Beginners, start by learning the slip knot.

 

 

After learning the slip knot, you need to learn the chain...

 

Now you're ready to learn the single crochet...

 

 

Now try the double crochet...

 

 

Here's a video on how to hold the yarn...

[To learn more crochet stitches, go back to "videos" at the top of this page and pull down menu for "More Crochet" for more foundational stitches.  You can also check out the cabling stitches under "Aran Stitches" and "Broomstick Stitch"  in the same way.]