Are you familiar with the basic crochet stitches but patterns seem like a foreign language? Do you try to follow a pattern but extra stitches and crooked edges have made you want to give up? This workshop is for you!
In this workshop, we'll make a sampler cowl: an adorable cowl made up of 3 different crocheted blocks and an edging. In each block, I will teach you to read increasingly difficult written instructions step-by-step. You will learn how to count your stitches by learning which stitches count and which stitches don't, putting an end to those crooked edges!
In addition to reading crochet instructions, I will demystify those add on instructions you often see, such as block, weave in ends, gauge. What is gauge? How do you block? There's really nothing scary to it; you just need to be let in on a few insights!
The instructions are coupled with a photo tutorial making it easy to follow along and understand the entire process of crocheting a cowl. If you have any questions along the way, I'm here to help! Post questions, comments, and photos of your work to share with me and your fellow students.
By the end of this workshop, you'll feel confident reading crochet patterns, will have crocheted an adorable cowl, and be ready to take on the world! Have questions? Bring them on! That's what a workshop is all about!
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Stacey Trock lives her fantasy life designing cute and cuddly amigurumi (aka crochet stuffed animals). She offers patterns and tutorials at her website, FreshStitches.com,. A featured Craftsy Workshop designer, Stacey has also written a couple of crochet books (Crocheted Softies and Cuddly Crochet). A passionate crafter and advocate for self-sufficient living, Stacey and her husband live in New Haven, Conn., where she spins wool, makes soap, quilts, bakes bread, makes tofu and preserves, and designs knitting patterns and the occasional non-stuffed-animal crochet pattern.
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