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Crochet Basics 101: How to Create Your Own Rag Doll

Christine Lucas, Crochet Designer and Author of Huggable Crochet

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10 Videos (36m)
    • Crochet Basics 101 Final Draft 2

    • Understanding How to Read Patterns, Yarn Labels and Hooks

    • Making the Head

    • Changing Colors

    • Making the body: Increasing and Decreasing

    • Making the Arms and Legs

    • Putting It All Together

    • Making and Attaching Hair

    • Embroidering: How To Give Your Doll Personality

    • Final Thoughts


About This Class


I will walk you through how to create the four basic crochet stitches, that every crocheter should know.  We will go over how to read a basic pattern and what the abbreviations within the pattern mean.  Then, you will learn how to change from one color to the next, during the course of your work.  Finally, we will be making a rag doll, that you can customize any way you like..  Once the basic pieces are completed, I will show you how to fold and sew these pieces together, using a darning needle and a few extra lengths of yarn.  I will also show you how to attach the individual pieces to one another to create the final project.  In the last step, you will learn how to embroider a fun face onto your character.

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3 of 3 students recommendSee All

Great class. Very easy to follow. Can't wait to make my first doll. Going for a Halloween witch.
OMG! This doll looks so cute!
Anna Lynd

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Christine Lucas

Crochet Designer and Author of Huggable Crochet

I have been crocheting since 1988. My mother taught me how to crochet when I was eight years old, in an effort to stave away boredom on long road trips with the family. I have been crocheting ever since. I began designing my own scarves, blankets and stuffed animals, soon after my mother taught me the basics. I had a book of stuffed animal projects published in 2011 called, "Huggable Crochet". I also sell my original patterns through my website, . Now, I hope ...

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