Sampler Crochet Scarf Workshop
Saturday 13th & 20th January
10am-3pm both days
(Materials not included)
The perfect Gift for the crocheter in your life!
This class builds on basic crochet skills, introducing a range of intermediate-level stitches and techniques. You will learn V-stitches, cluster stitches, puff stitches, heart stitches, surface crochet, bobbles, crochet rib and crab stitch amongst others. Participants must be able to confidently crochet UK double and treble crochet stitches.
We will learn how to combine stitches to make motifs, as well as skills such as adding a border around your work, reading crochet charts and blocking your work.
We will work up blocks of pattern, which can then be interchanged and repeated to complete your scarf. In the class you will make a sampler approximately 70cm in length. You will finish the scarf at home, but the hard work will be done!
To make the pictured scarf (approx. 220-240 cm long) you will need:
Base colour: 7 x 50g balls (525m) of Scheepjes Stonewashed XL in Moonstone (cream).
Accent colours: 1 x 50g ball (75m) each of Scheepjes Stonewashed XL in each of New Jade (green), Tourmaline (pink), Lilac Quartz (purple), Morganite (orange), Amazonite (blue), Beryl (yellow). 6 x 50g coloured balls in total.
Weight: Scheepjes Stonewashed XL yarn is aran weight. Recommended alternative brands include Caron Simply Soft Aran and Knitcraft Soft and Smooth Aran. If you chose to substitute with a double knit yarn, your scarf will be shorter and narrower. You will need a size 4 mm hook for DK yarn.
Colours: Feel free to use another base colour, though a pale neutral colour (cream/white/grey) gives the best contrast with your feature stitches. You do not to need to use 6 accent colours, but at least 3 are recommended (e.g. 3 x 100m). We will do doing some botanical motifs, so consider buying a green as one of your accent colours.
Other yarn information: Do not buy excessively hairy yarns, yarns with a fleck, yarns that split, or yarns with a metallic thread. It is recommended that all your yarn comes from the same range.
If you are unsure of your yarn choices, email Fiona on [email protected]
to confirm they are appropriate.
Whether buying DK or an alternative aran yarn, buy the recommended length, rather than weight.