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Sometimes you just get in the zone, right? You're making major progress your current knitting or crocheting project — and oof, 2, 3, 4 hours have passed and now something is starting to ache, from your pinky to your palm. But don’t worry, crafters! Keeping on top of any pains by doing these few, um, handy exercises can prevent pain, promote flexibility, and increase circulation. You'll be able to binge-craft to your heart's content.
BEST FOR BEGINNERS
Master crochet decreases for a smooth angled or curved edge such as an armhole. See Shannon's high, low and centered variations on the double crochet two together, as well as right- and left-leaning decreases. Then master single crochet decreases. Shannon shows you how!
Learn to make double crochet eyelets, a foundation stitch you can use to start stitch patterns worked with shells and clusters, the perfect way to eliminate stretched-out chains. Marty demonstrates how to work into stitches -- and into spaces -- as you create scallops and squares with this wonderful technique! Then, learn the secret behind creating beautiful and strong granny rectangles, perfect for blankets, clothing and even a tote bag, the pattern for which is included in your class materials.
Meet your instructor, designer and author Linda Permann, and get started polishing your crochet! Linda shows you how to straighten out edges, replace missing stitches, link stitches to eliminate gaps while working flat or in the round as well as how to create flawless and even edgings!
Learn how to fix the most common crochet mistakes (we all make 'em!)
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Build your skills as you master one of the most popular stitch patterns — the ripple stitch.