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with Linda Permann
Online Class

Crochet: Beyond Rectangles

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Bored of blankets and scarves? If you're ready to tackle more complex patterns, Linda's darling baby sweater is the perfect first crocheted garment. You'll learn professional secrets to create smooth edges, link stitches, shape your pieces, sew them together and add edging. In the process, she takes away the intimidation factor of working from patterns and schematics. In-depth tutorials on blocking and finishing are sure to be invaluable for every level of crocheter, and you'll even learn a fun surface embellishment technique that you can use to make monograms, flowers, or any shape you can draw on the surface of your sweater. Move beyond rectangles and gain the confidence you need to crochet your next garment!


  • intermediate
  • 12 episodes
  • 5h12m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction

1. Introduction

Crochet instructor Linda Permann reviews the materials you'll need, goes over what you'll learn in the course and talks about why she chose this particular pattern.

2. Pattern Reading

2. Pattern Reading

Linda shares her tips for making crochet patterns easy to follow. She goes over how to read written instructions and schematic diagrams and how to choose and mark the correct size.

3. Choosing Yarn & Gauge Swatching

3. Choosing Yarn & Gauge Swatching

Choose the perfect yarn for any project, including how to substitute and do the math so you don't buy too little - or too much. She'll walk you through the important steps of crocheting and blocking a gauge swatch to ensure your project will fit perfectly.