Cindy's Northern Crafts
1187 North US 31 Hwy ~ Petoskey, MI 49770
Knitting/Crochet Classes
Current Classes/Outings - Schedule for 2018

Cindy's Northern Gifts offers classes for all skill levels, from the beginner through the experienced knitter looking for a new challenge.   Check below for a complete listing, with times, instructors, pre-requisites (if necessary), and materials.  Don’t see what you are interested in?  Call or drop us an email, and we will see what we can do.  We do ask that you support the shop by purchasing your materials here as a courtesy to Cindy.  That allows her to continue to offer you a variety of classes. 

Class fees and policies:

  • Payment of class fee to instructors is required.
  • Please note that class fees are Non-Refundable.
  • To ensure that you receive the most value out of each class session, required homework must be completed as assigned.
  • Our class prices are based on the student purchasing yarn at our store. 



Learn with Hedgehog Cynthia—2018

Learn with Hedgehog Cynthia -March/April 2018

Cynthia is available for private lessons in knit and crochet. She teaches both Continental/German knitting and American/English knitting. To contact her about private lessons or to sign up for classes, please call the store (231/439-9221). Payment for all classes is made directly to the instructor by check or cash. 
Basic tool kit for classes: removable stitch markers, scissors, tapestry or Chibi needle, notebook, tape measure or ruler, small crochet hook
Please support the store by purchasing yarns and supplies for classes Cindy’s Northern Crafts.
Help! Doctor–I can help ewe with knitting and crochet
You bring in your project for help, encouragement, analysis.
Assumes you know basic knitting (k & p) or crochet (ch, sc, dc) stitches and are working on a project.
Most Wednesdays, 11:30–1:00. Drop in, minimum charge $5. 
After you get back on track, join Open Knit at 1:00. 
March 7, 14, 21. April 4, 11.      No Help Doctor on March 28, April 18, 25
Stonecrop Top (this class is on-going, so you could jump in in early March) - Picture below.
This is a simple t-top with a curved bottom edge. It is knit sideways with a bit of detail interest in the back neck area. Or you can choose to wear it the other way around and have this detail in the front. Made in a DK weight yarn such as Malabrigo Arroyo or Wonderland DK, it can easily layer over tops or be worn alone in warmer weather. Sizes S to 3X, it is flattering on all body types.
Two sessions will get you through most of the back. Then you work the front on your own (you’ve already learned all the techniques needed while knitting the back), and block your 2 pieces. We will meet two more times to do the finish work of sewing seams and making armhole bands.
4 class session, Wednesdays, February 7 & 14, March 14 & 21; 3:00–4:00; $40
You do the easy knitting homework between sessions. 
Please make a gauge swatch and bring it to the first class.
The Weekender (the participants are working away on their Weekenders, due to the amount of knitting between the class sessions, it is too late to jump into this one).  Picture below.
No, this won’t be knit in a weekend, but it will serve you well on many weekends when it is finished. A slouchy sweater by Andrea Mowry, which has a lot of design interest and uses a variety of techniques (tubular cast-on and bind-off, picking up stitches, short rows, 3-needle bind off). I know you will love this sweater! Worsted weight yarn in sizes XS to 3X.
Multi-class session, first session Wednesday, Feb. 21. 3:00—4:00. Rest to be determined by participants.      Please make a gauge swatch and bring it to the first class.
Build your own class 
Pick a technique or project and some friends who want to join you in a learning adventure. I will tailor the class(es) to your interests and schedule. Endless possibilities!
Stonecrop Top
The Weekender

Let us know what classes you would like to add!  Email Cindy at:

Refunds:   Payment is required when registering for class.  Refund will be given if instructor cancels class or cancelation notification is given one week prior to scheduled class.  Otherwise, no refunds are given for classes signed up for. 

Classes are being listed here and times.  If you have further questions call Cindy at the store:  (231) 439-9221.  We are looking into other classes and will be posting more throughout the year!




                         Created and Designed by:  Cindy

   Address:  1187 North US 31 Hwy, Petoskey, MI 49770   Phone:  (231) 439-9221

   Ravelry Group:  Cindy's Open Knit Group has a forum on Ravelry called "Petoskey

                      Pointy Sticks".  Hope you'll want to join at .

"HUG OF LOVE" Pattern will continue to be a pattern posted on this web site for your use. FREE PATTERN! Feel free to copy it and pass it along with a hug.  Christa Newhouse has written this free pattern of a unique scarf in memory of my dog Zoe.  It was posted on Ravelry by me and Skacel posted it on facebook.  Help us in making it big by giving a "Hug of Love" to all those who need it!