Crochet

I have mentioned some of these terms on the crochet pages, but thought I would put them on this page, just so that they are in one place. There is a lot of help out there on the internet as I am sure you will know.


If you get stuck give me a shout on the forum and I will try and help you out :) there is a seperate forum:
Crochet forum



  Then once you have the basics - follow this guide on making flowers. Basically crochet is pushing your hook into your work and pulling the yarn through, holding the hook in one hand and the yarn in the other.

To start you need to know the following terms:

  • Ch - Chain - this is the basic start for most crochet, it is just pulling the thread through the loop on your hook
  • SS - push your hook through and pull through the yarn, and at the same time pull through the loop on your hook, I sometimes can't do this as one movement, you just need to remember not to pull a new lot of yarn through.
  • DC - Double crochet (this is know as SC - single crochet in the US), push through and pull your yarn through, 2 loops on hook, pull yarn through both loops.
  • TR - Treble crochet (this is know as DC - double crochet in the US), wrap yarn around the hook first, push through pull yarn through, 3 loops on hook, pull through 2 then pull through remaining 2. This gives a 'taller' stitch than double.
  • DTR - Double treble - wrap yarn around the hook twice first, push through pull yarn through, 4 loops on hook, pull through 2, pull through 2, then pull through remaining 2.  This gives a 'taller' stitch than treble.
  • HTR - Half treble - wrap yarn around the hook first, push through pull yarn through, 3 loops on hook, pull through all 3 loops. this gives a 'fatter' stitch.
  • Finish - just by breaking the thread with a few inches left, and pull through the loop on the hook, and then weave in the end.


  • All stitches are really made up using a combination of these - well pretty much.


      Carolyn Woodruff Sept 2011