Cindy's Northern Crafts
1187 North US 31 Hwy.
Petoskey, MI 49770
Knitting/Crochet Classes Plus...
Current Classes/Outings - New Schedule for 2017




                                           WE OFFER IT ALL!

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. 


Private lessons are available for crochet or knitting. These run $10 for each 1 hour session. Call us and we will have an instructor contact you to set up a time that is convenient for you at the store. This is a great way to get the information and assistance that you need.



Available for private instruction in knitting and crochet.

Learn with Hedgehog Cynthia—2017

April & May

Learn with Hedgehog Cynthia
Cynthia is available for private lessons in knit and crochet. She teaches both Continental or German knitting and American/English knitting. Contact her about privates lessons through the store.
For classes please sign up by contacting the store (439-9221). Classes with fewer than 3 students will generally be canceled, or you can reschedule for private lessons on the topic.
Basic tool kit for classes: removable stitch markers, stitch holders, scissors, tapestry or Chibi needle, notebook, tape measure or ruler, small crochet hook
Please remember that Cindy’s Northern Crafts can only stay in business if you support the store. Please purchase yarns and supplies for classes there.
Next Steps–the drop in HELP! class for knitting and crochet
(You do not need to sign up for this class. It is ongoing on Thursdays.)
You bring in your project for help, encouragement, analysis, fun. Time allowing, a mini lesson will be taught based on the participants that day. 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 Thursdays, 1:00–3:00; $10/session or $25 for 3-session card
This class will NOT meet on May 18.
Build your own 
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.   
Looking ahead to summer, I’ll be offering a KAL-type class on a shawl made with Bamboo Pop, a great cotton & bamboo summer yarn of cotton. Lots of colors. Simple Intarsia technique. Great/colorful results.

No classes offered at this time.


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 classs.  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!