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  • Class materials that include stitch diagrams and patterns for granny squares, borders and more!
  • Hours of close-up instruction
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Improve Your Crochet

Essential Techniques

with Edie Eckman
Improve Your Crochet
Stitch your way to better crochet! Develop a better understanding of patterns, measure gauge and play with stitch construction for better results.

Join author and renowned instructor Edie Eckman as she shares techniques for improving the look and quality of your crochet. Begin by learning how to create and maintain control over your fabric and prevent a too-tight foundation chain. Then, get comfortable reading and following patterns and find out how to decipher pattern speak! Confidently measure gauge in stitches, rows, stitch patterns and in the round, and learn how it helps you achieve stunning results. Then, find out how to pick up stitches evenly and work with decorative borders while keeping edges flat — even around corners and curves! Finally, refine your work and explore finishing techniques for professional-looking crochet. Plus, get tips on joining new yarns, changing colors, weaving in ends and more. No matter how long you’ve been crocheting, you’re sure to pick up new tricks! 

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet your instructor, crochet designer Edie Eckman, as she introduces you to many of the techniques you’ll explore in this class and offers tips on how to maximize your learning experience.


Lesson 2. Creating a Fabric


Lesson 3. Reading a Pattern


Lesson 4. Pattern Problem Solving


Lesson 5. Gauge


Lesson 6. Edgings


Lesson 7. Refinements


Lesson 8. Finishing

Praise for Edie Eckman's Joining Crochet Motifs:
"Thoroughly enjoyed this class! I've been making simple granny squares a long time, but this class still had lots to teach me. In addition to the 11 or 12 joining techniques (many of which were new to me) I also improved in my chart reading, and invisible joins. Also learned a stitch "standing double crochet" which I really like the look of and will enjoy using more."
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