The other class that I’m teaching at the Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival is a project class for a crochet scarf that is not yet up on Ravelry, but it will be coming in the next couple of months. (I will definitely have the pattern back from the tech editor before the festival. Whether I can start selling it before then remains to be seen.)
All students in the class will be able to buy the pattern for $2, which is 60% off the regular pattern price – what a deal!
From the website:
Crochet Motif Scarf with Amy Maceyko
Friday, March 15th, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
The project for this class is a lace scarf made by crocheting square and triangular motifs and then crocheting the motifs together as you go. If you weave in the ends as you make the motifs, there is no other finishing to do on this project. The result is an attractive lace scarf that looks much more complex than it is. In this class, the use of a crochet charts will be demonstrated and students will learn how to crochet motifs together in the lace pattern of the motifs. Students will also learn about blocking crochet lace and good fibers to use for lace.
This class is recommended for the Intermediate level – Students should know basic stitches (ch, sc, hdc, dc) and how to increase and decrease. They should have some experience following patterns. Registration necessary, class size limited to 15.
Supplies Needed: 400-500 yards of sock yarn in wool, wool blend, silk or silk blend. Crochet hook appropriate to work with your yarn (see homework) Scissors, Tapestry Needle, Locking Stitch Markers or safety pins
Homework: Crochet a small swatch using your chosen yarn in double crochet. Try Hooks F, G or H to see which produces a fabric that you like. Gauge should be approximately 20 sts / 4in.
Materials Fee: $2.00 for pattern, payable to the teacher in class.
I think the pattern is very straight-forward and a great way to learn the ins and outs of crocheting motifs together. Chains and slip stitches do all of the work to connect the patterns and since you are working into chain spaces, the pattern is very forgiving.
This project is also a wonderful use for that souvenir skein of sock yarn or the hank of fingering weight yarn from the indie dyer that you just couldn’t live without. The openness of the pattern makes it a great way to show off a variegated yarn and 400 yards is enough to make the whole scarf. You could even use two complimentary skeins of yarn in this project by making all of the squares in one colorway and all of the diamonds in the other. (If I have time to make another sample, this is what I want to do next!)
If you are looking for a stashbuster, this project should be in your queue!
Counting down – one month until the festival! I hope to see you there!