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Crochet Maker 101

with Vickie Howell

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About The Class

learn how to crochet.

Crocheted works are sculptural, creative, practical, and functional – sometimes all at the same time! If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to crochet or have simply been intrigued by and about the process of crocheting, Crochet Maker 101 with Vickie Howell is the class for you.

This beginners’ introduction to crochet will give you the tools to tackle fun and useful projects like phone cozies, stitch sampler scarves, farmers market bags, and classic mesh plant holders. 
You’ll learn how to:

  • Choose supplies and get inspired
  • Create the basic crochet stitches
  • Join a new ball or color to your project
  • Finish off a project, including fastening off and weaving in the ends
Vickie will teach you essential stitches like chain, single crochet, half-double crochet, double crochet, and triple crochet.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to get your crochet on with Vickie Howell – and bring a soulful, creative, engaging practice into your life as you do.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    00:48
  2. 02

    What You Need To Get Started

    12:59
  3. 03

    The Yarn Label and What is Gauge?

    08:01
  4. 04

    How To Chain Stitch

    04:32
  5. 05

    How to Single Crochet Stitch

    07:55
  6. 06

    How to Half-Double Crochet Stitch

    06:17
  7. 07

    How to Double Crochet Stitch

    06:01
  8. 08

    How to Triple Crochet Stitch

    06:17
  9. 09

    Adding a New Ball or Color

    05:22
  10. 10

    How To Mesh Stitch

    06:12
  11. 11

    Fastening Off and Weaving in Ends

    06:55
  12. 12

    Tips for Reading a Crochet Pattern

    10:16

Meet Your Expert

Vickie Howell

Vickie Howell is a Craft Author, Designer, TV host, Maker, Spokesperson, Brand Ambassador and Consultant in the Knitting and Crochet Industry. Vickie is most well-known as the Host and Creative Consultant of DIY Network & HGTV’s show, Knitty Gritty, her best selling craft books, and her accessible, inclusive approach to nurturing the creative community via print, video and social media. ... read more

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  • pdf Crochet Abbreviations
  • pdf Market Bag Pattern
  • pdf Phone Sleeve Pattern
  • pdf Scarf Pattern

100% of students recommend this class.
See what some of them have to say.

  • Corrine Radergraham

    Corrine Radergraham

    April 2016

    Excellent presentation by the instructor. Clear, concise and perfect for a beginning crocheter. Informative tips and tricks. Vickie is a sparkler! Check out her knitting course too, it's equally well done.

  • Shyma Shukri

    Shyma Shukri

    October 2016

    I loved this course!! Everything is clearly explained. Thank you Vickie💕

  • Creativelive Student

    February 2018

    Great course for beginners such as myself. But camera angle is in a poor place. You cannot see where she is going into with crochet hook and that is most important.

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