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Custom-Fit Tunisian Crochet

with Dora Ohrenstein
Crochet garments with the impeccable fit you’ve always wanted! Discover custom pattern alteration techniques as you create a chic Tunisian crochet vest.

Create garments that truly flatter with personalized pattern alterations. Join crochet designer and author Dora Ohrenstein as she demystifies Tunisian crochet and shares accessible techniques for making a flattering vest you’ll adore. Warm up your hook by reviewing the Tunisian simple, knit and slip stitches — the three stitches you’ll need in this class. Then, learn proper methods for accurately measuring your bust, shoulders, waist and more. Dora will show you how to make adjustments to your pattern and flawlessly complete key alterations to your bust width, armhole and often-overlooked shoulder shaping. Finally, leave no curve unattended as you discover simple techniques for flattering your waist and hips before weaving in your ends for a perfectly polished garment. Enjoy showcasing your gorgeous new vest and add these unique stitches to your crochet repertoire today! 

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Lesson 1. Tunisian Basics

  • Meet your instructor, crochet designer Dora Ohrenstein, and receive a refresher on Tunisian crochet. Refamiliarize yourself with the Tunisian simple and knit stitches, the return pass, and the slip-stitch bind-off, as well as how to decrease and increase stitches. Learn the secret behind counting rows in Tunisian crochet as well as how to approach shoulder shaping.


Lesson 2. Tunisian Tools


Lesson 3. Measuring for a Perfect Fit


Lesson 4. Adjusting the Pattern


Lesson 5. Custom-Fit Calculations: Bust & Shoulder


Lesson 6. Custom-Fit Considerations: Waist & Hip


Lesson 7. Finishing Details

"Thank you for a clearly and fully explained guide to reading and altering patterns. An excellent presentation and inspiring! More please!"
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