I was lucky enough to get to know Karen Whooley earlier this year at a Craftsy instructors event, so I knew she had a new class coming out. And when I saw what it was, I had to take it! So here’s my review of Mix & Match Crochet Bag Techniques, taught by Karen Whooley!
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In Mix & Match Crochet Bag Techniques, Karen teaches us 2 bag patterns – a round bag called “Mother Earth” and a rectangular bag called “Blue Skies.” Both lovely!
But it isn’t “just” a couple of bag patterns! There are a lot of lessons to be learned within these patterns: measuring gauge, working in the round, seaming, stabilizing bag bottoms, and creating custom handles are all part of the journey.
And there’s more! How about customizing your bag with pockets and embellishments, so it’s exactly what you’ve been looking for!?
Ah, but mixing and matching is the name of the class, so you get to pick your favorite stitch patterns too! Which are also taught in the class!
Both written instructions and stitch charts are included for both patterns, and of course they are demonstrated right in class – so no matter how you like to use patterns, Karen has you covered! She goes through the patterns in detail, teaching you how to read the patterns as well as the charts.
Karen really breaks the bags down step by step, starting with the magic circle or magic ring for the round bag. You do need to have basic crochet skills for this class, and some basic pattern reading skills are helpful of course.
I loved Karen’s drawstring technique and her tubular handles (so clever)! But most of all I love that she includes the “whys” as well as the “hows” – when you finish Mix & Match Crochet Bag Techniques, you’ll have two great looking bags, and the knowledge you need to create your own custom bags!
Like all Craftsy classes, enrolling in Mix & Match Crochet Bag Techniques means you get to watch the class at your convenience, whenever you want, and as many times as you want! It’s yours forever, so you can reference it as needed – no time limits or restrictions. You can enroll today (and watch whenever you want!) – just click here!
And to make it even better, when I messaged Karen to tell her I was reviewing her class, she offered to give one away here on Moogly! Exciting, and so generous! Enter the rafflecopter giveaway below for your chance to win!
The Mix & Match Crochet Bag Techniques Giveaway on Moogly is open worldwide and ends 8/18/16 at 12:15am Central US time. To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below. If you are on mobile and have difficulty entering, please use a desktop computer to enter. Only the email option is mandatory – all other tasks are optional, for bonus entries only.
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