Craftsy Crochet Basics & Beyond title card

The beginner crochet class I filmed with Craftsy is going to launch on Tuesday, you guys, and you can click here to be entered to win the class. (That’s all there is to it – if you have a Craftsy account already, you’ll be entered automatically. If you don’t have an account, you’ll have to create one to be entered.)

This is the first time I’ve ever done a television or television-like project that I’m proud of. If you or many people you know want to learn how to crochet, I’m confident this class will help you do just that!

My love for Craftsy knows no bounds. They trust their instructors to know their stuff and teach it right, and that means I was actually comfortable staring into a camera for three days straight. There are hours of instruction in this class, man. Like, well over three hours of instruction, beginning with how to make a slip knot, proceeding through all the basic crochet stitches, how to work in rows and in the round, how to read and follow a pattern, culminating in actually following a pattern to make a simple yet delicious gigantic granny-square blanket. This is far more than I ever could teach in a three-hour in-person crochet class, and people can take the class in their pajamas, which is always a win.


My goal in designing the class was to make sure my students would end the class feeling confident to go forth and crochet anything they want, within reason. Students should feel comfortable trying out following patterns on their own, looking up tutorials for how to do stitches beyond the basic ones I demonstrate, and experimenting with yarn and hook combinations to achieve the kind of fabric they want.

Craftsy’s platform, if you’re unfamiliar with it, is pretty awesome. Students can ask questions that are linked to a particular time in a video lesson, and I can answer those questions so the answers are visible to anyone else watching that video. This allows students to learn from each other, and from me, all while keeping their place in the lesson. I’m very excited to chat with my students!

So, enter to win the class, eh?

When the class goes live on Tuesday, I’ll let you know!

Have you taken a Craftsy class? What did you learn?