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My First Crochet Cardigan

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Crochet your first cardigan! Gain the confidence to make great garments as you add essential skills to your repertoire.

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What You Get

  • 9 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Sara Delaney
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.


Learn how to crochet a cardigan you’ll love to wear! Join designer Sara Delaney to see how easy crocheting clothing can be, and gain the skills and confidence you need to create pieces that will make you proud! Your road to sweater success starts as you measure your stitch gauge and pick a size that’s sure to flatter your figure. Then, work your cardigan piece by piece, sewing nearly invisible seams to pull together the parts of this classic sweater. You’ll learn how to finish your sweater with professional polish as you weave in the ends, perfect your button placement and better your blocking! So don’t delay: Gorgeous garments are within reach! Take the first step to showing yourself what you’re really capable of as you crochet your first cardigan!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Swatching & Measuring
Meet your instructor, Sara Delaney, and discover how the techniques used to make the cardigan in this class will transfer to all of your future garment projects! Get started with a refresher on stitching half double crochet, the star of Sara's pattern. Then see how to block your swatch, check your gauge and accurately measure yourself to ensure a beautifully fitting sweater!
2. Crocheting the Back
3. Crocheting the Fronts
4. Crocheting the Sleeves
5. Seaming & Blocking
6. Ribbing
7. Button Bands & Buttonholes

Taught by

Sara Delaney
Sara Delaney
Sara Delaney is a renowned designer and instructor who has taught at the popular East Coast yarn store Webs since 2007. She coordinates all adult workshops at the annual Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair, and has published a book, How to Crochet, through Storey Publishing.

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