Crochet Basics: From Skein to Scarf | Connie Lee Lynch | Skillshare
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17 Videos (2h 2m)
    • Introduction

      3:00
    • Project Overview

      0:55
    • Selecting Yarn

      4:14
    • Tools & Notions

      3:33
    • How to Hold Your Yarn

      3:00
    • How to Hold Your Hook

      1:45
    • Slip Knot

      2:27
    • Chain Stitch

      6:06
    • Single Crochet

      16:33
    • Finishing Off & Weaving in Ends

      6:51
    • Double Crochet

      20:11
    • Whipstitch Seaming

      16:19
    • Pattern Reading

      5:07
    • Starting Your Scarf

      20:35
    • Gauge & Customizing Your Scarf

      6:05
    • Joining a New Yarn

      4:00
    • Final Thoughts

      1:12

About This Class

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In this introduction to crochet, you’ll learn the first two basic stitches of crochet as well as how to start and finish a project while practicing on a simple dishcloth. Then apply what you have learned to make a fun scarf in your favorite color!

Prerequisites:

All you need for this class is enthusiasm to learn! Whether you are brand new to the fiber arts or are just looking for a review of crochet basics, you will find resources and tips helpful to even the experienced crochet enthusiast.

Class Objectives:

  • Become familiar with standard crochet terminology, information about yarns, tools, and notions
  • Learn and practice yarn and hook holds, slip knot, starting chain, single crochet, double crochet, whipstitch seaming, and how to weave in ends
  • Introduction to pattern reading and gauge

Suggested Materials:

  • Medium or worsted weight yarn (4) in a light color and smooth texture (cotton recommended for dishcloth; fiber of choice for scarf)
  • H,I, and J crochet hooks
  • Locking stitch markers
  • Scissors
  • Yarn or Tapestry Needle(s)

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Resources include written patterns for both projects with photos and charts as well as links to Crochet Guild of America and Craft Yarn Council webpages for students needing further visual aid (i.e. tutorials for left-handed crocheters)

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Connie Lee Lynch

Crochet Designer & Certified Instructor

Hi, y'all! My name is Connie and I'm a CYC Certified Crochet Instructor and published designer.

I started designing in 2009 and I've been teaching since 2013 from Georgia to Texas to Virginia! I currently teach locally at Yarn Matters in Williamsburg.

Crochet is my passion, but I also enjoy making jewelry, painting, drawing, cross-stitching, scrapbooking, nail art, and even a little knitting. Reading, hiking, and simply spending time with my fami...

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