Do you love the unforgettable look and texture of a knitted Aran cardigan or afghan? It's easier than you think to create the same patterning with Aran crochet! Join popular designer and instructor Melissa Leapman and learn how to create these traditional cables as well as a variety of other cables, backgrounds and patterns sure to set your crochet apart. During class, you'll start by reviewing some basic stitch types and their chart symbols before Melissa teaches you the foundational stitch for creating cable patterns: the post stitch. Want to add a little variety? You'll find out how to create fun popcorn stitches, simple cross cables, traveling stitches and Aran braids. Plus, you'll even discover how to bring these techniques together into incredible cable panels.
Meet designer Melissa Leapman and dive into choosing the right yarn in a color that will show off your Aran crochet. If your skills are a little rusty, you'll have a chance to review stitch types and chart reading before getting started on your Aran swatches.
Create a dense, richly textured fabric with post stitches. Melissa walks you through the steps for making front and back post stitches, then combines the two to create a basket-weave effect. Once you get into the easy rhythm of this pattern, you won't want to stop!
Master the popcorn stitch with Melissa's guidance. Multiple double crochet stitches worked into one stitch on the row below create this intriguing texture. Combine popcorns with ribs made of front post treble stitches for even more visual interest! Melissa will show you how.
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