'Beginning Crochet' offered 2x Mar 18

Shake off winter doldrums by learning Beginning Crochet at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The class will be offered at 10 a.m. and repeated at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 18, in the library’s Idea Studio.

Needle arts aficionado Jan Stoegbauer will teach the very basics and some of the most-commonly used stitches. Each attendee will start a washcloth and finish it at home from a pattern they will receive in class. Each participant must bring one F, G or H crochet hook (metal preferred) and a small skein of yarn (avoid 100 percent cotton).

Crafternoon programs are free and open to adults and teens in middle school or older. Space is strictly limited. No walk-ins or under-aged children allowed. Registration is taken online only and begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 4, at the Calendar.

Upcoming Crafternoon programs are:

April 15: Beginning Knitting

May 20: Mandala Stones

June 17: Patriotic Light String

Crafternoon was inspired by a similar program at the New York Public Library that’s run by Maura Madden, who wrote, Crafternoon: A Guide to Getting Artsy and Crafty with Your Friends All Year Long.




What's your favorite brand and current technique of installing and rocking crochet braids?

crochet braids

Dear crocheter,
I may not understand your question. When I add braids to something zi have made, I usually use the same brand and weight yarn as the rest of the project but maybe a different color. I will cut at least 10 double lengths of yarn, pass the group through a point were I want the braid to start making sure all ends are even, divide all stands into three equal groups then braid. You may want to check You Tube if this answer is not what you need. Size, length and material choices could be affected if you are tying the braids or just letting them hang loose. I have seen some sweet brainds made from ribbon insresd of yarn. Please stop by on Thursdays 6-8. Good luck.

Yarn Crafters group

We're asking our crochet expert and hope to get an answer for you soon. You might be interested in attending the every-other-Thursday night (6 pm) drop-in group here at the library, Yarn Crafters. They meet tomorrow, June 22, and again July 13 and July 27. They're going to take August off but resume meeting in September.

You can read more about Yarn Crafters here:


Can you specify which basic skills will be taught? Thanks!


The skills taught will start with the assumption that the student has never crocheted. So: starting from the very beginning.

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