Dec 22 2014

Crochet Classes in Yardley, PA

Crochet Classes in Yardley, PA

Where: Artists of Yardley

49 Mirror Lake Road,

Yardley PA 19067-5514

Phone: 215-493-1205

When: January 20, 27, February 3, 10

Details:

Crochet Class horizontal

Learn to Crochet Class

$65 Members, $75 Non-Members
4 Tuesdays 7-8.30pm, Jan 20, 27 Feb 3, 10
Teaching Artist: Anastasia Popova

Join published crochet designer, Anastasia Popova, to learn how to crochet. In this class, students will learn everything they need to know to start crocheting. No prior experience is required. To practice and reinforce the technique students will make a variety of simple yet fabulous projects: a gift card cozy, a hat, a scarf and others.

Crochet Club

$65 Members. $75 Non-Members
4 Tuesdays 5:30-7 pm, Jan 20, 27 Feb 3, 10
Ages: 10-15
Teaching Artist: Anastasia Popova

Crocheting is a perfect way to get exactly what you want to wear. It’s also a fun way to relax or hang out with friends, and a perfect way to discover the creative “you”. Join published crochet designer, Anastasia Popova, to learn the basics of crocheting and how to create something small, manageable and fabulous. Few examples of possible projects include hats, skinny scarves, fingerless mitts, leg warmers, shrugs and stuffed toys (amigurumis). Your friends will be jealous.

 

To register please follow the link or contact the Artist of Yardley directly.

http://www.artistsofyardley.org/education/education.shtml

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Nov 24 2014

Free Crochet Pattern for Toddler Mittens – Monster Mittens

 Free crochet pattern Monster mittens - toddler mittens

Free Crochet Pattern for Toddler Mittens – Monster Mittens

I hear from a lot of parents, grandparents and caregivers that it is very difficult to find gloves and mittens that will fit most toddlers.  And it’s even harder to find mittens that toddlers actually want to wear!  I originally created these mittens for my niece and nephew.  My nephew was 13 month old at the time and was completely mesmerized by the eyes on his mittens. Mittens still fit and look great a year later! (I just checked last weekend)

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Adjustable ring
  • Basic stitches (chain, slip stitches, single crochet and double crochet)
  • Simple color changes (stripes)
  • Post Stitches

 

SIZE

To fit average 1-2 (3-5) year olds.

Finished measurements: 3.5 (4.5)” long, 4.5 (5)” circumference.

 

MATERIALS

Yarn: Worsted weight in 2 colors (MC1 and MC2). Samples shown were made using Caron Simply Soft.

Hook:  US size G (4.25 mm).

Felt (white and black) for eyes.

 

NOTIONS: Yarn needle, stitch markers (optional, but helpful).

 

GAUGE: Approximately 5 sts and 4.5 rows = 1″ in hdc.

 

Notes: Both mittens are made the same way. Flatten mittens with thumbs on opposite sides to form left and right mitten.

 

PATTERN

Mitten

RND 1: With MC1 make an adjustable ring, 9 hdc in the ring, pull tail to tighten the ring – 9 sts.

RND 2: 2 hdc in each st around – 18 sts.

RND 3: [Hdc in next 5 (2) sts, 2 hdc in next st] – 21 (24) sts.

RND 4: Hdc in each st around.

Repeat rnd 4 – 1 (3) more times.

RND 6 (8): Hdc in each st to last 2 sts, sc in next st, sl st in next st.

RND 7 (9): With MC2, sl st in next st, sc in next st, hdc in each st across.

RND 8 (10-11): Hdc in each st around.

RND 9 (12) (thumb opening): Ch 3, skip next 3 sts, hdc in each st around.

RND 10-11 (13-14): Hdc in each st around.

RND 12 (15): Hdc in each st to last 2 sts, sc in next st, sl st in next st.

 

Cuff

For 1-2 year old size RND 1: Ch 2, [BPdc in next st, FPdc in next st] around, sl st on top of ch-2.

For 3-5 year old size RND 1: Ch 2, FPdc in next st, [BPdc in next st, FPdc in next st] around, sl st on top of ch-2.

Repeat rnd 1 – 4 (5) more times.

