Online Class

Crochet: Basics & Beyond

$10.00$39.99

Get started with crochet! From holding your hook to creating a beautiful granny square blanket, get the techniques you need to crochet with confidence!

Skill Level

Beginner

What You Get

  • 8 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Kim Werker
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Getting Started
24:24
Meet your instructor, Kim Werker, as she introduces you to the world of crochet. Learn about yarn, hooks and other tools and start with the most basic crochet stitch: the chain stitch. Kim will offer advice for how to hold your hook and show you the way she tensions her yarn.
2. The Basic Stitches
30:10
3. Working in Rows
34:12
4. Troubleshooting Row Work
19:19
5. Working in the Round
28:39
6. How to Read a Pattern
15:34
7. The Granny Square
30:40
8. Rounding Out Your Knowledge
25:23

Taught by

Kim Werker
Kim Werker
Kim Werker is a writer, editor, instructor and maker who has tapped into the immense power of the internet through blogging, teaching and running the online magazine-turned-social-media-network Crochet Me. Aside from her Web-based endeavors, Kim was also the editor for Interweave Crochet from 2006 to 2008. You might recognize her from her multiple books, including Make It Mighty Ugly, a project about shrugging off the negative internal voices that hamper individual creativity.
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