DVD Class

Freeform Crochet (DVD + Streaming)


Item: W0037Q


Internationally renowned instructor Myra Wood has devoted years to testing new techniques for accessible freeform crochet, and she’s ready to share them with you! Discover practical steps and clear processes for creating, connecting, and embellishing crocheted shapes to make a one-of-a-kind scrumbled bag. Get started with freeform motifs and shapes. Then, master textured and special stitches, like the popcorn, berry, and even the impressive bullion stitch. Get ready to scrumble by joining shapes, filling in ditches, building your fabric, and more. Plus, learn flawless finishing techniques to complete your charming handbag, and rejoice as Myra shares troubleshooting techniques for common freeform fails!

NOTE: If you’d like to purchase only the DVD for this class, you may do so through this link. (Please note, any class PDF materials are not on the DVD itself. You must have streaming access to download those materials associated with the class.)

Class Sessions

Getting Started with Freeform (21:29)
Meet your instructor, Myra Wood, as she introduces you to the world of freeform crochet. Learn to let go of structure and patterns as you explore this artistic and improvisational technique. Learn Myra’s tips and tricks for creating flat fabric, one of the keys to successful freeform crochet. Then, crochet your first freeform rounds as Myra demonstrates the magic circle (or magic ring) for beginning your crochet in the round.

Basic Freeform Techniques (23:21)
Expand on your rounds from Lesson 1 as Myra demonstrates how to build out your fabric and create one- and two-color spirals. Learn to change colors as you stitch around your piece. Then, master spirals with both a single yarn and a two-strand variation where you can alternate between colors as you go.

Textured Stitches (28:15)
Embrace texture as you master your first four textured stitches: fan, popcorn, berry and box stitch, all of which can be worked in areas small or large to create incredible, dimensional fabric. Then, Myra shows you how to add even more embellishment and interest to your motifs — or scrumbles — as she demonstrates several ways to overlay stitches on top of your fabric.

Special Stitches (22:50)
Master the quintessential freeform stitch, the bullion stitch. This full and textured stitch is as beautiful as it is fun to make — you’ll be amazed how adding a few extra wraps can completely change the look. Then, discover how to crochet backwards as you learn the crab stitch. See how enjoyable it is to crochet this stitch along an edge or on top of existing stitches to add a finished edge or ridge.

Get Ready to Scrumble! (33:17)
Now that you’ve got a whole host of new stitches, it’s time to make some scrumbles, the basis of freeform fabric. Gain confidence as you experiment with your stitches. There are no wrong answers in freeform! You’ll learn how to join your shapes to create larger pieces, filling in ditches and working around the outside edge along the way. Stretch your creative and crocheting skills as you work in multiple directions adding stitches where you please!

Making Fabric (27:32)
Create luscious, textured fabric from your scrumbles as Myra demonstrates how to join larger pieces together, fitting the fabric to a template. Then learn how to add edges and fill in holes to square up sides. You’ll love how Myra breaks down each area and offers advice on how to fill it.

Finishing Techniques (16:14)
Share your scrumbles with the world as you learn to turn your squared, finished fabric into a charming handbag. Myra offers tips for seaming, creating a lining and adding a button closure and strap. Then, see all of the other wonderful ways you can use your scrumbles as Myra exhibits a variety of projects that showcase this wonderful technique.

Your Instructor

Myra Wood

Myra Wood teaches a wide range of classes on knitting, beading, embroidery and crochet. She is the author of Crazy Lace and Creative Crochet Lace, and has appeared as a guest instructor on Knit and Crochet Now, Knitty Gritty and Uncommon Threads. She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Philadelphia College of Art, and enjoyed a career as a commercial artist before finding her true calling of inspiring people creatively.

Bonus Materials

Freeform Crochet - Supplies & Resources


How will I receive my DVD class?
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How do I stream my class on Craftsy.com?
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Do I have to purchase a Craftsy Membership to get my class?
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Are DVDs included in a Craftsy Membership?
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Do you ship internationally?
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Do your DVDs work on international players?
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What is your return policy?
We want to be sure you’re satisfied. If you have trouble playing your DVD, if the content is not correctly presented on the DVD, or you are dissatisfied with the content of your class, we will work with you. Contact Craftsy customer service via email or phone. Upon your request, and upon your return of the DVD to us, we will refund your purchase price or send you another DVD to replace a damaged or incorrect DVD, whichever is your preference. If you do receive a full refund, your streaming video class will also be removed from your Craftsy account, so on-demand video access will no longer be available to you.