Archive for December, 2010


Crochet-Along at Hookerbear Creations

We will begin the Crochet-along, making the Simply Cables Scarf, beginning January 3. The pattern is available at for the discounted price of $1.99 (available to everyone, whether or not you join us in the CAL). I would also request that the participants join the Hookerbear Creations Yahoo group where we can relate progress, post pictures etc. I’m looking forward to this… I hope you are as well.


Upcoming classes at Piedmont Yarn and Apparel, 4171 Piedmont Ave. Oakland. 510-595-9595

1/9 – Tunisian
Learn how to use that long, funny-looking hook by making fabric that
resembles knit. Who knew? Beginner’s skills required as a prerequisite. $20

1/16 – Amigurami
Those cute, little, cuddly animals are the product of basic stitches and a lot of imagination. Come join in the fun. Beginner’s skills required as a prerequisite. $20

1/23- Intro to Crochet
Learn chain, single and double crochet, just enough to get your feet wet.
No previous crochet experience needed. $20

1/30, 2/6, 2/13 – Crochet for Beginners
This is a true beginner class that gives you a good foundation with all the basic stitches you need to learn crochet. No previous crochet experiencerequired. $50

2/27, 3/6 – Intermediate
Continue with pattern reading and textured crochet stitch skills. Learn the foundation stitch and some combination stitches. Builds on the Beginner Class.
Crochet for Beginner’s or equivalent skills required as prerequisite. $40

3/13, 3/20 – Toe up Socks
Crocheted socks? You betcha. Come and join the fun and create your own unique pair of socks. Beginner’s skills required as a prerequisite. $40

3/27 – Pattern Reading
It looks strange in the beginning, but the crochet pattern is easily interpreted and mastered. $20

4/3 – Finishing, Tips and Techniques
Learn some tricks of the trade from a professional, published crochet designer.
Advanced beginner’s skills required as a prerequisite. $20


Greetings of the Season

Fleece Navidad, Good Wool to All!


Crochet Along, Part II

A number of you have expressed interest in participating in a crochet-along with one of my patterns. Let’s see what tickles your fancy.



Mystery Design

Here’s the stitch pattern. You guess what the finished design will be. You guess correctly…I’ll name it after you.  Keep it PG, please! 🙂


Aran Cardigan

At long last, the pattern for the Aran Cardigan is complete and available for sale for $3.99 until 12/15/10, $4.99 afterward. My apologies for the long delay. I hope you feel the wait was worthwhile.


A Little Christmas Story

When four of Santa’s elves got sick, the trainee elves did not produce toys as fast as the regular ones, and Santa began to feel the Pre-Christmas pressure.

Then Mrs. Claus told Santa her Mother was coming to visit, which stressed Santa even more.
When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that three of them were about to give birth and two others had jumped the fence and were out, Heaven knows where.

Then when he began to load the sleigh, one of the floorboards cracked, the toy bag fell to the ground and all the toys were scattered.

Frustrated, Santa went in the house for a cup of apple cider and a shot of rum. When he went to the cupboard, he discovered the elves had drunk all the cider and hidden the liquor.. In his frustration, he accidentally dropped the cider jug, and it broke into hundreds of little glass pieces all over the kitchen floor. He went to get the broom and found the mice had eaten all the straw off the end of the broom.

Just then the doorbell rang, and an irritated Santa marched to the door, yanked it open, and there stood a little angel with a great big Christmas tree.

The angel said very cheerfully, ‘Merry Christmas, Santa. Isn’t this a lovely day? I have a beautiful tree for you. Where would you like me to stick it?’

And so began the tradition of the little angel on top of the Christmas tree.

Not a lot of people know this.

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