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No skill required
Basic Know basic stitches (knit, purl or single crochet, double crochet).
Easy You should know the basics, how to increase and decrease, and have made at least one project.
Intermediate You should have worked with a few stitch patterns and should be familiar wtih basic garment shaping.
Advanced You should have made several garments in various stitch patters and should comfortable making minor changes to patterns. Advanced is fun and challenging for thinking knitters.
Marty Miller is a crochet designer, teacher, and award-winning tech editor. Her designs have been featured in Crochet Today, Interweave Crochet, and Crochet! magazines, numerous books, and by various yarn companies including Plymouth, Caron, Red Heart, Tahki, Classic Elite, and Brown Sheep in their lines. She has her own book of tote bag patterns, Totes for All Reasons. Marty has served as President of the Crochet Guild of America and teaches at their national conferences, as well as the TNNA conferences. She also wrote the Crochet Doctor column for Crochet Today! Magazine.
STITCHES South 2014 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
8042 Easy Foundation Stitches 101: the Basics
The most difficult part of a crochet pattern is working into the foundation chain. Learn how to avoid the foundation chain by making the chain AND the first row of stitches at the same time. You already know how to make the basic stitches (sc, hdc, and dc). Now learn the basic foundation stitches (fsc, fhdc, and fdc) and how to use them in all your patterns and designs. You'll also learn why they are, as one student called them, 'a Lifesaver.' Some people call these foundation stitches "chainless foundation," or "no-chain foundation," or "chain-free foundation" stitches.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8043 Easy Tunisian Crochet 101
Tunisian Crochet (once called Afghan Stitch or Afghan Crochet) is a happy marriage between knit and crochet. Whether you know how to knit or know how to crochet, you will soon be able to work Tunisian Crochet. And if you know how to knit but don't know how to crochet, it's a great way to learn crochet. You'll learn the basic stitches of Tunisian Crochet, some intermediate stitches, shaping techniques, and more. You'll work a beginner project and find out what all the buzz is about. You, too, will "go Tunisian"!
Note: Must know how to knit or crochet.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
8044 Intermediate Extreme Tunisian
You know how to do the basic Tunisian stitches, but did you know that Tunisian crochet is not just for afghans? Learn how to increase and decrease, work short rows and ruffles, make lace stitches and basketweave stitches, crochet mitered squares and rectangles, work on the diagonal and much more. You know how relaxing Tunisian crochet is. Now see how much you can do with it!
Note: Must know basic Tunisian stitches.