Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Larger Than Life Bag...the Class

Larger Than Life Bag (Interweave Crochet Spring 2007)
Design by Cecily Keim

Teacher: Marly aka Yarn Thing

Skill Level Intermediate

This modern twist on a granny square tote is not only eye catching but also a ‘catch all’. It can be used as a bag to go to the market, a fashionable diaper bag, or an over sized purse. The versatility of this bag makes it the MUST HAVE bag of 2007!

Now, I know you want to make the bag that everybody is talking about in the crochet & knitting community. Think you need a little help along the way? Have no fear I am here for you!

Come and learn how to expand on your basic crocheting skills and venture out into color changes, working in the round, and learning how to seam up granny squares. Beyond helping you develop your crochet repertoire you will learn how to line a bag using a sewing machine (don’t worry, machines will be provided if you do not have one).

So, what are you waiting for? Join this exciting class and get hooked on crochet and the LARGER THAN LIFE BAG!

Class meets: On August 21st, September 4th, and September 20th @ 6:30-8:30pm.

Materials Needed:

· Book: Interweave Crochet Spring 2007 (available at Knit Knack)

· Yarn: Any worsted weight wool or wool blend will work. Choose any colors that you find to be complimentary.

o Main Color (MC): 342 yards

o Color A (blue): 114 yards

o Color B (off-white): 114 yards

o Color C (lime green): 114 yards

o Color D (apricot): 114 yards

o Color E (purple): 114 yards

o Color F (pink): 114 yards

o Color G (rose): 114 yards

· Hooks Size H/8 (5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

· Notions Yarn needle; 11⁄8 yd of 45" wide fabric for lining; matching thread and 18" zipper (optional); sharp handsewing needle.

· Gauge Finished block measures 61⁄2" square. 16 sc = 4".

*Friendly Reminder: Homework MUST be completed prior to each class to ensure we keep up with the schedule!*


Dani said...

Ahhh Marly, if only you weren't so far away!! Id love to come to your class!


Manda said...

I wish I lived in CO!! I so want to make this bag, but I don't know how to crochet, and I'm having issues teaching myself. lol :) Manda

Milla said...

I just listened to Knitting Time Together and you were great. What an infectious laugh you have. I love your podcasts and wish there were more time in a day, so you could podcast more often. Best wishes to you on your newest endeavor as a fiber-teacher. You will be great!

knitting2relax said...

Congrats teach!

Stop by my blog when you get a chance - pictures of Shenandoah National Park and birthday presents. :)

Jean said...

Congrats on the class, Marly! You're going to be a wonderful teacher.

Anonymous said...

Can you do it on Skype? Kidding. I am teaching myself crochet, with a little help from my sistahs, and making some progress on the bag.

Knitted Gems said...

This bag is the best! Someone crocheted it up for the CAL-KAL and it came out great. If only I knew how to crochet beyond the basic borders of a knitted garment.
Have fun teaching this class!

Gina said...

Man, when I first read this, I actually thought you were gonna do an online course. Bummer. what I really need help with is learning how to hand sew liners into bags. Wish I was close enough to be ther too.

Purple Princess said...

Marley that looks great! I haven't seen you in a while so I hope to soon, I miss your energy.

Valerie said...

I wish I could come take your class! Lucky Colorado crocheters! I haven't talked to you in so long--Miss you!

kaoticorchid said...

It looks like you're really having a lot of fun with your teaching! Go Marly!

Knitterella said...

That bag… love it!!!

I wish I was closer so I could sign up for your class!

Slicer said...

I'd love to be a part of your class...shame it's on the other side of the country.

Throws Like A Girl said...

Darling...You forgot to put where the class is going to be held. :) At our beloved Knit Knack! (www.knitknack.org)