Zigzag Crochet: A Beginner’s Guide to Ripples & Waves (DVD + Streaming)
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- Includes both DVD and On-Demand streaming access
- Bonus downloadable materials available after purchase
- 6 Sessions
- Total Runtime: 2h 01m
Ready to make waves with your crochet? Follow author Kim Werker as she shares her tips and techniques for working the ripple stitch to create a classic baby blanket. Plus, you’ll see how to customize your blanket using various color sequences and the same basic stitches.
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.)
Ready to dive into the wavy world of crochet ripples? In this first lesson, Kim reviews the increases and decreases you’ll need to create peaks and valleys so you can get started on your project, a classic baby blanket!
Color Play (16:43)
After completing the first few rows of your blanket, focus your attention on color. See how to change the look of your blanket with various color sequences. After that, explore color-changing yarns as Kim reveals her best tips for managing yarn tails as you go.
It’s time to get creative with ripples! First, learn about gauge. Then, discover a few simple calculations that will help you start any stitch pattern. Kim also shows you how to pick the right fiber for your project.
Ripple Variations (08:50)
You’ve got the basic ripple down, but what if you want to make looser waves? Or tighter spikes? In this lesson, find out how to dramatically change the look of your ripple using the same basic stitches.
Pattern Variations (15:49)
Ripples aren’t just for double crochet! Here, Kim demonstrates how to use different stitches to change your row proportion, add texture to your ripples, and work a ripple in a simple openwork stitch.
Finishing Touches & Tips (22:22)
No project is complete without a little bit of finishing. See how to work a simple edging to tidy up the edges of your baby blanket. Then add the ultimate finishing touch, tassels, to complete your blanket. And, learn some of Kim’s blocking techniques.
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.
Zigzag Crochet - Class Materials
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