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101 Creative Crochet Solutions & Innovations
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Debra Arch has published hundreds of crochet, knitting, hand-applique, machine sewing, quilting and needlepoint on plastic canvas designs in various publications over the past 15 years. She has authored 10 pattern books for Annie's, she crochets and knits designs for Annie's Hook and Needle Club, and she is a frequent contributor to Crochet! and Crochet World magazines.... Full bio »

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Life hacks make life easier! How would you like to learn over 100 crochet life hacks to make your crocheting faster, easier and more fun? Do you love learning new twists on old techniques? Do you get a kick out of discovering a new tool or gadget that makes crocheting more enjoyable? Do you like to recycle household items to save money and keep your crocheting stash organized? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are going to love this class!

Crochet instructor and designer Debra Arch is passionate about learning and sharing creative solutions and innovations to make crocheting even more enjoyable and interesting. In this class, Debra explores well over 100 tips, techniques, tools and solutions that will answer your common questions and problems. She’ll share with you her favorite tools, and even provide you with new ways to work several longtime favorite crochet techniques.

In this video class you’ll learn how to:
  • Color-balance your projects perfectly with a handy tool or fabric swatches.
  • Make no-hassle bobbles that won’t pull out.
  • Crochet broomstick lace with a lightweight tool found in every kitchen.
  • Turn a single pattern into a larger or smaller version of the same project.
  • Crochet without yarn using recycled plastic bags, fabric strips and more.
  • Add a looped, fluffy faux-fur stitch to accent projects.
  • Crochet alphabet letters with an all-new technique called Infinity Crochet.
  • Recycle and reorganize to save time and money.
  • See which cool tools will make your crocheting hobby easier and more fun!
Class includes complete instructions to make seven exclusive projects for practicing the many amazing tips and techniques taught in this class: Linked Loops Sunburst, Poppin’ Polka Dots Afghan, In a Jiffy Neck Warmer, Cutie Pie Kitties, Topsy-Turvy Basket, Reusable Cleaning Pad and Infinity Crochet Alphabet & Pillowcase.

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Annie's Creative Studio subscribers can enjoy unlimited access to this online class while subscribed to Annie's Creative Studio. If you'd like to have lifetime access to this class, you can purchase the online class or DVD at The Ask the Instructor, Supplies and My Notebook features available with lifetime access are not available on Annie's Creative Studio.