Get Hooked on Crochet with Foundational Skills

Crochet, a form of textile art that uses a hooked needle to create intricate patterns and designs, has captivated crafters for generations. You can join in on this timeless craft with crochet experts Shannon Leigh Roudhán and Jason Bowlsby. With a wealth of experience as authors of numerous crochet books, including the acclaimed best-seller Complete Crochet Course, Shannon and Jason bring their knowledge and passion to this foundational crochet course. In this carefully curated course, specifically designed with beginners in mind, you'll learn the fundamental skills and techniques, allowing you to experience the joy and satisfaction of bringing yarn to life through your hands.

This course is designed to empower and accelerate your learning process. Shannon and Jason start with the basics of yarn and hooks and move on to show you ways to hold crochet hooks. Through closeup video instruction, they demonstrate the essential crochet stitches, including the chain stitch, slip stitch, single crochet, and double crochet. From changing colors to weaving in your ends, you’ll learn invaluable techniques for flawless finishing. Along the way, they will share their expert insights and special tips to ensure successful first crochet projects. 

Speaking of projects, you will receive two professionally written patterns for home décor and wearable projects in the course. Shannon and Jason go step-by-step through reading the patterns and understanding standard abbreviations to create those projects. By the end of this workshop, you will have completed your first crochet pieces that you can proudly don or gift… if you can bring yourself to give them away.

What you will learn

  • Four beginning crochet stitches: chain, slip, single and double

  • Tips for rows with clean beginning and ending stitches

  • Invisibly weave in your yarn ends

  • Change yarn neatly in the end or middle of a row; this is a helpful skill for color changing in a project.

  • Read and understand basic crochet patterns

  • Pattern for two projects: washcloths and a block stitch cowl

  • US and UK terms are covered

  • Includes access to course videos, downloads, the Creative Spark private community, and discussion with your instructor. Your course content does not expire.


Get two free basic crochet patterns perfect for honing your new skills with the course purchase: a beginner-friendly Washcloth (or dishcloth) and a Block Stitch Cowl. Instructions are written in both US and UK terminology.

Beginner Crochet Workshop

Learn crochet basics and develop vital skills to accelerate your journey into this popular craft.

Course Curriculum

  • Welcome to the Beginning Crochet Workshop

    2 Videos 1 Text 1 Download

  • Four Foundational Stitches

    5 Videos

  • Weaving Ends and Changing Yarn

    2 Videos

  • Pattern Reading and Projects

    3 Videos

  • Blocking and Final Thoughts

    1 Video 1 Text