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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Crash Courses in Crochet with Connie Lee: Basic Stitches | 100% free skillshare course

About This Class

Quickly learn or review the first four basic stitches of crocheting: single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, and treble crochet. Learning these fundamental stitches will have you well on your way to making a wide variety of crocheted fabrics! 
Each of these tutorials begins with the starting chain already made to help keep the stitch instruction shorter. If you need a quick refresher on how to chain, please refer to this diagram from the Craft Yarn Council.
If you are brand new to crocheting, I encourage you to enroll in my Crochet Basics: From Skein to Scarf class, right here on Skillshare, for a comprehensive beginner's course that will walk you through everything you need to know to complete your first project, from finding the ends of your new skein of yarn to weaving in your ends.
Class Objective:
  • Learn or review and practice the four basic crochet stitches
Suggested Materials:
  • Medium or Worsted Weight yarn (4) in a light color and smooth texture makes it easier to practice stitches; Wollelfe Extrafine Merino & Silk Gradient Fingering Weight (1) yarn in Fresh, 100g (437 yards), is what I used for the Fundamentals Cowl - feel free to experient with different yarns, though!
  • H, I, or J Crochet Hooks for practice with worsted weight yarn; D - G hooks for Fundamentals Cowl with Wollelfe Extrafine Merino & Silk
  • Locking stitch markers
  • Scissors
  • Yarn or Tapestry Needle(s)
  • 6 or 12 Buttons (optional) for Cowl
Resources include the written pattern for the Fundamentals Cowl, which is an excellent way to practice all four of the stitches covered in these tutorials, as well as links to Crochet Guild of America and Craft Yarn Council webpages for students needing further information and visual aid (i.e. tutorials for left-handed crocheters)


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