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Online Class

Reading & Understanding Crochet Patterns

$19.99$29.99

Gain the skills to approach any crochet project with confidence by learning how to decipher symbols, patterns, charts, directions and more.

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, Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby
  • 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

Reading crochet patterns can be tricky with so many different styles and abbreviations, but crochet designer Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby is here to help you read and work through any pattern. Begin by learning all the ways crochet terms are shown in a pattern, as well as how to actually read and work through one. Then, find out how to tell if a pattern has all the information you need to successfully complete it. Dive deep into a pattern with Shannon as he explains special pattern elements such as stitch repeats, charts or diagrams and sizing. Next, apply your new skills by working the stunning scarf pattern included in your class materials, and even get Shannon's blocking and seaming tips to finish your scarf like a pro.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Evaluating Patterns
15:15
Meet crochet designer Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby and begin by learning how to evaluate a pattern for skill level, schematics and gauge, and determine which materials and tools you need. Then, compare both a garment and accessory pattern to spot their similarities and differences.
2. Understanding Pattern Anatomy
13:05
3. Abbreviations & Symbols
18:31
4. Understanding Critical Pattern Elements
22:43
5. See It, Make It: The Modern Sampler Scarf
22:49
6. Finishing & Assembly
18:41

Taught by

Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby
Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby
Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby is the co-founder of Shibaguyz Designz, a versatile design company that uses unique flair to combine fashion design, knitting, crochet, photography and graphic design into a cohesive whole. He takes his instruction all over the country, selling out classes along the way and building a following of happy students. You can find Shannon's designs in countless magazines such as Crochet! and Knitting Today, or in one of his many books.

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