Crochet Technique Toolkit DVD


Item: W0038R


Get set up for crochet success at every step! Join designer and returning Craftsy instructor Shannon Leigh Roudhán to learn handy crochet techniques every crocheter should have in their toolkit. During class, Shannon will teach you how to cast on into a chain or in the round without leaving a knot in your work. With cast-ons covered, you’ll see how to set the stage for fabulous projects using swatching skills and simple math. Then, you’ll learn to create foundation stitches that bring a tidy edge to any project, before Shannon breaks down well-executed decreases step by step. When you move on, you’ll discover great methods for adding new yarn at any point in your project, and Shannon will show you how to join crocheted pieces with clean, easy seaming.

NOTE: Any PDF materials associated with this class are not provided with the DVD-only purchase. You must have streaming access to download those materials. To purchase the combination DVD + Streaming form of this class, click here.

Class Sessions

How to Use This Class (2:09)
Meet crochet designer Shannon Leigh Roudhán and learn more about the techniques you’ll master. Shannon explains how to use your class: Watch it all the way through or skip to the skills you want to reference whenever you need a refresher!

Solid Starts (18:37)
A strong beginning leads to great results! Shannon demonstrates how to cast on without leaving an unsightly knot in your work, whether you’re starting with a chain or in the round. That means fewer ends to weave in! You’ll also review the qualities of a good pattern so you can select for success.

Gauge & Yarn Needs (25:02)
If you make a crocheted garment whose fit is important, you’ll want to swatch first and check your gauge. Shannon explains how to “read” your swatch and do some simple calculations to determine whether your needle is the right size for your project and how much yarn you’ll need.

Good Foundations (17:48)
Get a clean edge on any project with tidy foundation stitches that combine your first pattern stitches with the base chain, all in one go! Shannon shows how to create foundation single crochet, half-double, double crochet and slip stitches. Perfect for hems, cuffs and top-down necklines!

Better Decreases (19:13)
Master crochet decreases for a smooth angled or curved edge such as an armhole. See Shannon’s high, low and centered variations on the double crochet two together, as well as right- and left-leaning decreases. Then master single crochet decreases. Shannon shows you how!

Sharp Details & Colorwork (25:45)
Use Shannon’s techniques to create a professional-looking project! You’ll see a great trick for avoiding gappy edges and how to add yarn at the beginning of a row or in the middle of your work, perfect for crochet Fair Isle or intarsia colorwork.

Flawless Finishing (15:40)
Shannon takes the pain out of the finishing process by showing you an end-cap finishing stitch that you can follow when weaving in ends, leaving no knots or unsightly lumps. If you’re working in the round, duplicate stitch is the way to go, and it couldn’t be easier when you have Shannon to guide you.

Perfect Seaming (21:39)
The locking mattress stitch is ideal for joining all kinds of seams in your crocheted garments — it creates a secure join that is not bulky. Shannon demonstrates how to use this stitch to join side-to-side seams, top-to-top seams and top-to-side seams. A special version of the duplicate stitch finishes everything off!

Your Instructor

Shannon Leigh Roudhán
Shannon Leigh Roudhán and Jason Bowlsby, aka Shannon & Jason, have created award-winning crochet, knit, and sewing designs featured in publications around the world, and published 10 books of crochet and knitwear patterns. Shannon has been teaching for more than 20 years, and lives with Jason in Seattle with their three Shiba Inu.


How will I receive my DVD class?
Your class DVD will be shipped in the mail using the address you provide at checkout. You will not have streaming access to this class in your Craftsy Account unless you purchase(d) it separately. If you’d like to own this class in BOTH on-demand streaming form and DVD, we recommend you purchase that combination item on Craftsy.com.

Will the companion materials come with my DVD class?
Any downloadable class PDF materials are not included on the DVD, so you will not have access to those materials. While the video instruction on your DVD is complete, you must have streaming access to download the PDF materials associated with the class. You can purchase streaming access or a combination DVD + Streaming access on Craftsy.com.

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