Several small crocheted projects including a washcloth, and washcloth in progress, and two coasters

Beginning Crochet

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Have you ever wanted to learn how to crochet? Or have your crochet skills gotten rusty from disuse? Drop in at any time on one or both days of this free program to learn (or re-learn) this easy, fun craft with librarian Meredith!

After learning some information about yarn and hooks, a basic washcloth project will teach you chain, single crochet, double crochet, and fan stitches; edge stitching and turning corners on an easy border; and weaving in the yarn ends.

An easy coaster project will teach crocheting in the round.

A couple of bonus patterns will also be available.

This program is designed for ages 10 through adult and is free to attend, although we recommend that participants bring their own yarn and crochet hook.

A 2 to 2-1/2 oz. skein of weight category 4 cotton yarn, such as Lily Sugar 'n Cream or Lion Brand Re-Up, wil be enough for both projects. The library will have yarn that participants can use if they're unable to bring their own. A small number of crochet hooks may also be available to borrow during the program. Please call the library to reserve a hook, if you think you will need one.

The label at left4A52B91B-1C08-431D-8443-6BF8682ABF5D.jpeg shows what to look for on the packaging if you purchase your own yarn.

  • Made with at least 85% cotton or other natural fiber (yellow circle)

  • Weight category 4 (red circle)

  • Recommended hook size (blue circle). Hook size can be one size smaller or larger than recommended. In this image, a size H hook is recommended, so a G hook would be one size smaller, and an I hook one size larger. A smaller or larger hook will somewhat alter the finished size and weave density of your projects.