Fasten off.

 

Thumb

Join MC2 into the bottom right corner of the thump opening.

SET UP RND: Work 8 sc evenly spaced over sts of the thumb opening: 3 sc in chs, 3 sc in eachof skipped hdc and 1 sc in each corner. Place stitch marker in the last st made.  The stitch marker is a new beginning of the round.

RND 1: Sc in each st around – 8 sc.

Repeat rnd 1 – 4 (5) more times.

NEXT RND: Sc2tog around – 4 sts.

Fasten off leaving 5″ long tail.  With yarn needle sew/close the hole on the top of the thumb neatly.

 

Finishing

Cut out circles for eyes out of felt and sew them to the front of the mittens. Use picture as a guide. Large eye ball circle is about 1″ in diameter, small eye ball circle is about ½” in diameter, pupils ¾”.

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Nov 19 2014

Free Crochet Patterns – Quick Crochet Gifts Collection

Quick Crochet Gifts

 

With the holidays approaching fast it might seam like there is not enough time to crochet a gift for someone special.  Don’t despair!  There is still time!  I have searched far and low to compile this list of free quick easy crochet patterns that will make a great gift.  Most of them require only 200 yds of yarn or less.  Some pattern on the list require more, but they are so super fabulous that I just could not resist.  I hope you enjoy crocheting them!

Hats

1. Ups and Downs Crochet Slouchy Beanie by Tamara Kelly  (shown above)
Tamara from Moogly created an absolutely stunning and clever slouchy hat.
Yarn: Worsted
http://www.mooglyblog.com/ups-and-downs-crochet-slouchy-beanie/

2. Brain Waves Beanie by Liz McQueen (shown above)
Crochet patterns for men that most men actually want to wear are hard to find. This hat pattern fits the bill perfectly.
Yarn: Worsted
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/brain-waves-beanie

Free Crochet Pattern for Men's Hat by Anastasia Popova

Free Crochet Pattern for Men’s Hat by Anastasia Popova

3. Free Crochet Pattern for Men’s Hat by Anastasia Popova
This is another winner for quick free men crochet pattern.
Yarn: Worsted (2 strand held together) or bulky
http://www.anastasiapopova.com/2010/03/free-crochet-pattern-for-mens-hat/

4. Woolly Owl Hat by Kat Goldin (shown above)
Simply adorable!
Yarn: Super Bulky
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/woolly-owl-hat

5. Little Sister by Linda Permann (shown above)

Yarn: DK
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/little-sister

6. Crochet Shark Hat bySarah Zimmerman (shown above)
Yarn: Aran
http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2013/08/crochet-shark-hat-pattern.html

7. Urban Shells Beanie by Katherine Crombie (shown above)
Yarn: DK
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/urban-shells-beanie


8. Monkey Hat by Tara Murray
Yarn: Worsted
http://mamachee.com/2010/12/06/free-crochet-pattern-monkey-hat/

 

 

Slippers

1. 121-14 Slippers in “Eskimo” by Drops design
Yarn: Super bulky
http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/us/pattern.php?id=4790&lang=us#pattern_content

2. Mary Jane Slippers by Lisa Gutierrez (shown above)
Yarn: Worsted
http://goodknits.com/blog/mary-jane-slippers/

3. Little Dot May Janes by Bethany Dearden (shown above)
Yarn: Worsted
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/little-dot-mary-janes

 

 

Scarves/Cowls

1. 30 Minute Cowl by Nichole Cupp
Yarn: Super Bulky
http://illhookyouup.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-30-minute-cowl-free-crochet-pattern.html

2. Chi-Town Crochet Cowl by Kathy Kelly (shown above)
Yarn: Worsted
http://crochetbird.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/chi-town-crochet-cowl/

3. 3 Button Crochet Cowl by Maria McClung
Yarn: Super Bulky
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/3-button-crochet-cowl-2

4. One Good Turn by Ali Green (shown above)
Yarn: Aran
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/one-good-turn

5. Chunky Bow Scarf by Lindsay Haynie
Yarn: Super Bulky
http://www.lovecityblog.com/2012/11/crochet-love-chunky-bow-scarf.html#.VE7zJiLF_84

