I will be offering crochet classes and monthly drop in hours at WEBs Yarn store September through December 2015. Follow the links below to sign up.
If you are looking to learn the basics, Crochet I is for you. Whether you’ve hardly touched yarn before, or if you have been crocheting for a while on your own, Crochet I gives you a solid foundation of fundamental skills and knowledge about the craft. The cirruculum has been carefully developed over time with this in mind, and it is a requisite (or equivalent) for other crochet courses. Three useful and gift-worthy projects, a dish towel and two potholders, are your introduction to the basic stitches and techniques that all of many variation of crochet build on. Basic pattern reading, understanding gauge, reading your own stitches, yarn and hook selection, and even a little history are covered.
Once you’ve taken Crochet I, Crochet II is a logical next step. We build on what you have learned in Crochet I, and work two project sets in motifs. One is the classic granny square, the other the pretty sow thistle motif. While making two sets of mitts, a hat and a cowl, you’ll learn join as you go construction techniques for working with motifs, two types of ribbing, and more pattern reading skills.
A new seasonal one time workshops give you a chance to enjoy your crochet skills with small projects that work up quickly, and have a lot of possibilities. I’ve been wanting for a while to give a class on a classic and lovely application of crochet, Crocheted Snowflakes. We’ll learn three crocheted snowflake patterns each just a couple of rounds. We’ll use a worsted weight yarn so we can all see the stitches better. You’ll be able to go on later and experiment with different weight yarns. I’ll provide samples and ideas for using your snowflakes to decorate and embellish.
Crocheted Snowflakes, Saturday, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm, 11/14/15
One of my favorite applications of crochet is Crocheted Edgings. My 3 session workshop walks you through the basics of setting yourself up to successfully start an edging and several different types of edgings that you can use to take your knitted or crocheted projects to the next level. We’ll talk about putting colors together for maximum impact and tips and tricks for more refined finishing. Consultation is offered in the last class for those who have a edging project in mind.
A crochet skill building project in a cozy Slipper Boot that makes a great gift for some special, perhaps even you! Variations on single crochet in a bulky weight yarn work up quickly and keep you interested. We’ll cover some basic techniques for adjusting the size, options for non skid soles, and how to make pom pons.
Crocheted Slipper Boots, Sunday’s, 2:30 – 5:30 pm, 11/15, 11/22, 12/6
If you take any of these classes or if you need some help on one of your own projects, stop by for free crochet drop in hours. Please be sure to bring your pattern, all materials, what you have done so far, and be able to explain where you are and what seems to be going wrong. Don’t rip everything out that’s troubling you because it “looks bad”. That’s how we’ll diagnose and figure out how to help you! You can also get help starting a project. Bring your pattern and we can look at it together and talk about selecting materials, special stitches, gauge, construction, and finishing.