The thicker the better
When it comes to choosing a crochet hook and yarn I recommend starting with thicker materials. A bigger crochet hook such as I/5.50 mm or K/6.50 mm is great for beginners (smaller hooks are harder to use). For yarn, I recommend a thick worsted weight yarn. My first yarn was a bright pink Red Heart Super Saver yarn, the yarn itself is a bit rough on the skin but I think it’s the best for starters. As you start learning more getting better at crochet you can try different supplies at your own pace.
Videos are your best friend
Back when I started crocheting I went through so many videos until I finally found one that stuck with me. Every video is different from different instructions and different viewpoints so find one that works for you and stick with it.
When I first started crocheting I remembered my chain was completely uneven and my stitches were either super tight or really loose! But over time I was able to create an even tension and now my crochet work looks nice and polished. Practice makes perfect!
Stretch your hands
Make sure not to strain yourself! If you crochet for long periods of time your hands will eventually start to get sore. Massage your hands regularly and give your hands a little break. Also, use some hand lotion to keep your hands moisturized and hydrated.
I follow fellow crocheters on social media to stay inspired and to see what they are currently crocheting. Staying inspired is really important for myself, especially when I need to post new crochet patterns on my blog.