Getting Past Being a Beginner Scarf Maker Part 1 of 3

So you’ve made a couple scarfs…or maybe you have made a lot of scarfs for all your friends and relatives and maybe even sold them at your local craft market or church sale. Everyone thinks you are a knitter or crocheter, but you secretly know that you have limited know-how. So today I’d like to make a couple suggestions for taking the next step in becoming an ace knitter or crocheter.

  1. Choose a pattern that has an “Easy” or “Beginner” skill level. Skim through it and make sure it has a couple things you haven’t done before. Here are a couple suggestions for crochet and knit hat patterns that may fit the bill. But you need to find something that you want to make…because you will be more motivated if you really want the item, or really want to give it as a gift to someone. Always remember that you don’t have to make it in the color shown. Color is individual, and part of the fun of making it yourself is doing your own thing.



  1. If you like to learn from written words and illustrations, find a book or a website with explanations of special crochet or knit terms, such as the learning section on our Red Heart site. If you learn better by watching a video, you may find help by using the search function on our Red Heart YouTube channel.


If you find a pattern on our site you think other beginners would be able to make, let us know with a comment. I’ll be following up with more suggestions for the new knitter and crocheter, and would love to have your ideas.