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About Discover Knit and Crochet Classes

new spring projects, learn moreFollowing is an outline of the Discover courses being offered at Michaels stores. Specific class offerings and availability may vary by store. See your local store for a complete schedule. Most classes are 2½ hours in length and includes a visit to the yarn department to discuss yarns and accessories to make your knitting and crocheting experience more enjoyable.

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Discover instructors are students and graduates of the Craft Yarn Council’s Certified Instructors Program. Many have taught extensively, but all share a love of knitting and crocheting.

Each class listing explains what will be covered as well as any prerequisites for the class. Please check back regularly as class offerings will change.

Discover Knit Classes

Knit Beginner 1- Wristwarmers or Hat | Découvrez la maille endroit

Garter Stitch CuffsGarter Stitch Hat

PREREQUISITES | Prérequis
  • All you need before taking this class is an interest in learning to knit! Here’s where the fun begins.
  • Tout ce qui est nécessaire pour choisir ce cours est un intérêt à apprendre le tricot!
    C’est ici que le plaisir commence.
Techniques to be taught are:
  • Slip Knot & Cast on
  • Garter stitch (Knit)
  • Bind off
  • Weave in ends
  • Introduce pattern reading and gauge
  • Yarn department visit

Knit Beginner 2 - Tassel Hat or Neckwarmer | Découvrez la maille envers

Tassel BeanieSporty Neckwarmer

PREREQUISITES | Prérequis
  • All you need to know before taking this class is: slip knot, knit stitch, casting on, and binding off! Knitting is all about just two stitches—knit and purl!
  • Vos connaissances minimales nécessaires pour ce cours sont : noeud coulant, la mail endroit, monter et rabattre! Le tricot contient seulement deux points—la maille l’endroit et et la maille envers!
Techniques to be taught are:
  • Review slip knot, cast on, knit stitch, bind off and weave in ends
  • Purl stitch
  • Changing yarn colors
  • Reading patterns and gauge
  • Yarn department visit

Knit Advanced Beginner - Hat or Legwarmers | Découvrez les mailles motifs

3-Stitch HatLegwarmers

PREREQUISITES | Prérequis
  • All you need to know before taking this class is: slip knot, knit stitch, purl stitch, casting on, and binding off! Wow, look what you can create by alternating and combining stitches!
  • Vos connaissances minimales nécessaires pour ce cours sont: noeud coulant, la maille endroit, monter et rabattre! Wow, regarder ce que vous pouvez créer en alternant et en combinant les mailles!
Techniques to be taught are:
  • Review of knit and purl stitches
  • Stitch variations: Stockinette, Seed and Ribs
  • Decrease
  • Increase
  • Reading patterns and gauge
  • Yarn department visit

Knit Advanced Beginner - Fingerless Gloves or Cable Scarf | Découvrez les torsades

Fingerless GlovesKeyhole Scarf

PREREQUISITES | Prérequis
  • All you need to know before taking this class is: slip knot, knit stitch, purl stitch, casting on, and binding off. Cables: they’re all the fashion rage!
  • Vos connaissances minimales nécessaires pour ce cours sont: noeud coulant, la maille endroit, monter et rabattre. Torsades: elles sont très populaires et à la mode!
Techniques to be taught are:
  • Basic principle of creating cables
  • Introduction to cable stitch needles
  • Right leaning cable
  • Left leaning cable
  • Gauge
  • Yarn department visit

Knit Advanced Beginner - Baby Blanket and Booties / Baby Kimono | Découvrez bébé

Garter Stitch Baby Blanket and BootiesBaby Kimono Sweater

PREREQUISITES | Prérequis
  • For these projects, students should have a good working knowledge of knitting basics, including how to make a slip knot, casting on, the knit stitch and binding off.
  • Pour ces projets, les étudiants devraient avoir une bonne connaissance d’utilisation des notions de base suivantes du tricot, incluant comment faire un noeud coulant, monter et rabattre.
Techniques to be taught are:
  • Increasing
  • Decreasing
  • Joining seams
  • Diagonal Knitting (Baby Blanket)
  • Yarn department visit

