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Skill Level: Confident Beginner
Lena Skvagerson
Learn to Crochet a Top-Down Sweater
Learn to Crochet a Top-Down Sweater
Lena Skvagerson, Instructor

Has crocheting a perfect-fitting garment seemed out of reach? Build your confidence with Lena's help as you crochet the perfect beginner garment -- a top-down cardigan. One of the great features of this design is that there is no seaming involved and the body and sleeves are easily shortened or lengthened for a perfect fit.


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Has crocheting a garment been on your project bucket list for a while but getting the right fit was a concern? Many sweaters have set in sleeves and require what seems like miles of seaming! Now, in this all-new class, Lena has designed the perfect first-time garment by eliminating those barriers.

The Uptown Girl Cardigan is a beautiful design that will flatter all figures. With the top-down construction, there are NO seams to deal with and the attractive yoke provides a no-shoulder-seam solution. Everyone can make this pattern as it is sized from small to 5X. It will certainly become your go-to sweater!

In this class you'll learn how to:
  • Determine gauge and the size that is just right for you...
  • Work Front and Back Post stitches to create the pretty neck edge and ribbing...
  • Create the Yoke, ending with the fascinating Star Stitch Band...
  • Divide the yoke and cleverly form the armholes...
  • Customize the body and sleeve lengths to fit you perfectly...
  • Crochet the sweet picot edging...
  • And, make the charming crocheted buttons.
This class includes complete step-by-step instructions for the Uptown Girl Cardigan.

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FREE -- Class Overview
FREE -- Introduction
Tools & Materials
Choosing Your Size & Getting ...
Neck Edge & Yoke
Armholes & Body
Front Bands & Picot Border
Pockets & Crochet Buttons
Project Overview
Class Wrap-Up
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Class Project Photos

Customer Reviews for Learn to Crochet a Top-Down Sweater:

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5 out of 5 (Reviewed by 3 customers.)

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November 12, 2017
Myra O
Excellent class! I watched from beginning to end first. Please teach many more classes. You explain and demonstrate very well; you are clear and concise and easy to follow. Can not wait to get started. Thank you.
October 30, 2017
Stacey F
Thank you for this beautiful pattern. I am so pleased with the design and fit!
October 5, 2017
Allison M
This is a really excellent class! Ms. Skvagerson's instruction was wonderful. As you go through this class, she makes you feel as though you are sitting with a friend who is teaching you how to make this beautiful cardigan. She is supportive and you will feel confident that you will be able to complete this project. The camera angles were clear and they really help in the learning process. This class is a wonderful complement to Robin Chachula's class on the Annie's platform on crocheting sweaters which focuses on pullovers. I am glad that I took this class and I highly recommend it to others! Please offer more classes like Ms Skvagerson's and Ms. Chachula's!

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