Crochetville offers online crochet classes throughout the year. We are pleased to announce that Kim Guzman will be teaching a Pattern Grading class beginning Friday, December 27, 2013.
If you’ve never taken a class at Crochetville before, check out our Online Class FAQ for details about how our classes work.
Class Cost: $30.00, 2-week class
Registration Dates: Registration is open through noon CST on Monday, December 30, 2013. Click here to register.
Class Begins: Friday, December 27, 2013
Skill Level: You should be comfortable with crochet. You should be comfortable in making increases and decreases for garment shaping. You should have a comfortable concept of how garments are constructed.
Description: In this class, I will have a prepared garment spreadsheet. I will walk you through making the changes to size it up to the different sizes required for professional publishing. Although we will focus on YarnStandards sizing, this information will allow you to also size up other garments you may find in magazines or books, as long as a schematic is provided.
The primary goal in this class is learning to use digital spreadsheets for grading patterns. You can use Excel or Open Office (free download). The class will not focus on writing a pattern. It will be solely for garment grading with a spreadsheet.
Grading patterns is a very precise skill. It is not hard. It is simply very time-consuming. You can expect to spend a lot of time concentrating on your spreadsheet and plugging in numbers. You may feel like you’ve been doing accounting all day long. But I assure you that it is much easier than a paper and pencil. And, the benefit is that you will be able to retain the spreadsheets of your designs on your computer. It makes it easy to check your pattern against your spreadsheet. And, it helps to have that spreadsheet available when customers contact you with questions!
Supplies Needed: There is no actual crocheting in this class. You will only need your computer, paper, pencil and possibly a calculator (although your spreadsheet software is fine for that).
I’m very excited about teaching this class and hope that it will be especially beneficial to new designers and even published designers who would like to go digital with their grading!
Class Policies: Click here to read our Online Class Policies for students. Please read these policies prior to registering for a class.
Minimum Number of Students Required: 8
Maximum Number of Students Accepted: 15
First Day of Class: Friday, December 27, 2013
Last Day to Register: Monday, December 30, 2013 at noon central time
Last Day of Class: Thursday, January 9, 2014
Last Day Class Material Available: Friday, January 24, 2014