Learn to crochet in the round with expert guidance from author and pattern designer Stacey Trock! Get started by reviewing the chain and single crochet stitch and learn how to increase in the round as you work a basic beanie. Once you’ve got a handle on keeping consistent tension, experiment with easy colorwork to change up the look. Next, learn how to add earflaps by working in rows — without losing stitches! Add style and functionality to your hat with a trendy cloche brim, or create a slouchy beret with a cute button band detail. Then, personalize your hats with fun embellishments like pompoms and braided tassels, and even discover a simple way to tighten a hat that’s too big — no ripping required! Finally, make simple modifications to these designs and find out how to achieve the right fit for anyone’s head using the chart included with this class.
Melting hearts and lifting spirits, four adorable forest creatures are simple and stress-free to make when you take Stacey Trock's new Craftsy class, Amigurumi Woodland Animals! Crocheted toys in the Japanese style are all the rage, and Stacey specializes in them, as a pattern designer, author and guiding light behind the FreshStitches blog. In this class, Stacey shares her best tips for choosing yarns and hooks, marking and counting stitches, stuffing, assembling, and finishing with child-safe details. Even a rookie crocheter will enjoy this class, while experienced crocheters will love the four included patterns - a sturdy bear, winsome deer, mischievous raccoon and beautiful bluebird.
When you think of "cute," you probably think of puppies, kittens or bunnies. We think of amigurumi monsters! In this class, you'll learn every step of the process to design and crochet your own cuddly, super-adorable amigurumi creature. Use a range of different shapes, including circles, cylinders and spheres, to create various monster parts, like heads, arms and legs. Combine these parts in numerous ways to create truly unique monsters. The secret to success is smart planning and good design — you'll learn both in this class. Also included are eight monster patterns designed by Stacey. Make them just as she does, or customize them to make your own!