Beginner | 46 min
For many knitters, the thought of setting down your needles and picking up a crochet hook is a daunting one. But once you learn how to wield a crochet hook, it can become an important skill to have in your knitting bag of tricks. Cal Patch teaches some of the most common ways that crochet can be used in combination with knitting — to add a button band to a sweater, join seams, add length to a garment, create a decorative picot or scalloped edging, and make fun applique embellishments, to name a few. Not only is this information practical, but it will provide you with creative inspiration for adding new and exciting finishing touches to your knitting.
Learn how to:
- Use single and double crochet to create a plain edging
- Use single crochet edging to hide colorwork tails
- Create a button band
- Join seams
- Create scallop & picot edgings
- Create flower appliques
- Step-by-step expert instruction from Cal Patch on crocheting techniques for knitters
- 5 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
- Detailed supplies list
- The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Knitted swatches for practice (Cal uses Stockinette and Garter Stitch swatches as well as old cut up sweaters)
- Scrap yarn in similar gauge as swatches
- Crochet hooks in size to match your gauge
- Tapestry needle
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