Quite the array of herringbone chain examples! From new Tunisian stitch patterns to new jewelry cords, picots, and tambour (surface) slip stitches.

Vashti’s Crochet Classes

Upcoming Online Class: May 18 & 19, 2022

An exciting new online crochet class is scheduled for mid-May 2022. I love creating new crochet classes! Register with CGOA.

Registration for this class closes soon: May 15!

How to Crochet Herringbone Chains – May 18 & 19, 2022

This is a two-hour class that meets twice for 1 hour each time: Wednesday May 18 & Thursday May 19, 1:00 pm –2:00pm Central Time. Registration closes May 15 or when the class is filled.

Not only is this is a new class, I don’t think anyone else has taught it either. Its Resources Page: https://www.designingvashti.com/crochet-herringbone-chains-class-resources/.

I Love Teaching Crochet.

This page is an overview of Vashti’s crochet classes and student feedback on them. Go straight to the student feedback. Be sure to check Upcoming Classes & Events. You might enjoy my class resource pages.

These topics have been presented as three-hour classes at national crochet conferences, yarn shops, and as three-day workshop formats around the USA.

Contact Vashti about teaching crochet classes and workshops for your group.

Vashti’s Crochet Classes Consistently Sell Out.

Contact Vashti about developing crochet classes and workshops tailored to your group.

Recent Class Topics

Zegue-Along: Tunisian Scrap Zapper (Project & Design) – April 27 & 28, 2022

A two-hour class that meets twice for 1 hour each time: Wednesday, April 27 & Thursday, April 28, 11:00am – 12:00pm Central Time. Registration closes on 4/24/2022 or when the class is filled.

This is a new class. Its Resources Page: https://www.designingvashti.com/zegue-along-tunisian-crochet-class-resources/.

Self-Healing Stitches and How to Cut Them – March 8 & 9, 2022

A two-hour class that met twice for 1 hour each time. This class has been held several times at in-person events since 2017. This online version is a first for this often-requested topic.

See its updated Class Resources page for plenty more.

Extending Forward and Return Tunisian Stitches – Feb. 1 & 2, 2022

A new three-hour class that met twice for 1.5 hours each time. This recent blog post and free afghan block pattern is a great example of what can happen when you extend both forward and return Tunisian stitches in a pattern.

Fancy examples of extending only some return pass stitches would be Rivuline, and Kiri. For a simple and satisfying experience of extending only the forward pass stitches, see Shakti Scarfythings.

Have a look at its Class Resources Page.


I’ve recently completed two online classes for CGOA’s first virtual Chain Link conference: Tall Stitch Virtuosity and Big Hook Slip Stitch Crochet.


Draping cowl and star stitch pattern shapes for The Starwirbel Way Crochet Class by Vashti Braha
A popular class.

Student Feedback by Class Topic

Here’s what students say about Vashti’s crochet classes (culled from anonymous class evaluations).

Slip Stitch Crochet Classes

  • I have learned more than I ever imagined possible in 3 hours. Vashti is an amazing teacher, so generous and very, very talented in the teaching department. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
  • This class was challenging – really stretched my mind to new limits. Ms. Braha is so calming and patient.
  • Excellent! So much new information! Yay!
  • More Vashti, more slip stitch!

Love Knot (Lover’s Knot, Solomon’s Knot) Classes

  • Best class ever! Thank you!
  • Vashti is a natural teacher – very organized and clear!
  • A joy of a class!
  • Excellent class! I’m a new crocheter and it was accessible and challenging.
Views of vest and its unique Love Knot stitch pattern for Flowerfall Crochet Class by Vashti Braha
Vashti’s newest crochet class topic combines a new love knot stitch pattern with easy steeking and convertible construction.
  • Loved this! Will definitely use it.
  • Well researched, plenty of resources, swatches, projects.
  • Always enjoy Vashti’s informed teaching style!
  • Love it!
  • This was a wonderful class!! I really learned many new techniques that I can’t wait to try in designing. Thanks, Vashti!

