Robyn Chachula and Blueprint Crochet
Saturday and Sunday, November 15 and 16, 2008

Fresh on the heels of the release of her first book, Blueprint Crochet: Modern Designs for the Visual Crocheter, Robyn Chachula will visit us for a weekend of crochet fun!

Beyond the Afghan, $30

Saturday, November 15 from 10 am to 1 pm

Learn how to transform granny squares into amazing lace for sweaters and fun motifs for unique jewelry! Along the way we will learn to read crochet symbols, practice different fun lacy granny squares, learn how to read layout diagrams, how to play with blocks to get your own customized sweaters, and learn how to join granny squares in a variety of ways using only crocheting. That's right, no sewing required! Lastly we will talk about finishing techniques to transform your projects from ho-hum to wow-wow.

Bring a ball of plain yarn, a matching hook and 2 granny squares (any size and any style). You will receive a packet on how to read crochet symbols, granny square diagrams, crochet joinings, finishing techniques, and a pattern for the Crystal Lace Bolero.

design by Robyn Chachula from Blueprint Crochet

Book Signing

Saturday, November 15 from 2 to 5 pm

Bring your copy of Robyn's book or purchase one here for her to sign! Here's just some of what you'll find inside Blueprint Crochet!

Crochet Like a Pro, $30

Sunday, November 16 from 10 am to 1 pm

Learn designer tips and tricks to make your work look sensational. We will discuss the joys of blocking, the ways around frogging some of the worst mistakes (like how to move a button hole, and how to cut your crochet), finishing techniques that will make your garment look store bought. We will also try out different techniques to crochet colorwork and crochet with beads.

Bring any 2 balls of plain yarn (contrasting colors) and matching hook, one swatch of 16 hdc across by 10 rows tall. After 6 rows, crochet 6hdc, ch 4, sk 4 hdc, 6 hdc in last sts. Next row, crochet in each hdc across and 4 hdc in ch-4 sp. You will take away a packet of all the tips and tricks we will learn during the class.

design by Robyn Chachula from Blueprint Crochet

Funny Thing I Learned on the Way to the Baby Sweater, $30

Sunday, November 16 from 2 to 5 pm

In the class, you will learn how to become your own crochet designer. We discuss baby garments from idea to conception. We talk about what yarns are good to use, what styles are easy to wear, and what stitches are best for kids. We will learn how to plan out a garment from stitch count to row count.

By the end of the class, everyone will have their own design planned out for their unique baby sweater. This is a great class for any advanced beginner crocheter that is ready to take that next step into garment projects or for any aspiring designers that are looking for some tips.

Bring one 6"x6" swatch in any yarn and any stitch pattern that you would like to build a baby sweater from, do not worry about type of yarn or stitch too much. This is just to start the class, so let your creative juices fly. Bring calculator and extra yarn and hooks to class. You will take away a packet of the steps and concepts we will learn during the class.

Please note that your full payment is required to reserve your space. No refunds will be made unless the class is canceled by Loop. Thank you!