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with Sara Delaney
Online Class

My First Crochet Cardigan

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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!


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h12m

Included in this Class

1. Swatching & Measuring

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

2. Crocheting the Back

Start your sweater as Sara walks you through creating the back of your cardigan, from your foundation chain and fabric construction through underarm and shoulder shaping. First, Sara shows you several options to work the first row into your foundation chain, and the different looks you'll get with each. Then, crochet along with Sara as she demonstrates crocheting the decreases you'll need to shape the armholes and shoulders.

3. Crocheting the Fronts

3. Crocheting the Fronts

Move on to the front of your sweater as you crochet the left and right panels. Learn how each panel is a mirror image of the other and how to shape each panel, depending on the size you're making. Sara offers detailed demonstrations for each of the three places you'll add decrease shaping: underarm, neckline and shoulder.