|Doesn't this look like fun?|
Marty Miller created an online seven-lesson class on foundation crochet stitches. Craftsy produced it. If you've already taken a Craftsy class, you know that you can interact with the instructor and view it at your own pace multiple times. You can also leave bookmarks and notes to yourself along the way, and download class materials.
I learned a lot from Marty's class, even though I already use foundation stitches in my crochet! While taking this class I was also in the midst of comparing methods for extreme increasing in Tunisian crochet lace. (See the resulting newsletter issue #64.)
|Test of 3 different end increases for |
Warm Aeroette Tunisian Filet Scarf.
See this DesigningVashti stitch how-to.
Increasing whole groups of lacy stitches at the end of a Tunisian forward pass can be a tricky, tricky thing. To add an infinite number of stitches this way, what you really need to do is add foundation stitches. Specifically, lacy ones. It takes a bit of engineering and I just hadn't thought of it this way at first.
|Blocks of lacy Tunisian crochet|
stitches added to both edges. (Part of a
stitch how-to for Warm Aeroette.
Mastering Foundation Crochet Stitches is full of Marty's original material, distilled from her years of teaching classes on foundation stitches, *plus* her class on extended stitches too! In fact, Marty teaches how to crochet extended stitches in Lesson One. It's an ingenious move to use extended stitches as a way to introduce foundation stitches.
She has a patient, step by step teaching style, and speaks with a calming, knowledgeable voice. Her personality, teaching skills, crochet love, and special tips show.