Getting Started with Japanese Crochet with Gayle Roehm

About Getting Started with Japanese Crochet with Gayle Roehm

Japanese designers are creating some of the most beautiful crochet garments around, and many designs combine knitting with crochet. Crocheters are lucky, too, because Japanese crochet symbols have been adopted around the world as the standard for representing crochet stitches. In this class, we’ll learn the basics of understanding the schematics and stitch charts that form the basis for a crochet pattern. We’ll cover hook sizes, gauge, yarn requirements, garment shaping and the other basic information you need, as well as where to go for help when you’re not sure. We’ll swatch an overall pattern, a center-out motif, and an edging from a free online pattern. You need intermediate crochet skills and some familiarity with crochet symbols.

Materials, Equipment, and Supplies the Student Must Bring to Class

Note taking material; small amounts of smooth yarn for swatching (suggested: DK to worsted weight), hooks in appropriate sizes; scissors and your usual notions.

Materials Fee (to be paid directly to the instructor) and Kit Description

No materials kit for this class.



Skill Level

Intermediate: you need intermediate crochet skills and some familiarity with crochet symbols.

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Single 3-hour session on Saturday, May 4, at 9:30 am ET.

Class Location

Howard County Fairgrounds – Fair Office

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
Getting Started with Japanese Crochet with Gayle Roehm
Gayle Roehm

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Gayle Roehm

    Gayle Roehm is a former management consultant who now devotes herself to knitting and other fiber arts. She teaches nationally for knitting events, guilds and yarn shops. Her designs have been featured in Knitter’s, Interweave Knits, A Gathering of Lace, and other publications. She has also sold work at a fiber arts gallery. Gayle has traveled throughout the world, lived in Japan, speaks Japanese and has knitted with Japanese designs for many years. She is the translator of the "Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible" and “250 Japanese Knitting Stitches” by Hitomi Shida, "Japanese Knitting" by michiyo, “Keiko Okamoto’s Japanese Knitting Stitches,” “Wonder Crochet,” “1000 Japanese Knitting and Crochet Stitches,” and “280 Lace Stitches,” and she has edited several more. She published the first information in English about Japanese patterns in 1997 and has been working with Japanese designs ever since.

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