Crochet Classes

Every quarter, I swear I'm going to cut down the number of classes I offer at my LYS. But then I get excited over all the possibilities and bam  - 15 classes in 4 months. Not many pictures yet; making samples is next on my list. (I'll add the pix here as I take them.)
Beginning Crochet: Three Sessions- Monday, October 14, 21 and 28, 6 to 8 pm. In this series of 3 classes, you’ll learn basic crochet stitches – chain, single, double, half double and treble; how to make granny squares; and how to work in the round. In addition to the samples you make in class, you’ll have a ‘homework’ project each week - Week one: double crochet square. Week two: hat with scalloped edge and optional flower. Week three: granny square.

Crocheted Pi Shawl: One Session - Saturday, September 14, 6-9 pm; This lacy, semi-circular shawl is loosely based on Elizabeth Zimmerman’s knit Pi Shawl recipe. The 3-row repeat encourages variation - make it short or long; use solid- or multi-color yarn; change the shape from semi-circle to batwing. You’ll learn a variety of sizing and shaping techniques and have a unique, classic shawl that’s sure to draw compliments.

     Join-As-You-Go For Crocheted Squares: One Session - Sunday, September 15, 12:30 - 3:30 pm;
Love making squares/blocks/motifs but dread sewing them all together? This class is for you! You'll learn several methods to join items as you create them, making it a snap to complete your project. From plain to fancy, straight to scalloped, the perfect joining technique is waiting for you.

  Happy Hippo: Three Sessions - Fridays, September 20, October 4 and 11;
Be happy, crochet a hippo! This design uses the popular African flower motif to make an adorable stuffed hippo that any child (and most adults) will cherish. We'll use a variety of multi-sided motifs and join-as-you-go techniques to shape Happy, then add finishing touches with cute ears, sculpted eye sockets and glass or embroidered eyes. Bet you'll make more than one!  Note: "Happypotamus The Happy Hippo" crochet pattern" is required for this class.

     Noro Beaded Lace Shawl/Scarf: One Session - Tuesday, September 24, 6 to 9 pm;
We'll use join-as-you-go motifs, beads and picots to make this beautiful lace scarf/shawl that will take you from day to evening without missing a beat. The size is easily altered, so make this as long or wide as you'd like. In class, you'll learn tips and tricks for adding beads and picots to your work, along with row-by-row assistance to make the most of this beautiful design. Note: the book "Crochet Noro: 30 Dazzling Designs" is required for this class.

Double Lace Tunisian Scarf: One Session; Sunday, October 13; 12:30 to 3:30 pm; 
Double your fun! We'll use a double-ended hook and 2 colors of yarn to make a lacy scarf with a unique, reversible design. Also known as 'cro-hook', this Tunisian technique makes working with multiple colors fast and fun. A 'block a month' pattern will also be available. 

Wild Flower Sweater: Four Sessions - Wednesdays, October 16, 30,  November 13 and December 4 - 6 to 9 pm;
A surprisingly easy-to-make sweater, with a variety of options to make it just right for you. We'll start with the beautiful back medallion, then you decide - cropped or long back; long, short or no sleeves; rounded or straight front; buttons, shawl pin or leave it open? This sweater uses basic crochet stitches and has step-by-step directions. A perfect choice for your first crocheted sweater. 


Beaded Wrist-itts: One Session - Saturday, October 19; 12:30 to 3:30 pm; 
Elegant - or funky, depending on your yarn/bead choices - these wrist-itts are functional and fun. Make them into wrist-warmers or fingerless mitts; long or short, beaded or not; the choices are all yours. This is a great project to learn, or practice, beading techniques; simple ribbing; and working in the round. Adventurous "lambs" are welcome!

Crocheted Market Bag: One Session - Tuesday, October 29, 6 to 9 pm; 
Practical doesn't have to mean boring. This market bag will stretch to hold your shopping treasures - and look great doing it. Plus, it is easily customized - change the width, length, color(s), handle size and more. Oh, did we mention it makes a great gift? So practical. 

Star Bag: One Session - Saturday, November 9; 12:30 to 3:30 pm; 
Thick yarn, large hook, and interesting stitch = a quick-to-finish bag that will look great carrying your latest yarn project, toting your everyday essentials, or giving as a gift. Worked in the round, using a vintage stitch pattern, this bag is easily customized for size, color and more. 

Tunisian Cable Scarf: One Session; Sunday, November 10; 12:30 to 3:30 pm; 
Let's cable! Another easier-than-it-looks technique, Tunisian cables add dimension and depth to any project. Make it thick and warm with a bulky yarn, or softly draping with something thinner. Step-by-step directions will have you cabling in no time. A 'block a month' pattern - and suggestions for making an iPad cover - will also be available. 

Mary's Scarf: One Session - Tuesday, November 19; 6 to 9 pm;
A fast project, with an easily learned stitch pattern, that looks great in any yarn. What more could you want? How about a variety of fringe techniques - including corkscrews and dangling flowers - that will make each scarf unique. You'll also learn how to ensure you get the most scarf from the yarn you have. This is a great project for those one-of-a-kind skeins of must-have yarn. 

Spiral Hotpad or Pillow: One Session - Saturday, December 14; 12:30 to 3:30 pm;
This multi-color spiral is fun, easy to learn, and looks great in a variety of projects from potholders to hats, pillows and blankets. We'll start with a magic ring and work outward with 2 or 3 colors; layer two spirals to form a hotpad or pillow; add ribbing to a single spiral for a hat; keep 'spiraling' and make a uniquely colorful blanket. So many possibilities!    

Noro Short-Row Scarf: One Session - Tuesday, December 17; 6 to 9 pm;
Basic crochet stitches, combined with short-row shaping, gives this scarf its distinctive triangle shapes and subtle shifts of color. Simple to learn, short-rows add a "how did they do that" element that's sure to generate compliments. Note: the book "Crochet Noro: 30 Dazzling Designs" is required for this class.

Tunisian Best Friend Scarf: One Session: Sunday, December 8; 12:30 to 3:30 pm; 
The textured diamond pattern - a combination of basic stitches and simple shaping - makes this scarf a winner.  Dress it up or down simply by changing your yarn. This is another scarf that's sure to become a wardrobe staple. A 'block a month' pattern will also be available. (Get it? "Diamonds are a girl's best friend"? Yeah, it's late . . . . )



Vickie said...

You must LOVE teaching; WOW that's quite a commitment!