Crochet 101 (finger crochet) the Fashionistas

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Have you always wanted to learn to crochet, but didn't know where to start? Well you've come to the right place. Learn to crochet from Chicago's Crochet Diva's themselves, twin sisters Erika and Monika Simmons aka The Double Stitch Twins.

You'll learn the fundamental basic chain, single and half double crochet stitches of this traditional wearable art form by using only your fingers! That's right, your fingers will act as the crochet hook, so get ready to gain a new perspective on the edgy and stylish possibilities of crochet!

You'll walk away ready to continue creating fun, wearable accessory items for your family and friends. Who know's you may even start your own Line of Crochet Apparel.

Bring a good attitude, 2 balls of chunky weight yarn, oh and be picture ready. Erika and Monika aren't known as the Crochet Fashionista's for nothing:-)

photo by flickr.com/fragiletender

Prerequisites

no experience necessary

Materials to bring

2 Balls of chunky weight yarn

What will be provided

We will provide scissors

Student Reviews

5 | 7 reviews
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    Dana M.
    Crochet 101 (finger crochet) the Fashionistas

    The Twins are beautiful spirits teaching something that not only are they professionally successful doing, but love doing it, as well. I learned the basics and look forward to future advanced classes and other DST events :-)

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    Sandra G.
    Crochet 101 (finger crochet) the Fashionistas

    I really enjoyed learning the basics for crocheting in a friendly environment. Looking forward to the next class.

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    Sunshine M.
    Crochet 101 (finger crochet) the Fashionistas

    This was a great intro class to crocheting. The instructors were patient and allowed you to go at your own pace. I highly recommend this class for those who do not know the basic stitches of crocheting. Thanks Ericka and Monika!

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    Brandi L.
    Crochet 101 (finger crochet) the Fashionistas

    I had the best time with these ladies!!! They were very informative and willing to share what they know. They also took that extra time to help some of the ladies who were having trouble. I'm left-handed and sometimes it's hard to grasp certain stitches from a right-handed person but to my surprise Monica was left-handed which made my experience even better! I definitely will take more classes with them!

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    Kimberly P.
    Crochet 101 (finger crochet) the Fashionistas

    I enjoyed this class and the instructors were very engaging and fun.

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    Angie F.
    Crochet 101 (finger crochet) the Fashionistas

    Great class! Casual fun. I hadn't crocheted in 35 years, but once they started teaching, I fell right back into the rhythm!

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    Michelle G.
    Crochet 101 (finger crochet) the Fashionistas

    I loved it that the class was small and personal. The instructors were so warm, welcoming, inspiring, encouraging and patient. Time went by so quickly because we had a blast!

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Erika Monika Simmons

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Award winning crochet designers, Erika and Monika Simmons aka "The Double Stitch Twins", create show stopping handmade crochet items that influence the rapid pulse of fashion for past, present and future crochet artists and admirers.

The Double Stitch Twins, have been featured on numerous television media outlets, including, the Balancing Act on Life Time TV, Knitting Daily, and 190 North on ABC. Crochet Today, Interweave Press and the Crafts Report magazines have also found the twins fun crochet designs and business savvy craft endeavors, quite news worthy.

The Twins crochet fans, include the likes of Vocalist Patti LaBelle and Songstress/ Actress, Jennifer Hudson and Rap Artist/Actor Common.

Erika and Monika, cherish their hometown partnership with Macy's in Chicago and remain a staple on the scene at live Trunk Events selling their wares at the "State Street" location. The twins also enjoy sharing their creations all over the globe online through their ETSY online boutique site.

Since 2008, The Double Stitch Twins have authored 3 crochet pattern books entitled, Double Stitch Designs for the Crochet Fashionista, Fashion Forward, and The Crochet Fashionista Workshop. These two fashionable crochet designers turned "Craft Celebrities", keep pushing the fashion envelope, further inspiring Craft Consumers with free fashion forward crochet projects through Industry Leader, Red Heart Yarns.

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