Online Class

Curvy Crochet: Plus-Size Techniques

$19.99$29.99

Learn how to make beautiful crocheted garments that fit right and look great with Marly's professional techniques for customizing a pattern to flatter your unique body.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

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

Have you ever set out to crochet a sweater, spent days of work and hundreds of dollars on yarn, only to end up with something you never wear because it just looks wrong? Marly Bird to the rescue!gIn Curvy Crochet, you'll select the perfect pattern for your shape, and make easy fit adjustments to bust, sleeves, neckline and other trouble spots. You'll discover the luxurious yarns that make great plus-size clothes, and the ones that spell disaster every time. And you'll learn how to transform swatching from a tedious task into a valuable tool. You'll use your favorite sweater, right out of your closet, to tell you things you never knew about yourself. And you'll make your very own custom dress form ... from duct tape! Get advice and help from Marly as you learn the same techniques designers use for a perfect fit and finish every time. Marly's energy and humor makes it all fun!

Sign up today for Curvy Crochet. Take control of your wardrobe and create beautiful things you'll wear with pride!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
08:03
Meet Marly Bird, knit and crochet designer who loves to create beautiful things for curvy women. Discover what you'll learn in this class and what skills you should have to best appreciate the course.
2. Honest Measurements
22:36
3. Duct Tape Dress Form
30:00
4. Choosing Patterns and Yarn
18:33
5. Swatching: Creating Your Fabric
18:55
6. Designing With Charts
18:59
7. Shaping Waist and Hips
18:26
8. No More Pain in the Neckline
14:05
9. Demystifying Armholes
21:24
10. Shaping Sleeves
36:10

Taught by

Marly Bird
Marly Bird
Marlaina "Marly" Bird fled the world of financial services to launch her Yarn Thing podcast and hasn't looked back since. To Marly, a bi-craftsy girl who both knits and crochets, the yarn is the star, not how you work with it. She's creative director for Bijou Basin Ranch Yarns and the co-author of <i>Curvy Crochet</i> (Leisure Arts, 2011). You've seen her designs in<i> Knit Simple, Interweave Crochet, Knitscene, Inside Crochet, Wild Fiber</i> and<i> Petite Purls</i>, and in the books <i>Perfectly Plus</i> and <i>Knitting Plus</i>. In her spare time she raises three kids in suburban Denver.
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