Total Time: 5 hours 21 mins 49 secs
Looking for a new project to kick off the new year? Take a look at our most popular knit and crochet classes.
Arm Knitting: Make a Throw Blanket
Anne Weil
Who doesn’t love cuddling under a big squishy throw blanket on a cold winter night? Learn how to make your very own oversized garter stitch throw – no knitting experience required. In this beginner friendly class, arm-knitting expert Anne Weil shows you every step of construction, from cast on to bind off. Since you’ll be using your arms instead of knitting needles, all you need is yarn to get started.
Knitted Seed Stitch Slippers
Wendy Bernard
Whip up a pair of cozy slippers in no time at all using bulky yarn and large knitting needles. Worked in a nubby Seed Stitch pattern, these slippers come together quickly and are topped off with a cute button accent. This satisfying project is great for beginning knitters who want to practice shaping and stitch patterns, as well as seasoned knitters who simply want a break from a bigger project.
 
How to Knit Dishcloths
Wendy Bernard
A dishcloth knitted with pure linen transforms an ordinary rag into a luxurious textile. Wendy Bernard demonstrates how to work with linen yarn to create a washcloth with an i-cord loop for hanging. The linen fiber resists mildew, is great for scrubbing, and gets softer with every use. This quick knitting project is a fun way to try out new stitch patterns—several of which are included in the PDF. Make a stack to give as a gift, or keep them for your own daily use.
 
Beginner Crochet 1
Cal 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.
Circular Knitting Basics: Hats in the Round
Joy Macdonell
When it comes to knitting in the round, there are lots of ways to get the job done. Joy Macdonell teaches all of the essentials, including how to work with circular needles, double-pointed needles and with the Magic Loop method (to name a few). She demonstrates all of these techniques on two different knitted hats—a slouchy beanie with I-cord accents, and a pompom hat with I-cord edging—both of which are ideal for putting all of these techniques to use.
 
Crochet a Southwestern Throw
Marly Bird
Learn how to crochet this vibrant, textural throw with acclaimed designer and teacher Marly Bird. This blanket takes its inspiration from the Southwest, combining bold colors to create a design with major graphic punch. The throw is made with a mix of simple stitches and textural stitches, like Post Stitch Vine Pattern, the Puff Pattern, the Ripple Pattern, and the Post Stitch Boxes Pattern. Throughout the class, Marly provides lots of tips, showing you how to hide your yarn ends as you work, add a border, plus great ideas for making this blanket in other colorways.
Knit a Striped Toddler Sweater
Gudrun Johnston
This striped toddler sweater is a seamless quick knit, perfect any little boy or girl in the cold winter months. Use any colors you choose to make either a striped or solid version with a contrasting hem and cuff. Worked up in worsted weight yarn, the knitting will fly by quickly — and best of all, there are no seams to sew up at the end. This sweater pattern is sized to fit 6-month-olds up to 3 or 4 year-olds.
Crochet Hexi Cowl
Cal Patch
Kick your granny squares up a notch with this hexagon shape. Cal shows you how to work a hexagon in multiple colors, as well as her favorite way to join them as you work. Crochet up a small stack and you’ll be ready to create this fresh hexi cowl in a modern colorway.

 
Loom Knitting: Make a Hat
Michele of Simplicity
If you love the look of knitted fabric but don’t feel like picking up your knitting needles, try your hand at loom knitting. This style of knitting is super fast and fun for all ages—plus you can learn how to use the loom in a snap. Michele Muska teaches you how to use a round loom to knit two types of hats: one with a rolled brim and the other with a flat brim. For extra flourish, Michele shows you how to create a faux fur pompom to attach to the top of the hat. 
 
Arm Knitting: Make a Cowl
Anne Weil
There’s no better gift to give at the holidays than a cozy, oversized cowl. In this class, Anne Weil shows how to make a simple arm-knit cowl using nothing more than super-bulky yarn and your arms. She even shares a fun variation, perfect for the holidays – a bulky scarf with festive pompom adornments. In about an hour, you can whip up this luxe accessory for the ultimate in handmade gift-giving.