with Linda Permann
With its lacy motifs and sculptural qualities, crochet is the perfect medium for adding one-of-a-kind details to any project — knit, sewn or crocheted. You will love the quick and fun projects as Linda teaches seven simple techniques to trim, edge and adorn. Brand-new crocheters will learn basic stitches, how to read patterns and diagrams and professional finishing. Experienced crocheters will pick up new ideas to use over and over, including quick crocheted jewelry items that make wonderful gifts.
Meet Linda Permann as she gets you ready to crochet flowers, edgings and trims.
Need to brush up on your crochet skills? Whether you are a beginner or have been crocheting for years, this quick refresher will help you with single, double and half double crochet stitches, along with how to crochet in the round using both a ring chain and an adjustable chain.
Create a quick and easy baby blanket with just a piece of fleece fabric, some colorful yarn and your crochet hook. Linda shows you how to prepare the fabric by adding holes to the edge and filling those holes in with a decorative edging in a matching yarn.
Make a beautiful gift by adding delicate, scalloped lace to either homemade or store-bought pillowcases. It makes a perfect and quick gift for anyone on your list.
Crochet a lace strip and attach it to a towel. Follow along as Linda shows you how to make your edging the correct length and how to sew it on to a pillowcase or any other items you want to decorate.
Take a simple cardigan and make it into a fashion statement! Linda shows you how to crochet colorful flowers in a variety of sizes and styles to create your own unique sweater.
After crocheting flowers for your cardigan, bring them life by properly finishing as you learn the best techniques for weaving in the ends and blocking. Linda will then show you some designer tricks on the best way to arrange your blossoms.
See how different yarns — from delicate sock-weight yarn to super bulky yarns — can completely change the look of your blossoms. Using Linda's patterns for roses and daffodils, you can create your own garden that will bloom all year.
Complete your sculptural flowers by weaving in ends and blocking the flowers. Add a pin back to create a brooch for dressing up any outfit with a touch of spring.
Make these simple and elegant earrings and see how different yarns can change their look. Linda's instructions include how to add earring wires.
Linda crochets a decorative edging to the straps to dress up your feet. These flip flops will have you dancing in no time.
In this bonus lesson, Linda shows you how to add leaves to introduce another color and additional texture to your flower brooch or your embellished cardigan.
"This class was wonderful! Linda is very patient and she explains each stitch as she goes along. She is easy to follow, and she has a very soothing demeanor which gave me confidence to try new things (I am a beginner crocheter). I just love how detail-oriented she is! Every step of the way she gives tips for polishing the look of your work. She addresses all of the little issues that you may have, and she helps you make everything look great if you are a perfectionist like I am. ... Thank you so much, Linda!"