Learning to crochet basic stitches only takes a few hours of practice and patience. Finding a compatible method of learning to crochet reduces the time necessary to learn how, whether by face-to-face instruction, online video tutorials or visual guides about specific stitches.
Many items can be crocheted with only a few basic crochet stitches. Items using basic stitches can become more interesting by changing colors of yarn in the project. Hundreds of various crochet stitches are available as a crafter's skills improve, making it possible to crochet more complex items. Collections of various crochet stitches are available online or in crochet stitch books.