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8032
Friday 04/11/2014, 8:30 am - 11:30 am


Skill Level
Advanced

Class Hours
3

Teacher
Gayle Roehm

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Getting Started with Japanese Crochet Patterns with Gayle Roehm
Expand your Japanese knitting experience with crochet. Japanese designers are creating some of the most beautiful crochet garments around, and many designs combine knitting with crochet. Crocheters are lucky, too, because Japanese crochet symbols have been adopted around the world as the standard for representing crochet stitches. In this class, we’ll learn the basics of understanding the schematics and stitch charts that form the basis for a crochet pattern. We’ll cover hook sizes, gauge, yarn requirements, garment shaping, and the other basic information you need, as well as where to go for help when you’re not sure. We’ll swatch an overall pattern, a center-out motif, and an edging to practice crocheting from charts.

Supplies
Small amounts of smooth yarn for swatching (DK to worsted weight) and hooks in appropriate sizes

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.

Homework
None.