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Beginner Crochet 1Cal Patch
Crochet is an endlessly versatile technique for making hats, scarves and sweaters, not to mention sculpture and rugs. And all you need is some yarn and a crochet hook. In this workshop Cal will explain and demonstrate the foundation crochet stitches and finishing off. You can create reference swatches of each stitch, or alternate them to create a stitch sampler.
Beginner Crochet 2Cal Patch
Now that you know the basic crochet stitches, Cal will show you how to use and combine them to create different shapes, textures, and patterns. You'll learn how to increase and decrease in each type of stitch, work into the "bump" of the chain for a nicer edge, as well as how to add spaces or holes between your stitches, and combine stitches to make textured effects like bobbles and shells.
Crochet Bow HairpinJenny Doh
This is a fun, versatile and quick project for beginners. After you learn how to crochet the bow, you choose the final design: add a simple chain to create a necklace, fasten it to a bobby pin for a sweet hair accessory, or crochet a larger size bow for a belt clip or gift topper. Jenny will teach you all the variations and applications in this workshop.
How to CrochetCarla Scott
Learn the basics of crochet with hook-and-needle expert, Carla Scott. In Part 1, Carla will teach you everything you need to know to get started, from fundamental stitches to the importance of understanding gauge. Then, in Part 2, Carla will walk you through more advanced techniques, like changing colors and decreasing and increasing. You’ll even learn how to read basic crochet patterns, so you can take these skills and follow any beginner pattern you like. These techniques are all endorsed and used by the Craft Yarn Council to educate new crocheters, making it a great course for newbies or anyone who needs a refresher.
How to Read a Crochet PatternEdie Eckman
Crochet patterns and charts can be very mysterious, with lots of strange abbreviations, numbers and cryptic symbols. In this class, crochet expert Edie Eckman guides you through a typical crochet pattern, explaining line by line how it should be read. Not only does Edie discuss how to interpret the written instructions, but she also shows how the words correlate to the symbols in the chart. This is a great primer for anyone who wants to learn how to crochet motifs or follow garment patterns.
How to Work a Crochet ChainEdie Eckman
Crocheted chains are one of the most fundamental techniques you’ll need to know when creating crocheted fabric. Chains are frequently used as the foundation round when working motifs, but they are also used to create spaces within crocheted fabric, or on their own as ties or other decorations. In this quick lesson, Edie demonstrates how to hold the yarn and the hook, create a crocheted chain, and accurately count the stitches.
How to Work Single CrochetEdie Eckman
Single crochet is one of the most common stitches you’ll use when making crochet projects. Edie Eckman shows you how to work this popular stitch into a foundation chain, both back and forth as rows and joined together in the round. After you watch this quick class, you’ll be ready to tackle most beginner crochet projects.
How to Work Crocheted Slip StitchEdie Eckman
A slip stitch is used in crochet to join one stitch to another. This simple stitch is typically used to join a chain into a circle or join the end of a round to the beginning of a round, though this technique can be used in any number of scenarios when working crochet patterns.
How to Seam Crocheted FabricEdie Eckman
Learn how to seam two crocheted swatches together using the mattress stitch technique. This technique is demonstrated on double crochet swatches, but it also works well for single crochet seaming. For side-by-side seaming, the mattress stitch is generally the best way to go — all you’ll need is a blunt tip tapestry needle to seam your edges.
Crochet Sampler: A Daily PracticeTwinkie Chan
Whether this is the month you finally learn to crochet, or it’s time for you to add new stitches to your arsenal, expert crocheter Twinkie Chan will show you how. Begin with learning basic crochet stitches and their written abbreviations, then work toward crocheting small, friendly swatches with more decorative stitches. Once you’ve spent the month immersed in Twinkie’s wonderful world of crochet, you’ll end up with a beautiful collection of square swatches that you can use as coasters or seam up to make a super cute and colorful stitch sampler to hang on the wall. Build the skills - and the confidence - to crochet almost anything with just yarn and a hook.
Whether this is the month you finally learn to crochet, or it’s time for you to add new stitches to your arsenal, expert crocheter Twinkie Chan will show you how. Begin with learning basic crochet stitches and their written abbreviations, then work toward crocheting small, friendly swatches with more decorative stitches. Once you’ve spent the month immersed in Twinkie’s wonderful world of crochet, you’ll end up with a beautiful collection of square swatches that you can use as coasters or seam up to make a super cute and colorful stitch sampler to hang on the wall. Build the skills - and the confidence - to crochet almost anything with just yarn and a hook.Learn how to:
What you'll get:
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Crochet hook in size H/8 5.0mm or I/9 5.5mm
- Worsted weight yarn (#4 weight) - Twinkie is using Red Heart Super Saver in Perfect Pink, Baby Pink, Minty, Coral, Gold, Soft White, but you only need one ball of any yarn color to start. Avoid black or very dark colors while you're learning what stitches look like.
- Tapestry needle
- Stitch markers
- Straight pins.
- Optional: ruler, permanent marker, piece of cardboard,
- For wall hanging, you’ll need a wooden dowel or stick that's slightly longer than the width of your seamed piece
- Assemble a crochet kit
- Hold crochet hook and make a chain
- Work the following stitches: single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, treble crochet
- Work the following decorative stitches: seed stitch, lemon peel stitch, bubble wrap stitch, moss stitch, mesh stitch, v-stitch, bobble stitch, popcorn stitch, puff stitch, spike stitch, shell stitch, waffle stitch, alpine stitch, diamond stitch, basketweave stitch, herringbone stitch, star stitch
- Make a granny stripe
- Make a granny square
- Increase and decrease
- Crochet in the round
- Change yarn colors
- Weave in ends
- Work in the back or front loop only
- Seam up your work
What you'll get:
- Easy-to-follow video lessons on how to make art no matter where you are
- 31 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
- Detailed supply list and patterns for all stitches
- Step-by-step instructions by crochet artist Twinkie Chan
- The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Edie’s instructions are clear and concise and the accompanying video works great for showing exactly how the stitches work.
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That was very short and did explain next steps.... found more info for free
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