Take your crochet up a stitch with beautiful ribbing, cables, and beads as you make a richly textured 12-square afghan. Enjoy instruction from expert Drew Emborsky, aka The Crochet Dude, as you learn to work a chainless foundation, create complex cable combinations with ease, add gorgeous beadwork without pre-stringing, and more! Complete your sensational lap afghan with join-as-you-go edging for a finished result you’ll be proud to show off. Throughout your class, Drew will share expert tips and helpful information, such as how to measure the gauge of a post-stitch swatch and how to follow charts for twisted cables or beautifully beaded designs. Elevate your crochet with stunning texture in this free and fabulous mini-class!
Foundation & Post Stitches
Meet your instructor, Drew Emborsky, aka The Crochet Dude, as he previews all of the amazing stitches and techniques you’ll learn in this free mini-class. Discover a new way to create foundation stitches that stay stretchy and have beautiful drape! Then, learn how to make post stitches that will result in richly textured fabric. Finally, Drew shows you a quick edging to finish off your first large square, which will become part of a lovely afghan.
Cables & Charts
Build on the post stitches you learned in Lesson 1 to create crisscrossing cables as Drew takes you step by step through this dynamic stitch. Learn how to decipher your stitches and see how they match up to a pattern or chart. Finally, explore crochet charts and discover how learning to read them can simplify your crocheting!
Master the paring knife as you learn to easily core a jalapeño, tomato or cauliflower and zest an orange then learn how to cut down butternut squash and pineapple as you tackle a variety of fruits, vegetables and herbs.
Adding Beads as You Go
Say goodbye to pre-stringing beads, which can weaken fabric and be cumbersome to work with. Drew shows you how to add beads one at a time as you crochet. He’ll offer tips for bead selection and show you how to lock your beads into place once you’ve worked them into the fabric.
Gain confidence blocking your crocheted projects as Drew offers tips for getting perfect squares that show off your textured patterns. Learn to join your squares as you go to create a delicate, interlocked edging.