DVD Class

Modern Irish Freeform Crochet (DVD + Streaming)


Item: W0039Q


Give classic Irish crochet motifs a trendy spin! Join designer Myra Wood and learn to create traditional designs with a uniquely modern touch as you work up a freeform garment. During class, Myra will guide you through the best materials for the job and teach you how to use the included key to tackle international charts without fuss. Want to crochet a fun variety of looks? You’ll discover how to crochet the gorgeous motif patterns included with your class and give them eye-catching dimension with the packing cord method. Plus, Myra will show you how to bring your motifs together into a beautiful top by joining them with two types of crochet netting.

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 (10:24)
Meet artist and author Myra Wood and learn about the difference between traditional Irish crochet and garments made from colorful, on-trend, modern freeform Irish crochet. Gather your tools and materials as Myra shows your best options for yarns, threads and hooks.

Interpreting International Charts (24:09)
The motifs used in modern Irish crochet are typically diagrammed with international crochet charts. Myra walks you through the translation legend included in class materials, compares standard and international versions of a motif chart, and crochets a simple motif using an international chart.

Flowers & Leaves (21:51)
Begin to explore the array of flower and leaf motif patterns included in class materials. You’ll learn how to follow the charts, weave in ends efficiently, and even change colors as you go for multicolored motifs, along with Myra’s tips on making multiples of motifs to create your garment project.

Designs Using Packing Cord (20:13)
Add dimension to areas of your motifs with the packing cord technique of working crochet stitches around lengths of thread to build volume. Myra guides you through reading the packing cord symbols on motif charts and starting and ending cord as she demonstrates crocheting a leaf motif.

Netting Stitches & Joining Motifs (25:59)
Learn to join motifs with netting stitches as Myra demonstrates both geometric and honeycomb netting styles. You’ll discover easy ways to travel across the backs of motifs and fill in spaces between motifs, and get tips for creating an organic, visually strong design.

Making Garments (26:16)
Discover how your motifs can become a gorgeous garment! Myra shows how to enlarge a pattern template for a simple tank (included in your class materials) and cut it out in muslin. You’ll create an edging to anchor the motifs, see how to position motifs, and join them with netting stitches to fit the garment shape.

Finishing, Edging & Borders (16:40)
With Myra’s guidance, Join your finished garment pieces with a seamless effect. You’ll learn how to work flat for a garment with straight sides or on a dress form for more shaping. Finally, see options for finishing the tank with crocheted edgings or allowing the motifs to shape the lower edge.

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

Modern Irish Freeform Crochet - Supplies and Charts


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.

How do I access the companion materials for my DVD class?
Come to Craftsy.com and log into your account using the username and password you set up when establishing your Craftsy account or purchasing your DVD. In your “My Account” area, select the “Classes” content. On this page, you’ll see all classes you’ve purchased from Craftsy. Simply select the desired class from your content list, and you’ll be presented with your selected class page. From the class page you can easily view, download or print the companion class materials, which are in the “Bonus Materials” tab on the class page. You can log in any time, and download or print the companion materials as many times as you like. Companion class materials are not shipped in the mail with your DVD, and must be accessed on Craftsy.com.

How do I stream my class on Craftsy.com?
Come to Craftsy.com and log into your account using the username and password you set up when establishing your Craftsy account or purchasing your DVD. In your “My Account” content, select the desired class. Stream the video on-demand from the class page any time you like; your viewing access is unlimited. You can stream your class from any computer, tablet or mobile device with Internet access.

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?
No, they are not. DVDs can only be purchased on an individual basis and are not included in Craftsy memberships. For non-members, DVDs are a flexible way to purchase only the classes you love best. For members, DVDs are a great choice to build an at-home library you can keep forever and enjoy any time, with or without Internet access.

Do you ship internationally?
Yes, we do ship most physical products, including DVDs, to several International destinations. In addition to the USA and Canada, we ship to Australia, Brazil, India, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, and most Western European countries. If you live outside these countries, you can still purchase digital items including memberships, individual streaming classes, and pattern downloads.

Do your DVDs work on international players?
Yes, our DVDs should be compatible with any DVD player in use today. All our videos have been created with all current Region Codes (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8). If you have trouble viewing a DVD purchased from Craftsy.com, please contact Customer Service.

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.