Essential Crochet Basics

Essential Crochet Basics - student project


Essential Crochet Basics


Learn the basics of Crochet with this beginner intensive class. Crochet designer Ashlyn Holmes shares how you can get started crocheting with easy to follow instructions and a fun beginner friendly project. Over the course of this class you will learn and become familiar with the basic materials needed for crochet, tips on how to read a crochet pattern, how to get started on a crochet project, three basic crochet stitches, working in the round, finishing techniques, and tons of tips and tricks to help you along the way. By the end of the class, you will have created a sweet little oven mitt designed to give you practice using stitches and techniques learned in the class and the skills to tackle many more crochet projects.  You'll be hooked in no time!


Crochet Oven Mitt


For this class project, you will crochet a sweet and simple oven mitt using the three basic crochet stitches learned in the class. How to make the oven mitt is demonstrated in the class videos and is a great project to practice your newly learned skills. Once you have completed your oven mitt, snap a picture and share it with us! In addition to the photo of your completed project, please share with us:

  • A little about what got you interested in crochet
  • The types of crochet materials you chose for your project and why including what type of yarn you chose (wool, cotton, etc.) and what type of hook you chose (metal, wood, etc.)
  • Your thoughts on the crochet process and your new crochet skills