Unwind Craft Cafe

Unwind Craft Cafe

Keilor East, VIC

An Introduction to Freeform Crochet & Knitting with Sharyn McNab

What to Bring

  • 3mm & 4mm crochet hooks
  • 3mm or 4mm knitting needles (short ones or cable needles)
  • wool needle for sewing in ends
  • small scissors
  • (All of these items are also available in-store)

What to Wear

  • Comfortable, casual attire

Appropriate For

  • People of all ages with advanced beginner skills in crochet. i.e.. chain, dc, htr, tr stitches, and basic knitting skills

An Introduction to Freeform Crochet & Knitting with Sharyn McNab

About This Class

What You Will Learn

  • Learn how to play and be artistic with your crochet! There is no such thing as a mistake!
  • Learn how to apply your knowledge of basic stitches in creating texture and interest in a freeform fabric
  • Learn how you can use all manner of yarns in different ply's. (Don't let your scraps go to waste)!

What You Get

  • You will be provided with notes and instructions for several different elements (shapes) to take home.
  • A wool pack of 12 different yarns ranging from 3ply to 8ply, at an additional cost of $35 will be provided. You can choose from a range of colour schemes.
  • Your own "scrumble" to take home and further develop with the skills you have learned.


Freeform Crochet and Knitting is the seemingly random combination of crochet, knitting and possibly other fibre arts to make a piece not constrained by colours, stitches, patterns or other limitations.

In this workshop you will learn to create a range of small freeform shapes using a combination of crochet and knitting, to create a "scrumble", without using a proper pattern.  The scrumbles you make can then be used as individual pieces or joined together to create a larger fabric.  I think of them as jigsaw pieces!.

As your teacher, my goal is to guide you and inspire you to create and incorporate your own elements of freeform in your future craft endeavours.

During your workshop, enjoy a lovely, complimentary Devonshire Tea that will make your class experience super special. Think fresh scones, house made lemon curd, organic plum jam from the Rushworth area and fresh whipped cream, no canned stuff here, just like Nana would have served, barista made coffee or a fresh brewed tea, with a tea cosy of course. You may want to book another class just for the excuse to devour another.

There is a follow-up workshop offered if you wish to explore your freeform adventure further! This is "The Next Step in Freeform Crochet: More Freeform Elements & Stitches". If you have a freeform project you would like guidance with, or not sure where to start or how to approach it, or aren't comfortable in a group environment, private lessons are available. Classes are kept small in order to provide individual attention.  They are meant to be fun and there is no such thing as a mistake!

Private Lesson (3hr) - $100;  2 Person (3hr) - $75 each;  Up to 6 people Workshop (3hr) - $65 each

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I love this free form style as you can't make mistakes Also the combination of knitting & crotchet was great I learnt some new stitches & how to add on to random pieces The price of the class was a little high for me but ok I guess I would make liked a follow up class to be shown how to put things together even for half an hour as I think I will be lost & have some problems Overall it was very enjoyable