Have you been yearning to learn to crochet? Or maybe you used to know how years ago and want to refresh your memory. Here are a few great beginners tutorials to get started down the road to crocheting.
The very basics. Here are two tutorials that will get you started with the very basics, like casting on and getting your first rows completed. The first tutorial on the web site "Instructables" is a very good place to learn how to start the stitches. It has good photos, written explanations and video. Here is another tutorial from the blog, "Do You Mind If I Knit". It is starting you off on how to make squares for an afghan. The step-by-steps are so clear and broken down, it is very good for beginners. Don't be frustrated if you find different techniques or varying tips from different crochet teachers. Find it as a way to learn what will be best for you.
Second step & beyond. Once you've got the basics down, you can use these skills to start creating the building blocks that will help you actually make a crocheted item, like a blanket, scarf or hat. "Instructables" takes you on first, second, third, and fourth steps for creating squares. "Do You Mind" takes you onto creating a granny square in her tutorial. Once you collect enough squares, you can assemble them into your desired product.
As you are starting out, remember that practice makes perfect. Use your first few projects for experimenting. A large part of crocheting and knitting is finding a rhythm and body memory. Your hands will start working without you having to concentrate too hard, once you've had a chance to get a feel for it and get enough practice under your belt. And when that happens, you'll be addicted!