A week ago, I said on my Facebook page that I would have an announcement “tomorrow.” Well… Tomorrow is finally here. For a while, I have wanted to teach crochet classes. First, I didn’t because I wasn’t confident enough. Then I didn’t because I didn’t know where to do it. And then?
I decided it was going to happen. Only I stood in my way.
Until the pandemic hit.
I thought about different ways I could still teach. I could do a Facebook live. I could do prerecorded videos. I could use a website like Thinkific or Udemy (both of which are wonderful platforms and not completely out of the question yet). However, I’ve decided to do live classes via Zoom.
About the Class
My first class is Introduction to Crochet. It will be helped on Zoom on May 16 at 2:00 Central Daylight time in the United States. I can’t calculate for every time zone, so you can use this page to figure out what time that would be for you.
It is $15 for 30 minutes. After the initial live class, a recorded version will be available…somewhere. I haven’t yet decided where to host it after the live class is done.
We will cover:
- Crochet hooks.
- Yarn weights/thicknesses
- Other accessories (stitch markers, tapestry needles, scissors)
- Substitutions for accessories (paper clips, Bobby pins, yarn scraps)
- Places to buy your supplies
- Some common terms and abbreviations.
Let’s be clear: There will be no actual crocheting done in this class. This is just to familiarize you with some of the things we will talk about in future classes.
So, by now you’re wondering why you should sign up for this introductory class. This particular class is for you if:
- You have never crocheted or have never known anyone who crochets.
- You don’t know the difference between 2-weight and 5-weight yarn.
- You find all the terminology confusing.
Let’s break each one down.
1. You have never crocheted or have never known anyone who crochets.
Knowledge breeds familiarity. If you know someone who crochets, you are at least passingly familiar with the tools that are needed. If you don’t know anyone who has crocheted (or even knit), you don’t know what tools are needed or how to hold them. You might feel awkward or uncomfortable when you start. This beginning crochet class would help eliminate that.
2. You don’t know the difference between 2-weight and 5-weight yarn.
The differences between yarn goes beyond what it’s made from. Various thicknesses have different uses. For example, you can make hats with both a 2 and a 5 yarn, but they would be very different hats. It might be better to make a scarf with one and a hat with the other. Or socks with one and fingerless gloves with the other. Or a table cloth and a blanket. You get the idea.
3. You find all the terminology confusing.
When you hear about WIPs and chains, you might think of something very different than crochet. The same goes for frogging. And then those abbreviations that look like a foreign language: DC, SC, ESC FPDC, and so on.
I get it. It makes your head spin. That’s why I believe Introduction to Crochet is the perfect first rocket class for you. It allows you to dip your toes in the shallow end of the pool instead of being thrown in the deep end. You don’t have to “sink or swim.” I’ll help you wade in and learn how to swim.
What do you say? Do you want to join me in Introduction to Crochet? Or do you know someone else who would? Feel free to share this information with them. After you sign up, I will send the Zoom link to you and we will go from there.