. . . Local Classes . . . 

 

***ANNOUNCEMENT***

On May 31st we will be moving back to Texas! I will, regrettably, no longer be teaching at Yarn Matters in Williamsburg, VA, but you will still be able to see a few of my samples in the shop! It's been an absolute joy teaching at Marina's shop and I hope to return for a visit now and again - maybe even to teach a workshop!

I will update this space once we get settled into our new home and I know more about what my local teaching opportunities may be. I can't wait to see where this new adventure takes us! 

In the meantime, please feel free to email me at connielee@crochetcetera.com with any questions or inquiries.

Happy crocheting, y'all!

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Here you'll find a list of some of the projects and patterns that I am currently teaching at my LYS.

Any of these are available upon request in addition to my other patterns, most of which you can find on Ravelry

See below for my current class offerings; you can register to reserve your seat by calling Yarn Matters at (757) 585-4344

or you can stop by the store at 7437 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188 where you'll also get to see some samples!

 

Classes are offered on select Tuesday evenings from 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Wednesday mornings from 10:15 am - 12:15 pm,

and Saturdays from 1:00 - 3:00 pm or by special request.

 

$22 per session or save and book three classes for just $60. Private lessons also available for an additional fee.

Please read the Yarn Matters Classes Policies before signing up!

Lectures, Workshops & Event Classes:

Fibonacci, Fiber, and Fun!

Description:

Come learn a little about the history of the Fibonacci Sequence and how you can use these numbers to create very aesthetically appealing stripes, fades and more! Math IS fun!! 


Skill Level: appropriate for knitters, crocheters, and weavers of all levels.
Skill(s) Learned: how to use the Fibonacci Sequence to plan striping patterns for all kinds of projects, from hats and scarves to blankets and even garments!

Duration: 1 (one) - 2 (two) hours recommended.


Suggested Materials: students may bring yarn in 2 solid colors with appropriate hook or needle to swatch with if desired.

Homework: none!

Additional Info: Striping planning worksheets (one page) and colored pencils will be available for student use during class. Based on “Rabbits, Math, and Crochet Color Striping: How the Fibonacci Sequence Ties Them All Together​” article, by Connie Lee Lynch, in Love of Crochet, Winter 2018 magazine. Sample patterns include Parallel Celebrations Shawl and the Sweet Carolina Shawl.

Intro to Marling

Description:

Marling, in a nutshell, is simply working with 2 strands of yarn held together at the same time. It is also an excellent way to play with color! Mini skeins, anyone? Come play with color and experiment with easy colorwork that can range from subtle to striking!


Skill Level: advanced beginner (some experience crocheting or knitting recommended)
Skill(s) Learned: basic marling techniques, including how to work with two strands of yarn simultaneously, as well as different ways to apply the technique for a variety of results!

Duration: 1 (one) - 2 (two) hours recommended.


Suggested Materials: students should bring yarn in 4 different colors of the same weight, preferably smooth and evenly plied, and hooks or needles appropriate for double original yarn weight. For example, marling with sock yarn will usually require a 4 – 5 mm hook or needle.

Homework: none!

Additional Info: Teacher will bring crochet and knit samples to illustrate different ways to marl with the same colors. Sample patterns include Marl the Spectrum Cowl and the Sweet Carolina Shawl.

Mitered Squares

Description:

Learn and practice three different crochet stitches in this simple but dynamic square! You’ll work back and forth in rows and then in mitered rows that demonstrate different ways to turn corners.


Skill Level: adventurous beginner (some experience crocheting recommended)
Skill(s) Learned: Single Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Treble Crochet, Standing Stitches

Duration: 2 (two) - 3 (three) hours recommended.


Suggested Materials: students should bring yarn in 1 – 3 different colors of the same weight, preferably smooth and evenly plied, and hooks appropriate for selected yarn. DK or Worsted Weight yarn recommended. Locking stitch markers highly encouraged.

Homework: none!

Additional Info: Mitered Square pattern will be provided for each student, which is currently exclusive to this class!

Crocheted Edgings (for Knitters) ***NEW CLASS!***

Description:

Want to add a crocheted edging to your knit fabric to help combat that pesky curling? Or maybe just for some extra pizzazz? Join me to learn about and practice different crocheted edgings including single crochet, crab stitch, shell, picot, and more! Bring knit or crocheted swatches and accompanying yarn with appropriate hooks to practice your favorite stitches!


Skill Level: advanced beginner; some crochet experience recommended.
Skill(s) Learned: We will focus on edgings of student choice, beginning with tips for evenly spaced stitches while working along edges of different fabrics.

Duration: 2 (two) - 3 (three) hours recommended.


Suggested Materials: Yarn and a variety of hooks (usually within 2 hook sizes of yarn label recommendation) to practice edgings on swatches (see homework).

Homework: Please bring 4” – 6” knit or crocheted swatch(es) to practice edging stitches

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Previously Taught Classes:

Crochet 101: Granny Squares

Suggested Materials:
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Cherub Chunky in color(s) of your choice. 1 skein each.
Crochet Hook(s): J/6.0 mm hook (it is recommended that beginners bring at least one hook size larger AND smaller than suggested hook size for tension testing)
Tools & Notions:
• Stitch Marker(s)
• Scissors
• Darning Needle

Class Description:
Project: Granny squares come in all shapes and sizes, but the traditional granny square should be a pattern in every crocheter’s repertoire! Learn to work in the round, chain, double crochet, join, change colors if you want to (or not if you don’t!), and weave in your ends all with this one classic pattern. 
Skills Required: None! All you need is enthusiasm to learn.
Skills Learned: Chain, Double Crochet, Slip Stitch

One (or more, for beginners) 2-hour session recommended.

