2018 Monthly Meeting Dates
Jan. 13, Feb. 10, Mar. 17*, Apr. 14, May 12, June 9, July 21*, Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 3*, Dec. 8
*Asterisk indicates meeting not on second Saturday.
Yarn Swap & Program Planning for Year. 2018 will be our “Year of the Sweater”. A member survey showed that members want to learn how to crochet a sweater, so our monthly meetings will build skills and knowledge that you need. We will also learn a new stitch each month that you may want to use in your sweater or other projects.
At our January meeting, we planned the programs for our monthly meetings for 2018. We also held our annual yarn swap. Members brought yarn from their stashes and went home with “new” yarn to inspire creativity.
Our February meeting was cancelled due to snow. Our program was going to be planning your sweater project, looking at patterns, taking measurements, and selecting a style flattering to your body type. Our stitch was going to be herringbone half double and herringbone double crochet. We will try to reschedule this meeting.
Crochet Showcase – 10 AM to 2 PM
Showcase Flyer (PDF)
Chapter members demonstrated a variety of crochet techniques, and displayed completed projects. This event was free and open to the public.
After the showcase, we held a brief chapter meeting and chose two sweater patterns: Pia’s New Eastside Sweater and Doris Chan’s Jewel published in Everyday Crochet.
Swatching. Bring your gauge swatch for your sweater. Crochet a sample swatch using the yarn and hook you plan to use for your sweater.
Our stitch of the month will be the 3D Stitch. Bring some scrap yarn and appropriate size hook to use while learning this stitch.
Teddy Bear Sweater
Sleeves and Pockets
Blocking and Garment Care
Finishing Techniques: Seams, Closures, Edgings
Fashion Show – wear your completed sweater!
Holiday Party and Gift Exchange
Bring an appetizer, dessert or snack to share.
To participate in our gift exchange, bring a wrapped, anonymous gift that you have crocheted yourself. Suggested materials cost of approximately $10.