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Friday 02/22/2013, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Getting Started with Japanese Crochet Patterns with Gayle Roehm
Japanese designers are known for creating beautiful, intricate patterns for crocheted garments and accessories. If you’re familiar with international crochet symbols, this class will provide the tools and information you need to get started. We’ll learn how to find the key information for the pattern, such as hook size, gauge, yarn requirements and finished measurements. We’ll review how to work from charted patterns, and where to get help with unfamiliar symbols or maneuvers. We’ll also look at sources of free and purchased patterns. Because many Japanese designs combine both knitting and crochet, knitters who want to expand their skills may also be interested in learning the basics of Japanese crochet.
Two or three colors of smooth yarn in sport to worsted weight (these can be leftovers), and various hooks for swatching, sewing-up needle, note taking materials.
Sharp scissors, notebook, pen or pencil with an eraser, stitch markers, blunt tapestry needles (large and small), flexible tape measure, small calculator, and needles & crochet hooks of various sizes.