bunting

This pastel-coloured baby bunting would be the perfect gift for a new mother. With step-by-step instructions, pictures, and even a ‘troubleshooting’ section, even the most apprehensive new crocheter can finish this project.

beginner crochet - leg warmersThere are lots more small projects for you to test out your growing skill-set on. These slouchy ankle warmers combine two different stitches to create a really pretty (but surprisingly simple) pattern.

learn to crochet - yarn basketThere are also bigger projects! You’re sure to impress with this yarny basket, which is my favourite project from the ‘Extreme Crochet’ section. It’s made using t-shirt yarn, so it’s extra chunky! While I can’t guarantee it’ll hold all the yarn you’ll inevitably end up buying, I can say it’ll look gorgeous.

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told…


Bertie and Betty are made for each other. Literally! And I wouldn’t be surprised if you decided to learn to crochet just to start off your own B&B love story.

learn to crochet Bertie and Betty


Bertie & Betty use the same pattern, but Sarah just had to make both because she thought poor Bertie looked lonesome on his own! And now look how happy he is.

As well as this cute pair, you’ll find an abundance of quirky and wonderful beginner crochet projects in this book – like the giant cloud-shaped cushion, the crochet collar and some ultra-handy, neon dish cloths. By adding in her own personable flair, Sarah has really made learning to crochet a fun and light-hearted exercise. No more fretting over complex patterns and instructions – just get stuck in and enjoy it!

Watch our Beginner’s Guide to Crochet trailer to see more from the book:

hope you enjoyed this sneaky preview of Beginner’s Guide to Crochet by Sarah Shrimpton!  If you can’t wait and want to learn to crochet straight away, then good news – you can order a copy of the book now from Stitch Craft Create by following this link!

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