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.
Meet instructor Kim Werker, who will guide you in taking your crocheting skills to the next level. Learn how to create iconic popcorn and bobble stitches, perfect for adding detail and texture to your projects. Then Kim walks you through how to create a chevron pattern for more options.
Foundations of Lace (20:29)
Experiment with lace designs to give your crocheting a fancy finish! Follow along as Kim shares essential tips to harness the balance of positive and negative space. You’ll also learn how to create shell and cluster patterns and discover the inner workings of the V-stitch.
Foundations of Cables (23:18)
Expand your crocheting repertoire as Kim introduces the foundations for stitching cables. You’ll learn the basics of stitching in relief as Kim gives you step-by-step instruction on creating front- and back-post double crochets and crochet ribbing to give your designs a beautifully textured look.
Foundations of Seaming (28:27)
Ready to start assembling your project into something big and beautiful? Kim lays down the foundation for creating smooth seams and guides your hand as you learn what goes into making whip-stitch, slip-stitch, single-crochet and mattress-stitch seams.
Projects & Patterns (21:08)
Get ready to choose your next project! Kim explains the differences between synthetic and natural yarn and what each is best for. Then, discover how to take accurate measurements to ensure your project is a perfect fit. Plus, Kim lays some groundwork for starting a crocheted baby sweater.
Assembling a Sweater (24:24)
It’s time to put those skills to use! Use the different seaming techniques you’ve learned in previous lessons to begin assembling a raglan baby sweater. In addition, Kim covers some creative ways you can add different types of adorable buttonholes to your crochet work.
Learn some finishing touches that will add an air of elegance to your designs! You’ll master three different types of edging to give projects a lovely final trim. Then, discover some techniques for blocking your work to help bring out the full potential of its beauty.
Kim Werker is a writer and editor who started her career by founding the popular website CrochetMe (which, sadly, no longer exists). As an avid maker, she spends at least a few minutes every day making something, even if it’s just a few stitches or macaroni and cheese from a box. Kim has served as the editor for Interweave Crochet magazine and authored six crochet books, including “Make It Mighty Ugly: Exercises and Advice for Getting Creative Even When It Ain’t Pretty.” Visit her website, kimwerker.com, to learn more.
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.
Do I have to purchase a Craftsy Membership to get my class?
No, you do not. Every DVD-only class purchased on Craftsy.com includes the physical DVD in the mail. The physical disc(s) are yours to keep forever, 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.