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Beyond the Afghan with Cathy Robbins

March 16, 2019 9:00 am
March 16, 2019 12:00 pm


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Class Title: Beyond the Afghan: Using a Crochet Stitch Dictionary to Create Unique Projects

Teacher Name: Cathy Robbins

Class Length: 3 hours

Class Fee: $40.00

Class Day/Time: Saturday, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

Class Description:

It’s so much fun to browse through crochet stitch dictionaries and collections, but it can be challenging to figure out how to apply them in actual projects. This class focuses on how to use stitch patterns, swatches and basic math skills to calculate stitch counts and actually develop a crochet pattern for a complete project. Whether it’s a basic rectangular afghan or more complex project with increases and decreases, you will work on the actual calculations for your project, which includes determining yarn yardage requirements and making adjustments for gauge.

Level:  Intermediate

Skills Required: Intimate knowledge of crochet stitches; ability to read patterns; basic math skills.

Registration necessary, class size limited to 20

Supplies Needed:

  • Stitch dictionary (like The Harmony Guide to Basic Crochet Stitches, Crochet Stitch Bible or Donna Kooler’s Encyclopedia of Crochet (some stitch dictionaries will be available to view)
  • Graph paper
  • Calculator
  • Yarn used in swatch
  • Crochet hooks (hook used to create swatch plus one size larger and one size smaller)
  • Ruler and/or stitch guide
  • Pencil with eraser
  • (Optional) Digital scale

Materials Fee: $1.00 (for printed class handouts) payable to instructor in class.

Homework: Make a crochet swatch, at least 6”x6”, using your choice of yarn and stitch pattern. Feel free to bring more than one. Be sure to bring extra yarn, the hook and pattern used to make swatch. If there is a project you’d like to do based on the stitch pattern, it is suggested that you bring the yarn for that project.

A 3.00 electronic administrative fee will be added for all online registration transactions.

An Admission ticket must be purchased to attend all classes

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