Vickie Howell
Craftsy Instructor

Austin, TX

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Vickie Howell is a mother, designer. author and on-air personality. She's best known as the host and creative consultant of TV's Knitty Gritty and co-host of DIY Network's Stylelicious. She's the author of seven knit, crochet and craft books, including, Step It Up Knits: Take Your Skills Up to the Next Level with 25 Quick & Stylish Projects. Vickie has contributed to worldwide publications including, the Today Show, PBS ... Read Full Bio »

Vickie's Craftsy Classes

Crochet Lab

NOTE: This course now features student-led (rather than instructor-led) discussion only. If you have questions, at least one of the many experienced crocheters in Crochet Lab surely will have the answer!

Whether you've never touched a crochet hook before, or you're looking to refresh your skills, Crochet Lab with Vickie Howell will have you crocheting like a pro in no time at all. In this introductory course, Vickie guides you through the basics of crochet: picking the right yarn and hooks, basic stitches (including single, double and half double crochet), and how to put it all together. You'll finish with the skills to create wonderful items, and the courage to express your individual style. You'll create granny squares and crochet an adorable cozy for your tech gadgets. You'll master the art of measuring gauge and reading a  pattern. Vickie crochets along with you, from your very first slip knot, through an assortment of projects.

$9.99 $19.99

Meet Vickie

Vickie's Patterns

Purple Stitch Project Purple Ninja (Sew)


Purple Stitch Project Cozy Kitten


Purple Stitch Project Ninja (knit)

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Vickie's Projects

Valentines Contest Crayon Hearts
Dakota Ponchette
Bjork Neck Garland
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Vickie's Blog