CraftJam Academy: Learn to Crochet Granny Squares

  • CraftJam 33 West 17th Street, 5th Floor New York, NY, 10011 United States

Don’t be fooled by its name, granny squares are hip to the bone. Make them into cozy blankets, cool knitwear or even cute coasters. The possibilities are endless!

In our Granny Square CraftJam Academy you will learn the skills of basic crochet stitches in order to master granny squares. You will learn to make different variations of this classic crochet staple and several ways to connect granny squares to make cool, unique projects.

Curriculum:

1st Week: Introduction to Granny Squares (5/9/2017)

  • Brief history and modern application of crochet
  • How to read a pattern
  • How to hold a hook
  • How to make granny squares:
    • Slip knot
    • The chain stitch
    • Crocheting in the round
    • The double crochet
    • The puff stitch
  • Granny square styles:
    • Classic
    • Solid
    • Circular

Homework: Make granny squares!

2nd Week: Mastering Granny Squares - Joining Methods (5/16/2017)

  • How to connect granny squares
    • Slip stitch join method
    • Seamless join method
    • Join-as-you-go method
  • Project ideas
  • Optional ways to make granny squares

This class is beginner-friendly; no experience necessary! We will have all the supplies and materials ready for you, including yarn and hooks. Also, we are BYOB friendly, so bring a drink of your choice.

Katie Jagel is a modern crochet designer with a kitschy and colorful take on the fiber arts. Her company The Queen Stitch is known for its original and fun designs. She has been crocheting for over 10 years and enjoys eggs for breakfast, and good lipstick.

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