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Crochet: Beyond Rectangles

with Linda Permann
Advance your crochet skills with Linda's darling baby sweater. She teaches you how to shape, edge and finish any project for great results.

Bored of blankets and scarves? If you're ready to tackle more complex patterns, Linda's darling baby sweater is the perfect first crocheted garment. You'll learn professional secrets to create smooth edges, link stitches, shape your pieces, sew them together and add edging. In the process, she takes away the intimidation factor of working from patterns and schematics. In-depth tutorials on blocking and finishing are sure to be invaluable for every level of crocheter, and you'll even learn a fun surface embellishment technique that you can use to make monograms, flowers, or any shape you can draw on the surface of your sweater. Move beyond rectangles and gain the confidence you need to crochet your next garment!


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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Crochet instructor Linda Permann reviews the materials you'll need, goes over what you'll learn in the course and talks about why she chose this particular pattern.


Lesson 2. Pattern Reading


Lesson 3. Choosing Yarn & Gauge Swatching


Lesson 4. Crochet Refresher


Lesson 5. Baby Sweater Back


Lesson 6. Sleeves


Lesson 7. Left Front


Lesson 8. Right Front


Lesson 9. Blocking & Weaving


Lesson 10. Sewing the Sweater


Lesson 11. Edging & Buttons


Lesson 12. Bonus: Surface Slipstitch

"I have some experience crocheting, but my garment projects always ended in disaster. I just didn't think I could do it. But this class took away my anxiety and really walked me through the intimidating parts of garment construction for crochet. Very glad I took this class, since I could ask questions along the way if I needed to, and I finally have a finished project that looks great! Can't wait to make more!"
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