I have had the pleasure of taking several classes with Marty Miller at various conferences over the past few years. So I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review her brand new Craftsy Class: Mastering Foundation Crochet Stiches. I have taken a couple of Craftsy Classes, but until recently there just wasn't much selection for crocheters. So I am excited to see all the New Crochet offerings they have added from great instructors and designers like Marty!
Be sure to have yarn and hooks ready to swatch each of the stitches as Marty demonstrates them to get that hands on experience. She repeats each new stitch several times to give you plenty of time to get the hang of it.
Once she shows how to make foundation stitches in each of the basic crochet stitches (single, half double, and double crochet), she goes on to demonstrate how to use these stitches with unusual and hard-to-work-with yarns, then moves in to alternative stitch patterns.
Marty gives TONS of tips and tricks along the way, as she explains the benefits of starting with foundation stitches rather than a beginning chain, and explores alternative ways of using foundation stitches beyond the first row. I had never thought of using foundation stitches to create buttonholes! Marty shows how much better they look than the standard way of making buttonholes by working into a chain space.
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