Increase Your Crochet Skills with Tian Connaughton

Crochet designer Tian Connaughton may be an experienced technical editor and teacher, but she always keeps in mind how to simplify designs in order to take up as little of your precious time as possible. Gain confidence as you increase your crochet skills with these classes!

Learn Knit Stitches for Crochet

When we talk about knitting and crocheting, we often focus on how different they are. In this fun and intriguing class, however, you’ll discover interesting and useful similarities between the two techniques.

Tian Connaughton is a highly experienced knit and crochet designer and technical editor. In this class, she demonstrates how to easily translate five popular knitting stitches into crochet: stockinette, seed stitch, ribbing, two-color mosaic, and a cable stitch. With just chains, single crochet stitches, and half double crochet stitches, you’ll make practice swatches in order to incorporate them into your own crocheted designs.

Learn How To:

  • Translate five popular knit stitches into crochet
  • Crochet the stockinette stitch, seed stitch, ribbing, two-color mosaic, and cable stitch
  • Work in single crochet and half double crochet
  • Work in the back loops
  • Change yarn colors
Learn Knit Stitches for Crochet

Corner to Corner Crochet: Make an Evergreen Tree Pillow

Corner-to-corner crochet is a technique you can use to incorporate bold, eye-catching imagery into your crocheted projects. Think of it as pixel art, where each pixel is a small square of crochet. Tian Connaughton, expert crochet designer and technical editor, guides you through the basics of corner-to-corner crochet while making a pillow with an iconic evergreen tree motif.

Learn How To:

  • Crochet a corner-to-corner pillow
  • Read a corner-to-corner crochet chart
  • Work a foundation chain
  • Slip stitch, single crochet stitch, and double crochet stitch
  • Crochet a flap for buttons to make a removable pillow cover
  • Seam a project together with single crochet
Evergreen Tree Kit

Crochet A Lacy Top With Tian Connaughton

Crocheting a garment may seem like an epic task but Tian will surprise you by demonstrating how accessible and meditative it can truly be. With only single and double crochet stitches, you’ll be able to add this lovely top to your handmade wardrobe. Learn how to crochet ribbing and lace paneling, plus how to make a gauge swatch and block your work. Tian notes that while this top may be challenging for absolute beginners, she encourages the adventurous.

Learn How To:

  • Work a single crochet
  • Work a double crochet
  • Make a gauge swatch
  • Block your piece
  • Change yarn colors
Lacy Top

Materials Needed

Knit Stitches for Crochet

Knit Stitches for Crochet Kit

Bright Creativebug Kit

Lacy Crochet T-Shirt Kit

Evergreen Kit Contents

Evergreen Tree Pillow Kit

Tian Connaughton

Tian Connaughton is an expert knit and crochet pattern designer, a sought-after technical editor, author, course creator, and coach for creative business owners. She is passionate about empowering others by simplifying complex concepts to make information more accessible, particularly to historically underserved communities. Tian’s motto is “a rising tide lifts all boats” and that is clear in everything she does.

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