You can also learn to crochet at My Sister Knits! We have a marvelous instructor, Shannon Player-Timmons, to guide us!
Shannon is a talented yarn dyer, owner of Yarn Baby yarns, and an accomplished crocheter. We are tickled pink that she’s come into our midst! She is teaching two classes in October.
Learn to Crochet: Saturday Oct. 13th, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
In this class, Shannon will teach basic crochet skills such as chaining (ch), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), and double crochet (c) which will be enough to make a washcloth or this lovely sample:
She will also teach us how to hold a crochet hook (yes, there is more than one way) and how to read and follow a crochet pattern.
Crochet Blanket: Saturdays, Oct. 20th and 27th, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
After you’ve taken Shannon’s Learn to Crochet class, you just might be hooked! In this two part class you will learn to crochet a blanket using the Magic Circle, also known as the Magic Ring or Loop technique. It’s a way to start crocheting in the round that doesn’t leave a hole in the middle of your work. Shannon will also give tips on how to change colors. We have kits in fingering weight yarn for this class or you can choose a heavier weight yarn.
When asked about the differences between knitting and crochet, Shannon replied, “you can make machines that knit but there are no machines that crochet” which is something to ponder! She also says that mistakes are easier to deal with when crocheting and, because of that, it’s easier to learn than knitting. Also, there is only one tool involved, not two!
Shannon’s style of teaching is fun and laid back, therefore expect relaxing and enjoyable afternoons working on a new skill!
Call the shop at 970.407.1461 or register online!