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Molla Mills - Optical Illusion Crochet

  • Water of Leith Centre 24 Lanark Road Edinburgh, Scotland, EH14 1TQ United Kingdom (map)

Crochet a three-color Lato pattern with a thick cotton yarn using a single crochet stitch and an optical crochet technique. In the 3-hour workshop you will learn how to carry the yarns inside the stitch, how to change the color of the yarn and how to create a single crochet pattern with straight vertical lines. 
The optical crochet technique is inspired by Latin American women from Wayuu tribe, who make the beautiful crocheted Mochila bags. After this workshop a student has the expertise to crochet different colorful patterns.

Level: Advanced

Skills needed: Basic crochet skills, how to hold several yarns in the hand while working, how to make a single crochet stitch.

Materials to bring: Chunky cotton such as Schachenmayr Catania Grande, mercerized 50 g yarn roll, thickness 8-10-ply aran. Students need three colors of the yarn: one dark color, one light color and one secondary color to create the optical pattern. 
Crochet hook fitting with the thickness of the yarn. If using Catania Grande the hook is 3.5mm.
Other yarn options are Rico, Creative Cotton Aran or Yarn and Colors, Epic cotton yarn.

Any "homework"?: none

Class size: 10