Hello Canberra Brown Owls!
It's been a year since we did any crochet, so due to popular request we are doing it for the September 17 meeting from 2 - 4 pm.
I thought we might offer a couple of options for you - because some have never crocheted before, and some have crocheted a little but want to learn how to read a pattern.
So for beginners we will start you out by doing a granny square like this one, but perhaps less colours, just until you are comfortable.
Then for those who can crochet but want to learn how to read a pattern, you have two choices.
One is to download this pattern for the Urban Shells scarf from here. It's a free pattern, and so pretty. The pattern is in US terms, but I will teach you how to translate between British and US terms. It's very easy!
The other option is to find a pattern you've always wanted to make but had no idea how to start it. It might be a ripple rug, or a washcloth, or a lacy shawl! Just so long as it's not tunisian or broomstick lace we should be fine (that's not to say there won't be someone at Brown Owls who knows these things! It's just not me!)
Want some crochet-y inspiration?
http://www.ravelry.com/ (you'll need to join, but it's free, and so much fun!)
http://attic24.typepad.com/ Attic24 would have to be one of the nicest crochet sites!
What you need to bring:
* 8 ply (otherwise known as DK) yarn in one of a few colours. Wool is best - much nicer to crochet. But it's up to you!
* 4 mm, 4.5 mm or 5 mm hook - there will be some spares you can borrow on the day if you come up short.
For those wanting to make the urban shells scarf:
*A copy of the scarf pattern (linked above)
*300 m of DK/8 ply yarn
*4.5 mm hook
For those wanting to know how to make something from a pattern
*Your pattern of choice
*the supplies that pattern tells you to use.
As always, please bring $5 for the hall hire, a small plate of afternoon tea to share if you like, and any crochet projects you want to show and tell!
PLEASE RSVP! We don't like putting out tables and chairs for people if they are not going to show up!
Michelle, Bron, Naomi and George.