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—2017

Learn with Hedgehog Cynthia— January 2018

Cynthia is available for private lessons in knit and crochet. She teaches both Continental/German knitting & American/English knitting. Contact her about private lessons by calling the store. Payment for all classes/lessons is made directly to the instructor by check or cash, payable at the first session.
For classes please sign up by contacting the store (439-9221). Classes with fewer than 3 students will generally be converted into private lessons on the topic.
Basic tool kit for classes/lessons: removable stitch markers, scissors, tapestry or Chibi needle, notebook & pencil, tape measure or ruler, small crochet hook.
Please purchase yarns and supplies for classes from Cindy’s Northern Crafts.
Help! Doctor–I can help ewe with knitting and crochet
(Drop in help session. Minimum charge $5.)
You bring in your project for help, encouragement, analysis, fun. You’ll get your questions answered and learn the answer to any other participants’ questions that come up. Techniques covered will add to your knitting/crocheting skills as you spend time with other fiber enthusiasts.
Skills needed: knowledge of basic knitting (k & p) or crochet (ch, sc, dc) stitches
Supplies: pattern, yarn for project, several choices of hooks or needles near the one called for in your pattern, basic tools as listed at top
Most Wednesdays, 11:30–1:00. After you get back on track, join Open Knit at 1:00. Jan. 3, 10 at 12 noon, 17 & 24; Feb. 7, 14, 21. No Help Doctor on Jan. 31 or Feb. 28.
Learn to Crochet
First we’ll learn the basics of crochet and then delve into the amazing world of the single crochet and what it can do. There are so many variations on this one stitch, it can make your head spin. A simple change can make drastically different looking fabric. String a bunch together and you can make all sorts of embellishments. There is always more!
Skills needed: class assumes no knowledge of crochet
Supplies: size H hook and worsted weight yarn with at least some wool content, basic tools as listed at top.
3 class session, Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 24; 3:00–4:00; $30
Stonecrop Top
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. Written for sizes Small through 3X, it is flattering on all body types.
Two sessions will get you through most of the back. Then you work on the front on your own (you’ve already done all the learning needed while doing the back), and block your 2 pieces. We will meet again 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.
The Weekender
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, that has a lot of design interest and uses a variety of techniques (tubular cast-on and bind-off, picking up sleeve stitches & short rows). 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.
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. We can gather at the store or in someone’s home. Endless possibilities! For example a learn to knit or crochet gathering. Your group will most likely need two or three 2-hour sessions to learn and be comfortable with the basics of either knitting or crochet. 


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!