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Learn Yarn Substitutions for Crochet
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Robyn Chachula's path to her successful crochet design career began in architectural engineering. She pursued a career as a structural engineer specializing in historic preservation and renovation. Robyn has been a crochet expert on Annie's Knit and Crochet Now! television program, which appears on many PBS stations. She is also the instructor of Annie's Learn to Crochet... Full bio »

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Do you struggle with knowing how to substitute yarns in a crochet pattern when you can't find the exact same yarn listed? Yarn substitution can be confusing, but with the expert guidance of instructor Robyn Chachula, you will soon understand how to easily choose and substitute yarns.

Join Robyn as she unlocks the mystery of yarn substitution. Learn how to choose the best yarn for any project—garments, home decor items, bags and more. Discover how to decipher yarn labels to find the fiber content, yardage and weight, and discover which of these attributes is the most important. You'll see which yarns drape well, which are light and cool, and which are durable. And, you'll learn which versatile yarn has the same qualities as either wool or cotton!

In this video class you'll learn how to:
  • Recognize the 3 families of yarn: plant, animal and acrylic.
  • Know when to substitute between yarn families, and when not to.
  • Determine which yarns drape the best for garments.
  • Tell which yarns are more durable and long-lasting.
  • Select a yarn that showcases the stitch pattern.
  • Choose yarns to avoid wool allergies.
  • Work a beautiful lattice stitch pattern.
  • Make 3 exclusive crochet patterns: Light & Lacy Purse, Lattice Stitch Pillow and Raspberry Cowl.
This class includes easy-to-read instructions and a symbol diagram for three exclusive projects made with different yarns: Light & Lacy Purse, Lattice Stitch Pillow and Raspberry Cowl. The basic stitch pattern is the same on all three projects, allowing you to clearly see and understand how different yarns suit different types of projects.

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