Learning any new endeavor can be a hit-and-miss undertaking and when it comes to learning to crochet more than one person has simply given up out of sheer frustration. Unless and until the basics are shown in a clear and concise manner a newbie will undoubtedly waste a great deal of time that could be spent making beautiful and useful items, rather than in confusion. Even if a beginner has a skilled person willing to "show them the ropes" this does not mean the the kind stranger is a good teacher or has the patience to present good information in a manner that is easily digested.
So what can a beginner do?
The answer to this is to make good use of the dozens of excellent crochet tutorials for beginners that are available across the web. Written tutorials are good but a well made video on crochet is priceless - it can be paused, backed up, enlarged and played over and over again at the user's desire at any time of the day or night until the lesson is fully understood. The best way to take advantage of these is to locate a handful of videos and watch them one by one, making certain that each is fully understood until moving on to the next one. Chances are if this is approached in the proper manner a newbie will be pleasantly surprised to discover they are cranking out neat crochet projects in no time at all.
Here are a few fantastic crochet tutorials for beginners to get headed in the right direction:
This first crochet tutorial on lasts a little less than 8 minutes but offers wonderful information on single stitches, chain stitches and much more.
This tutorial is a very good one to get making fun little projects right away. A pretty little crocheted flower is made in this video that will most likely become an instant favorite for beginners because they turn out great and can be made in any color.
A beginner making an attractive and useful pair of slippers that turn out well you say? You bet. This crochet tutorial gives outstanding instructions that can be mastered quickly and result in a pretty darn nice set of comfortable slippers.