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Skill Level: Confident Beginner

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.

Lena Skvagerson
Learn to Crochet a Top-Down Sweater
Learn to Crochet a Top-Down Sweater
Lena Skvagerson, Instructor
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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
01:38
FREE -- Introduction
05:07
Tools & Materials
02:17
Choosing Your Size & Getting ...
03:25
Neck Edge & Yoke
33:37
Armholes & Body
08:07
Front Bands & Picot Border
07:33
Sleeves
18:06
Pockets & Crochet Buttons
11:10
Project Overview
02:23
Class Wrap-Up
03:01
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Customer Reviews for Learn to Crochet a Top-Down Sweater:

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5 out of 5 (Reviewed by 8 customers.)

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January 25, 2019
Angela V
Great class if you want to make this cardigan. But is not for me. I was looking for more information of how to make the yoke for a top down cardigan in the round but is not here. She does not explain why she makes the increases or calculate the stitches,to make your own pattern. Now if you want to learn how to make this cardigan,it is well good explained.
December 17, 2018
Nora S
Excellent class. I'm tickled with my first crocheted sweater. I could never have completed it without Lena's wonderful directions. I recommend this class and look forward to another of her classes. Thank you.
November 17, 2018
Sue C
Well Taught class! Would like to know of yarn type equivalents that would also work really well (could not find kind listed locally) My sweater turned out great but feel the yarn type I chose did not do the pattern justice.
September 30, 2018
Angela R
very well taught class and you can stop the video as many times as you can.
June 12, 2018
Toni N
I highly recommend this class. Lena is very concise and easy to follow. I am currently working on my 2nd top down sweater in a worsted acrylic and am happy with it. I went up a size in my crochet hooks & down 2 sizes. I would definitely take another class with Lena Skvagerson!

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