Online Class

Mix & Match Crochet Bag Techniques

$14.99$29.99

Learn to crochet your own custom bags step by step! Mix and match stitches, swap in new features and add fun embellishments in two simple projects.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

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

How it works

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

Class Overview

Need a sturdy bag that's perfect for your style and your day-to-day? Look no further, because crochet is the perfect technique to achieve both! Join designer and instructor Karen Whooley in this online Craftsy class and learn how to crochet a bag with the features you love. You'll work from two simple but desirable patterns, using techniques you can mix and match for beautiful custom results. During class, Karen will share three eye-catching stitches you can substitute in and out with one another for variety. You'll also discover how to customize your bags with pockets, different handle styles and lovely embellishments. And all along the way, you'll find out how to use the magic ring technique, work a long chain cast-on and seam skillfully for a strong, stable bag.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Project Bag Options
09:37
Learn the ins and outs of bag construction as Karen walks you through how to start your next crochet project with confidence. Open up your bag's potential by examining the two patterns to learn common pitfalls and helpful modifications before you start.
2. Stitch Pattern Options
29:13
3. Working the Round Bag
21:50
4. Starting the Rectangular Bag
16:22
5. Assembling the Rectangular Bag
19:42
6. Additional Customizations
08:47

Taught by

Karen Whooley
Karen Whooley
Karen Whooley is an award-winning crochet designer and instructor based in Washington state. She teaches crochet and knitting classes at shops, guilds and shows worldwide, including those of the Knitting Guild Association and Crochet Guild of America, with an emphasis on technique. Karen is the author of more than 20 books, including "Top Down Sweaters to Crochet," "Learn to Fair Isle Crochet," "I Can't Believe I'm Crocheting Socks" and more.

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