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Ultimate List of Crochet Skill Building Resources!

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Are you searching for ways to advance your crochet skills? I put together a list of my top resources for improving your crochet technique. Included are online crochet classes, a list of awesome crochet books, a few of my favorite crochet tools and some links to some awesome free resources too. You’ll be crocheting like a pro in no time.

I love that there is so many different crochet tips and techniques out there to learn. I feel like I am in a constant state of learning, heck just the other day I learned all about foundation crochet stitches (massive tutorial coming soon!!).

If you’ve been dreaming of tackling that tough crochet project, I say go for it!! Make a list of the skills you need to know for it and start learning them. You’ll never advance your crochet skill level if you don’t try.

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My goal for this list is to give you some great options for taking your crochet skills up a notch in a variety of different ways. Weather that is taking a course, reading a book (my personal favorite), trying a new tool or utilizing the many free resources scattered around the internet.

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Online Crochet Classes

Online crochet classes are a great way to learn a new crochet technique! Craftsy is a big player in the online class territory but crochet designers/bloggers are just starting to break into this space independently. Many times there is video instruction and crochet projects for practice included with these classes!

Learn to Crochet Plaid with this Online Course

Learn Crochet Plaid with Whistle and Ivy

Learn Tunisian Crochet with this Online Course

Tunisian Crochet for Beginners with Brittany from B.Hooked Crochet

Learn crochet lace and openwork with this online class

Classic Crochet Openwork with Jennifer Hansen

Learn fair isle crochet with this online class

Fair Isle Crochet: Demysitfying Colorwork iwith Karen Whooley

Learn aran crochet and cable with this online class

Aran Crochet with Melissa Leapman

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Crochet Skill Building Books

I love crochet books and there are so many great ones out there.

Corner to Corner: 15 Contemporary Crochet Project by Jess Coppom of Make and Do Crew

Crochet Stitch Dictionary by Sarah Hazell (This is my FAVORITE crochet stitch book!!)

Crocheter’s Skill Building Workshop by Dora Ohrenstein (This book has it all, there is so so so much great information in here!)

Essential Crochet tools to Improve your crochet

Clover Amour Crochet Hooks

These hooks have allowed me to crochet faster with more even tension and as a bonus their ergonomic style is easy on my hands. I can’t recommend them enough!

Boye Jumbo Stitch Markers

These little stitch markers are my favorite, they are so nice for keeping count of stitches which means less chance I have to rip my work back because I miscounted!

Blocking Mats and Pins

Blocking your work opens up lacy patterns and sets your stitches creating for a nice professional finished look. There are a few different methods for blocking your crochet, but basically you get it wet and pin it to your blocking boards and let it dry. You can read more about blocking HERE.

Related: You can find even more of my crochet favorites here! 

Ok, I am sure there are more tools I can add here but I’ll keep it short. Do you have any helpful crochet tools?

free crochet tips and techniques

There is so much free crochet information out there on the internet! If you are internet savvy and have some time on your hands, you can learn just about anything. I’ve rounded up a list of links to some of my favorite crochet tips and tricks.

Locked Loop Ends Method from Salty Pearl Crochet

Get Even Rows Without Counting from Maria’s Blue Crayon

How to Check Gauge in Crochet from Crochet 365 Knit Too

Tapestry Crochet tips from Stitching Together

For more tips check out my Pinterest board!

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Resources to help you improve your crochet skills.. Recomendations for online crochet classes, crochet books, tools and links to my favorite FREE crochet tips.


I hope you’ve enjoyed going through these crochet skill building resources. I know I found a couple of crochet classes I want to take! Which one are you most excited about? Let us know below in the comments or continue the conversation in our exclusive crochet group on Facebook.

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  1. Anna Risveglia says:

    I could not download the Resources to help you become a for a Better Crochetier on the download it showed that it had a virus and was deleted.

    • Heather says:

      Can you tell me which link you specifically had a problem with? There aren’t any downloads in this post, they all link to outside sources.

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