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Amazing Crochet Textures

Ribbing, Cables & Beads

with Drew Emborsky
Elevate your next crochet project with three stunning textures. Join popular instructor Drew Emborsky, aka The Crochet Dude, in this FREE mini-class!

Take your crochet up a stitch with beautiful ribbing, cables and beads as you make a richly textured 12-square afghan. Enjoy instruction from expert Drew Emborsky, aka The Crochet Dude, as you learn to work a chainless foundation, create complex cable combinations with ease, add gorgeous beadwork without pre-stringing and more! Complete your sensational lap afghan with join-as-you-go edging for a finished result you’ll be proud to show off. Throughout your class, Drew will share expert tips and helpful information, such as how to measure the gauge of a post-stitch swatch and how to follow charts for twisted cables or beautifully beaded designs. Elevate your crochet with stunning texture in this free and fabulous mini-class! 

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Welcome to Your Free Mini-Class

  • Overview on how to use your FREE mini-class.


Lesson 2. Foundation & Post Stitches


Lesson 3. Cables & Charts


Lesson 4. Adding Beads as You Go


Lesson 5. Finishing

"I loved this class. I have done post stitches before but not cables or bead addition in the method shown. The tips on blocking and the explanation of all the stitches were brilliant. I have never joined squares in the method shown before but I will be using it a lot in the future as it adds an extra zing to the crochet. Everything is explained with clear photography and vocals; Drew is very easy to listen to which helps a lot, too. This is my first online class and I am sure it will not be my last. Well done to Craftsy and Drew."
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