Beginning Crocheting at Gammelgården


May 05 2024


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This beginning-level course is wonderful for those who want to learn how to crochet, but need some guidance about how to start.  It also is a great class for those who have crocheted many years ago and need a little encouragement to get back into it.

First, you learn about the best hooks and yarn and then you work on a simple square pattern of single crochet stitches that you can be made into a dishcloth, hot pad, or cup cozy. Cara helps students troubleshoot any issues and learn to make those perfect edges. Once the basic stitch is understood, students may move on to other stitches and projects.

Materials that are supplied: 

  • Cotton blend yarn
  • Crochet hook
  • Stitch markers
  • Printed pattern


Age Requirement: Students ages 10 and older may attend this class. Ages 10-15 must register with another registered adult.

Registration: Sign up here:

Cancellation Policy: Up to 3 weeks before the event – 50% refund. Under 3 weeks before the event, no refunds.

About the Artist: ​Hello! I’m Cara. I started my career as a features writer for newspapers and magazines, but eventually realized I wanted to expand my work into my lifelong passion for crafting. I have always been inspired by my crafty and thrifty grandmother, Mary Marie Mason, who taught me how important it was to take time out to make something with your hands. Now I design patterns, teach classes, and sell my handmade items.

In my knitting and crochet classes, my goal is to build confidence in beginners by starting with chunky knit projects you can finish in one class. Once you’ve mastered that project, you can move on to smaller and smaller needles and yarn. I love the moments when it clicks for students.

More fun facts: I grew up in Kansas, then lived in Des Moines, IA, Boulder, CO, and the San Francisco Bay Area before moving to Saint Paul, MN with my husband, Mike. We have two great kids, Harper and Max.


Gammelgården Museum of Scandia
Gammelgården Museum of Scandia
20880 Olinda Trail North, Scandia, MN

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