Join knit and crochet designer Cara Corey for a beginning crochet class, in which you will learn how to construct a sturdy basket with leather handles (perfect for storing craft supplies, toys or other household items) with felted wool rope and your fingers rather than a crochet hook. No crochet experience is required. These baskets also make great covers for potted plants.
Students will start by learning how to make increases to create a flat bottomed round. Then students will learn to crochet a beautiful stitch to create the sides of the basket. Leather handles will be attached to make the basket easy to carry. Students will also learn how to source materials and adjust the pattern to make baskets in different sizes and shapes.
The finished basket is about 9 inches in diameter and 8 inches tall.
Materials provided by instructor:
• 35 yards of 1/2-inch felted wool yarn
• Two leather straps with holes punched
• Four sets of silver Chicago screws to connect straps
Students to bring: bag lunch and/or snacks if needed
Marine Mills Folk School
Materials Fee: $30