Crochet Workshop for New Crocheters

Crochet for Absolute Beginners
Mikey's Free Online Crochet Workshop for Beginners
Mikey’s Free Online Crochet Workshop for Beginners

Crochet Workshop

This new crochet workshop has been re-filmed with a typical Mikey Workshop in mind. Mikey occasionally teaches in live shows and events. His teaching technique is casual with not baffling new crocheters with a lot of technical language so they can learn from the absolute beginning.

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  3. Crochet Gentle Waves Blanket + Tutorial
  4. Crochet Plaid Blanket + Tutorial

This new workshop goes right to the very beginning of a crocheter’s journey.

  • Type of Hook to Buy
  • Type of Yarn to Learn With
  • Holding the Hook
  • Holding the Yarn
  • Understanding The Shape of Stitches
  • Create a Slip Knot
  • Crochet a Chain
  • Single Crochet
  • Half Double Crochet
  • Double Crochet
  • Treble Crochet

As Mikey encourages new crocheters, his reasoning is not to tell crocheters they are wrong during the learning process. Everyone holds their hook and yarn in their own way. Getting the hand motion is a personal preference. To not discourage new crocheters, he doesn’t beat up crocheters when they have their own method or preference. He will make suggestions but it’s up to the crocheter to settle into crochet in their own way.

Video Tutorial Workshops Below


  1. I am beginner BEGINNER. I first saw a you tube a few years back that frustrated me. It was just Mikey. I couldn’t find it again as I didn’t know who/what I was looking for. I then found Crochet Crowd with Mikey and new brand or name…I was thrilled to see a noticable organization of tutorials. I’m still a beginner Beginner. I just read Book2 holding pattern…I respect your decision. I can now focus on beginning. Thx Mikey and all supporters of Crochet Crowd, ( YARNSPIRITATION, I think).

    • Mikey

      A lot has changed and I have resources now to be able to do much more than I originally did in the beginning. We didn’t have any funds coming in and did the best I could but as time changed, so did our resources to do this. I spend more time on YouTube Daily than any other platform, that includes Facebook.

  2. pat Hibbert

    I am on oxygen and really enjoyed your emails and they
    stopped cannot go far so I waited for your emails but they stopped why I am only a beginner but love to try to crochet all the patterns love your patterns thanks for taking time to read this

  3. Chery Hazer

    I was trying to reach mikey for a question. Wondering how to find out the colors in Caron cakes or bernat cakes. Nothing is listed on pckge. Just wondering if one color can be matched. Someone please help!!

    • This I wouldn’t know. You could try calling Yarnspirations through their website contact page to ask. They make it, so they would probably know.

      • Gloria Szanti

        Can you do a YouTube video on how to make a crocheted princess dress blanket, Cinderella and Belle??

  4. Ruby

    I was receiving your email but all of a sudden it just stop . Would like to receive ,pleasemThanks my friend

    • Priscilla Tamlin

      I love the way you teach, Mikey. Do you have “group” now? I miss you because you teach a stitch or pattern In a beginner’s way of crocheting..making g it easy to understand. Thank you.

      • This website, along with our Facebook page, YouTube channel, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest are our “group”. Follow us in any manner you prefer. 🙂

  5. I have 42 years old and I intend to learn crochet since I was a teenager!
    Now I can realize my dream! Thanks a lot!

  6. Helen Victoria Bond

    Thank you Mikey.
    Your video tutorials are amazing. Thank you for sharing with us all. You have turned me into a yarn and hook addict. Thank you. I am now selling my work and it is all down to you teaching me. The only downside is that I have become a yarnaholic lol!!! Looking forward to many more years of being a crochet crowd member.

  7. Louise Nadeau Beaulieu

    The best, bestest most wonderful…I have actually been able to make a dishcloth after many years…so excited…you are so easy to understand…thank you a million times over…as I go learn something else…keep up the great work!!!

  8. Melissa

    My six year old niece asked me to teach her to crochet but we live 700 miles apart. I went to your site just to see what you suggested for yarn and hook for beginners. I will be mailing her her first set of crochets hooks and a gift card for yarn this Christmas and a note for your website. Thank you for helping me help my niece learn how to crochet. You are a wonderful teacher.

  9. Hi Mikey! i have tried for so long to learn how to crochet. Always got frustrated and put the yarn down. Thank god for your left handed tulorials.My biggest problem is not understanding the patteren language.But through watching your video’s i have mastered some afghans. So far i think i have mastered the Baby Star Blanket witch i’m very proud of .
    Thank you so much.

  10. Vanessa Hornbeck

    I just love your videos! They are so easy to follow and your hands are easier to see and follow. Your voice is so calming easy to understand. You are a blessing to crocheters ! Thank you!

  11. Karen hodges

    Hi,am 68 years old and can knit any pattern but could not crochet but after watching Mikey I am on my way thank you

  12. I have crocheted for several years. I was hesitant to try a video tutorial for a pattern I was having a problem with. Mikey made it very easy to understand. I am going to start over and take some lessons with his videos now to improve my skills.

  13. I’ll check the workshops out. Octavia the Octopus caught my eye and made me want to crochet again, I haven’t crocheted since I was a youngster and at a relatives. I feel like starting with Octavia, but I don’t think that I should seeing that I’m a beginner. What do you recommend?

    • Lori S.

      Hi Jeanne,
      You should be able to crochet Octavia in no time. Mikey’s videos are easy to follow and when I first started I would always pause the video and back it up until I got it. He always is giving pointers to make it easier. Have fun! Grab your hook and get hooking!

  14. Jayne Swanson

    I am a 72 yr old woman who is determined to learn crochet. For the first time today I made a chain stitch and then crocheted into it and counted my stitches…I actually had 16 stitches that matched my chain!! This is a landmark moment in my crochet experience. I know that sounds crazy to you, but I have been trying Tunisian crochet and could never match my stitches. I love your tutorials on Tunisian also but have had the same problem ending up with the correct amount of stitches. I feel I am finally on my way thanks to you, Mikey! Love your encouragement and enthusiasm. Thanks for sharing your talent with others! Jayne Swanson Tulsa Ok

  15. I enjoy all your teachings and knowledge on crochet.You are easy to follow and I notice a lot of easier ways to do things that other people do things harder.You make crochet a lot of fun ! Keep up the amazing job you do.God Bless!

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