NEW from Churchmouse
CLASSROOM: LEARN TO CROCHETE COMPANION
The Learn-To-Crochet Companion is a 16-page booklet that uses more than 180 instructional photos that will turn you into an accomplished crocheter. Just follow the steps! With The Companion by your side, you can even begin one of the First Projects patterns in the Churchmouse Classroom collection.
PHOTO TUTORIALS IN THIS PATTERN: • Choosing and preparing your yarn • Getting started: slip knots and how to hold your hook and yarn • Making a chain • How to perform a variety of crochet stitches: single, double, half double, treble, and slip stitch • Keeping your edges straight • Working in rounds • Increasing and decreasing • Finishing and blocking • Swatching for gauge and fabric
CROCHETED BEANIE & COWL:
These crochet projects use two traditional pattern stitches— single and half double—to very contemporary effect. You’ll get to practice working in the round in two ways—in a circular spiral and in a tubular spiral. Plus you’ll learn a couple of nifty beginnings.
We’re betting your first set will not be your last—friends and family will start to place orders. You could always teach them how to crochet!
TUTORIALS IN THIS PATTERN: • Increases and decreases. • Foundation half double crochet.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: chain stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, slip stitch, and working in rounds. Need help with any of these techniques? See our Learn-To-Crochet Companion booklet.
CROCHETED HANDWARMERS: 1 STITCH, 3 WAYS
One simple little stitch—single crochet—can look so very different with just a few minor tweaks. The different textures come from the way the hook is inserted into the stitch in the row below--we'll show you how! Three little must-have accessories explore this phenomenon. Make one pair. Or make all three!
TUTORIALS IN THIS PATTERN: • Three stitch patterns using only single crochet. • Slip stitch seaming.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: chain stitch, single crochet, slip stitch, and keeping row edges straight. Need help with any of these techniques? See our Learn-To-Crochet Companion booklet.
CROCHETED SAMPLER SCARF & HANDWARMERS:
This beautiful woolly set lets you practice three basic stitches—double crochet, half double crochet and single crochet—in a simple repeating sampler pattern that will have you expert in no time.
Working back and forth, you’ll create a fabric with an interesting texture that looks much more complicated than it is. Bonus: It’s also reversible! Equally handsome in solid colors or variegated shades, this scarf can be worn any number of ways. And the simple little handwarmers will keep you toasty indoors or out!
TUTORIALS IN THIS PATTERN: • Combining stitches. • Mattress-stitch seaming.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet, half double crochet, and keeping row edges straight. Need help with any of these techniques? See our Learn-To-Crochet Companion booklet.
Pre-register today for our 2-hour Beginning Crochet class with instructor Tammy.