6. Foxy Infinity Scarf by Unfuzzy Boutique (shown above)
Yarn: Worsted
http://www.bustingstitches.com/2013/04/foxy-infinity-scarf.html

7. Mobius Shawl Pattern 101312 by Lots of Crochet Stitches
Yarn: Worsted
http://lotsofcrochetstitches.blogspot.com/2012/10/mobius-shawl-pattern-101312.html

8. All Season Crochet Cowl by Tracy Braybrook
Yarn: Bulky
http://edenreborn.com/crochet/crochet-cowl-free-pattern-for-all-seasons/

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9. The Fastest Cowl by Anastasia Popova
Yarn: Bulky
http://www.anastasiapopova.com/2011/01/the-fastest-cowl/

Toys and other Little Things

1. Crochet Giraffe by Emma Dent
Yarn: Worsted
http://ilovebuttonsbyemma.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/crochet-giraffe-pattern.html

2. Funny bunny by Mari-Liis Lille
Yarn: DK
http://lilleliis.com/free-patterns/funny-bunny/

3. Cedar Lodge Wreath Ornament by Marie Reyes
Yarn: Worsted
http://canada.michaels.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-MichaelsCanada-Site/default/Product-Show?pid=C_31063

4. Owl Key Chain Pattern by Yarn Artists
Yarn: Aran
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/owl-key-chain-pattern

5. Owl Pouch by ChiWei Ranck
Yarn: Worsted weight
http://www.1dogwoof.com/2013/08/crochet-owl-pouch-with-pattern.html

6. Crochet Hobo Bag by Dao Lam (shown above)
Yarn: Chunky
http://shortylamcrochet.blogspot.com/2006/11/nordstrom-hobo-bag.html

free crochet baby mittens pattern
7. Baby Brie Mittens by Anastasia Popova
Yarn: Worsted
http://www.anastasiapopova.com/2011/02/free-crochet-pattern-for-baby-mittens/

 

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Nov 17 2014

Crochet Classes at Hobby Lobby, Lawrenceville NJ

I am super excited to announce that I am now teaching crochet classes at Hobby Lobby in Lawrenceville, NJ!!   I am looking forward to growing this partnership!  I absolutely lobe this store, the yarns and other products, great staff and atmosphere.  Since Hobby Lobby opened in our area I have been a visiting it almost every week (rarely leaving empty handed ;)), and one day just asked to talk to someone about teaching classes there.  And few weeks later, I have classes listed on their schedule and I hope you would join me there :).

3360 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

So far we have two classes on the calendar:

Open Project Crochet Class

Must have basic crochet skills

Dates: Nov 6, 20, Dec 4, 11, Feb 19, 26

Time: 6.15-7.45pm

$15 per session

Join published crochet designer Anastasia Popova to work on any crochet project of your choice. Make last minute holiday gifts and learn new skills and techniques.

Registration is preferred, please let me know by email anastasia@crochetnj.com that you plan on coming.

 

Learn to Crochet

In this class, students will learn everything they need to know to start crocheting. No prior experience is required. To practice and reinforce the technique, students will make a variety of simple yet fabulous projects.
Materials for the first class will be provided.

Register by Dec 21st and receive $10 Hobby Lobby gift card

Dates: Jan 22, 29, Feb 5, 12

Time: 6.30-7.45pm

$65 for 4 sessions

Payment is required to reserve your spot.




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Oct 01 2014

Crochet Classes Central NJ – October, November, December Schedule

Crochet Classes Central NJ for October, November, December 2014.

Sign up to our newsletter to get notified about new crochet classes in Central NJ. Send email to anastasia@crochetnj.com with subject: Crochet Classes Newsletter.

Open Project Crochet Class

7-8.30pm
Wednesday, October 15
Thursday, October 23
Wednesday, October 29
Wednesday, November 5
Wednesday, November 19
$15 per session
822 Executive Dr, Princeton NJ 08540 (Office of Maks Financial Services).

Bring any project of your choice to work on. Do you need help starting a new project, finishing a WIP (work in progress), some ideas to go on? Come on in, I’ll help you!

