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art & handcrafts: hook and needles — your guide to crochet and knitting

  • Jul 7, 2013 · 2:00 PM
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what we are doing

Come discover the difference between crochet and knitting - and practice basic stitches from both.

Learn about different types of wool - what is double knit vs 4 ply vs worsted weight?

This class will be great for budget saving people, great as practical birthday gifts or baby showers, practical relaxation, creative and fun!

what you will learn

In crochet you will learn how to do a single crochet stitch- the foundation stitch for all the others. When you are comfortable with this one, we can move on to doubles, trebles and more. Learn how to read a pattern from a finished garment, so you can see something you like in a store and make your own version.

For knitting we will cover the starting basics (how to cast on, do standard knitting and cast off). For the more adventurous, or when you are comfortable with those, we can then move into purl, ribbing and even four needles.

type of class intro 
skill required beginner 
your chalkler will be

Nicola has been crocheting for a number of years, having learnt as a young child. She has made many hats, gloves, scarves, blankets, hacky sacks, hottie covers and toys. Her favourite is making granny squares in a 3d fashion.

Silvia is a knitter supreme also having learnt many years ago. She fundraised for a school camp when she was 12 by knitting hats and slippers for babies. A practical person, Silvia likes knitting useful things like hats, socks and gloves as well as teapot covers and baby slippers. She likes to relax while being productive - thus knitting while watching a movie is the perfect answer!

appropriate audience

Anyone interested in crochet and knitting


Koha for wool costs

Pot luck tea as donation to the venue

We require a minimum of 5 people for this class to go ahead. 

about chalkle°
Chalkle° enables learning for communities in real life. Small affordable classes mean high value for participants, extracting the knowledge and skills otherwise hidden within the community. chalkle° redefines what it means to be a teacher or a learner, helping everyone undertake training in practical, artistic or academic skills while fostering lifelong learning. 

Chalkle° expects pre-payment for all classes. If you have not paid you will be placed on the waiting list to allow other chalklers to attend. You will be moved to attending once chalkle° has received confirmation of your payment. 
If you RSVP for a class and fail to show up, you will get a "no show". Three no shows means you will be removed from chalkle°. You may request to rejoin after six months. 
If you cancel your RSVP: 
- less than 3 days before = no refund 
- after 7pm the night before = no refund and a "no show" will be recorded 

Whilst every possible assistance will be offered, chalkle°, teachers and members cannot be held responsible for any accident, injuries or losses sustained leading up to, during, or after a class.


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  • Shan J.

    Awesome! I learn't how to Finger knit !

    July 7, 2013

  • Aimee

    Loved this meetup, thanks so much for hosting us :-)

    July 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll bring some kawakawa leaf for tea (great cold and flu buster)

    July 7, 2013

  • Silvia

    Nicola and I are looking forward to getting tangled in some wool with you all this Sunday. There are a lot of people on the waiting list for this class. If you cannot come - please change your RSVP. And no worries - we will run it again!

    July 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have come down with a cold so don't want to spread my germs around

    July 5, 2013

  • Rebecca S.

    Hi, should we bring needles if we have them? I would like to learn how to properly use my circular knitting needles. I also want to learn crochet so should I buy a standard crochet needle to bring?

    June 30, 2013

    • Silvia

      Hi Rebecca - we have enough hooks and needles for everyone to try during the class, but not to take home afterwards. So if you wish to take your practice piece home and continue after it would be great to bring your own. But we hope this class will provide you all the opportunity to try out both crochet and knitting!

      July 1, 2013

  • Camilla

    I inherited a scarf from my grandmother and have always wanted to be able to replicate the pattern :-)

    June 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      That's great Camilla - bring it along and if it's crochet I can help

      June 24, 2013

    • Camilla

      In-laws now coming, so won't make this class. It is crochet! Hope you will run this class again!!!!!! :-) Awesome idea!

      June 30, 2013

  • Rochelle F.

    Chelsea is my guest.

    1 · June 24, 2013

  • Camilla

    I inherited a scarf from my grandmother and have always wanted to be able to replicate the pattern :-)

    June 16, 2013

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