Knit Intermediate - Patchwork Blanket | Découvrez les jetés

Garter Stitch Baby Blanket and Booties

PREREQUISITES | Prérequis
  • This project requires time to complete but will be a treasured heirloom. Students should have a good working knowledge of knitting basics, including how to make a slip knot, casting on, the knit stitch, and binding off.
  • Ce projet nécessite du temps mais sera une réalisation que vous chérirez pour le reste de vos jours. Les étudiants devraient avoir une bonne connaissance d’utilisation des bases suivantes du tricot, incluant comment faire un noeud coulant, monter, la maille endroit et rabattre.
Techniques to be taught are:
  • Diagonal knitting
  • Mitered knitting
  • Knitting stitches together
  • Picking up stitches
  • Reading a color chart
  • Yarn department visit

Knit Intermediate - Fair Isle Cowl | Découvrez les cadeaux

Fair Isle Cowl

PREREQUISITES | Prérequis
  • This project is for the confident knitter who has conquered knitting basics, including slip knot, casting on, knit stitch, binding off, and is comfortable knitting in the round.
  • Ce projet est idéal pour les personnes qui ont maitrisé les notions de bases du tricot, incluant le noeud coulant, monter, la maille endroit, rabattre et être comfortable à tricoter en rond.
Techniques to be taught are:
  • Fair Isle knitting
  • Changing yarn colors
  • Reading a chart
  • Yarn department visit

Discover RUFFLED SCARVES

K9C Knit Lacy ScarfK9D Pirouette Ruffled Scarf

PREREQUISITES
  • These projects require basic knowledge of how to cast on, the knit stitch and binding off.
Techniques to be taught are:
  • These projects introduce working with ribbon or “mesh” yarns.
  • For helpful technique information, Lion Brand Yarn, Patons and Red Heart all have instructional videos at their web sites about how to knit with these yarns to create the ruffled effects.

Knit Beginner - Knit Headwrap | Découvrez

Knit Headwrap

PREREQUISITES | Prérequis
  • None
Techniques to be taught are:
  • In this class you will cast on, knit, bind off and sew seams together.

Knit Advanced Beginner - Knit Pom Pom Hat | Découvrez

Knit Pom Pom Hat

PREREQUISITES | Prérequis
  • knit stitch
  • purl stitch
Techniques to be taught are:
  • In this class you will cast on, knit, purl, decrease, sew seams, bind off and make a pom-pom.

Knit Advanced Beginner - Knit Scarf | Découvrez

Knit Scarf

PREREQUISITES | Prérequis
  • knit stitch
  • purl stitch
Techniques to be taught are:
  • In this class you will cast on, knit, purl and learn to use yarnovers to make a lace pattern, decrease and bind off.

Knit Beginner - Knit Phone Cover | Découvrez

Knit Phone Cover

PREREQUISITES | Prérequis
  • cast on
  • knit stitch
Techniques to be taught are:
  • In this class you will cast on, knit, purl, sew seams, bind off, knit a button loop and sew on a button.

Discover Time for Knit

Discover instructors create their own 2½ hour class curriculum to assist students from Discover classes who still need assistance completing a project, to present a new technique or project, or to organize a class to answer specific knit/crochet questions.

