Festive Feelings

I HATE thinking about Christmas too early but, when you have a brand new Christmas Crochet class to prepare for, sometimes needs must.

Last year at The Sheep Shop in Cambridge I ran three Christmas Crochet classes and each was an absolute joy. Booked for the tail end of November and the first weekend in December, it marked the start of the participants Christmas celebrations and we all enjoyed mince pies, lots of tea and a lovely chat about how we were all spending Christmas. Bliss.

Last year we made my Quick Picot Snowflake, Granny Baubles, Scandinavian Hearts and Amigurumi Baubles.

Projects from Christmas Crochet class 2013

Projects from Christmas Crochet class 2013

I’m hoping that this year will be the same lovely experience and I have prepared three brand-new, not-available-anywhere-else  patterns for the class. Would you like a sneak preview?

First up, a pretty little three round crochet snowflake. It has bobbles and picots – both these things make my heart sing something a bit Christmassy!

Christmas snowflake ornament

Am I allowed to have favourites? If so, then I think its this cute little stocking ornament with pretty spike stitch pattern. Look you can even put little sweets in it and hang it on the tree!

christmas stocking ornament

And in case your Christmas needs a bit of added bling, here is a little beaded Christmas tree ornament with ruffles and chained tinsel.

Crochet Christmas tree ornament

I decided to stick to three patterns this year as the range of techniques we are covering is pretty astounding for a three hour class: Clusters, picots, amigurumi, colour changing, turning a short row heel, spike stitches, working ruffles, beading. Don’t worry it will be all made to feel like the easiest thing in the world!

If you are local (or fancy combining a class with a Christmas Shopping weekend in Cambridge – the shop is just across the road from a brand new travel lodge) why not join us?

Classes cost £25 per person and are running on Saturday 29th and Saturday 6th December. To book, give Sarah a call on 01223 311268 or email her sarah@sheepshopcambridge.co.uk.

I’ve also got some spaces remaining on a few other classes this year (price, contact and booking info as above):

Granny Squares and Beyond – Saturday 8th November, 1.45 – 4.45pm

Learn how to hook the crochet standard and make beautiful blankets. Take a look at this stunning example made by a former student on the class.

Textured Crochet – Saturday 22nd November, 10am – 1pm

A fun class where we make a wash cloth sampler to explore all the crochet stitches that add texture to your work, the usual suspects and some of the rarer ones too.

African Flowers – Saturday 29th November, 10am – 1pm

Popularised by Heidi Bear we learn how to make the African flower motif and half motif to make beautiful colourful projects.

Hope to see you in class!

PS: I am sad to say that several chocolate eclairs were harmed in the making of this blog post.


  1. says

    Must be something in the air. I’ve just finished a sample that has *bobbles* on it! Love the cute little boot – my kids would love these. Bit peeved I’m so far away from you and the sheep shop :(