Crafty Recap: Crazy for Crochet!

21 August, 2011 0 comments Leave a comment

(Crafty Hour happens each month at Modern Mouse from 5-7 PM on second Thursdays! Look out for the next one…come and craft with us!)

We did it again! With another successful Modern Mouse Crafty Hour under our belt, we became crochet pros in two hours thanks to this month’s teacher, Julia Akpan of Simple Truths. Our recently revamped back room quickly filled with enthusiastic crafters ready to learn a new skill and leave with an awesome scalloped bangle bracelet. As usual, we were armed with cookies, candy, and sweet drinks to keep ourselves nourished while focusing our brains on crochet!

Most attendees had little to no crochet experience, so Julia introduced them to the basics. Like knitting, crochet can be a little tricky to pick up at first, but with a little patience and practice, everyone figured it out!

Crochet is a great craft to know; once you’ve got the skills, you can use yarn, embroidery thread, or any string-like substance to create some really cool stuff. For this project, scalloped bangles, we used embroidery thread, pretty small crochet needles (they come in all sizes, from teensy to huge, depending on how big/small you want your stitches to be), and plain old metal bangle bracelets. Totally an economical project!

It always helps to have a good teacher!

We were pretty good students, too.

By the end of the night, everyone had a beautiful bangle bracelet to take home, a fab idea for holiday gifts (it’s never too early!) and a new fun activity to continue experimenting with at home! If you couldn’t make it, here’s a super-cute tutorial using the same skills we learned; enjoy! If you’d like to come to one of our Crafty Hours, we’d love to have you! Find out the dates on the Modern Mouse Facebook page, or sign up for our monthly newsletter.



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