Mastering Foundation Crochet Stitches (DVD)

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Confidently work the first row of virtually any project in foundation stitches! Get frustration-free techniques for beautiful crochet results.

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  • DVD with 7 video lessons
  • Full-color, printed reference materials booklet
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Includes closed captioning


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Class Overview

Master foundation stitches and eliminate the need for a long foundation chain at the beginning of any crochet project. Join fiber artist and instructor Marty Miller as she walks you through the four basic foundation crochet stitches: single, half double, double and treble. Next, find out how to “read” your stitches and add or remove them with ease. Crochet these stitches with hard-to-work-with yarns, and use them to add symmetrical shaping or connect handles and buttonholes. Then, learn another alternative starting stitch, the eyelet, which prevents stretched-out chains and makes it easy to spot where your next stitch should be. Moving on, add increases, decreases and skipped chains to your foundation stitch arsenal as you learn to work ripple, filet and mesh stitch patterns. Marty also will share tips for translating any stitch pattern to foundation stitches — even Tunisian and colorwork!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Extended vs. Foundation
Meet your instructor, Marty Miller, and dive right into extended stitches, the basis of foundation stitches. Discover the proper technique for making extended stitches in single, double, half double and triple crochet, and see how this stitch can help you not only with foundation stitches but throughout your crochet projects. Then, master your first foundation stitch as Marty walks you through the foundation double crochet and shares her invaluable "stitch and pinch" method.
2. Basic Foundation Stitches
3. Using Foundation Stitches
4. Eyelets
5. Foundation Stitches in Pattern
6. Foundations in Filet, Mesh & More
7. Tunisian, Colorwork & Beyond

Taught by

Marty Miller
Marty Miller
Marty Miller is a renowned instructor, fiber artist and author who is more commonly known as The Crochet Doctor™. She teaches crochet at trade shows and yarn shops around the country and at the Crochet Guild of America's national conferences. Marty’s designs are featured in her book, Totes for All Reasons, and her pattern line can be found on crochetville.com. She also shares her crochet expertise on her two blogs, The Crochet Doctor and Not Your Granny’s Crochet.

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