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with Marly Bird
Online Class

Curvy Crochet: Plus-Size Techniques

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Have you ever set out to crochet a sweater, spent days of work and hundreds of dollars on yarn, only to end up with something you never wear because it just looks wrong? Marly Bird to the rescue!gIn Curvy Crochet, you'll select the perfect pattern for your shape, and make easy fit adjustments to bust, sleeves, neckline and other trouble spots. You'll discover the luxurious yarns that make great plus-size clothes, and the ones that spell disaster every time. And you'll learn how to transform swatching from a tedious task into a valuable tool. You'll use your favorite sweater, right out of your closet, to tell you things you never knew about yourself. And you'll make your very own custom dress form ... from duct tape! Get advice and help from Marly as you learn the same techniques designers use for a perfect fit and finish every time. Marly's energy and humor makes it all fun!

Sign up today for Curvy Crochet. Take control of your wardrobe and create beautiful things you'll wear with pride!


  • advanced
  • 10 episodes
  • 3h27m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction

1. Introduction

Meet Marly Bird, knit and crochet designer who loves to create beautiful things for curvy women. Discover what you'll learn in this class and what skills you should have to best appreciate the course.

2. Honest Measurements

2. Honest Measurements

Job One to achieve perfect-fitting garments is to know your dimensions, so grab a tape measure and some friends, and prepare for an enlightening experience. Marly explains what your favorite sweater will teach you, and shows you how the lacy patterns and motifs of crochet are perfect for plus-size women.

3. Duct Tape Dress Form

3. Duct Tape Dress Form

Here's where you put those measurement skills into practice. Make a life-size mannequin of yourself! It costs $50, not $400, and helps you check fit as you crochet. Round up some friends and let the duct taping begin!