Learning A New Skill With Craftsy!

Years ago, as a young mother, I LOVED to crochet.  I made all kinds of things for my children...jackets, ponchos, afghans.  But over the years, I totally forgot how to do it...I couldn't even remember how to get the yarn on the hook.  Over the last few years, I have wanted to start up again...a cute sock monkey hat pattern was calling to me.  

So I bought yarn...

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and lots of hooks...


but memory failed me...

So when Craftsy offered to let me try a class...I knew just what I wanted to learn...

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 Craftsy offers so many kinds of wonderful online classes...I have an acrylic painting class and a knife skills class in my library there already.  There are baking and cooking classes, cake decorating, photography, sewing, painting, drawing, paper crafts, woodworking, needlework, knitting and crocheting, jewelry making, gardening...and so many more.

I chose 

Crochet Basics & Beyond (w/Kim Werker)

I am really enjoying the class!  The instructor has a relaxed, easy way of teaching and you can do it at your own pace.  You can easily watch and crochet as you go.  You can even ask questions as you learn, as well.  I also like the option of repeating a 30 second section until you get it.  There are 8 lessons in this class, each with many parts,   It is perfect for the beginner and those wanting to learn stitches, troubleshooting, and basics.  
We will even do an afghan in the course.

During the second lesson, we began practicing stitches...
I'm crocheting!!

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I am loving it and I'm looking forward to taking more classes after this one!

If you have been wanting to learn a new skill...NOW is the perfect time!  
To celebrate National Craft Month, 
Craftsy is having a BIG Course Sale (up to 50% off!)...but only through Monday March 16th, 11:59 MT.  They offer a money-back guarantee, too.  
I hope you see something you like!

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I am an affiliate for Craftsy.  This post contains affiliate links 
and I was provided with a course.  All opinions are my own.




Until next time...I'll be crocheting...



29 comments

  1. Yay! good for you.
    I love Craftsy and it's helping me to hone my skills too!
    have fun with it.

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  2. I would love to learn how to crochet, Linda! I should have learned from my Mom (although, I'm sure she did teach me a little knitting, but I would never know what to do these days). I checked out their site and the price is good for the online class. I hope you will let us know how you are coming along. I know the price is for a limited time, but I will save their site in my Favorites for future consideration. I think this is something I might enjoy learning over the Winter months.

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  3. My grandmother tried to teach me how to crochet when I was a little girl, but I never quite got the hang of it. Needlepointing on the other hand I can almost do blindfolded lol

    xo

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  4. I'd love to learn to crochet! But I have a hard time watching people doing things and doing the same thing myself. I had to make up my own quilt designs because I couldn't follow patterns. Any suggestions?
    Brenda

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  5. Yay for you!! My grandma taught me to crochet when I was 5, and I absolutely love it. In fact, I sell crocheted things, mostly locally by special order... so much fun :) Can't wait to see some of your finished projects!
    Thanks for stopping by Prairie Dreams today!

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  6. That is something I have ALWAYS wanted to learn to do! I wish I had more time right now because I would sign up. I love crocheted things. xo Diana

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  7. This is just awesome...I know there are some things you just have to learn by watching someone...not reading or looking at diagrams. I would love to look at this. Can I have a peek before signing up?

    Thanks!

    Jane xxx

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    1. Thanks! They have a video on each class description, telling about the class. You don't have to sign up to look through all the classes.

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  8. good for you! I never learned how to crochet or knit...for some reason it just didn't grab me...but I'll be looking forward to seeing your sock monkey!

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  9. yay!!! I am so excited for you! It will come back fast, and you will be humming along in no time!!! I need to check out Craftsy!
    Hugs Kris

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  10. Back when I was in high school I took Home Ec (just that fact gives you a clue how long ago it was) and started to crochet a blanket. I got about 1/3 done, and almost 40 years later it was still with me in the hopes that I would someday finish it. I FINALLY realized that was not gonna happen and parted with it. I hink I gave it to an animal shelter lol.

    I can tell from what you've done so far you have natural talent. Your stitches are super tight and balanced.

    I took a craftsy serger class a while ago. I never watched the whole thing though because their serger model was different and it didn't translate well, but the instructor was very knowledgeable and professional.

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    1. Ha, Doreen. I'm sure some chilly chihuahua loved that partly done blanket!

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  11. This is great. My grandmother tried to teach me when I was young and I wish now I would have learned this skill better. Would love to learn to crochet. Thanks for this information.
    Kris

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  12. Love crochet, so relaxing. Look forward to see what you are making. Pam xx

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  13. Ooh, Linda. You can do just too many things! I remember one summer, babysitting a 12 yr old girl (when I was 16) and she wanted to teach me how to knit. I did finish the project, a winter muffler, but ... well, let me just say, her beautiful scarf went for a gift to her mom ... and mine ... well, Doreen, mine didn't even look good enough for puppies. It was one big, long, misshapen oddity with holes everywhere. It kept the trash can clean until pick-up day!
    Have a great weekend everybody.

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  14. Hats and scarves for everyone at Christmas!

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  15. I learned to crochet when I was young. Don't know if I can still remember how to crochet, but I do remember liking it.

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  16. I tried knitting for a bit and gave up ( there's only so much time in the day ) but crochet was next on the list / soon! :)

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  17. Well done you.... I love crochet. I am teaching myself. Will have a look at the classes though!

    Karen x

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  18. Oh what fun to be relearning a skill again. So far so good Linda. I never learned how to crochet, maybe one of these days.

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  19. Hi Linda--I'm an affiliate, too, but I've never taken my free class! You've inspired me :) I'm not sure when you changed your header (has it been a long time?!!), but I love it!!

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  20. Good for you! There is nothing like a new skill and there is so much out there to choose from.
    Amalia
    xo

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  21. What a great way to learn a new craft or brush up on skills you've forgotten! I've always wanted to learn how to crochet, and now you've shown us a great option to learn from home. Have fun with your return to crochet, Linda!

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  22. WOW! and crocheting very nicely, I might add. Your stitches are beautiful, nice, even, correct tightness...Very Well Done!

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  23. Wow! So wonderful Linda! It's nice to see you crochet! I've taken a class with Craftsy before too...very good. Have fun! Can't wait to see more!

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  24. Linda, this brings back sweet memories! My grandmother taught me to crochet as a girl and I even sold little purses at school :) How fun to relearn--thanks for sharing & enjoy! Blessings, Cecilia

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  25. Linda this post reminded me that I used to knit when I was in my twenties. Wow. Has it been that long ago? I just remembered how calming those times were. I've never even heard of Craftsy before thanks for sharing this information. I'll check out the website. I'm looking forward to seeing your project. :)

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  26. This looks like so much fun. I used to love to crochet. xo Laura

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  27. Linda, I received crochet hooks for Christmas because I told my family I wanted to learn how this winter...well, spring is almost upon us and those hooks are still in their wrapper! Maybe this class is the push I need! Off to check it out!

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