with Edie Eckman
Online Class

Improve Your Crochet: Essential Techniques

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Overview

Join author and renowned instructor Edie Eckman as she shares techniques for improving the look and quality of your crochet. Begin by learning how to create and maintain control over your fabric and prevent a too-tight foundation chain. Then, get comfortable reading and following patterns and find out how to decipher pattern speak! Confidently measure gauge in stitches, rows, stitch patterns and in the round, and learn how it helps you achieve stunning results. Then, find out how to pick up stitches evenly and work with decorative borders while keeping edges flat — even around corners and curves! Finally, refine your work and explore finishing techniques for professional-looking crochet. Plus, get tips on joining new yarns, changing colors, weaving in ends and more. No matter how long you’ve been crocheting, you’re sure to pick up new tricks!

Details

  • intermediate
  • 8 episodes
  • 2h3m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction
2m

1. Introduction

Meet your instructor, crochet designer Edie Eckman, as she introduces you to many of the techniques you'll explore in this class and offers tips on how to maximize your learning experience.

2. Creating a Fabric
19m

2. Creating a Fabric

Learn how hook and yarn choice determine the look and drape of crocheted fabric. Then, discover how to rid yourself of too-tight foundation chains forever as Edie demonstrates how to create a foundation single crochet row. Say goodbye to accidentally skipped or added stitches as Edie shows you two ways to work the turning chain in double crochet.

3. Reading a Pattern
20m

3. Reading a Pattern

Gain confidence in pattern-reading as Edie explains the common punctuation found in written crochet patterns. Understand how fabric comes together, then take a dip into reading diagrams as Edie walks you through several examples. Crochet along with Edie as you make a lovely fantail swatch using just a crochet diagram.

1. Introduction

1. Introduction

2. Creating a Fabric

2. Creating a Fabric

3. Reading a Pattern

3. Reading a Pattern

4. Pattern Problem Solving

4. Pattern Problem Solving

5. Gauge

5. Gauge

6. Edgings

6. Edgings

7. Refinements

7. Refinements

8. Finishing

8. Finishing