DVD Class

Mastering Foundation Crochet Stitches (DVD + Streaming)


Item: W0186Q


Join fiber artist Marty Miller as she walks you through four basic foundation crochet stitches! Add increases, decreases, and skipped chains to your arsenal as you learn life-lasting tips to crocheting with confidence.

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

Extended vs. Foundation (30:41)
Meet your instructor, Marty Miller, and dive right into extended stitches, the basis of foundation stitches. Discover the proper technique for making extended stitches in single, double, half double and triple crochet, and see how this stitch can help you not only with foundation stitches but throughout your crochet projects. Then, master your first foundation stitch as Marty walks you through the foundation double crochet and shares her invaluable “stitch and pinch” method.

Basic Foundation Stitches (21:04)
Say goodbye to too-tight edges as you round out your understanding of the basic foundation stitches, adding single, half double and triple crochet foundation stitches to your repertoire. You’ll love being able to create fabric that is the same width on top as on the bottom. See how easy it is to substitute foundation stitches into your favorite pattern!

Using Foundation Stitches (16:12)
Now that you feel confident creating foundation stitches, see how they can be used to work with yarns that are tricky to stitch, including ribbon and bouclé. Discover how this stitch makes adding stitches at the end of a row a nearly seamless experience, great for skipped stitches and bottom-up sweaters! Finally, crochet along with Marty as you make the first pattern included with this class, a handled crochet bucket, and discover how using foundation stitches at the top will allow you to create connected handles right where you want them!

Eyelets (32:19)
Learn to make double crochet eyelets, a foundation stitch you can use to start stitch patterns worked with shells and clusters, the perfect way to eliminate stretched-out chains. Marty demonstrates how to work into stitches — and into spaces — as you create scallops and squares with this wonderful technique! Then, learn the secret behind creating beautiful and strong granny rectangles, perfect for blankets, clothing and even a tote bag, the pattern for which is included in your class materials.

Foundation Stitches in Pattern (27:56)
Create fabric designs that ripple, curve and zigzag! Learn the simple textured pattern that combines multiple foundation stitches in the same row. Then, learn to make increases and decreases using foundation stitches and master Marty’s “Triple Ripple” design, which is as beautiful as it is simple!

Foundations in Filet, Mesh & More (27:07)
See how to handle skipped chains when working in foundation stitches and how to add chains, too! Create textured stitches such as filet mesh, V stitches and even shells and get amazing results as you switch your foundation chain for foundation stitches.

Tunisian, Colorwork & Beyond (20:04)
Change colors as often as you like and know that your edges will always match as you see how to incorporate foundation stitches into your colorwork. Plus, learn to use foundation stitches when working the Tunisian simple stitch so you always know where to insert your hook. Finally, see how Marty translates a standard stitch pattern using a foundation chain into one using foundation stitches. You’ll love the look and how easy it is!

Your Instructor

Marty Miller

Marty Miller is a renowned instructor, fiber artist and author who is more commonly known as The Crochet Doctor™. She teaches crochet at trade shows and yarn shops around the country and at the Crochet Guild of America’s national conferences. Marty’s designs are featured in her book, Totes for All Reasons, and her pattern line can be found on crochetville.com. She also shares her crochet expertise on her two blogs, The Crochet Doctor and Not Your Granny’s Crochet.

Bonus Materials

Mastering Foundation Crochet Stitches


How will I receive my DVD class?
Your DVD will be shipped in the mail using the address you provide at checkout. Your purchase also includes access to a streaming version of the class and downloadable PDF class materials. After your purchase, you can find your streaming class and your PDF class materials by logging into your Craftsy account using the user name and password you established.

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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?
No, you do not. Every DVD purchased on Craftsy.com includes both the physical DVD in the mail and unlimited on-demand streaming access at Craftsy.com. These benefits are yours with or without a Craftsy membership.

Are DVDs included in a Craftsy Membership?
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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.