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 youll adore. Warm up your hook by reviewing the Tunisian simple, knit and slip stitches the three stitches youll 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!
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.
Dora discusses what types of yarn work best for Tunisian crochet and how yarn and hook choices will affect the fit and drape of your garments. Then, Dora will show you the easiest way to measure gauge and give you tips for hitting it exactly -- and what to do if you don't!
Correct measurements are paramount to custom-fit garments. Learn which measurements are the most important and how to account for ease when calculating your precise measurements. Then, use your favorite sweater to adjust the schematic further for a perfect, familiar fit.
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