Crochet for Challenging Times

A calming hobby to keep your hands busy and your mind calm.

Everything you need

Whether you're a total beginner or a lifelong crocheter

Crochet is made with yarn and a hook, and that's it. It's simple, and yet you can make all kinds of things with it, from blankets to clothing to toys to accessories like scarves and hats, and so much more.

You'll learn how to crochet if you don't know how yet, or you'll learn tips and tricks and more advanced techniques that'll help you enjoy crochet more if you already know the basics.

Plus, unlike traditional kinds of online classes, this one is like a living workshop – it'll be updated over time so you'll get more and more help, tips, lessons and inspiration as time passes. All for your one-time registration fee.

 

16 years' worth of expertise

All in one place

From tutorials that have stood the test of time to brand new photos and videos to help you out to patterns and tips and tricks.

About Your Instructor

Kim Werker

Kim Werker

Camp Counselor for Grownups

Hello! I'm so excited to meet you in class. I'm Kim, and I'm a writer and craft instructor specializing in helping folks explore their creativity, try new things and have fun doing it. I firmly believe that perfection is boring, so my main goal is for my students to have fun, celebrate mistakes, and keep practicing until they get the hang of it. I'm here to cheer and nudge you along as you go.

I've written six crochet books and a book about making ugly things on purpose as a way to confront our creative demons, and I teach crochet at Bluprint. I also host a Community of Creative Adventurers, which is where you'll find me for help as you progress through my classes, and where you can connect with other folks from all over the world who also enjoy making things and talking about it (we have free weekly video chats – you should come!)

I live in Vancouver, Canada, with my family and our mutt.

kim@kimwerker.com

We'll Cover

Basic Stitches

How to Keep Your Edges Neat

Why Practice Is Key

Materials You Need to Get Started

Common Mistakes & What to Do about Them

PLUS: Newly Made Content Includes Visuals for Lefties & Righties

Lessons (with more added regularly)

You're on your way to crochet!

02:41

  • A message from Kim
  • Before you go, tell me...
  • Next Steps

Getting Started

13:01

  • How to Use the Class Platform
  • Tools & Materials
  • About Yarns & Substitutions
  • A Note About Comfort (and Mistakes)

Lessons for Righties

88:36

  • How to Hold Your Hook FREE PREVIEW
  • Start with a Slip Knot & Chain Stitch
  • Anatomy of a Chain
  • Single Crochet
  • Half Double Crochet
  • Double Crochet
  • Treble Crochet
  • Crochet in the Front Loop or Back Loop Only
  • 3 Ways to Begin Working in the Round
  • How to Make a 1-Colour Granny Square

Lessons for Lefties

88:36

  • How to Hold Your Hook FREE PREVIEW
  • Start with a Slip Knot & Chain Stitch
  • Anatomy of a Chain
  • Single Crochet
  • Half Double Crochet
  • Double Crochet
  • Treble Crochet
  • Crochet in the Front Loop or Back Loop Only
  • 3 Ways to Begin Working in the Round
  • How to Make a 1-Colour Granny Square

Lessons & Techniques for Both Righties & Lefties

29:09

  • How to Count Your Stitches & Rows
  • How to Measure Gauge
  • How to Figure Out the Number of Foundation Chains You Need (for a Zig-Zag Pattern)
  • Crochet in the Back Loop Only
  • Dc3tog – Double Decrease in Double Crochet (Used in Zig-Zag Pattern)
  • How to Make an Adjustable Ring for Crocheting in the Round
  • How to Crochet a 2-Colour Spiral

Troubleshooting

03:16

  • How to Rip Out Mistakes FREE PREVIEW
  • How to Make Neat Edges in Double Crochet (AKA Troubleshooting Wonky Edges)
  • Help! My Single Crochet Is Curling! FREE PREVIEW

Tips & Tricks

05:41

  • 7 Ways to Make Your Crochet Shine
  • How to Wind a Centre-Pull Ball of Yarn by Hand
  • How to Tell If You've Reinserted Your Hook the Right Way FREE PREVIEW

Patterns

  • In Threes Zig-Zag Scarf
  • Simplest Beanie
  • Hat for Science
  • Resa Shawlette
  • Land and Sea Baby Blanket
  • Celia Circle Scarf
  • Virtual Planetoid Hat
  • Sybil Cowl
  • Pet Mat

Reviews

Great teaching

From Linda Derivois

The instructions (oral and written) are detailed and clear. Thank you for the patterns. Need to be able to read them by taking your advance classes. Thank you Kim! Linda

Thanks for the review of the basics

From Shawna Lincicome

I taught myself to crochet using various YouTube videos (not a course) and it seems I've missed a few items. Thanks for such clear instructions!

Great Presentation

From Carol Brown

Clear, precis instructions. I will now adapt the way I hold my yarn! I also noticed how smoothly Kim kept the tail out of the way - that's been awkward for me. I'm off to make chains, chains, an...

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Pricing

$23.00 One-time fee covers new lessons & resources posted over coming weeks and months! Buy $23.00

Testimonials

I didn’t fully understand how to crochet until I found your class.
Kenyata M. online student
I feel so privileged to have learned so much from you in your online classes & now I can’t picture my days without crochet (especially throughout the pandemic). 🎉🧶
@l.gabrjolek student, Crochet: Basics & Beyond
Kim is a great instructor. She shows her students, very slowly how to crochet new fabric with any of the basic stitches we learned in class. Thank You Kim, for sharing the world of knowledge, at least some of what you have learned.
Edith B. student, Next Steps in Crochet

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