Crochet: An Exploration of the Basics

Course #5100004
Lisa Daehlin

Materials for ALL classes:
One skein or ball of a light-colored (non-white) NON-FUZZY yarn (dk or worsted weight).
One skein or ball of a contrasting-colored (non-white/black) NON-FUZZY yarn (dk or worsted weight).

For subsequent classes:
Instructor will provide a list of additional materials (additional crochet hooks, hairpin lace loom, dowel or needle for broomstick crochet, darning needles, more yarn, etc.) and where to purchase them for further class projects. If it is difficult for students to find these items, materials may be purchased from the instructor (if possible, contact instructor in advance for this in order to have the necessary supplies at the first class—at the very least, I will have something which you may borrow during class time).

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