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Class Descriptions

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Don’t see a class you’re interested in listed below?  Tell us what skills you’re looking for.  We want to help you on your crafting journey.
 
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Call us at 972-567-7656 or email Stacy@yarnandyou.com
 
 
 

Beginning Knit

This multi-day class will teach you the basic principles of knitting. The first session (2hrs) includes yarn selection, yarn weight classifications, casting on, and beginning knit.  The 2nd and 3rd sessions are 1 hr each and cover increases, decreases, intentional holes (YOs), binding off and blocking. There is homework after each class.
 
 

Knitted Bear

This multi-day class will help you knit your very own bear.  
Class meets over 3 weeks.  The first Saturday is 2-3 hours of instruction with tips, tricks, and personalized help from Joan Leonard.  Class does not meet the 2nd Saturday – instead, participants have time to work on knitting the front and back body pieces in preparation for the 3rd Saturday’s 3 hour class on sewing, stuffing and personalizing your bear.  
Please purchase yarns BEFORE class start time.

Dumpling Kitties

Caré loves to make Critters – and these Dumpling Kitties are easy enough for amuriguraumi newbies to tackle.   If you can chain, sc, and work in the round, then you can create your own Dumpling Kitty in this Beginner Level class.
 
 
Caré of Sharpin Designs creates wonderful, whimsical critters of all shapes and sizes.  From chickens and sheep to hedgehogs and armadillos; her amazing amuriguraumi creations bring smiles to all who visit Yarn and You. 

Mini Loopy Sheep

Mini Sheep by Sharpin Designs is an Intermediate Level amigurumi class.    Prerequisites include crochet in the round, SC, and being comfortable executing increases and decreases.
 

Pattern available for purchase on Ravelry; a free copy will be provided to class attendees.

 
Caré of Sharpin Designs creates wonderful, whimsical critters of all shapes and sizes.  From chickens and sheep to hedgehogs and armadillos; her amazing amurigurumi creations bring smiles to all who visit Yarn and You. 

Mini Hedgehog

Mini Hedgehog by Sharpin Designs is an Intermediate Level amigurumi class.    Prerequisites include crochet in the round, SC, and being comfortable executing increases and decreases.
 

Pattern available for purchase on Ravelry; a free copy will be provided to class attendees.

 
Caré of Sharpin Designs creates wonderful, whimsical critters of all shapes and sizes.  From chickens and sheep to hedgehogs and armadillos; her amazing amuriguraumi creations bring smiles to all who visit Yarn and You. 
This series of classes is designed to teach all skill levels, from  those who have never crocheted or those who’ve not crocheted in a long while and need a refresher course.   JoAnn Funderburk will teach you the basic principles of crochet terms, yarn selection, and following a pattern to help you acquire new skills and improve beyond your current proficiency level.
 
*SEE INDIVIDUAL CLASS DESCRIPTIONS BELOW*
 
JoAnn has crocheted for nearly 40 years and is a Level II Certified Crochet Instructor through the Craft Yarn Council.  She is currently working toward her Masters of Adv. Stitches & Techniques through the Crochet Guild of America.  JoAnn is the founder and owner of By the Stitch, which offers crochet instruction ranging from beginner to advanced.

Crochet Basics I

Participants are introduced to single and half-double stitches, creating a foundation chain, changing colors, and weaving in ends.  Following a written pattern, students will work their first project using what they’ve learned in class.
 
Photo credit: By the Stitch
 
 

Crochet Basics II

Participants build upon the skills learned in The Basics I and learn how to work the double, treble, front post, and back post stitches. Written and diagram pattern reading skills continue to be developed as students put their hooks to a variety of small projects using different types of fiber. Using their newly acquired skills, participants make a hanging basket for a cute home décor accent.
 
Prerequisite skills for this class include the ability to create a foundation chain and single crochet.  
 
Photo credit: By the Stitch

Crochet Basics III - Shaping Up

Shaping Up! is the third class in the Crochet Basics series.  Participants focus on increasing and decreasing with linear and in-the-round construction. More practice is given to reading patterns and recognizing diagram symbols as several shaped motifs are worked. Participants use their new skills and work up a dahlia doily which can be made into a dreamcatcher. The successful crafter will know how to sc, hdc, dc, and able to follow simple pattern instructions.

Photo credit: By the Stitch

Corner to Corner (C2C)

Corner to Corner (C2C) is a popular stitch that works up quickly and easily and is used for blankets, scarves, and graphgans. If you can chain, slip-stitch, and double crochet, you can work a C2C crochet pattern! In this class, you will learn how to create this beautifully textured stitch, increase and decrease the rows in obtaining a square, rectangle, and a simple heart graphgan.

Photo credit: By the Stitch

Intro to Tunisian Crochet

Learn a centuries-old crochet technique called Tunisian…the crochet stitch that looks like knitting! Crafters are introduced to Tunisian diagrams, symbols, and abbreviations as they learn how to create a foundation row and the Tunisian Simple, Knit, and Purl stitches. Participants will show off their new skills and make a set of beaded mug rugs.

This is an Intermediate Level class.  Participants should be comfortable with basic crochet terminology, manipulating the hook, and common stitches, ie. yarn over, chain, slip stitch, insert hook, etc

Photo credit: By the Stitch

Colorwork Class

Ready to try 2 handed, stranded colorwork?  You can do this!
Must be familiar with knit, purl, and knitting in the round. Whether you’re a picker or a thrower, we’ll teach that ‘other hand’ how to hold the second color to create colorwork magic. 
 
Pre-work: The ribbing/brim is to be knitted beforehand. Class will start with colorwork theory and instruction. Come by the store to discuss brim length options and to choose your colors.
 

Pattern purchase required.