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Classic Crochet Openwork

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Crochet beautiful lace patterns friends and family will treasure! Find out how simple it can be to create the classic openwork motifs you love.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Jennifer Hansen
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Class Overview

Crocheting heirloom-worthy lace is easier than you think! Join returning Craftsy instructor Jennifer Hansen in this survey of timeless crochet lace motifs, and turn all your openwork projects into treasured gifts. During class, Jennifer will guide you stitch by approachable stitch through a number of classic patterns: mesh, filet, pineapple stitch, V-stitch, the Irish leaf, the Irish rose, Bruges lace, hairpin lace, Solomon's knot and more. Along the way, you'll learn the skills you need to confidently and accurately read charts, and Jennifer will provide a stitch-by-stitch breakdown you can follow comfortably to success. Plus, when you're done, you'll have an amazing resource you can refer back to whenever, forever!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Basics of Crochet Openwork: Trellis
Meet Jennifer Hansen, full-time designer and teacher, Craftsy veteran and your guide to getting past the granny square. Jennifer's first lesson on classic crochet openwork begins with a primer on how to select yarn, ply and hook size before focusing on a single technique: the basic trellis.
2. Mesh & Filet
3. Pineapple Stitch
4. Irish Crochet
5. Bruges Lace
6. Hairpin Lace
7. Solomon's Knot

Taught by

Jennifer Hansen
Jennifer Hansen
With a professional background in architecture and information technology, Jennifer Hansen has become one of the biggest names in the world of modern crochet. Jennifer lives in California's Santa Cruz Mountains, where she constantly restructures traditional techniques to make something new. As a full-time crochet and knit designer, teacher and writer, she enjoys teaching others her creative passion through

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