The bonus crochet refresher clocks in at just under 40 minutes and covers everything you'll need to brush up on to successfully make this project: how to hold your yarn and hook, chaining, single and double crochet, half double crochet, and finally, working in the round.
Once you've made all of your preparations, it's time to get hooking. The next four lessons will walk students through each piece, covering essential topics such as starting a foundation chain, working evenly while stitching, increasing, decreasing and how to create a neat fabric edge by using a linked stitch as you work. She also demonstrates how to weave in the yarn ends as you join a new ball of yarn, which is a nifty time-saving trick!
In the three remaining lessons, Linda demonstrates how to block each piece to make seaming a breeze later on. Students will also learn her technique to weave in yarn ends invisibly, which is something I've been struggling with in my finished crochet projects. The sewing section was another lesson I paid particular attention to, as I always feel like my finishing skills are lacking. Linda makes everything look so easy, so I'm looking forward to finishing my project and applying what I've learned while viewing this lesson! The course ends with a lesson on edgings and buttons, followed immediately by a short bonus lesson showing how to use surface slipstitch to personalize your project.
Craftsy platform provides students with 24/7 access to the video lessons, the ability to interact with the instructor and fellow students by posting questions along the way, and bookmarking information you want to access easily later on with video notes. This is my favorite way to learn at my own pace with one-on-one instruction that is comprehensive, well-edited and the next best thing to taking a class in person!
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You should also check out Linda's Blog, which is full of awesome crochet inspiration!