Monthly Meetings

Due to COVID-19 and the unavailability of the Rolling Meadows Library (our normal meeting place), we do not know when we will be able to hold our next in-person chapter meeting.   We currently hold our monthly meetings via Zoom.   Our weekly crochet study groups are being held via Zoom OR in Person, contact group leader for more info.   Stay safE and happy crocheting.

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2021 Monthly Meeting Dates

Our next Zoom meeting date:

November 13, 2021

Pattern Reading – Terminology, Symbols, Charts
Pia Thadani will teach us how to interpret crochet patterns, including patterns that use symbols and charts.  Expand your crochet horizons by learning the ins and outs of how patterns are written.   

Meeting time:   1:30 to 3:30 pm

NOTE:   These are the other programs we are planning for 2021 (date TBD):
December:   Christmas Games (Debbie Deitke)

Programs Held:
January 9, 2021 – Program Planning for 2021.
February 13, 2021 – Pia Thadani taught the program on front post and back post stitches, and how to use post stitches to create cables, crossing cables, and floating cables.
March 13, 2021 – Sally Bassett taught the program on crocheted flowers, including the leaves, and how to add the stems and other finishing touches.
April 10, 2021 – Sharon DeCaro taught the program on Blocking.   Sharon covered the different blocking techniques for different fibers, and materials needed (water, towels, blocking mats, stainless steel pins, etc.)
May 8, 2021 – Pattie Aaron taught the program on Bavarian Crochet.   Pattie taught us how to make the Bavarian pattern while working in rows.
June 12, 2021 – Karen Navoy taught the program on Classic Granny Squares and Shapes, including triangles, hexagons, and wedges. Karen also discussed ways to begin with a circle and add corners to make a square.
July 10, 2021 – Debbie Deitke and her able assistant Mary Hannon led us through fun games of Crochet Bingo and Crochet Scattergories.
August 14, 2021 – Chapter members reported on the yarn shops they visited during the 2021 Chicago Yarn Crawl.
September 11, 2021 – Hexagon Advent Tree/Hanukkah Hexagons. Marianne Ommundson showed us how to crochet hexagons to make an Advent Tree. Marianne also showed two ideas for Hanukkah: a blue and white doily made of hexagons, and a Hanukkah menorah made of white hexagons with detachable gold flames for the candles.
October 9, 2021 – Crochet Colorwork and Potholder Exchange
Crochet Colorwork.  Debbie Deitke shared a pattern for a crochet mug rug (square coaster) using the Fair Isle (stranded) colorwork technique, and talked about different crochet colorwork techniques (intarsia, Fair Isle, tapestry, mosaic).
Potholder Showcase/Exchange.  Debbie showed some of the potholders that chapter members made for our Potholder Exchange.  Potholders will be distributed to those participating in the exchange by Debbie and Marianne Ommundson.