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ALL CLASSES REQUIRE PRE-REGISTRATION
ALL CLASSES REQUIRE 
PRE-REGISTRATION
Crochet 1 - Beginner
Recommended  -  3hr session
Learn to:
Chain, Slip stitch, Single crochet, Double crochet, Half double crochet
Class will also cover: Reading a pattern,  
Understanding needle size & gauge, Acrylic vs. Natural Fibers

Material included in Cost of Class:
acrylic yarn & 1 crochet hook


Crochet 2 - Beginner - Crochet in the Round
Recommended 2hr session
PRE-REQUISITE: you must have a working knowledge
of all Beginner Crochet 1
Learn:Magic circle, Reading a pattern Single crochet, 
increase/decrease, Half double crochet, increase/decrease,
 Double crochet, increase/decrease
Materials Needed: (not included)
1 skein of worsted weight yarn (acrylic or natural fiber)
1 Crochet Hook size 5.50mm
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Learn to Knit  (Beginner)
Recommended- 3hr session (can be scheduled for multiple visits)
Learn to cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch, stockinet stitch, blocking, basic finishing, gauge and much more. 

Materials included: 
1 ball of yarn
1 pair of knitting needles 
large darning needle

Crochet - Tunisian
Recommended 1 to 1 1/2 hr session
Learn the basics of this popular crochet technique.
No prior experience required. No crochet skills needed.
All materials included.
Learn to Knit Socks
$45     2 sessions - 2hrs each   (Email for Private Session)
You will learn to knit socks using the double pointed needle method and working in the round. This is a two part class. In the first class we will go over measuring for sock, getting started, knitting the leg and the heel flap. In the second class, we will go over turning the heel, picking up the foot stitches, decreasing for the foot, knitting the foot, and decreasing for the toe. These socks will have a round toe.

You need to know how to knit, purl. it is helpful to have some
experience working on double pointed needles in the round. 
Materials needed: # 2 double pointed needles (set of 4 or 5), sock knitting yarn 100g skein.
Crochet Along - Graphgan
7 weeks - 7 sessions $45
2-3 hrs per class
We will be crocheting an afghan that utilizes a cross-stitch like pattern. The end result is a beautiful blanket featuring a picture and/or wording.
In the first session, we will discuss picking a pattern, adjusting it if necessary and choosing colors. This session will be an hour.
In session 2 we will start your graphgan !
We will learn to read the pattern, seamlessly change colors and weave in our ends. This session will be 3 hours.
In sessions 3-7 we will continue to work on our graphgan. Each session is 2-3 hours.
In the last session we will finish weaving in all of our ends and look at some borders. This session is 2 hours.
Participants are welcome to come in during business hours and work on their graphgan, pending availability of the classroom.


Supplies needed: 
Yarn (will be discussed in the first session)
Crochet Hook 4.25mm - 5mm (your choice)
Darning needle
Scissors

Crochet Along - Sweater
6 weeks - 6 sessions $45
2hrs per class

We will be following an easy crochet pattern for a beautiful sweater. It is easily adjustable for size. The pattern is simple enough to customize color patterning as well as stitch patterning. The end result always brings lots of compliments!
In the first session, we will discuss the pattern, sizing, and choosing colors. 
In sessions 2-5, we will be working on your sweater! 
In the last session we will weave in all of our ends and look at some finishing touches. 
Participants are welcome to come in during business hours and work on their sweater, pending availability of the classroom.

-  6 weeks
Supplies needed: 
Yarn (will be discussed in the first session)
Crochet Hook 4.25mm - 5mm (your choice)
Darning needle
Scissors


Knitting Needles 101
1 session - 1hr   $10  
Straight, single pointed, circular, double pointed, plastic, aluminum, bamboo; how does a kntter choose the right needle for a project ? In this class we will look at the pros and cons of a variety of knitting needles and how they work. We will have a number of different needles on hand to try. We will also talk about needle gauges , which size
needles are generally used for which weight of yarn, which length of needle to use for common projects,and how to 
 build a collection of knitting needles that works for you. 


We understand that things come up and you may need to cancel or re-schedule your class. We schedule our classes in advance so that the teacher may plan her time accordingly. 
If you must re-schedule your class, there is a required minimum of 24 hours before your currently scheduled class.
Cancellations within 24 hours of your class are not refundable. 

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Crochet - Tunisian Advanced
Recommended 90 minute session
Pre-requisite: Beginner Tunisian
Take your tunisian crochet skills to a new level !  Learn a variety of new tecniques to add character and depth to your tunisian crochet project.  All materials included.
Learn to Knit Mittens $30
You will learn how to knit plain mittens with a rib cuff, with or with out a stripe at the bottom of the cuff. This is not a basic knitting class. You will need to know how to knit in the round on double pointed needles. The class will include a pattern for mittens child size to adult. 

You will need a set of four double pointed needles # 5 or # 6, 
~1 skein 100g of worsted weight yarn,
~a second skein 50g or less of a second color if you want to use the band stripe, 
~a large eyed blunt needle for finishing. 

Mittens are easilly adapatable and open to endless variations. We will go over some variation ideas if we have time. If you leave your e-mail address when you sign up for class, I will email you a list of readily available mitten knitting books for inspiration. 2hrs

Single 2hr session.  $30​
We offer these classes as well. If you would like to schedule a private group party, please email
with your particular class interest.  Thank You.
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We understand that things come up and you may need to cancel or re-schedule your class. We schedule our classes in advance so that the teacher may plan her time accordingly. If you must re-schedule your class, there is a required minimum of 24 hours before your currently scheduled class.
Cancellations within 24 hours of your class are not refundable. 
Crochet Along - Build a Town Play Set
6 sessions $30 (one time cost)
2hrs per class

We will be creating a play set for young children to build their own town.  Play set can include roads, train tracks, a farm, houses, cars, trees and much more. This will be created in stages.  
​This is an intermediate course.  You must know the basic stitches very well,
(SC single crochet - HDC Half double - DC double) and be able to crochet
a magic circle.

6 weeks
Supplies needed: 
Yarn (first session will need worsted weight  1 Green (grass), 1 Black (roads), 1 Yellow (road lines).
Crochet Hook 3.5mm or E/4mm  (your choice)
Yarn needle
Scissors
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Private Sessions
Would you like to learn how to crochet or knit? Do you need a little reminder on how to get started? Want to learn a new stitch? Need help with a pattern? 

Schedule a private session with an experienced teacher.
Private sessions are $15 an hour. 
Below are recommendations based upon skill level. 
Recommendations can be scheduled over multiple sessions. 
Beginner Knit/Crochet: 3 hours
Learn a new stitch: 1 hour
Pattern help: 1 hour
Tunisian Crochet: 1 hour
Advanced Tunisian Crochet: 2 hours
Crochet in the Round: 2 hours
All sessions are based upon the teacher’s availability.
(minimum 1 hr)
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Phone:  978-616-8630
91 Central St
Winchendon MA 01475
thecraftycauldron@yahoo.com