Saturday, December 28, 2019

January 11 Meeting Topic: Magic Moebius Crochet (with homework)

Maxine's Moebius Cowl
Some of you may remember learning about the Moebius strip in geometry class by twisting one end of a strip of paper and then taping the ends together to form a loop with one continuous edge. In the fiber arts world, the Moebius construction technique can be used to create objects with an interesting twist and drape - think scarves, headbands, cowls, shrugs, and home decoration. At this month's meeting, you'll learn how to crochet a Moebius by creating a sample project that can be used as a decorative towel holder - the technique is simple but almost magical!

To prepare for the class, we strongly recommend that you complete the starting strip of the project, following the instructions below. That way, you can get started on Moebius construction during the meeting, where there will be many helpers to answer your questions.

The meeting will be Saturday, January 11, at the Textile Center of Minnesota (3000 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN) with the following schedule:

10:00 to 10:30 - Open crochet
10:30 to 11:00 - Introductions & business
11:00 to 11:45 - Show and tell
11:45 to 12:00 - Break
12:00 to 1:00 - Crochet education
1:00 to 2:00 - Open crochet & committee meetings

To get the most out of the meeting, please bring:

           Approximately one or two ounces of a smooth yarn in a weight you are comfortable with.
           Crochet hook suitable for your yarn.
           Ruler or tape measure
           Tapestry needle, scissors, and stitch markers.
           Completed homework, instructions below.

Class Project

Homework instructions: 

You have two options for completing the homework; select the option that you prefer.

Option 1: Using fdc (foundation double crochet), work a row approximately 10 inches long. Leave the yarn attached.  fdc stitch instructions: Ch 4; YO and insert hook in 4th ch from hook, YO and draw up a loop, YO and draw through 1 loop (foundation ch created), [YO and draw through 2 loops] twice; * YO and insert hook under foundation ch of the previous st, YO and draw through 1 loop, YO and draw through 1 loop (foundation ch created), [YO and draw through 2 loops] twice; repeat from * as many times as desired.

Option 2: Make a starting ch approximately 10 inches long, turn, then work dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across.  Leave the yarn attached.

Monthly meetings are free for CTC members, $5 for guests.