Editor's Picks: 5 Crochet Classes We Love

We know we shouldn't play favorites, but sometimes you've just gotta lay down the love. With classes on everything from amigurumi to freeform crochet, you might just find something here to fall for, too.

1. Design Your Own Monster

Put on your Frankenstein cap and bring some adorable amigurumi monsters to life. You get to play designer as you mix and match body shapes, arms, and legs. And if you don't want to go all mad scientist on these monsters, there are eight complete patterns ready for you to follow.

2. Professional Yarn Dyeing at Home

We've got a PSA: Hand-dyed yarns aren't just for knitters. In fact, we think crocheters should be dyeing their own yarn at home. Experiment with self-striping yarns with long color changes to accommodate tall crochet stitches, or play around with subtle speckles. This craft's pretty addictive — so once you get started, prepare for life to get a LOT more colorful.

3. Freeform Crochet

Think improv, but with crochet. This patternless form of crochet uses "scrumbles" (working in multiple directions to create crochet fragments) to make wild and wonderful fabric. If you're looking for something to push you out of your comfort zone, you've found it.

4. Crochet Colorwork Techniques

You can never have too much color in your crochet — it's just a fact. With this class, you'll learn so many ways to add a punch to your projects. And we're not just talking ordinary stripes. From fancy braids to multicolored spirals, get ready to crochet the rainbow.

5. Classic Crochet: The Granny Stitch

Do you really need a whole class on the granny stitch? Yes, you really do. Learn the fundamentals plus all the hacks to make your squares perfect (standing stitches, anyone?). You'll learn how to make different shapes, how to join as you go, how to make a crochet vest — seriously, you're never gonna look at granny the same way again.

February 12, 2019
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Editor's Picks: 5 Crochet Classes We Love