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Crochet for Beginners - Ages 8-13

Lydia Holloway
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(143)
In this self-paced class, beginners can learn the craft of crochet at the convenience of their own schedule.

Class experience

8 lessons//8 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Introduction to Crochet
This lesson will introduce learners to the basics of crochet, including the tools and terminology we need to be familiar with, and how to make a slipknot, chain, and finish off. We will conclude the lesson with a project utilizing the skills we learned.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Single Crochet
In this lesson, we'll learn the "single crochet" stitch and learn how to crochet on the row. This lesson includes a tutorial for a simple project utilizing the single crochet stitch.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Double Crochet
In this lesson, we'll learn about the "double crochet" stitch, and practice with a guided tutorial that utilizes this skill.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Keeping Count
This lesson will discuss the importance of keeping count when working on crochet projects. We'll learn some tips and techniques to make counting easier and practice counting by making a matching set of wrist warmers.
 Week 5
Lesson 5
In this lesson, we'll learn how to "increase," or add stitches. Learners will also be introduced to crochet on the round. A guided tutorial will allow us to practice what we've learned.
 Week 6
Lesson 6
This lesson will teach students how to "decrease," or take stitches away. This will allow us to begin making 3D creations! Learners will have the opportunity to practice decreases with a guided tutorial.
 Week 7
Lesson 7
Different Shapes
In this lesson, I will discuss how to create different shapes by modifying our stitch count, giving learners the tools they need to make their own custom creations in the future.
 Week 8
Lesson 8
Introduction to Amigurumi
This lesson will introduce learners to the basics of "amigurumi," or crocheted stuffed toys. A guided tutorial will explain the steps to make a simple bear.
Over the course of this 8-week class, students will learn the basics of crochet, including the fundamental skills they will need for more advanced projects. All learners should know how to do the following by the end of this class:
• How to chain
• How to make a slip stitch
• How to make a single crochet stitch
• How to make a double crochet stitch
• How to turn at the end of a row
• How to increase and decrease
• How to finish off projects
Homework Offered
Each week, students will be given an assignment related to the week's lesson, and they will have the entire week to finish the project. Homework assignments in this class are designed to give learners the necessary practice to prepare them for the following lesson. Students will not be penalized if they don't finish the assignment, but they may find the next lesson more difficult to follow if they don't participate.
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Parental guidance recommend for the use of scissors. 
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(143)
Greetings! I'm Lydia Holloway, a professional graphic designer, illustrator, writer, and educator. You can call me "Miss Lydia" and my pronouns are she/her!

I've been crafting, drawing, crocheting, sewing, and basically learning as much as I can... 
Self-Paced Class


weekly or $96 for all content
8 pre-recorded lessons
8 weeks of teacher feedback
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1 year of access to the content

Completed by 30 learners
Ages: 8-13

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