Our first class for 2018 is going to be this crocheted sweater – chunkysweaterpockets

I will have handouts with the instructions at the meeting on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

Pattern is written in size S/M with L/XL and 2XL/3XL written in parenthesis. S/M (L/XL, 2XL/3XL). Sample shown is a size S/M. Because of the oversized style of the sweater, choosing a size is less about exact chest size and more about how loose you want your sweater to fit.

The oversized nature of this sweater will accommodate many body types. The sample pictured is a S/M on a model with a 36” bust.

Bust Size //  Length of Sweater from collar to bottom edge

S/M: 34-38.5” // 30.5”

L/XL: 39-44.5” // 33”

2XL/3XL: 45-50” // 35.5”

The picture above was made with Lion Brand Wool-Ease Tonal (Weight:5/bulky – 124 yards, 4 oz). They recommend buying 7 skeins for S/M, 9 skeins for L/XL and 10 skeins for 2XL/3XL. I went with a yarn that is not as bulky and figured out the yardage for the size I want to make and make sure I have enough yarn.

If this turns out to be as comfortable as it appears, I will be making more and will try different weight yarn. I look forward to seeing your color choices.

They recommend a size N (10mm) crochet hook

The full set of instructions –


For those of you who had to miss our January meeting this is the link to her video –


I found that I needed to watch the video a few times as I came to a different part of the pattern and I referred to the printed instructions often.

I crochet tight so I am making some modifications and I am going to make a 2nd one in a different color using a different size hook to see how it turns out.

Since I have had several requests about when is what. Here they are for the 2013 year: (All meetings are the 3rd Monday of the month except December)

February – Organize your space – Homework assignment for the year is to organize some craft space and bring in pictures of before and after.

March – Bring Your Own Project – anything you can work on while talking and laughing with the others.

April – Crab Crochet Stitch – (this picture is from www.how-to-crochet-instructions.com) – just bring some yarn and a crochet hook (light color yarn is usually easier to learn a new stitch with).

(picture from leisureartsblog.blogspot.com)

May – Knooking – (I bought my kit from Hobby Lobby, I will post on the monthly meeting if we find somewhere else to at least get the hooks from) – it’s crocheting that looks like knitting

June – Locker Hooking – you can use the same type of hook that you use for Knooking

July – Bring Your Own Project – anything you can work on while talking and laughing with the others.

August – Edging – various techniques by a few of our wonderful and talented ladies

September – Bring Your Own Project – anything you can work on while talking and laughing with the others.

October – Loom Knitting – They are big plastic round and rectangle shapes with those posts on them to hold the yarn

(picture from loomknittingvideos.com)

November – Bring Your Own Project – anything you can work on while talking and laughing with the others.

December – meet the 2nd Monday of the month (December 9th, 2013) – White Elephant trade – Bring anything crafty you already own that you know you are not going to use. We have had open craft kits, craft books, leftover and unused skeins of yarn and much more over the years.

I will try to have the new bookmarks completed by the December 2011 meeting. Look for them in the library on the bookmark wall (end of the magazine racks).

For those of you that don’t have a bookmark and want to see what the monthly schedule is for 2012:

January 16th – Bring your own project to work on

February 20th – Needle Felting

March 19th – Bring your own project

April 16th – Crochet Entrelac

May 21st – Knitting Entrelac

June 18th – Double Knitting

July 16th – Bring your own project

August 20th – Crocheted tree skirt, multiple patterns will be given out in July so you can make a choice of what to work on in August.

September 17th – Bring your own project

October 15th – Crochet Crocodile Stitch


November 19th – Bring your own project AND plan classes for 2013

December 10th – meets the 2nd Monday, bring your own project AND stuff for the White Elephant Exchange

Yes I know this is late but I’ve had several requests for what classes are we having when. So here they are:

Jan – Bring your own project

Feb – Tunisian Crochet

Mar – Bring your own project

Apr – Quilting Tips – sashing, sandwiching, hand quilting and machine quilting techniques

May – Bring your own project

June – Knitting Basics Part 1

July – Knitting Basics Part 2

Aug – Fingerless Mittens

Sept – Bring your own project

Oct – Crochet Old & New (help in reading patterns)

Nov – Bring your own project

Dec – White Elephant trade, have something you no longer want that is crafty related, bring it to swap with others. We usually have kits, yarn, patterns, you name it and we have probably had it.

Debbie's Orangutan without his arms

You are always welcome to bring your own project to work on, even the months we have classes on something else. We almost always have wonderful Show n Tell (though I have been bad about getting them up on this blog, if you were here, you would see them). Plus you can get help with just about any craft or learn a new one. The group is great about jumping in and trying to see if they can solve a crafting problem.

We had a wonderful time and learned a lot about making jewelry. Personally, I learned I liked to work with wire when making jewelry instead of string, my only other experience. We even had a drawing to win a pair of earrings. Which young Payton won.

I was amazed and grateful that 12 ladies made it out in the storm and came to class. Next month will be the tatting class. Check the Meeting blog for more info.

In our gallery of pictures for this month you will see Charis moving so fast to help all of us that she is a blur, I didn’t get a picture of everyone but you can see we were busy.