This month the Michaels Makers and I were asked to check out a class at our local store and learn a new challenge or skill. I decided to go with finger crochet!
I walked into the class not knowing anyone or what to expect.
We were told to go to the yarn aisle where Dawn, our instructor, helped us pick out supplies. It was SUPER helpful to have her there, and she gave her recommendations: the thicker the yarn the better, light colors work well, and single, no variation colors are easier.
I picked a light gray in a chunky size 7, the biggest they had in store:
I had a blast. The class was WAY more fun than I imagined. (I get nervous about these kinds of things.) We had about 8 taking the class and by the end, were chatting and laughing. I'd love to bring my sisters or some friends for a craft night!
Dawn was so great, she walked around throughout the class to check in on each person and see how they were doing. If we had a mistake, she told us how to easily fix it. If we were unsure, she'd take a peek and reassure us that we were on the right track. Something you don't get when watching videos at home!
I came into the class not knowing what to expect and walked out eager to make more.
Here's the finished scarf!
I wanted it wide and long, so I used 3 skeins. This Bernat Mega Bulky was about 40 something yards each skein. I added a bit of fringe onto the bottom of the sides. If you're doing that, cut the fringe before you start your last ball of yarn!
Is it perfect? No.
Did I make it myself? HECK, YES I DID!!!!
I told my class instructor I'd be posting this to the blog. So if you are reading this, thank you, Dawn!!! Your class was fun and relaxing; I'm excited to come back for another one!
Can't make it to a class? You can also bring home a craft kit. Michaels has everything from sewing kits to art kits and everything in between.
If you'd like to try out a class online, visit this post for more details.
Since I'm not quite an expert yet, here's a video on how to finger crochet a scarf. It's a little different than mine! Maybe I'll try this when I make my blanket. 😉
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I didn't realize most Michaels stores offer these free classes. You can try out a new craft skill for just the cost of supplies.
If you're looking for more inspiration, here's what the rest of the Michaels Makers made this month in their class:
Do you think it would work with t-shirt yarn? I've got a ton of that laying around...