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Discover Knit Classes

Crochet Beginner 1 - Skinny Scarf or Phone Cover | Découvrez maille serrée

Skinny ScarfSmart Phone Cover

PREREQUISITES | Prérequis
  • All you need before taking this class is an interest in learning to crochet. Here’s where the fun begins!
  • Tout ce qui est nécessaire pour choisir ce cours est un intérêt à apprendre le crochet!
    C’est ici que le plaisir commence.
Techniques to be taught are:
  • Slip knot
  • Foundation chain
  • Single crochet
  • Turning chain
  • Reading instructions and gauge
  • Yarn department visit

Crochet Beginner 2 - Pillow or Scarf | Découvrez les longues mailles du crochet

Crocheted PillowCrocheted Scarf

PREREQUISITES | Prérequis
  • All you need to know before taking this class is: slip knot, foundation chain, single crochet and turning chain. Add more yarn overs and see your work grow!
  • Vos connaissances nécessaires pour ce cours sont : noeud coulant, chaînette de base, maille serrée et les mailles pour tourner. Ajouter plus de jeté et regardez votre travail augmenter!
Techniques to be taught are:
  • Review foundation chain
  • Half double
  • Double crochet
  • Treble crochet
  • Working into the front loop
  • Working into the back loop
  • Working between stitches
  • Reading instructions, gauge
  • Yarn department visit

Crochet Advanced Beginner - Cloche or Scarf | Découvrez les mailles texturées

Bluesy ClocheSide-to-Side Scarf

PREREQUISITES | Prérequis
  • All you need to know before taking this class is: slip knot, foundation chain, single crochet and turning chain. Work magic with your hook as you discover clusters
  • Vos connaissances nécessaires pour ce cours sont: noeud coulant, chaînette de base, maille serrée et les mailles pour tourner. Faite de la magie avec votre crochet en découvrant les grappes.
Techniques to be taught are:
  • Increase
  • Decrease
  • Cluster
  • Shells
  • Reading instructions and gauge
  • Yarn department visit

Crochet Advanced Beginner - Granny Square Scarf or Market Bag | Découvrez carrés grandmère

Granny Square ScarfGranny Square Market Bag

PREREQUISITES | Prérequis
  • All you need to know before taking this class is: slip knot, foundation chain, single crochet, turning chain and increase. Round and round you go!
  • Vos connaissances nécessaires pour ce cours sont: noeud coulant, chaînette de base, maille serrée, maille pour tourner et augmentation. Tourner, tourner et tourner en rond!
Techniques to be taught are:
  • Review stitches
  • Motifs: crocheting in the round
  • Slip stitch
  • Changing yarn colors
  • Reading instructions and gauge
  • Yarn department visit

Crochet Advanced Beginner - Hooded Baby Blanket | Découvrez bébé

Hooded Baby BlanketDaisy Ring Rattle Toy

PREREQUISITES | Prérequis
  • These projects require a good working knowledge of crochet, including how to make a slip knot, foundation chain and single crochet.
  • Pour ces projets, les étudiants devraient avoir une bonne connaissance d’utilisation des bases suivantes du crochet, incluant comment faire un noeud coulant, une chaînette de base et la maille serrée.
Techniques to be taught are:
  • Slip stitch
  • Double crochet
  • Half double crochet (Baby Rattle
  • Crocheting in the round (Baby Rattle)
  • Increasing
  • Joining seams
  • Yarn department visit

Crochet Advanced Beginner - Granny Throw / Crochet Intermediate - Lace Wrap | Découvrez jetés et châles

One Piece Granny ThrowLace Openwork Wrap

PREREQUISITES | Prérequis
  • These projects require a good working knowledge of crochet basics, including how to make a slip knot, foundation chain, single and double crochet. Students should be comfortable reading a crochet pattern.
  • Pour ces projets, les étudiants devraient avoir une bonne connaissance d’utilisation des notions de base suivantes du crochet, incluant comment faire un noeud coulant, une chaînette de base, maille serrée et bride. L’étudiant doit être comfortable pour lire un patron de crochet.
Techniques to be taught are:
  • Slip stitch
  • Crocheting in the round (One-Piece Granny Throw)
  • Working in the back loop of a stitch
  • Changing yarn colors (One-Piece Granny Throw)
  • Increasing
  • Treble crochet (Openwork Wrap)
  • Special stitches including picot shell (Openwork Wrap)
  • Yarn department visit

