*This class fulfills the Crochet I Requirement for WEKP.
Today’s crochet is not just about Kleenex box covers and granny squares. With all the wonderful and exciting new yarns and the fabulous new books and patterns, crochet has something to offer to everyone...even you knitters, spinners, and weavers out there! Not only is crochet fun to learn and faster than knitting, it is very hot in the fashion industry right now. With four basic stitches you can make an infinite variety of projects in a short period of time. In this class you will learn not only the basic crochet stitches and edgings, but you will also learn about gauge, yarn weights and correlating hooks, crochet tools, and how to read basic crochet directions. Crochet is invaluable as an embellishment for knitted or woven projects, so come and join us to see what crochet can do for you!
Skill Level: Beginner
Instructor: Sylvia Snape
Date: Wednesday, 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24
- Prior to the 2nd class please purchase 5 hanks of Tahki Yarns Cotton Classic in 4 colors You may consult the instructor for guidance in Class 1. For those who do not have experience winding yarn into balls from their hanks, we will go over it in Class 2. Students are encouraged to choose colors that coordinate with their kitchen, as our projects are kitchen accessories. Please do not choose black, very dark colors, or white. These colors make it very difficult for students to read their work while learning new stitches.
- You may need crochet hooks in sizes F, G, or H (you may not use them at all, but if you are a tight or loose crocheter, you may need to go up or down a size). You may not need them for the first class, and you may consult your instructor for guidance in Class 1.
- Knit and Crochet Tool Kit
- Recommended text: The Crochet Answer Book by Edie Eckman
When possible, please buy your materials from WEBS.
Note: If you are purchasing more than one unit of the same class, please call Customer Service with that person's name and information.