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.
Move confidently beyond the basics and start exploring the breathtaking possibilities new crochet techniques have to offer. Join popular Craftsy instructor Kim Werker and learn a variety of stitch patterns sure to add visual and textural intrigue to any project — from the quick, captivating V-stitch to the bold, dimensional bobble stitch and beyond! Along the way, you'll expand your repertoire for popular styles as you learn how to crochet cables, lace, and front- and back-post double crochet. You'll even get great pointers for smooth seaming, reading patterns, preparing for projects and finishing. Plus, apply your new skills in the perfect practice project: an adorable baby sweater!