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Marty Miller
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, and numerous books. She has worked with various yarn companies including Plymouth, Caron, Red Heart, Tahki, Classic Elite, and Brown Sheep for their pattern lines. She also 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 Midwest 2015 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
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.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
8058 Intermediate Design Your Own Crochet Stitch Pattern Yes—you can be a designer, too! In this workshop, you will learn (or practice) a few stitch patterns, and then we will discuss how to change them to make them uniquely your own. You will learn how the size of certain stitches affects your pattern, how you can increase or decrease the size of the pattern, how you can incorporate shaping into your pattern, and many other variations that you can use.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8059 Intermediate Foundation Stitches-Beyond the Basics You know how to do foundation single crochet Stitches (fsc), foundation double crochet stitches (fdc), foundation half double crochet stitches (fhdc), and foundation treble (triple) crochet stitches (ftr). Now go beyond the basics and learn how to make foundation filet stitches, foundation shell stitches, and many more foundation stitches and patterns. Learn ways you can use foundation stitches to start all of your projects.
Note: Must have taken 8042 or know stitches taught there.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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.

STITCHES Midwest 2015 Market Session Classes
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Friday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
CR17 No skills required Finger Crochet Did you know that you don't have to use a crochet hook to crochet? You can use your fingers on one hand – 1, 2, 3, or all of them, including your thumb. Learn to master finger crochet, and you can quickly make scarves, shawls, afghans, and anything you want! You can use one strand or multiple strands and any weight yarn. In fact, if you don't know how to crochet, finger crochet is a great way to learn.
Sunday 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
CR12 Basic Tunisian Crochet A cross between knitting and crochet, this fabric looks woven. Let's play with some stitches while making a business card holder.
Materials: One skein #4 (worsted-weight) yarn, I/9 (5.5.mm) or J/10 (6mm) tunisian crochet hook.
Color & Creativity Finishing Finesse Garment Shaping & Designing Projects & More Projects Techniques & Tips for Knitters Stitch Patters & Textures Extras Crochet