Beginner Crochet Video
Thanks to technology, learning different skills has become much easier. As more and more people have access to high-speed internet connections, they are able to customize their learning experience to what works best for them. It is easy to find online tutorials, books, articles, and now, videos.
Sites like YouTube have emerged as a preeminent way to share video information online. By completing a simple search, you can locate assistance with just about anything. This, of course, includes learning crochet.
Searching on YouTube
Just like a search engine, YouTube has a simple search right at the top of the homepage. For example, if you want to learn how to do the back post double crochet stitch, simply search for “back post double crochet.” You will immediately have a list of links to videos teaching that particular stitch. You may want to watch a few different ones to see which has the best narration, camera angles and sound quality.
Once you have located a few videos that have been particularly useful, you may want to create an account and save it as a “favorite.” This way it is saved in a list that is similar to bookmarks for web pages for reference at a later date. You can even organize your favorite videos in playlists, just like on many MP3 players today.
Some individuals will upload videos on a specific subject. If you find a video made by a person you find particularly useful, you may want to “subscribe” to that individual’s videos. By subscribing to a specific individual, you will receive updates when they upload a new video or have new information to share. It is a great way to stay up to date with anything that person uploads to YouTube.
To get you started, here are some links to great crochet videos on YouTube:
Art of Crochet by Teresa: http://www.youtube.com/user/tjw1963
Stitch Diva: http://www.youtube.com/user/stitchdiva
The Knit Witch: http://www.youtube.com/user/theknitwitch
Other Crochet Video Sites
While YouTube is the largest site for finding videos, there are also some great, lesser-know sites that can be just as helpful! Here is a list of crochet video sites worth checking out: