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Custom-Fit Tunisian Crochet

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Crochet garments with the impeccable fit you’ve always wanted! Discover custom pattern alteration techniques as you create a chic Tunisian crochet vest.

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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, Dora Ohrenstein
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Create garments that truly flatter with personalized pattern alterations. Join crochet designer and author Dora Ohrenstein as she demystifies Tunisian crochet and shares accessible techniques for making a flattering vest you’ll adore. Warm up your hook by reviewing the Tunisian simple, knit and slip stitches — the three stitches you’ll need in this class. Then, learn proper methods for accurately measuring your bust, shoulders, waist and more. Dora will show you how to make adjustments to your pattern and flawlessly complete key alterations to your bust width, armhole and often-overlooked shoulder shaping. Finally, leave no curve unattended as you discover simple techniques for flattering your waist and hips before weaving in your ends for a perfectly polished garment. Enjoy showcasing your gorgeous new vest and add these unique stitches to your crochet repertoire today!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Tunisian Basics
Meet your instructor, crochet designer Dora Ohrenstein, and receive a refresher on Tunisian crochet. Refamiliarize yourself with the Tunisian simple and knit stitches, the return pass, and the slip-stitch bind-off, as well as how to decrease and increase stitches. Learn the secret behind counting rows in Tunisian crochet as well as how to approach shoulder shaping.
2. Tunisian Tools
3. Measuring for a Perfect Fit
4. Adjusting the Pattern
5. Custom-Fit Calculations: Bust & Shoulder
6. Custom-Fit Considerations: Waist & Hip
7. Finishing Details

Taught by

Dora Ohrenstein
Dora Ohrenstein
Dora Ohrenstein put down her crochet hook for nearly 25 years to enjoy a successful career as a singer, including 10 years with the Philip Glass Ensemble. Today, crochet has resumed its place as her passion and her career. She has written four books, including Custom Crocheted Sweaters and Creating Crochet Fabric, and her designs have been published in Interweave Crochet, Vogue Knitting Crochet and Crochet Today. Dora’s patterns can be seen on her website, where she also curates articles on crochet history and international crochet traditions.

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