6 Deceptively Simple Techniques to Learn as a Crochet Beginner

Are you a crochet beginner, but you’re tired of doing the same old single crochet projects over and over again? Do you want to venture out into some new projects, but you’re not sure where to start?

Well, you’ve come to the right place! In this article I want to show you 5 crochet techniques that look very tricky, but are actually not too hard to learn.

So let’s get right into it!

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1. Crochet Lace

The very first simple technique you should learn as a beginner crocheter is crochet lace! Yep, I said it. Crochet lace is not all that hard to make. It looks advanced, but most of the time its very easy. As long as you know simple stitches like double crochet and chains (and how to read a pattern), you will be fine! Here are 4 types of crochet lace for beginners you should check out.

crochet pineapple lace

2. Foundation Single Crochet

Let me ask you a question: have you ever struggled to get your hook in the starting chains of your project? They’re a little too tight, making you just dread the whole first row?

Well, here’s a game changing technique that will solve that problem: foundation single crochet. Foundation single crochet (fsc) can be a little tricky when you first try it, but overall will improve your crochet game greatly if you get it down earlier rather than later.

3. Bead Crochet

This one is a bit more fun…crocheting with beads! Getting started with bead crochet is extremely easy. You can make loads of necklaces and bracelets like the one pictured below, all with a few beads and a simple chain stitch. I promise its not too good to be true – the chain stitch is the only stitch needed!

bead crochet chain bracelet

4. “Elevated” Granny Stitch

You may have already made granny squares as a beginning crocheter, but have you ever heard of the Drunken Granny Stitch?

Funny name, I know – but this stitch is really fun! I call it an “elevated” granny stitch because it has the classic look but it is a little more unique. (They say elevated in food shows, so why not with crocheting too? Haha).

I would consider it even easier than a granny square as it is made back and forth in rows rather than in the round. If you’re looking for a unique new stitch to try that’s super easy, give it a shot!

5. Borders with the Picot Stitch

One great way to add more pizazz to your projects as a beginner is by learning how to do a simple border! Crochet borders are fun and usually not too hard.

One particularly easy border to add to almost any project is a picot border! This article will teach you all the different kinds of picot stitches and how to make them into a custom border.

picot stitches

6. Crocheting a Simple Sweater

Now, if you’re a true beginner this one might sound scary, so hear me out: crochet sweaters are not that hard to make, especially if you choose the right pattern! In fact, if you know how to crochet a rectangle, you can crochet a sweater.

Below you can see the Angelica Cardigan. This free pattern has been made by hundreds of crocheters, many of which have said they were a beginner when they made it! The instructions are easy to follow, and all you have to do is make some rectangles, sew them together, and add sleeves. You can do it!

free crochet cardigan pattern easy


So there you have it – 6 super easy things you can learn as a beginning crocheter! While some of these are easier than others, they are all techniques that you shouldnt’ be afraid to tackle even if you feel like you haven’t been crocheting “long enough.” You can totally do it!


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