Granny Square Crochet Class

created on Feb 20, 2017

On Sun, Feb 19, 2017, I attended this class, which was held at Handmade Toledo, located along Adams Street in the Uptown Area of downtown Toledo.

Deb signed me up two days prior while we drank beer and ate pizza at Black Cloister Brewing Company.

Granny Squares : Sunday February 19th 2-4p


Pattern supplied in class.

Learn how to crochet granny squares, the best way to use up your scraps of yarn leftover from previous projects. Granny squares can be used to make blankets, scarfs, purses, tote bags, table runners, and whatever your imagination can dream up!


Born & raised in Toledo, I currently live in Historic Downtown Maumee. I've been crocheting since I was 7 and knitting since I was 14 years old. All of my instruction has come from family members who taught me the craft or from old black and white library books when I needed to fill in a blank. YouTube is still pretty foreign to me when it comes to instruction, but Ravelry ( & Etsy ( are right up there with Pinterest ( when it comes to discovering new patterns.

I've been teaching at Michael's craft store as well as a few Private Home parties for the last 4 years. This has really allowed me to hone my teaching + trouble-shooting skills like no other.

Annie was the instructor. I learned to crochet in February 2014 when my wife and I took a class at Michael's that was taught by Annie.

In the Feb 19 class, I completed one granny square and finished half-way through the second. It was a very helpful class. The process was more accessible or less complicated than I had imagined. I need to push myself more on crochet. And take more classes.

I like to use YouTube videos, but personal instruction helps a lot too. I was one of four students in the class.

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