Cafe. Yarn. Friends

1162 Queen St. E. Toronto, ON. M4M 1L4
416 463 1162

 

 

 

All classes must be registered for in advance... Check out all our class policy details here.

Beginner Crochet

Our 101 level classes assume you have never hed a hook before and we will start you off with the very basics to get you comfortable executing each stitch with the correct recognition and placement of stitches. We will be focusing on making sure you can create squared up fabric... so you can move on to making fun shapely projects in no time!




Crochet 101
-- The Fundamentals

Thursdays, October 23 & 30 ; 7:00 - 9:00pm -FULL-
Thursdays, November 20 & 27; 7:00 - 9:00pm

In these 2 sessions you will be introduced to the speedy and wonderful world of crochet! Learn (or refresh your knowledge of) the basic stitches: chain, single and double crochet.  We will cover increasing and decreasing and basic pattern reading. 

In the second session we will review your stitches and get you started on crocheting in the round!  So many items can be whipped up in the round, from hats to slippers to rugs and more... We will show you how to work in the round flat (think rugs) and the not so flat (think hats)!  


Come on in and get hooked on crochet and get started on this addictive form of yarn play with confidence!

Cost: $60.00
just bring yourself... yarn and hook to get you started are included!

Instructor: JenniferC

 




Tunisian Crochet  101
--The Basics

Thursday, November 6; 7:00 - 9:00pm

A lovely marriage of crochet and knitting, Tunisian crochet creates a woven fabric that is adaptable to many types of projects with endless possibilities for embellishing. This class will take you through the basic stitches of this wonderful technique. A great addition to your repertoire.

Skills required: None.  Suitable for newer crochet enthusiasts. While having some experience will help you move along more quickly, it is not a pre-requisite to this class!

 

Cost: $45.00
just bring yourself... yarn and hook to get you started are included!

Instructor: JenniferC


 

Projects

Our crochet projects are meant to help teach you to follow patterns and practice and refine your skills! You will already need to know the basic stitches so we recommend the 101 level classes or equivalent exerience. But if you are comfortable with working your chains, single crochet and double crochet... you are absolutely ready to delve into the projects below!



Crochet Some Waves

Thursday, November 13; 7:00 - 9:00pm

Ahhh, the ever popular ripple blanket! There are many variations to choose from to create the ripple pattern in crochet and the effect is appealing is all weights of yarns. 

This class introduces following crochet charts as well as written pattern instructions. we will delve into increasing and decreasing stitches to create the wavy design, colour changing and how to convert a stitch pattern into an afghan size of your choosing.

Not wanting to commit to a blanket size? That's ok...This is a great Scarf pattern too...and a wonderful way to use up your scraps of any weight!

Students will receive at 10% discount on blanket project purchases in class.

101 Level skills needed: You are comfortable creating the basic stitches chain, slip stitch, single crochet, and double crochet.

Cost: $35.00
Instructor: JenniferC

Please bring or buy: 2 or more colours of a smooth yarn and a correspondong hook to match.
Wosrted weight -4.5 - 5.5mm
DK weight - 3.75 - 4.5mm
Chunky - 5.5 - 6.5mm

            snowflakes

A great follow up to Crochet 101

 

 

 



Crochet Cozy Slippers

Thursday, December 4; 7:00 - 9:00pm


This is a great quick project that will guide you through how to follow a pattern that switches between round and flat construction.

Included in your class fee is enough yarn to make a set of baby size slippers, plus a pattern for an adult size to get you working on your own cozy slippers for the cool weather! Students will receive at 10% discount on slipper project purchases in class.

101 Level skills needed: You are comfortable creating the basic stitches chain, slip stitch, single crochet, and double crochet.

A great follow up to Crochet 101

Cost: $40.00 *** includes pattern and materials to make a baby size pair of slippers
Instructor: JenniferC

Please bring or buy:4.00mm and 5.00mm hook.

 



Crochet Cables

Saturday, November 29; 2:00 - 4:00pm

Cables are a lovely way to add some instrest into simple fabrics. Join us to delve into the wonderful work of textured crochet as we learn all about post stitches and creating the twists and turns of crochet cables.


101 Level skills needed:
You are comfortable creating the basic stitches chain, slip stitch, single crochet, and double crochet.

snowflakes

Cost: $35.00

Instructor: JenniferC

Please bring or buy: 5.0-6.0mm hook and 100g of a worsted to chunky smooth yarn


 

 

 

Getting Fancy

For classes in our Getting Fancy level, we expect that you have at least an intermediate experience in crochet! That means that you have worked up a few basic projects are comfortable reading a beginner level of written crochet patterns and you have followwed at least a basic crochet chart. These classes are aimed at getting creative and working with fine fibers to create more intricate projects.

 


A beautiful and impressive gift idea!


Crochet - Snowflakes

Thursday, November 6; 7:00 - 9:00pm

Remember those lovely, delicate white cotton snowflakes that just screamed handiwork and holidays?  Well, come on in to learn the twists and chains of crocheting these little lovelies. Learn about working with the tiny hooks and little cotton, as well as starching to make them stiff and perfectly shaped!

 

This is NOT a beginner class.  You must be confident with chain, single, and double crochet stitches.

snowflakes

Cost: $45.00
hook and materials to make several snowflakes included in class fee

Instructor: Robbie or JenniferC


 

 

 

 

 

If you have a class request please continue to send us an email at thepurplepurl@gmail.com with "Class Request" in the subject line and we will try to accommodate your ideas and schedules. Let us know if evenings or weekends are best for you.

Thank you so much for your interest and support! We look forward to stitching with you!

 

Happy Stitching!
Jennifer & Miko

 

*** Class fees are to be paid in full at time of registration, either in person or with a credit card over the phone. Please check your schedule carefully, classes are non-refundable and non-transferable. Make-up classes are not available.
All class fees are subject to HST.

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