Crochet for Knitters with Barb & Cynthia
Crochet for Knitters with Barb & Cynthia
Crochet for Knitters with Barb & Cynthia
Crochet for Knitters with Barb & Cynthia
Crochet for Knitters with Barb & Cynthia
Crochet for Knitters with Barb & Cynthia
Crochet for Knitters with Barb & Cynthia

Crochet for Knitters with Barb & Cynthia

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We love online learning. And using Zoom as our online videoconferencing platform, you can take this class from anywhere. 

Oh, the things you can do!

A crochet hook is more than just a handy tool for knitters to repair a dropped stitch. Learn how to make a crocheted chain for cording, how to crochet cast on to your knitting needle for a beautiful edge that matches your bind off or for a provisional cast on. The chain stitch can also be used for embellishment on your knitted fabric. We’ll also try out single crochet stitches for edgings, for seaming, buttonholes and for steeking or folding your knitted fabric.

Our next session of this class takes place on Thursday, March 28 at 11:00 am PDT, 12:00 pm MDT, 1:00 pm CDT, 2:00 pm EDT, 3:00 pm ADT.

Skills required: participants should be comfortable with knit and purl stitches. No previous experience with crochet is required.


  • Bring your knitted swatch (see homework instructions).
  • Yarn: two small amounts (10g or less each) of worsted weight yarns, one yarn should be in a contrasting colour to your swatch. We used Rowan Pure Wool.
  • One length (1 m / 1 yd) of a smooth, non-wool yarn (cotton, linen, acrylic) in a different colour from your swatch. We used Rowan Summerlite DK.
  • Needles: 4.5 - 5.0mm / US 7-8 knitting needles
  • Hook: 4.0mm / US 6 crochet hook
  • Notions: One locking stitch marker, scissors, tapestry needle (for weaving in ends).

Using a light coloured, worsted weight yarn and 4.5 - 5.0 mm / US 7 - 8 knitting needles, cast on 36 stitches.
Row 1 (RS): k11, p1, k12, p1, k11.
Row 2 (WS): p11, k1, p12, k1, p11.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 for 32 rows. Leave a long tail (approximately 4 times the width of your swatch) and bind off with a smooth, non-wool yarn (cotton, linen, acrylic) in a different colour. Tip: the easiest way to count your rows is to look at the knit stitches on the WS of your work! If possible, please wash/soak your swatch and lay flat to dry. This will make your swatch easier to work with in class.

Barb and Cynthia 

Barb Barone (she/her) and Cynthia Hyslop (she/her) are the dynamic, Canadian, sister-duo behind Yarniversity by River City Yarns, their online education platform and website. Their monthly video podcast, Podcast On! presents a behind the scenes review of fibre related products and events from their local yarn shop (LYS) in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Their YouTube channel also provides tutorials, tours, and interviews with designers, dyers, and makers.

These sisters have extensive experience in corporate training, management and presentation. But it was their experience as yarn shop owners that honed their skills for teaching fibre crafts. For over 20 years, they've been educating and supporting their customers and have a knack for helping you to feel welcome and at ease in their classes. They have a wide range of interests and areas of expertise that incorporate: knitting, crochet, spinning, machine knitting, colour and yarn choices. As yarn shop owners, they are also creative problem solvers!

Read these helpful tips before you register:

  • You have to pay the registration fee in advance to hold your seat. You can register online or call the store at 780-477-9276 to make a payment over the phone. 
  • Time Zones: the class times listed are Mountain Time (MT). 
  • As this is an online class, you will need to have Zoom downloaded on a computer, tablet or mobile device. If using a computer, make sure you also have a webcam and microphone built in or attached.
  • The class session(s) will be recorded and copies of all/segments of the class will be available for you to review for a limited time after the class session(s).
  • Refunds? If you cancel 14 days (or more) prior to your workshop date, we will transfer your registration fee to a RCY gift card at no charge or offer a refund less a 10% cancellation fee. The cost of any materials provided to you will be subtracted from any refunds/transfers.
  • No refunds will be made if you have to cancel less than 14 days before your class is scheduled to begin. If minimum enrolment is not met we reserve the right to cancel the class. A full refund of your registration fee will be given should this situation arise.

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