Modern Irish Freeform Crochet DVD


Item: W0044R


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: 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

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.


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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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