Kim Werker
Craftsy Instructor

Vancouver, BC

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Kim Werker is a writer and freelance editor who tries to make something — anything — every day. The former editor of Interweave Crochet magazine, she has written or co-authored six crochet books and is the founder of In addition to passionately championing crochet, she manages a project called Mighty Ugly, nudging people to love-hate their creative demons and have more fun making stuff. Her latest book, Make It Mighty ... Read Full Bio »

Kim's Craftsy Classes


Crochet: Basics & Beyond

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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What's New

I've just returned home from filming Crochet Basics & Beyond. What a whirlwind few days in Denver, and what fun! My producer, Laura, introduced me to Trader Joe's Cookie Butter, which may have changed my life, and has certainly put me on a quest to get some given that we don't have Trader Joe's in Canada. I love a good challenge. Now that I'm back home at sea level, I'm back to my normal work, and I'm gearing up for the class to launch in a couple of months. I can't wait!
Apr 22, 2015
- May 02, 2015
Hello hello! I'm gearing up to take a six-week road trip with my family (I'll be checking in on my classes to answer questions from the road!), and I don't think I've ever shared links to other places we can connect online. Come say hi on Instagram (it's such a great place to connect with other crafters and show off your newfound crochet skills! I'm @kpwerker on there, or, Twitter (another great place to connect with crafters; I'm @kpwerker there, too, or, and on my blog at

Kim's Patterns

Sybil Cowl


Land & Sea


Celia Circle Scarf

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Kim's Projects

Virtual Planetoid Hat
Land & Sea Baby Blanket
Celia Scarf
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