Crochet 101: Mitered Squares

Suggested Materials:
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Cherub Chunky in 3+ colors of your choice. 1 skein each.
Crochet Hook(s): J/6.0 mm hook or size needed to give desired fabric
Tools & Notions:
• Stitch Marker(s)
• Scissors
• Darning Needle

Class Information:
Project: Learn and practice three different stitches in this simple but dynamic square! You’ll work back and forth in rows and then in mitered rows that demonstrate different ways to turn corners for each stitch.
Skills Required: None! All you need is enthusiasm to learn.
Skills Learned: Single Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Treble Crochet, Standing Stitches

One (or more, for beginners) 2-hour session recommended.

Gemma Blanket

Suggested Materials:
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Cherub Chunky or yarn of your choice in 2 colors; recommend at least 4 MC (500+ yards) and 2 CC (250+ yards) for baby blanket sized project.
Crochet Hook(s): K/6.5 mm hook or whichever size gives you a fabric with a look and feel you like for the yarn you’ve chosen.
Tools & Notions:
• Stitch Marker(s)
• Scissors
• Darning Needle

Class Information:
Project: The Gemma Blanket is suitable for adventurous beginners with only minimal crochet experience and can be an excellent study in color! Worked in the round, it can easily grow from baby blanket to lap blanket to a full-sized throw or afghan.
Skills Required: Single and double crochet. Some experience working in the round encouraged but not required.
Skills Learned: Magic Loop Method, Standing Stitches, Invisible Join, Picot

Two 2-hour sessions recommended. The Gemma Blanket pattern is available here.

The Ultimate Market Bag

Suggested Materials:
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Hampton in 2 colors: 2 skeins MC, 1 skein CC
Crochet Hook(s): D/3.25 mm hook or whichever size gives you a fabric with a look and feel you like.
Tools & Notions:
• Stitch Marker(s)
• Scissors
• Darning Needle

Class Information: 
Project: Search no more for the perfect market bag! Constructed with a solid bottom and integrated handles, this bag can stand up to weekly trips to the store carrying real groceries – not just a couple veggies from the Farmers Market!
Skills Required: Single and double crochet. Some experience working in the round encouraged.
Skills Learned: Magic Loop Method, Filet Crochet, Faux DC and/or Stacked SC, Foundation Single Crochet, SC Decrease

Three 2-hour sessions recommended. The Ultimate Market Bag Pattern is available for purchase here.

Color Pooling/Happy Argyle Scarf

Suggested Materials:
Yarn: Araucania Alumco in Hawaiian Glow, 2 – 3 skeins.
Crochet Hook(s): 4.5 mm Crochet Hook (G/4.0 mm and H/5.0 mm hooks may also work depending on stitcher’s tension)
Tools & Notions:
• Stitch Marker(s)
• Scissors
• Darning Needle

Class Information:
Project: Learn to create a beautiful argyle pattern using self striping yarn and the planned color pooling technique! Scarf in sample measures approximately 6” wide and 48” long, so if you want a longer scarf you’ll need a third skein of yarn. 
Skills Required: Single Crochet
Skills Learned: Linen Stitch, Planned Color Pooling Technique for Argyle

Two 2-hour sessions recommended. Happy Argyle Scarf pattern available here.

The Indubious Neck Warmer

Suggested Materials: 
Yarn: Kathmandu Aran 100 by Queensland Collection in Avocado or color of choice, 1 skein (100g, 208 yds) Aran (4) Weight Yarn
Crochet Hook(s): H/5.0 mm Crochet Hook or hook needed to meet gauge/appropriate for yarn choice.
Tools & Notions:
• Stitch Marker(s)
• Scissors
• Darning Needle
• 4 or 8 buttons, 3/4” – 1 1/8” (recommend purchasing after completing first class session)

Class Information: 
Project: Learn and practice a few simple ways to add some texture to your crocheting with this fast and fun fall accessory!
Skills Required: Single Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Double Crochet
Skills Learned: Foundation Half Double Crochet, Working into the 3rd Loop, Surface Crochet, Basic Increasing and Decreasing

Two 2-hour sessions recommended. You can get The Indubious Neck Warmer pattern here.

The Fast and The Fingerless (Gloves)

Suggested Materials:
Yarn:
Cascade Yarns Pacific Bulky in Dusty Turquoise (23) or Color of Choice, 1 Skein
Crochet Hook(s): N/P/10.00 mm hook 
Tools & Notions:
• 3/8” Ribbon in Ivory or Color of Choice, 100”
• Stitch Marker(s)
• Scissors
• Darning Needle

Class Information:
Project: A simple design and easy stitches makes these fingerless gloves a perfect, easily customized beginner’s project. Ribbon is used to lace them up for a quick, fun finish!
Skills Required: None! All you need for this project is enthusiasm to learn!
Skills Learned: Chain Stitch, Single Crochet

Two 1.5-hour sessions recommended for kids or one 2-hour session for adults. The Fast and The Fingerless (Gloves) pattern is available here.

Extremely Easy Bun Hat

Suggested Materials:
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Pacific Bulky in Dusty Turquoise (23) or Color of Choice, 1 Skein
Crochet Hook(s): N/P/10.00 mm hook 
Tools & Notions:
• 3/8” Ribbon in Ivory or Color of Choice, 70”
• Stitch Marker(s)
• Scissors
• Darning Needle

Class Information:
Project: Take the messy bun hat craze to the extreme with some chunky yarn and an oversized crochet hook! Worked flat with simple stitches, this hat can easily be customized for a perfect fit and it might just be the easiest hat you’ll ever make!
Skills Required: Some experience with single crochet encouraged but not required.
Skills Learned: Single Crochet, How to Decrease in Single Crochet

Two 1.5-hour sessions recommended for kids or one 2-hour session for adults. The Extremely Easy Bun Hap Pattern is available here. 

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