The interest in learning crochet was not always as high as it is now. As a matter of fact, when I really started crocheting in earnest, about 15 years ago now, many of my friends poked fun at my “old lady” craft and I responded by telling them that I was “crafting my inner old lady now so that I would be really good at being old by the time I got there.”
Funnily enough, after folks saw what I was making (hats for my girls, toys, blankets, scarves, fingerless gloves, flower motifs, etc.) I was being asked to help teach or refresh memories on the basics of crochet. Wow! Do I love teaching people how to crochet. Because what you are really doing when you teach someone to crochet is actually teaching them to fall in love with yarn, to dream and imagine the handmade gifts they will one day give and encouraging them to use this new skill to express their own style.
So a couple of months ago I made a Facebook post on my personal page, asking if anyone in my area would like to learn to crochet and was blown away that fifteen women responded pretty quickly. Yesterday, we had a beginner class for the first group of ladies and it went very well! Here is the pattern we used in the class. It consists of chains, single crochets and half double crochets. It works up quickly and I’ve shown the beginning of two scarves with yarn in different weights to show some variation. Enjoy! (I used fewer starting stitches on the white scarf to make it more dainty, 19sts to be exact).
To inspire the students, I got out some books to browse. Penny Lane was unimpressed and just took advantage of the clean quiet house before the guests arrived.
Yarn used in photos below: The green sample was done with Caron, Simply Soft and the white was done with Baby Bee, Sweet Delight. I used the recommended hook size for each manufacturer.
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Fairy Garden, Home Decor, Miniature, Painted, SculptedFairy Garden, Home Decor, Miniature, Painted, Sculpted
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These whimsical houses are made of polymer clay then detailed with tiny brushes. Every house is handformed and handpainted, making each one a tiny piece of art. This one has blue and white-blue stones and warm glowing windows.
Pouch, Product Type, Sewn$22.00
A zipper wristlet pouch. Made with bright red “retro” cherries, polka dots and pink backgrounds. This bag is approximately 8″ wide and 7″ high and opens all the way. It also stands alone on a flat 2″ wide bottom and has a detachable wrist strap. The main body is quilted mini white dots on red. The top panels are cherries on pink. Lined with pink polka dot. 100% cotton with polyester batting.
Crochet, Fiber Art$180.00
Jump into Madlandia on the spirals of the When Alice Fell Wrap. This award winning design from Charissa Ragsdale, is a striking ode to the natural whimsy of swirling colors, intricate math and luxurious texture. Made with a variety of yarns (acrylic and wool), this wrap will give you a light snugly layer as well as looking amazing.
This design won Best Overall in the Design Wars challenge and the crochet pattern can be found in Ravelry if you’d like to make your own wrap. Visit Charissa Ragsdale’s Ravelry design shop for this pattern and more: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/charissa-ragsdale .
THIS IS A CUSTOM ORDER ITEM
This item is made to order, please allow 4-5 weeks for delivery (expedited delivery is available for an additional charge). Your wrap will have slight color variations from the one pictured here, this is a handmade item and the yarns themselves come from different dye batches and have variations of their own.
If you are interested in a different color combination, please contact me and I will gladly work with you.