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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)

17 of 17 students recommendSee All

After my grandma gave up on trying to teach me crochet, this course did what she thought impossible!! The teacher is flawless in her calm and step by step approach. It's impossible not to follow! THANK YOU!
Connie is an EXCELLENT teacher! The way she works step-by-step through the process of learning the stitches while creating an actual usable project was so helpful to me. I tend to want to jump right in and this method of teaching suited me to a T. Thank you so much for the excellent class and I can't wait to take another one!
Great class and teaching style, instructions are organized for the absolute beginner to the seasoned crocheter.

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Connie Lee Lynch

Owner/Designer at CrochEt Cetera by Connie Lee

I'm a yarnaholic. Fiber enthusiast. Artist at heart. A creative being.

My husband might call me a hoarder... but we won't talk about that!

Crochet is my passion, but I also enjoy making jewelry, painting, drawing, cross-stitching, scrapbooking, and even doing a little knitting. Reading, hiking, and simply spending time with my family are also favorite pastimes. My latest obsession? Nail art.

When I was about twelve, my mother made me learn to crochet, which I hate...

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