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My First Crochet Shawl

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Don't just crochet your first shawl — make it a stunning success! Ditch any uncertainty and learn all the steps you need to confidently crochet your way from start to finish.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Amy O'Neill Houck
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Class Overview

Get expert help crocheting a beautiful shawl! Join designer Amy O'Neill Houck and learn how to crochet a shawl step by step as you create the included pattern — it's perfect for practicing! During class, you'll get in-depth guidance for reading patterns and charts, checking gauge and working the special stitches that create your shawl's lacy edging. Then, you'll learn best practices for keeping track of your stitches and rows, working the increases that shape your shawl and creating a pretty picot border. To finish your shawl, you'll discover must-have techniques for washing, blocking and weaving in ends. Plus, you'll explore modifications in stitch patterns, yarns and size that will yield fun new looks from your pattern!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction to Crochet Shawls
Meet designer Amy O'Neill Houck and start learning about the history of shawls and how versatile they can be. Amy introduces the lacy Asteroflora Shawl, which you can also crochet as a shawlette in a finer yarn. Review the materials you'll need and get a refresher on some basic stitches.
2. Getting Comfortable With Patterns
3. Building Shawl Skills
4. Working the Shawl Body
5. Working the Shawl Border
6. Finishing the Shawl

Taught by

Amy O'Neill Houck
Amy O'Neill Houck
Amy O'Neill Houck learned crochet from her grandmother as an 8-year-old, and since that day, her love for crochet has only grown. Today, she spends her days writing, designing, teaching and running the blog The Hook and I. In her pattern line, AOH designs, Amy balances fit, style and creative construction for pieces that flatter in every way. You can find some of these patterns and other designs from Amy in her book, The Color Book of Felted Crochet.

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