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Understanding crochet skill levels

    I’ve put together a handy guide to help you understand crochet skill levels. You might find this guide useful if your looking at what a crochet pattern entails before starting a new project. Crochet patterns come in different skill levels, namely beginner, easy, intermediate, and advanced.


    Crochet skill level Chart

    This crochet skill level chart outlines the four different skill levels that Hookfully’s crochet patterns are categorized into, and what skills may be involved for each stage.

    Beginner Skill Level

    As a beginner you might find it useful to start at the bottom and work your way up through the skill levels. Don’t forget, even as a beginner you will learn as you go and shouldn’t limit yourself to beginner crochet patterns. Likewise, these patterns can be used by crocheters of all crochet skill levels. Even the most advanced crocheters can enjoy a beginner friendly crochet pattern, especially when you want to watch a good movie at the same time!

    A beginner skill level crochet pattern may include:

    • Basic crochet stitches (e.g. single crochet)
    • Simple increases and decreases
    • Basic sewing skills
    • One colour or very few colour changes

    Find free beginner crochet patterns


    Easy Skill Level

    Easy skill level crochet patterns can be enjoyed by everyone. They’re slightly more challenging for beginners and will teach you more stitches and techniques. On the other hand, their nice and easy for intermediate and advanced crocheters. Especially those who are looking for a simple pattern that doesn’t require a lot of concentration.

    An easy skill level crochet pattern may include:

    • Basic crochet stitches (e.g. single crochet)
    • Limited special stitches (e.g. bobble stitch)
    • Simple increases and decreases
    • Colour changes
    • Basic sewing / tapestry skills

    Find easy skill level crochet patterns


    Intermediate Skill Level

    Intermediate crochet skill level patterns are great for learning new stitches and techniques. I would describe this crochet skill level as ‘not so easy that you get board, and not so complex you give up’.

    An intermediate skill level crochet pattern may include:

    • Basic crochet stitches (e.g. single crochet)
    • Special stitches (e.g. bobble stitch)
    • Involved crochet stitches (e.g. Alpine stitch)
    • Increases and decreases
    • Colour changes
    • Fair sewing/tapestry skills

    See intermediate skill level crochet patterns


    Advanced Skill level

    Advanced crochet patterns are great if your looking for a challenge! They will include more complex designs and usually use a variety of stitches. You will need good concentration and some piece and quiet to complete these patterns.

    An Advanced skill level crochet pattern may include:

    • Basic crochet stitches (e.g. single crochet)
    • Special stitches (e.g. popcorn stitch)
    • Involved crochet stitches (e.g. Diamond stitch)
    • Using all the above stitches in a complex design
    • Increases and decreases
    • Colour changes
    • Advanced sewing/tapestry skills

    See advanced skill level crochet patterns

    Crochet Skill levels

    Crochet patterns come in different skill levels, ranging from beginner to advanced. As a beginner, it’s helpful to start with basic crochet stitches and simple increases and decreases. However, don’t limit yourself to beginner patterns – even advanced crocheters can enjoy them! Easy skill level patterns are slightly more challenging, but still suitable for beginners and great for those who want a simple pattern. Intermediate patterns are perfect for learning new stitches and techniques, while advanced patterns are for those looking for a challenge. These patterns include complex designs and a variety of stitches, requiring good concentration and advanced sewing/tapestry skills. No matter what your skill level is, there are plenty of free patterns available for you to enjoy!

    How to improve crochet skills?

    If you’re wondering how to improve crochet skills, you can start by learning the basics of crochet stitches and trying a range of beginner patterns to build your confidence. But, don’t limit yourself to the skill level you believe you are at, try more difficult patterns and be sure to challenge yourself and learn through trying new techniques.

    To improve your crochet skills, you can refer to the above guide that outlines the different levels of crochet difficulty levels, as well as the skills to learn for each level. With practice, patience, and guidance, you can improve your crochet skills and create beautiful projects that you can be proud of. There are plenty of free patterns to help you get started, so have fun exploring and experimenting with different patterns and stitches!