Crochet Intermediate - Tote Bag | Découvrez les cadeaux

Crochet Tote

PREREQUISITES | Prérequis
  • This project requires basic knowledge of how to crochet, including how to make a slip knot, foundation row, and single crochet.
  • Ce projet requiert les notions de base, incluant comment faire un noeud coulant, rang de base et maille serrée.
Techniques to be taught are:
  • Slip stitch
  • Crocheting in the round
  • Half double crochet
  • Reverse single crochet
  • Working in the back loop of a stitch
  • Changing yarn colors
  • Increasing
  • Yarn department visit



Discover KIDS - Crochet 1 | Découvrez KIDS

C10 Kids project

PREREQUISITES | Prérequis
  • All you need before taking this class is an interest in learning to crochet! Here’s where the fun begins.
Techniques to be taught are:
  • Slip knot
  • Chain stitch

Discover KIDS - Crochet 2 | Découvrez KIDS

C11 Kids project

PREREQUISITES | Prérequis
  • This project requires basic knowledge of how to make a slip knot, and chain stitch.
Techniques to be taught are:
  • Foundation row
  • Single crochet
  • Weaving in ends

Discover KIDS - Crochet 3 | Découvrez KIDS

C12 Kids project

PREREQUISITES | Prérequis
  • This project requires basic knowledge of how to crochet, including how to make a slip knot, foundation row, single crochet, and weaving in ends.
Techniques to be taught are:
  • Double crochet
  • Sewing seams

Discover RUFFLED SCARVES

C13A Crochet Sassy Scarf projectC13C Crochet Radiant Ruffled Scarf project

PREREQUISITES | Prérequis
  • These projects require basic knowledge of how to crochet, including how to make a chain stitch and single crochet. The ruffle scarf shown in shades of purple, also requires knowledge of double crochet.
Techniques to be taught are:
  • These projects introduce working with ribbon or “mesh” yarns.
  • For helpful technique information, Lion Brand Yarn, Patons and Red Heart all have instructional videos at their web sites about how to crochet with these yarns to create the ruffled effects.

Crochet Beginner - Crochet Spring Bunny | Découvrez

Crochet Spring Bunny

PREREQUISITES | Prérequis
  • chain stitch
  • single crochet
  • decrease
Techniques to be taught are:
  • In this class you will make a chain, single crochet and learn to decrease and work in the round, plus join seams to make an amigurumi animal.

Crochet Beginner - Crochet Coasters | Découvrez

Crochet Coasters

PREREQUISITES | Prérequis
  • Chain stitch
  • Double crochet
Techniques to be taught are:
  • In this class you will make a chain, double crochet and join stitches to form a ring.

Crochet Beginner - Crochet Flower Beanie | Découvrez

Crochet Flower Beanie

PREREQUISITES | Prérequis
  • chain stitch
  • single crochet
  • double crochet
  • half double and treble crochet stitches are used to make the flower
Techniques to be taught are:
  • In this class you will make a chain, single crochet, double crochet, learn to work in the round and change yarn colors, plus crochet a flower to sew on the beanie.

Crochet Beginner - Crochet Flower Scarf | Découvrez

Crochet Flower Scarf

PREREQUISITES | Prérequis
  • Chain stitch
  • Single crochet
  • Double crochet
  • Working in the round
Techniques to be taught are:
  • In this class you will make a chain, single crochet, double crochet and learn the shell stitch and work into the back of a stitch. You will also crochet a flower to sew on the scarf.

Discover Time for Crochet

Discover instructors create their own 2½ hour class curriculum to assist students from Discover classes who still need assistance completing a project, to present a new technique or project, or to organize a class to answer specific knit/crochet questions.

Discover Craft Classes

Discover - Pom Pom Rug | Découvrez

Knit Pom Pom Rug

PREREQUISITES | Prérequis
  • None
Techniques to be taught are:
  • In this class you will learn how to use a Pom-Pom maker, sew pom poms to a piece of rug canvas or burlap and finish with a blanket stitch.