The crazy months of summer are drawing to a close. I can't
wait! While the vacations and trips of summer are exciting, I can never seem to
find enough time to crochet.
|Hank Vest by Robyn Chachula
That's why, every fall, I pick something new to learn. I go
back to school. Classes on DVD or digital download are perfect because they can
be watched and reviewed any time, day or night, and unlike a college class, you
never have to worry about grades.
A few years ago, I studied the construction of crochet hats. I
wanted to really understand how to make hats and be able to design my own in a
variety of solid and lacy stitches. I
watched Design Your Own Hat with Robyn
Chachula over and over again, picking up a new nugget of information each
This year I am going to delve into garment design with Design
Your Own Crocheted Baby Sweater with Robyn Chachula. Crochet baby sweaters are the best way to
start designing and playing with shaping. The sweaters are little, and babies
won't complain if the armholes are a little big.
||The set of Design Your Own Crocheted baby Sweater
is Robyn to tell you a little more about her DVDs:
Crocheting with Robyn
In my baby sweater and hat DVD workshops, I include as much
information as you would get in one of my classes. Actually, you get more,
since I don't have to skip around, as I sometimes do in in class. In every DVD,
I approach the subject from beginning to end, like I'm creating a crocheted
project along with you. We jump in with yarn choices and what yarn works best
for your project, as well as some of my favorite yarns to crochet with.
We move on to stitch patterns. Every workshop includes at
least three stitch patterns that I walk through step by step. We discuss
garment or hat style and construction.
Then we step into Math Class and break down, row by row, how to not only
work out gauge but how to shape garments as well. We use tricks I have picked
up and sketch out our shaping using crochet symbols that will break down all the
Last, we talk about finishing, whether that is adding ribbing, flowers,
blocking, seaming, or zippers. The included worksheet walks you through the DVD
with me, so you don't have to worry about missing any tip along the way.
A number of the tips in the baby sweater workshop can easily be applied to
women's or men's garments. The tips in the hat workshop work for other
accessories or toys. My ultimate goal is for everyone, even seasoned
crocheters, to walk away having learned something new; just like I love to do
when I take classes myself.
- Robyn Chachula
For a limited time you can get both of Robyn's workshops for the price of
one! Order the DVD bundle (or download the video bundle) today and learn to
design your own accessories and garments. I'm off to learn to design a sweater.
P.S. What new crochet skill would you like to learn this fall?