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Skill Level: Beginner
Ellen Gormley
Learn to Crochet
Learn to Crochet
Ellen Gormley, Instructor

Learn all the basic crochet stitches while making 5 easy projects. You'll learn about hooks, yarns, reading patterns and more. Find out more in the Class Description below.


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As the founder of Annie's once said, "If you can hold a pencil, you can learn to crochet!" Today is the day you learn how to crochet and discover a relaxing hobby you'll enjoy for life! Join crochet instructor Ellen Gormley as she makes learning how to crochet fun and easy. In this online video class from Annie's, Ellen demonstrates how to crochet all the basic stitches for both right- and left-handers!

With this all-new Annie's Online Class, you will quickly learn all the basics of crochet, from how to hold the yarn and hook to crocheting all the basic stitches, including chain stitches, slip stitches, single crochet, half-double crochet, double crochet, treble crochet, clusters, shells and even post stitches. Soon you'll be crocheting delightful items to make as gifts, to decorate your home, and simply put, to impress family and friends! And you'll love how portable crochet is -- it's perfect for always having a project with you on the go. In this class, you'll learn:
  • All about different yarns, crochet hooks and basic notions
  • How to comfortably hold a crochet hook and the yarn
  • Tips to working a chain loosely
  • Basic stitches, including chain, slip stitch, single crochet, half-double crochet, double crochet, treble crochet, shells, clusters and post stitches
  • How to work in rows and rounds
  • How to increase and decrease
  • How to crochet a basic motif for creating a baby blanket or afghan
As you follow along with Ellen, you'll crochet five attractive, beginner-level crochet projects using basic crochet stitches and techniques. Class projects include a striped dishcloth, a soft, hexagon-shaped spa cloth, a sweet hat in adult and child sizes, a snuggly motif blanket and the final capstone project of this class, an easy shells and cables scarf!

Discover how easy it is to crochet with Annie's Online Classes today!

Annie's online classes include downloadable and printable class patterns in PDF format in addition to the online video content. You can view online classes at your convenience, 24/7, 365 days a year from any mobile device, both tablet and non-tablet (phones, iPod Touch, etc.) but classes are best viewed on tablets or computers.
FREE -- Class Overview
FREE -- Introduction
Reading Yarn Labels
Crochet Hooks & Notions
How to Hold the Yarn & Hook
Basic Crochet Stitches
Practice Basic Stitches -- ...
Working in Rounds & ...
Working Rounds in a Spiral -- ...
Join-as-You-Go Motifs -- ...
Post Stitches, Shells & ...
Class Wrap-Up
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Class Project Photos

Customer Reviews for Learn to Crochet:

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5 out of 5 (Reviewed by 14 customers.)

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August 18, 2014
Mervat A
The class is great, but I am having difficulty viewing it on Safari and even on Google Chrome.
It stopped several times and now when I tried to click to continue watching. I see nothing but a black video screen with a note that the class is currently unavailable try later. Very frustrating.
Annie's Customer Service

Mervat - We will contact you to help resolve your issues with the video.
July 28, 2014
Allison M
This was a terrific class! The way Ms. Gormley has structured the curriculum you receive an excellent foundation in how to crochet. She is very thorough! Her manner of teaching is very clear and encouraging. Also, the camera work is excellent and complements her demonstrations perfectly. I look forward to taking more classes from Ms. Gormley in the future!
June 16, 2014
Teresa S
I am very pleased with my beginner Crochet pack. This book is easy to read step by step instructions with pictures of the various stitches. Crocheting is new to me and to date I have engaged in about 5 projects. I am getting really good at making the sassy hats and dish cloths. I find it relaxing to be able to make pretty things and I plan on making Christmas gifts for my family and friends. Ellen's class is easy to keep up and understand. I like the opportunity of being able to go back to various parts of class and re-review, stop, start as I go along. I plan on purchasing the DVDs on further projects.
May 27, 2014
Debbie R
I thoroughly enjoyed this beginner video. I used to crochet years ago and haven't picked up a hook since, busy life I guess. My last project was making Barbie Doll clothes for my young daughter that was over 30 years ago. I was pleased that a few projects came with this video and you follow along with the instructor, Ellen, to make each project. That helped refresh my memory, how to read by the instructions and what the acronyms meant. Ellen also teaches how to read diagrams which are actually the instructions but in a different format. Diagrams are new to me. They are fun to use. Ellen has a pleasant voice and is very clear in her instructions. Just like having a personal teacher, at your pace, at your convenience.
May 21, 2014
Jodi C
I just finished watching Learn to Crochet with Ellen Gormley. Ellen is an excellent teacher, and so enthusiastic. She makes learning fun. I have learned so much from this class, never having picked up a crochet hook before. I used to watch my aunt crochet slippers all the time and now I feel confident enough to tackle just about anything. Please keep the classes coming, this is a fabulous way to learn new skills and practice on some old ones. Thank you so much!

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