This class is taught by Drew Emborsky (The Crochet Dude!).
I really enjoyed this class – Drew is a very likeable Instructor and the Class Materials (and patterns) are easy to follow and understand.
Some of the techniques demonstrated in this class included:
- Foundation Double Crochet
- Post Stitches
- Measuring Gauge
- Adding Beads “as-you-go”
- Joining Squares
- Reading Charts
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This is the fantastic blanket you can make using Drew’s pattern:
I wanted to try some of the techniques I learned in the class – specifically making cables and adding beads ‘as- you- go”.
I followed Drew’s pattern for Square C (page 2 of your Class Materials) to Row 9 and finished off and wove in my loose ends. I single crocheted the side-seam closed to form a can cosy.
I used a clean tin can (14 0z/398 mL size) and on the inside of the can I spread glue and then a layer of black felt (to muffle the tin sound when I drop my hooks inside!). I slid the crocheted cosy over the can (Row 1 lines up with the can opening) and I wove a strand of the same colour yarn in between each of Fdc stitches in the first row. Next I pulled the strand tightly to cinch the cosy around the can opening and I tied it in a double knot. I tucked the tied strand under the cover and ….here is my finished project 🙂
I wanted something I could leave on the table beside me when I am crocheting to hold my hooks in – instead of leaving them loose on the table. I think this works perfectly and I was able to apply some new skills I learned from watching the class!
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