Crochet Basics - Learn to Crochet Within a Week!
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Crochet Basics - Learn to Crochet Within a Week!

Learn to Crochet with this easy step by step course in one week! I explain the stitches, signs and techniques in detail.
4.7 (15 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
207 students enrolled
Created by Emese Liliom
Last updated 5/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 17 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • crochet, even if you have never done it before
  • make simple items such as a heart, granny square, triangle, filet blocks, circle, flower and a spiral shell
  • reading the crochet charts, and understanding the signs
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Requirements
  • get a yarn, preferably not too thin (2-3 mm thick)
  • get the right crochet hook for the yarn you have chosen - ask the shops advice, or you can see the suggestion on the yarns label as well
  • scissors
  • darning needle - not necessary in the beginning
Description

This course is designed for those, who knows nothing about crochet, and would like to learn it, and for those, who knew some crochet stitches before, and would like to refresh and expand their knowledge.

Besides of the basic crochet stitches, I also teach the chart signs, and how to read them.

The terminology is in British English, but I mention the US terms frequently, and I provide a dictionary as well.

In the beginning I talk a little about crochet in general, after that, I teach the basic and necessary techniques and stitches such as

* Chain Stitches

* Double Crochet

* Treble Crochet and more...

Further more I teach some rear tricks as well, such as the Foundation Single Crochet - this is when you do the chain foundation, and the first row of crochet stitches simultaneously together at the same time! If you have never heard of FSC, or you do not know how to do it, do not miss this section out! You will definitely love it!!

In the second half of the course, using the learned techniques, we will do some simple items, such as:

* Triangle

* Filet Blocks

* Heart

* Circle

* Granny Square

* Flower with Five Petals

* Spiral Shell

By learning these fairly simple items, you will be able to do more complex and complicated crochet patterns as well.

If you want to feel proud of yourself, you would like to impress your family and friends with your beautiful creations, and do not want to invest in a lot of accessories, try crochet. You need only a yarn, a hook and a pair of scissors, and you can crochet anywhere and anytime. This is a great way to reduce stress, and to set your imagination free.

Who is the target audience?
  • absolute beginners
  • those, who has learned to crochet before, but would like to refresh their knowledge
  • those who knows how to crochet, but want to be more explicit in their knowledge
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Curriculum For This Course
25 Lectures
02:16:23
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What is crochet? What is it good for?
4 Lectures 12:38

I introduce myself, and I talk a little about in crochet in general: why crochet is good for you, for your mind and self respect, and why it is a perfect hobby, even if you do not have too much money and / or room.

Preview 04:30

Introducing the course structure: first teaching the basic and necessary stitches and techniques, in the second half - by using these techniques - making 7 items, and without realising it, we will learn how to read the chart, and how to make more and more complicated crochet products.

Preview 03:43

Introducing the crochet hooks in different size and shape. For the US / metric conversion chart, see the downloadable attachment!

Preview 03:31

You will only need a yarn (if you start, keep it fairly thick, 3-5 mm) a crochet hook, a pair of scissors and a darning needle.

Preview 00:54
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Crochet Basics
12 Lectures 35:17

I demonstrate one way of holding the yarn and the hook. This technique is a suggestion, not mandatory

How to Hold the Hook and the Yarn
03:01

I demonstrate how to make a Slip Knot, and its chart sign.

Slip Knot
01:29

I demonstrate how to make the Chain Stitch, and its chart sign.

Chain Stitch
02:32

I demonstrate how to make the Double Crochet, and its chart sign.

Preview 02:25

I demonstrate how to make the Treble Crochet, and its chart sign.

Treble Crochet
02:48

I demonstrate how to make the Half Treble Crochet, and its chart sign.

Half Treble Crochet
02:15

I demonstrate how to make the Double Treble Crochet, and its chart sign.

Double Treble Crochet
02:33

I demonstrate how to make the Triple Treble Crochet, and its chart sign.

Triple Treble Crochet
02:23

I demonstrate how to make the Slip Stitch, in 3 different cases.

Slip Stitch in 3 different Cases
03:27

I demonstrate the technique to Increase and to Decrease.

Increase, Decrease
03:43

Working into the Front or the Back Loop can result a special pattern. I demonstrate the technique of how to do it.

Working into the Front Loop - Back Loop
03:31

Foundation Single Crochet or FSC is a very useful technique to start the crochet. Instead of a chain line, you can start with FSC, which is very useful when you do not exactly know the lenght or your project in the beginning, or you want a smooth, flexible foundation for your work.

Foundation Single Crochet
05:10
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Simple Crochet Items, Based on What We Already Know
8 Lectures 01:28:08

In this lecture we will use the Treble Crochet.

Triangle
12:08

In this lecture we will use Chain Stitches and Treble Crochet technique.

Filet Blocks
11:53

In this lecture we will use the Treble Crochet and Increase technique, and a new way of start.

Heart
12:35

In this lecture we will use the Treble Crochet and the Increase technique.

Cricle - Coasters
09:16

In this lecture we will use the Treble Crochet, Chain Stitches and the Increase techniques.

Preview 13:05

In this lecture we will practice the Double Treble Crochet in a new way, and we join two different colour yarns.

Five Petal Flower
15:24

In this lecture we will practice especially how to stich only into the Back Loop, and see how the result is supporting our spiral shell pattern.

Spiral Shell
12:40

Epilogue
01:07
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Bonus Lecture
1 Lecture 00:25
Bonus Lecture
00:25
About the Instructor
Emese Liliom
4.4 Average rating
19 Reviews
754 Students
2 Courses
E-learning and marketing specialist, crochet teacher

I am an e-learning, marketing and business specialist, and also a scuba diving instructor. I have learned to crochet from my mum in early ages, and have kept on learning and practising it since. In crochet there is no limit, and you can basically do it anywhere, since for crochet you need very few components. I keep on learning new techniques and I am very happy to share this really enjoyable handicraft with others.