Tunisian Crochet Lace Classes

Class: Tunisian Eyelet Meshes (Crochet Meshes: The Weightless Wrap & Variations)
Award winning Weightless Wrap: The eyelet lace design that inspired the earliest Tunisian lace classes.
  • Great class! I want more!! Lots of info.
  • Vashti has brought Tunisian to the next level! I am addicted to the new technique that we learned! Great class.
  • Can’t wait to get started!
  • I loved this course! I’m excited about new Tunisian stitches and techniques – thanks!
  • Innovative, taking Tunisian to new heights! Great visuals – large swatches, projects. Awesome!
  • Great instructor and fun techniques.
  • Very detailed, learned a lot.
  • Great handouts & instructions.
  • Great website & blog. Love the designs. Thank you!
  • Terrific class – really appreciate Vashti’s historic perspective on the art!

The Beauty of Antique Love Knots Class

  • Great class! Enjoyed and learned some great new ideas.
  • Well-paced class – she was excellent!
  • History, resources, technique – can’t wait to do more.
  • I especially like introducing the historical perspective & designers of old!
  • Awesome!
  • Great class!

Creating Crochet Jewelry Class (2012)

  • Not only is Vashti very knowledgeable but her very fun and friendly character adds so much to the class and inspiration.
  • Very good class – instructor knowledgable – great teacher!

The Rave Reviews Continue…

Even MORE About the Love Knot Classes

  • Fabulous handout. Good information. Clearly Vashti knows her knot stitch.
  • Great workshop – neat samples.
  • Learned new techniques, great class.
  • Fun class, well organized.
  • This was my first crochet class. It pushed me and inspired me. I can’t wait to get to work (play).

Even MORE About the Tunisian Crochet Lace Classes

  • Really a great class! I’m already dreaming up design ideas.
  • Love the class, great teacher, great tips.
  • Learned more than I expected–very interesting class.
  • Wonderful stitches, great ideas.
  • Great techniques, inspirational.
  • Excellent class.
  • Great class – lots of info.

Even MORE About the Slip Stitch Crochet Classes

  • I have learned more than I ever imagined possible in 3 hours. Vashti is an amazing teacher, so generous and very, very talented in the teaching department. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
  • Great class! Vashti is definitely a pioneer for the “new slip stitch technique.”
  • I never knew the slip stitch could make such a beautiful fabric & that it’s so versatile.
  • Fabulous! Instructor made me feel as an equal – which was delightful. Super friendly and passionate. 
  • I left with a great appreciation for a stitch that I once didn’t value. I look forward to dreaming about all the possibilities. Thank you!
  • More slip stitch classes from Vashti–fabulous
  • Makes me want more–great class!
  • So, so great! Learned lots and had fun.
  • A joy! Learned so much. 
  • This could be very useful in garment design. Thanks Vashti!
  • Wow!
  • Very interesting! Learned some new techniques that will be fun to use in future projects.
  • Excellent class – learned a lot!
  • Instructor was very patient–she took the time the students needed. Was unfamiliar with this type of crochet so did not always understand. She was very good!
  • Enjoyed looking through all the samples that Vashti brought in. They were very inspiring.
  • Vashti was very enthusiastic when teaching the class and I think that spread throughout the class.
  • Vashti is a gentle teacher who is very patient!
  • Fabulous fabrics, great techniques, new way of looking at and thinking about a stitch that normally is rather neglected. A++
  • As a beginner, I was unsure but instructor was very good, easy to understand.
  • Very interesting. Learned a lot and will use this in my work.
  • Thanks so much for offering this wonderful class!
  • Vashti is very calm and that makes her very easy to listen to. She does an awesome job!
  • This workshop was filled with so many exciting possibilities for future projects! I enjoyed learning the history too.
  • Great history of techniques. Fascinating.
  • Vashti is really great at communicating and seeing where we go wrong (or think we do) and pointing out and explaining how to fix and when we are right.
  • This class was challenging – really stretched my mind to new limits. Ms. Braha is so calming and patient.
  • Awesome class!! Thank you.
  • Excellent! So much new information! Yay!
  • Yeah!