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Spring, 2024, Emeritus Needlecraft Class

 Needlecraft II, HME EC E71, Section 9797
Class Curriculum (Syllabus) & Materials Info.
Class time & Location: Wednesdays, 1:30-4:15pm
Remote Learning on Zoom

Click here for downloadable class project list

Week 1, 2/14/24, Crochet

Beginner: Basic crochet stitches: Slip knot, chaining, single crochet, Single Crochet Purse
Tools & Materials Needed for purse: Medium weight/worsted weight yarn, size G, H,  or I crochet hook, or as called for on yarn package. 1 skein needed for purse & 1” button.

Advanced: Crochet Plant Hanger Pattern, Magic Circle review

Tools & Materials Needed:
61 yds. medium (worsted) weight cotton yarn
Size H crochet hook
5" plant pot

Link to Zoom recording of 2/14/24 Needlecraft class.

Week 2, 2/21/24, Crochet
Beginner: More Basic Crochet stitches: half double, double & triple crochet, Multi-Stitch Scarf

Beginner Tools & Materials Needed: 2 skeins Medium weight/worsted weight yarn, size G, H,  or I crochet hook, or as called for on yarn package.

Advanced: Bobble Stitch
Advanced Tools & Materials Needed: any yarn with appropriate crochet hook

Link to Zoom recording of 2/21/24 Needlecraft class.

Week 3, 2/28/24, Crochet
Beginner: Basic crochet hat in the round
Beginner Tools & Materials Needed: Medium weight/worsted weight yarn, size G, H,  or I crochet hook, or as called for on yarn package. 1 skein needed for hat.

Advanced: Winter Beanie Pattern

Advanced Tools & Materials Needed: 1 skein Worsted weight yarn and size H or I crochet hook.

Week 4, 3/6/24, Crochet
Everyone:
Pumpkin pie with pie crust edging

Tools & Materials: 2 colors of worsted weight (size 4) yarn with size H crochet hook.

(Use Pumpkin color brown & crust color beige if you want it to look like a real pumpkin pie)

 

Week 5, 3/13/24, Crochet
Everyone: Basic Granny Square/Granny Square Tote Bag, Adding a new yarn

  • Tools & Materials Needed: 109 yd each in 3 colors of medium weight yarn, plus 218yd of a 4th color which will also be the strap color and 218 yds. of a 5th color.
  • Size H crochet hook
  • Stitch Markers
  • Tapestry Needle

NOTE: These quantities may not be exactly accurate

 

Week 6, 3/20/24,

Reverse applique & Embroidery

Tools & Materials Needed: Fabric, embroidery thread embroidery needle

 

Week 7, 3/27/24, Reverse Applique & Embroidery, cont.
Tools & Materials Needed: Embroidery thread, woven fabric, embroidery needle

 

Week 8, 4/3/24, Knitting
Beginner: Cast on, knit stitch, start basic scarf
Beginner Tools & Materials: Size 8, 9 or 10 knitting needles, 2 skeins worsted weight yarn

Advanced: Pressed Flowers Cowl/flowers only
Advanced tools & materials: 2 colors of medium weight yarn, size 8 or 9 needles

 

4/10/24 No Class, Spring Break 

Week 9, 4/17/24, Knitting
Beginner: purl stitch, Pattern Sampler Scarf
Beginner Tools & Materials: Size 8, 9 or 10 knitting needles, 2 skeins worsted weight yarn
Advanced: Knit Beret with optional buttons

Advanced tools & materials: Medium weight yarn, Size 7 or 8, 16” circular needle, size 7 or 8 double pointed needles

 

Week 10, 4/24/24,  Knitting
Fixing knitting mistakes, kitchener stitch, decrease slants, adding yarn

 

Week 11, 5/1/24,Knitting
Cable Scarf

Tools & Materials Needed: 2 skeins Worsted weight yarn, size 8 or 9 knitting needles, cable needle

 

Week 12, 5/8/24, Knitting

Basic Hat Made on Circular Needles, with Fair Isle Knit Pattern

Tools & Materials Needed: 2 colors of medium weight yarn, size 7 or 8 , 16” circular needloe, size 7 or 8 double pointed needles.


Week 13, 5/15/24, Knitting

Hat from last week, continued.

 

Week 14, 5/22/24, Frame Loom Weaving: how to make the loom

Tools & materials needed: Wooden frame made from canvas stretchers or similar, cotton yarn, cardboard to make shuttles & loom, wooden stick, small nails

 

Week 15, 5/29/24, Frame loom weaving: make a bag or purse. Plain weaving, tapestry weaving 2 ways

 

Week 16, 6/5/24, Knotless Netting

Tools & Materials Needed: Cardboard shape or credit card, stone, or other object, About 18 yards of cotton yarn or cord, Blunt Yarn Needle

 

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