Crochet in the Round: Basics & Beyond
Kim Werker is a writer, editor, instructor and maker who has tapped into the immense power of the internet through blogging, teaching and running the online magazine-turned-social-media-network Crochet Me. Aside from her Web-based endeavors, Kim was also the editor for Interweave Crochet from 2006 to 2008. You might recognize her from her multiple books, including Make It Mighty Ugly, a project about shrugging off the negative internal voices that hamper individual creativity.
01: Crochet Circle Basics
Meet Kim Werker and begin learning how to work in the round with two key methods for making circular shapes: staggered and stacked increases. You'll see what shape each increase creates, troubleshoot common circular slip-ups and get tips for starting your projects.
02: Circles & Working Even: Solid Hat
Continue practicing by making a simple hat and see the variety of styles you can create. Kim will also explain the simple math of working hats and show you how to get a great fit.
03: Patterned Crochet in the Round
Begin working patterned stitches in the round to add texture to your projects. You'll discover how to make the versatile V-stitch and learn how to enhance your overall design with increases.
04: Circles & Shaping: Patterned Beret
Move on to another practice project: a patterned beret hat. Kim will share tips for increasing and shaping your beret, decreasing in pattern and adding a sturdy, stylish brim.
05: Pattern, Color & Edgings: Mandala
Find out how to mix patterns and colors to crochet a vibrant mandala. You'll see how this small project is perfect for trying fun new combinations.
06: Gussets & Shaping: 3-D Pillows
Wrap up class by making a floor pouf and a decorative pillow for your home. The pouf will teach you how to manage thicker yarns and hold in stuffing, while the pillow shows you how a gusset can be used to seam two round halves together.