Requirements: Basic crochet knowledge is required for Open Project Classes.
Registration required  (please contact instructor by email anastasia@crochetnj.com).

 

Complete Course to Beginning Crochet

6 sessions. $90. Mondays 6.30-8pm, November 3, 10, 17, 24, December 8, 15.
822 Executive Dr, Princeton NJ 08540 (Office of Maks Financial Services).

In this class, students will learn everything they need to know to start crocheting. No prior experience is required. Students will learn how to hold hook, importance of gauge, what hook goes with what yarn, and how to read information on a yarn ball band and crochet patterns. Students will be proficient at making all the main stitches. They will learn how to increase, decrease, crochet flat and in the round and change colors. To practice and reinforce the technique, students will make a variety of simple yet fabulous project: a gift card cozy, fingerless mitts or a cozy, a simple hat, a scarf or blanket or cowl.
To bring: Materials for first class will be provided.

Payment is required to reserve your spot.



Sign up by Oct 21 and receive 4 Open Project Crochet Classes FREE ($60 value!).

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Jan 19 2014

Crochet Classes Central NJ – January, February and March Schedule

Sign up to our newsletter to get notified about new crochet classes. Send email to anastasia@crochetnj.com with subject: Crochet Classes Newsletter.

Crochet Classes Central NJ for January, February and March 2014.

Click on the title to see details.

Open Project Crochet Class

Thursdays 6.30-8pm, January 23, February 6, 20, March 6, 20, April 3.
822 Executive Dr, Princeton NJ 08540 (Office of Maks Financial Services).

Bring any project of your choice to work on. Do you need help starting a new project, finishing a WIP (work in progress), some ideas to go on? Come on in, I’ll help you!

Requirements: Basic crochet knowledge is required for Open Project Classes.
Registration required  (please contact instructor by email anastasia@crochetnj.com).

 

Complete Course to Beginning Crochet

6 sessions. $90. Wednesdays 6.30-8pm, February 12, 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19.
822 Executive Dr, Princeton NJ 08540 (Office of Maks Financial Services).

In this class, students will learn everything they need to know to start crocheting. No prior experience is required. Students will learn how to hold hook, importance of gauge, what hook goes with what yarn, and how to read information on a yarn ball band and crochet patterns. Students will be proficient at making all the main stitches. They will learn how to increase, decrease, crochet flat and in the round and change colors. To practice and reinforce the technique, students will make a variety of simple yet fabulous project: a gift card cozy, fingerless mitts or a cozy, a simple hat, a scarf or blanket or cowl.
To bring: Materials for first class will be provided.

Payment is required to reserve your spot.



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Woolbearers

Woolbearers
90 High Street
Mt. Holly, NJ 08060
609-914-0003
www.woolbearers.com

Registration is required, call the store.

Beginning Crochet

4 Sessions. Sundays 11-12.30pm, January 26, February 2, 9, 16.

Tunisian Crochet

4 Sessions. Sundays 1-2.30pm, January 26, February 2, 9, 16.

Advanced Beginning Crochet

4 Sessions. Sundays 11-12.30pm, March 2, 9, 16, 23.

Intro to Crochet Socks

1 Session. Sundays 1-4pm, March 2.

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West Windsor Art Center

Register here

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Feb 17 2013

Crochet Classes – March and April Schedule

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Crochet Classes for March and April 2013.

Click on the title to see details.

Open Project Crochet Class

Wednesdays 6.30-8pm , March 6, 20, April 3, 17.
822 Executive Dr, Princeton NJ 08540 (Office of Maks Financial Services).

Registration required  (please contact instructor by email anastasia@crochetnj.com).

Complete Course to Beginning Crochet

6 sessions. Thursdays 7-8.30pm, March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18 (April 25, Make up Class)
822 Executive Dr, Princeton NJ 08540 (Office of Maks Financial Services).

Payment is required to reserve your spot.


 

Crochet for Advanced Beginners

4 sessions. Saturdays 10-11.30am, March 23, April 6, 13, 20.
Wool Bearers 90 High Street, Mt. Holly, NJ 08060
609-914-0003

Registration is required, call the store.

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