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with Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby
Online Class

Crochet Technique Toolkit

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Get set up for crochet success at every step! Join designer and returning Craftsy instructor Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby to learn handy crochet techniques every crocheter should have in their toolkit. During class, Shannon will teach you how to cast on into a chain or in the round without leaving a knot in your work. With cast-ons covered, you'll see how to set the stage for fabulous projects using swatching skills and simple math. Then, you'll learn to create foundation stitches that bring a tidy edge to any project, before Shannon breaks down well-executed decreases step by step. When you move on, you'll discover great methods for adding new yarn at any point in your project, and Shannon will show you how to join crocheted pieces with clean, easy seaming. Plus, with lifetime access to your lessons, you can return to this fantastic resource of techniques whenever you need!


  • intermediate
  • 8 episodes
  • 2h26m

Included in this Class

1. How to Use This Class

1. How to Use This Class

Meet crochet designer Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby and learn more about the techniques you'll master. Shannon explains how to use your class: Watch it all the way through or skip to the skills you want to reference whenever you need a refresher!

2. Solid Starts

2. Solid Starts

A strong beginning leads to great results! Shannon demonstrates how to cast on without leaving an unsightly knot in your work, whether you're starting with a chain or in the round. That means fewer ends to weave in! You'll also review the qualities of a good pattern so you can select for success.

3. Gauge & Yarn Needs

3. Gauge & Yarn Needs

If you make a crocheted garment whose fit is important, you'll want to swatch first and check your gauge. Shannon explains how to "read" your swatch and do some simple calculations to determine whether your needle is the right size for your project and how much yarn you'll need.