One of my own goals for this year has been to take as many Craftsy crochet classes as I can - and the latest one I've taken is Freeform Crochet, taught by the amazing Myra Wood. Here's my thoughts!
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For those not familiar with Freeform Crochet, let me try to explain it a little bit. Freeform is... well, it's what it sounds like! There's no pattern, no instructions, just crochet here, then there, then over there, this way and that way, making whatever stitches make you happy.
The pieces are then connected to make... well, again, whatever you want! Bags, art pieces, shawls, it's up to you. The pieces of freeform crochet are often called "scrumbles" and freeform is sometimes called "scrumbling." Connecting these scrumbles creates unique items that you will never see anywhere else!
So when I saw that Craftsy had a class on Freeform Crochet I was intrigued. But I also knew that Myra Wood would be the perfect teacher for it - her use of color and artistic style are a perfect match for Freeform!
In the Freeform Crochet class on Craftsy, Myra covers the beginnings and history of Freeform Crochet - which is really the beginning of crochet itself! She also gives you some great guidelines to get started - the section on yarn and color choices is super valuable!
Myra also teaches how to make all sort of shapes, and some super textured stitches - including a couple I hadn't seen before. She also covers overlay crochet, which is super popular right now, particularly in mandalas. And her bullion section is brilliant!
I also thought the sections on steaming and getting your pieces flat, as well as how to layer them, and fill in spaces (aka "filling ditches")... oh heck, the whole class is jam packed with SO much great info! I even added a few items to my shopping list.
I would say that Freeform Crochet is best for an intermediate crocheter - it's not really for beginners, but you don't have to be an expert either. Check out some of the amazing projects students have made in this class!
Freeform Crochet with Myra Wood is a fantastic way to learn what scrumbling is all about, and how to turn your yarn doodles into finished projects. I learned a lot, and I recommend it to anyone curious about this technique!
If that's YOU, be sure to enroll in Freeform Crochet today! Like all Craftsy classes, you can watch at your own pace, as many times as you want – and this is one is jam packed with lots of fantastic crochet to enjoy!