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with Drew Emborsky
Online Class

Amazing Crochet Textures: Ribbing, Cables & Beads

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Take your crochet up a stitch with beautiful ribbing, cables and beads as you make a richly textured 12-square afghan. Enjoy instruction from expert Drew Emborsky, aka The Crochet Dude, as you learn to work a chainless foundation, create complex cable combinations with ease, add gorgeous beadwork without pre-stringing and more! Complete your sensational lap afghan with join-as-you-go edging for a finished result you’ll be proud to show off. Throughout your class, Drew will share expert tips and helpful information, such as how to measure the gauge of a post-stitch swatch and how to follow charts for twisted cables or beautifully beaded designs. Elevate your crochet with stunning texture in this free and fabulous mini-class!


  • intermediate
  • 5 episodes
  • 47m

Included in this Class

1. Welcome to Your Free Mini-Class

1. Welcome to Your Free Mini-Class

Overview on how to use your FREE mini-class.

2. Foundation & Post Stitches

2. Foundation & Post Stitches

Meet your instructor, Drew Emborsky, aka The Crochet Dude, as he previews all of the amazing stitches and techniques you'll learn in this free mini-class. Discover a new way to create foundation stitches that stay stretchy and have beautiful drape! Then, learn how to make post stitches that will result in richly textured fabric. Finally, Drew shows you a quick edging to finish off your first large square, which will become part of a lovely afghan.

3. Cables & Charts

3. Cables & Charts

Build on the post stitches you learned in Lesson 1 to create crisscrossing cables as Drew takes you step by step through this dynamic stitch. Learn how to decipher your stitches and see how they match up to a pattern or chart. Finally, explore crochet charts and discover how learning to read them can simplify your crocheting!