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Crochet and Knitting Instruction


Classes in Northern Virginia/Washington DC

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In my home Northern Virginia/Washington DC area, I regularly teach beginning and intermediate crochet throughout the year, so there's always a class going on.  These are group sessions. See below for date/times.

I also offer private lessons for those who want them. Less regularly, I offer occasional classes in continental knitting; special weekend courses, and workshops.  These will be announced on this page. 

New Meeting Place: Beginning on August 9, 2016, classes are being held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 7416 Arlington Boulevard (corner of Allen Street and Rte 50), Falls Church. The church is on the opposite side of Rte 50 from Loehmann's Plaza.  There’s a stop light at Allen St., so it will be easy to get in and out. There’s a big parking lot in back of the church; enter by the ground-level door facing the parking lot.

New Hours:  Beginning the same date, both Aylin and I will be teaching our classes at the same new time:  10:30 AM - 12:30 PM on Tuesdays.    

New Way to Pay:  Fees for my classes remain payable to me directly by cash or check.  The price is the same -- $80 for four class  sessions.  But with a twist:  When you pay, you have 8 weeks from the date of payment to complete four class sessions without forfeiting a class.  Once you have attended four within that 8-week window, you pay for another four. In any case, once the 8 weeks passes you will then owe a new four-week fee (again, with 8 weeks to use it).  Aylin developed this plan to help alleviate the problem of forfeited lessons when you have to miss a class or two due to other activities. We hope youi'll like the added flexibility. 

Here are the dates for our sessions going forward: 



Beginning/Intermediate Crochet Classes -  TUESDAY 10:30 - AM - 12:30 PM  

New students may start at the beginning of ANY four-week session.  Beginners please bring one ball or skein of smooth worsted weight yarn in a light or bright color; a crochet hook (size I-9, or 5.5mm; small scissors, a ruler; and locking stitch markers.

Each four-week term is $80.  Current sessions are:

     January 10, 24, 31, and February 7 (no class January 17)

     February 21, 28; March 7, 14

     March 21, 28; April 11, 18 (no class April 4) 


Private Lessons

Just want a refresher?  Need help with a specific project?  Or don't feel like a group just yet?   I can offer private sessions by mutual agreement.  $35 per hour.


Classes Around the Country

class at CGOA websizeI also teach regularly at national events such as the annual Knit and Crochet Show , and sometimes by invitation at more local or regional events.  


Currently Scheduled:   Nothing right now!  I took a little breather and was sorry not to attend/teach at the Knit and Crochet Show in Charleston South Carolina this summer. 2016.