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Curvy Crochet

Plus-Size Techniques

with Marly Bird
Learn how to make beautiful crocheted garments that fit right and look great with Marly's professional techniques for customizing a pattern to flatter your unique body.

Have you ever set out to crochet a sweater, spent days of work and hundreds of dollars on yarn, only to end up with something you never wear because it just doesn't? Marly Bird to the rescue!

In Curvy Crochet, you'll select the perfect pattern for your shape, and make easy fit adjustments to bust, sleeves, neckline and other trouble spots. You'll discover the luxurious yarns that make great plus-size clothes, and the ones that spell disaster every time. And you'll learn how to transform swatching from a tedious task into a valuable tool. You'll use your favorite sweater, right out of your closet, to tell you things you never knew about yourself. And you'll make your very own custom dress form ... from duct tape! Get advice and help from Marly as you learn the same techniques designers use for a perfect fit and finish every time.

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Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet Marly Bird, knit and crochet designer who loves to create beautiful things for curvy women. Discover what you'll learn in this class and what skills you should have to best appreciate the course.


Lesson 2. Honest Measurements


Lesson 3. Duct Tape Dress Form


Lesson 4. Choosing Patterns and Yarn


Lesson 5. Swatching: Creating Your Fabric


Lesson 6. Designing With Charts


Lesson 7. Shaping Waist and Hips


Lesson 8. No More Pain in the Neckline


Lesson 9. Demystifying Armholes


Lesson 10. Shaping Sleeves

"Marly is a very knowledgeable and witty instructor who makes learning new things so enjoyable. Loved the course and feel confident that from now on all of my crocheted wearables will fit perfectly. Love the Craftsy format which allows me to have long-term access to the classes, access to ask the instructors questions and see the comments and projects of fellow classmates."
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