Crochet Level 1: Beginner Crochet


Welcome back to crochet! Whether you learned recently or when you were younger, this course is for you. We will go over the basics to re-learn or refresh foundational skills. If you have never picked up a crochet hook before, please take Level 0.

You will learn several stitches as well as some helpful general skills by crocheting a cowl. 

The necessary materials and pattern are included in the cost of the course and will be provided to you in the first class.

Run Time

4 sessions x 1.5 hours. 


Foggy Morning Cowl by Tanis McNally-Dawes.Our sample is in Drops Nepal.

Skills Taught

  • Chain, single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet
  • Concept of gauge
  • Starting rows with each type of stitch, keeping edges straight
  • Common abbreviations
  • Stitch recognition
  • Following a written pattern
  • Joining a new ball
  • Weaving in ends
  • Slip stitch seam

Skills Required

  • Know how to hold a crochet hook
  • Chain

Materials Provided

  • Foggy Morning Cowl by Tanis McNally-Dawes. Also available through your Beehive customer account.
  • 3 balls of Drops Nepal
  • 5.5 mm (US I-9) crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • 3 locking stitch markers
  • Resources page

Supplies to Purchase

  • Nothing

Lesson Plan

Class 1

  • How to hold a hook and tension yarn
  • Chain, single crochet
  • How to keep edges straight
  • Homework: Practice stitches learned

Class 2

  • Refresh on skills learned in previous class
  • Half double crochet, double crochet
  • Intro to pattern reading
  • Start project
  • Homework: Work until the end of the first ball of yarn

Class 3

  • How to join a new ball
  • Discussion of importance of gauge and swatching
  • Continue project
  • Homework:Work until the end of the second ball of yarn

Class 4

  • Finish project
  • Slip stitch seaming
  • Weaving in tails

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