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Crochet: Basics & Beyond

with Kim Werker
Get started with crochet! From holding your hook to creating a beautiful granny square blanket, get the techniques you need to crochet with confidence!

Learn the stitches, tools and techniques you need to get started with crochet! Join author and popular blogger Kim Werker as she provides step-by-step instruction for getting started — from selecting the right yarn and deciphering tricky yarn labels to properly holding your hook and working yarn. You’ll love Kim’s down-to-earth approach as she teaches you a basic chain stitch and demonstrates single, double and half-double crochet and the slip stitch! Learn how to work in rows, keep your crochet on track and troubleshoot rows gone wrong. Then, learn three different ways to get started working in the round and become comfortable reading patterns! Finally, combine your new skills to create a charming granny square blanket you’ll be proud to display or give.  

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Lesson 1. Getting Started

  • Meet your instructor, Kim Werker, as she introduces you to the world of crochet. Learn about yarn, hooks and other tools and start with the most basic crochet stitch: the chain stitch. Kim will offer advice for how to hold your hook and show you the way she tensions her yarn.


Lesson 2. The Basic Stitches


Lesson 3. Working in Rows


Lesson 4. Troubleshooting Row Work


Lesson 5. Working in the Round


Lesson 6. How to Read a Pattern


Lesson 7. The Granny Square


Lesson 8. Rounding Out Your Knowledge

"The instructor is moving at a good pace: not too slow or fast. She seems very knowledgeable about crocheting with a varied background to crochet that many of her audience might have; the start and stop of learning this art. The instructor is posed and professional right down to the nails. She's serious; I'm excited about what I can learn!"
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