Winter/Spring 2017 Crochet Classes

I’ll be offering crochet classes at WEBS Yarn in Northampton through the spring of 2017. Follow the links for materials lists, pricing information, and to sign up. Pre-registration via WEBs is required for all classes. No registration is required for Drop-In.

Free Crochet Drop-In

Thursday’s 5:30-8:00 pm 1/26, 2/9, 3/9, 4/13, 5/11/17

If you get stuck on any of your crochet projects, I’ve got you covered with free crochet help! Bring your pattern, your yarn, and your questions to Crochet Drop-In at WEBs. No pre-registration is required, it’s a true drop-in!

Crochet Drop In is not a beginner’s class. It is a first come, first served open session for anyone with crochet project questions. You don’t need to have a problem to get help. If you are starting a project, we can take a look together at the pattern and translate stitches and instruction, and discuss materials. If time allows, you might even be able to start a swatch we can review together.

If you are looking for help on a project in progress, be sure to bring your project with what you have done so far, including any swatches. Please don’t leave it at home or rip it out because it “looks bad”. This is how we will diagnose your project and get you on track to finish it successfully.

Crochet Basics: Crochet I and II

As always, I’ll be offering Crochet I (Wednesday’s 6:00-8:00 pm 1/18/17 to 2/22/17) and Crochet II (Wednesday’s 6:00-8:00 pm 3/1-4/12/17 skipping the week of 3/13). My section of Crochet I is full, but you can be placed on the waiting list. There is another section that runs during the day starting in March with Mary Molina, who also works in the store and is a good teacher.

Crocheted Edgings Saturdays, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4/17 2:30-5:00 pm

One of my favorite applications of crochet is Crocheted Edgings. My 3 session workshop for knitters and crocheters introduces the basics of successfully starting an edging. We’ll go over 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 or are working from a pattern with an edging. You will need to knit or crochet a couple of small squares in time for each class to have something to work the edgings on.

Crochet a Bouquet Sunday 4/9/17 10:30 am to 1:00 pm

If you enjoy making crocheted motifs, a world of crocheted flowers is waiting for you! They are great to embellish garments, accessories, gifts, and home goods. If you have completed the projects in Crochet II, you are well prepared to Crochet a Bouquet with me. (If you have not taken Crochet II, a good way to prep would be to revisit the round potholder from Crochet I.) We’ll start flowers in class, and depending on how quickly you can stitch, you should be able to finish them in class. You’ll go home with full instructions to complete your flowers and make more for spring gifts.

We’ll make the classic lazy daisy, an apple blossom, a daffodil, and a viola (aka Johnny jump up). Since we use small amounts of yarn in many different colors, weights, and fibers, I provide a kit that is included with the cost of the workshop. You will need to bring two different sized hooks, I recommend US sizes 3 mm and 3.5mm/E (The 3 mm has no letter size in the US scale, but rest assured it does exist. I do not know why it is omitted). Since everyone’s gauge is different, you may be able to use a 3.25 mm/D and/or 3.75 mm/F with fine results, if that is what you already have on hand. Certainly you can try them in the class and adjust as necessary for your own projects.

Winter/Spring 2017 Crochet Classes

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