Workshops at Aylin's Woolgatherer
7245 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church VA 22042.
Call 703-573-1900 or 800-775-9665 to sign up (credit card info required).
Registration closes 1 week before the start date.
LEARN THE CROCHET CRAB STITCH (aka Knurl, Reverse Single crochet)
Saturday, December 7, 2013, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm $40
Skill Level: Must know basic crochet stitches
Supplies to bring: Homework swatches, one extra ball of yarn in a
contrasting color to one of the swatches; assorted hooks sizes F - K, scissors,
a few locking stitch markers.
Description: In just two hours, get comfortable working the popular crab
stitch; learn how to prepare your work, make sharp corners (both inside and
outside ones), and learn a few variations to the “normal” crab stitch. Find out
how to use these stitches as edgings or within the body of your project to
create fabulous ridges and bases for embellishment.
Homework: With any size smooth, light or bright-colored yarn, make four
6 x 6 squares, using any stitch (may also be knitted but knitters must know how
to crochet to take this class). Do not cut yarn; leave it attached to your swatch.
CROCHETED CABLES AND TRAVELING STITCHES
Saturday, December 7, 1:30 – 4:30 pm $60
Skill Level: Intermediate – Students must know basic crochet and be comfortable
working post stitches.
Supplies to bring: Homework swatches, assorted hooks sizes F - K,
scissors, a few locking stitch markers, paper and pen or pencil.
Description: Using front and back post stitches, learn to make various
beautiful, fairly easy cable and traveling stitch patterns that will allow you
to make crocheted items that look like Irish fisherman knits. Find out how to
keep track of your cables with stitch markers and learn some tips to make these
stitches look truly professional.
Homework: With smooth, light or bright-colored fingering, sport, or DK
weight yarn and appropriate sized hook, ch 25, sc in 2nd ch from
hook and in each ch across (24 sc) (or work 24 foundation sc) DO NOT CUT YARN; with
another ball of yarn, ch 23, dc in 2nd ch from hook and in ea chain
across (22 dc) (or work 22 foundation dc); AGAIN, DO NOT CUT YARN.