Online Class

Crochet: Beyond Rectangles


Advance your crochet skills with Linda's darling baby sweater. She teaches you how to shape, edge and finish any project for great results.

Skill Level


What You Get

  • 12 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Linda Permann
  • 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

Bored of blankets and scarves? If you're ready to tackle more complex patterns, Linda's darling baby sweater is the perfect first crocheted garment. You'll learn professional secrets to create smooth edges, link stitches, shape your pieces, sew them together and add edging. In the process, she takes away the intimidation factor of working from patterns and schematics. In-depth tutorials on blocking and finishing are sure to be invaluable for every level of crocheter, and you'll even learn a fun surface embellishment technique that you can use to make monograms, flowers, or any shape you can draw on the surface of your sweater. Move beyond rectangles and gain the confidence you need to crochet your next garment!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Crochet instructor Linda Permann reviews the materials you'll need, goes over what you'll learn in the course and talks about why she chose this particular pattern.
2. Pattern Reading
3. Choosing Yarn & Gauge Swatching
4. Crochet Refresher
5. Baby Sweater Back
6. Sleeves
7. Left Front
8. Right Front
9. Blocking & Weaving
10. Sewing the Sweater
11. Edging & Buttons
12. Bonus: Surface Slipstitch

Taught by

Linda Permann
Linda Permann
Linda Permann is an internationally published crochet designer, writer and author of Little Crochet and Crochet Adorned. She frequently contributes to numerous magazines and sells her own line of patterns, Lindamade.
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