Being a tutorial host is hard work. For those who attempt to try, they are quickly schooled that the process to create is only a small fraction of the work it takes to run a successful YouTube Tutorial Channel.
Over the years many have come and gone. Others have stuck it out long term and have their own personalities that make them fly high.
Each host has a different perspective of crochet. We love different projects, different teaching methods and different objectives. As a YouTube host, I tend to stay off of any other Tutorial Channel that is related to crochet. I don’t want to be inspired by a trend to duplicate what someone else is doing. In fact, I find it takes away from my creativity that way. Instead, I beat to my own drum.
Here are my list of 5 Fabulous Tutorial Video Channels… for competitive reasons, they are not in any particular order:
- BobWilson123: Clare from Australia is wonderful. I think I have known Clare as long as I have been running The Crochet Crowd. She’s exceptionally passionate and is the girl you want on your side if you are backed into a corner. I have seen Clare dramatically improve her skills over the years, video presentation skills are fabulous and I have to say I am a sucker for a Aussie Accent.
- Crochet Geek: Teresa from the USA is probably the brightest and most intuitive woman in the land of Crochet Tutorials. She is exceptionally smart when it comes to teaching crocheters and leads the way for us hosts here in North America. She runs her channel in keeping her private life off the network. She is dedicated to teaching and is responsible for teaching millions of crocheters over the years. I would describe Teresa as the pioneer of YouTube Crochet Teaching on the face of the planet.
- Crochet Hooks You: Paula opens up the world of crochet as a designer that loves to teaching newbie crocheters. She provides great content for people who are getting started and then can build onto their skills as they go. You may enjoy her baby boot tutorials as they are adorable. She is from Australia and an excellent tutorial host.
- Yolanda Soto Lopez: A fabulous woman in which I have had the pleasure to meet in 2014. She is passionate, enthusiastic and looks for great ideas to share. Even better, she also speaks Spanish, a skill that I wish I had. She has excellent tutorials for ladies wear, babies and accessories.
- Happy Berry Crochet: Laura presents a wonderful cross section of whimsical and fun projects. I have to say, here ideas are really fun and super sweet. She does great little jewellery, appliques and you have to check out her doll house arm chairs. Definitely a channel not to miss.
- Trunk Full ‘O’ Fun: Beth from Texas is your next door neighbour in the world of crochet. I have met Beth a couple times. She is really funny but also has a touching soul. She’s the type of woman you would want teaching you crochet as she is patient, helpful and thoughtful about the learning process. She’s an everyday crocheter which makes it a must to visit her channel to get you started and show you ideas to expand you skills.
That’s it for this week’s suggestions. I pride myself in being the best YouTube Host I can be, but the world of crochet doesn’t revolve around me. There are so many other great instructors and YouTube Channels that are worth following as well. If you have an opportunity, take a moment and subscribe to these channels.