For Geek Craft: Learn to crochet, we have two very talented nerds who would like to show you the world of crocheting. Crochet is lots of fun and you can create all sorts of neat items. As always for any geek craft event, don't feel you have to participate in the project of the day, come out and work on any project of your choosing in the company of your fellow geeks. Cheers, Samantha (Organizer, Nerd HQ)
• Hi, I'm Sandra and I'll be helping out the beginning crocheters. I'll have some scrap yarn and extra hooks if needed. If you're going to bring your own supplies, I recommend a hook that is not too small (5.00 - 7.00 range is good) and yarn that is not too small, nor fluffy! What I'd like to recommend is cotton yarn. It's easy to work with, and maybe we'd be able to finish a dish cloth! We'll learn chaining and single crochet, and maybe even double crochet. :)
• And I'm Julia! I will be showing some of the techniques needed to create amigurumi, aka small crochet dolls/toys. If you already have some basic crochet skills (ie. you are comfortable doing single crochet and can crochet flat rows back and forth) then I can show you how to work in the round and create 3D objects! Once you have the basics down it's not as hard as it may look, and it's lots of fun. :) I'll show you the 'magic circle' technique, how to increase and decrease to create shapes, and I'll give some pointers on where to start with making a doll/how to read a pattern/etc.
Our weekly Dinner & Death event will also be happening this evening after Geek Craft. Once that event has been posted, please RSVP separately in that event if you plan on at least staying for the dinner portion of the evening. Your RSVP makes it easier for your organizers to help plan and cook the delicious meal you will be eating. CLICK ME to RSVP for dinner.