It’s a brand new year, and with all the excitement of resolutions and fresh starts it’s the perfect time to learn something new! Maybe you’re a chronic crocheter who’s been wanting to learn to knit for years, or maybe you’re an avid knitter looking to learn how the world of hooks works. Maybe you’ve never knitted OR crocheted before and you’re just looking for a new hobby! Whichever it is, today I’m making it super easy for you to learn how to knit or crochet. Scroll down for instructional introductory videos  that will show you how to get started. Then, below each video is a collection of patterns that are perfect for beginners. That’s right – I’m talking free, easy crochet patterns  and knitting patterns that will make it simple to jump into a whole new craft. If you do end up working up one of these patterns, be sure to let us know down in the comments!
How to Crochet
It’s actually not hard at all to teach yourself how to crochet , so whether you’re a knitter who’s looking to expand their skill set or a total newbie to the wonderful world of yarn, you’ll have no trouble getting started! Check out this video tutorial that will show you all you need to know about getting started with crochet:
The AllFreeCrochet YouTube channel  has plenty of other videos on the crochet basics that you can check out, too. Now that you know the fundamentals, get started on these free crochet patterns for beginners!
- World’s Easiest Afghan 
- Snow Drift Crochet Hat 
- Scandinavian Crochet Leg Warmers 
- Thick and Quick Bumpy Scrubby 
- Basic Crocheted Socks 
How to Knit
Knitting might use two needles instead of crochet’s single hook, but that doesn’t mean it has to be hard to learn. This video tutorial breaks down the basics for you – it’s so easy that even a total beginner can learn! You’ll be working up some wonderful knitting projects  in no time flat.
If you’re looking for more video tutorials, head on over to the AllFreeKnitting YouTube channel ! Then, you can get started practicing on these easy knitting patterns – they’re perfect for beginners and they’re totally free!
- Two-Hour Fingerless Gloves 
- Gap-tastic Cowl 
- Country Cottage Blanket 
- Unbelievably Easy Cabled Ear Warmers 
- Unwind Wrap 
What’s your New Year’s resolution?