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Crochet: Basics & Beyond (DVD)


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

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What You Get

  • DVD with 8 video lessons
  • Full-color, printed reference materials booklet, including a stitch guide and granny square blanket pattern
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Includes closed captioning


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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
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
3. Working in Rows
4. Troubleshooting Row Work
5. Working in the Round
6. How to Read a Pattern
7. The Granny Square
8. Rounding Out Your Knowledge

Taught by

Kim Werker
Kim Werker
Kim Werker is a writer and editor who started her career by founding the popular website CrochetMe (which, sadly, no longer exists). As an avid maker, she spends at least a few minutes every day making something, even if it's just a few stitches or macaroni and cheese from a box. Kim has served as the editor for Interweave Crochet magazine and authored six crochet books, including "Make It Mighty Ugly: Exercises and Advice for Getting Creative Even When It Ain't Pretty." Visit her website,, to learn more.

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