Celtic Cabled Crochet: Online Course
“That’s crochet?” your friends will ask when you show off your new project. Yup! With this Zoom class, you’ll learn how to transform stitches you already know into intricate, embossed patterning that looks like Aran knit and Celtic knotwork. We’ll start by launching a short scarf project, so students can become familiar with how the pattern “thinks,” then we’ll make a much narrower version to cover a shearling pelt headband. Chase those chills away! Not only will you be acquiring new crochet chops, but you’ll also learn some basic leatherworking skills.
This is a class for intermediate to experienced crocheters. Please already be familiar with reading a pattern and making chain, double crochet, and triple/treble crochet stitches before enrolling.
Class will meet on three Fridays:
November 6th, 2-4 pm CT
November 13th, 2-4 pm CT
November 20th, 2-5 pm CT
Note: Colors can be seen in the course photos above. Listed top to bottom:
Balsam (as shown in demo scarf)
- Natural Brown
- Natural Gray
- Natural White
- Dark Gray
Please indicate your color choice in the Notes field during checkout. There is only enough Alpaca yarn of each color for one project, so if choosing Alpaca, please indicate your top three color choices.
Note: In order to have time to mail materials out, registration for this course closes on October 23rd.
You will need the following tools for this class:
Each student will be mailed a kit of supplies prior to the first class date. The kit will include:
• Adequate yardage of your choice wool from our farm’s sheep (or upgrade to alpaca for an additional $5)
• Hand turned wooden shawl pin made by my grandpa (perfect for the scarf)
• Ample length of shearling pelt from our sheep for the headband (we’ll cover fitting it to your size during class)
• 2, 3-sided glover’s needles and faux sinew for stitching
• Written patterns for both the scarf and hat
• Access to video tutorials of me demonstrating the key steps in the process, for review or in case you have any troubles using Zoom
Students should gather at home:
• Size H-8 crochet hook
• Tapestry needle for burying ends (if you like that technique)
• Thread and Fabric Scissors (or a strong, sharp scissors for trimming the pelt to size)
• Thimble for your middle finger (leather ones work great, if you have them)
• 6-8 clothes pins
• Iron, ironing board, and damp cloth for blocking your work (between sessions)
A laptop or tablet with reliable internet connection.
Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.