Marly Bird’s Top 20 YouTube Crochet Videos

Recently I’ve had the chance to look back at all of the content that I have created for my YouTube channel over the years. If you haven’t browsed it much, then you might be surprised to see the variety of content there. You’ll find YouTube crochet stitches with video tutorials and beginner basics. On the other hand, you’ll also find YouTube crochet patterns with step-by-step instructions for every step of the design. Here are my top twenty YouTube Crochet Videos.

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1. How to Crochet the Absolute Beginner Throw

This is one of the best crochet blanket patterns for beginners. Learn exactly how to crochet it, step-by-step, in this YouTube crochet video tutorial. Get the free crochet blanket pattern here.

2. YouTube Crochet Video for Kaleidoscope Shawl

It’s easy to make this crochet shaw thanks to the right yarn choice. The yarn does all of the colorwork. You just enjoy a meditative crochet shawl project. Learn more about this shawl here.

3. How to Crochet Lacy Pineapple Shawl

Based on views to my YouTube channel, some of my most popular crochet videos are for shaw patterns. For example, this lacy pineapple shawl that I designed is a top video. This is a comprehensive step-by-step YouTube crochet tutorial. Note that this is a two-part video; part two is linked in the part 1’s description. Get the free crochet shawl pattern here.

4. The Best Crochet Planned Pooling Tutorial

Crocheters often think that planned pooling is much more difficult than it really is. This video shows you what you need to know to simplify this beautiful technique. I also have lots more planned pooling YouTube crochet videos, so explore the channel for more. You can also learn more here on the blog.

5. YouTube Crochet Patterns: The Perfect Poncho

Some of you really love my YouTube crochet stitches videos. However, a lot more of you love my YouTube crochet patterns tutorials. Ponchos are super comfy, especially at this time of year. Therefore, I’m not at all surprised that this is one of my most popular crochet videos. Learn more about this project here. Get the free pattern here. The pattern is sized from small through 3x.

6. YouTube Crochet Patterns: Sidewalk Shawl

I wasn’t kidding when I said that some of my most popular YouTube crochet videos are for shawls. They’re comfy, cozy, and fun to make. Plus you can make them really simple or really complex. This is a different pineapple stitch shawl, with fun fringe. Again, I take you step-by-step through all you need to know just like I do in my other YouTube crochet patterns videos. Get the free pattern here.

7. YouTube Crochet Stitches: Stretchy Slip Stitch Ribbing

Learn how to use crochet slip stitch strategically to make stretchy fabric. It’s perfect for hat brings, cuff sleeves, etc. This tutorial is a good foundation for crocheters to keep in their back pockets.

8. Perfect Crochet Slip Stitch Brim

In the video above, you see how to make that great stretchy ribbing. In this video, another of my most popular YouTube crochet videos, you apply it to making a terrific crochet hat brim. Turn a beanie into a brimmed hat easily! This technique works well with my messy bun free crochet hat pattern.

9. YouTube Crochet Hat Tutorial: Snowboarder Chunky Hat

Speaking of crochet hats, my chunky snowboarder hats are among my most popular hat patterns. The pattern is actually available for both knitters and crocheters. It’s perfect at this time of year because it works up quickly and is super cozy. This one is great for gifting.

10. YouTube Crochet Patterns: Hygge Color Block Baskets

Use simple crochet color blocking to create sophisticated blankets in any size. This YouTube crochet video tutorial shows you how to make the smaller of the two sizes. Free crochet basket pattern here. You can use these for yarn storage, magazine storage, toy storage, and more. Additionally, fill them up with wrapped goodies for an adorable gift.

11. How to Crochet Perfectly Panache Poncho

There are truly so many great crochet poncho patterns available. However there aren’t nearly as many YouTube crochet videos to go with them. So I’m happy that this one is another of my most popular step-by-step pattern videos. Learn more about it here on the blog.

12. YouTube Crochet Videos: Wavy Ridge Super Scarf

Super scarves, sometimes caed blanket scarves, are so perfect for the winter. Wrap yourself up in one to stay warm. And learn exactly how to make this specific design from the video above. Get the free pattern here. If you’re thinking ahead to next year’s Temperature Blanket, this also makes a good temperature blanket crochet pattern.

13. YouTube Crochet Patterns: Baby Owl Hat

My friend Salena Baca designed this adorable crochet baby owl hat. I’ve had the honor of doing a lot of crochet videos for great designs like this. I’m thrilled to share this one with you. It’s great for any baby, don’t you think? Get the free pattern here.

14. How to Crochet Charming Slouchy Hat

I want to make it easy for beginner crocheters to learn how to make a wide variety of different projects. Slouchy hats are comfy, unisex designs that are timeless and ageless. Get the free pattern here.

15. Crochet Videos: Cowl Neck Poncho

Talk about cozy! A poncho is always cozy. Add a crochet cowl neck and it’s even cozier. This is a great pattern, and I’m excited to show you how to make it through this YouTube crochet tutorial. Get the free pattern here.

16. Beginner Crochet Shawl Video Tutorial

This is a one ball crochet shawl pattern. Moreover, it’s designed to never fall off of your shoulders, which is a complaint some people have about shawls. Learn more about my Super Simple Crochet Shawl pattern right here.

17. Planned Pooling Made Easy With Moss Stitch

I told you that I had more planned pooling crochet videos. This is another that cracks the top twenty of my all-time most-watched YouTube crochet videos. Moss stitch is a very simple, but beautiful, crochet stitch pattern. It also happens to be very effective for planned pooling crochet.

18. How to Crochet the Athleisure Striping Throw

This crochet blanket pattern is written three different ways. Why? To make sure that anyone can make it. But a lot of people are visual learners. That’s why we have crochet videos! Learn more about this here.

19. YouTube Crochet Tutorial: Reading Crochet Symbol Charts

As I was saying, there are different styles of learning. You open yourself up to a whole new world when you learn how to read crochet symbol charts. And this video gets you started learning how to do it. We also cover this topic in great depth in the longform YouTube crochet videos for BiCrafty Bootcamp.

20. Crochet Videos: How to C2C in HDC

Corner-to-corner crochet (C2C) is a really fun technique. It’s usually taught in double crochet. However, in this youTube crochet video tutorial, I show you how to do it in half double crochet instead. Have fun expanding your crochet skills!

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Marly Bird

The One and Only, Marly

Marly is a knitwear and crochet designer (and yarn addict) that is here to help you learn how to knit and crochet in a way that's fun and approachable.

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