Cleveland Craft Connection at 78th St Studios


Cleveland Craft Connection, a day long crafting business extravaganza is almost here!!! October 23 – at 78th Street Studios …and the whole day, including lunch with Chic-a is only $149!!
Take a couple classes with us! We’ll be teaching super easy classes – make the popular chunky Crochet Cowl, gorgeous Belle totebag, or trendy Fabric Necklace !!
Sign up for other fun classes such as felting, cake fondant, Botanicals, Owlcraft, floral centerpieces & needlepoint!  Learn to knit & crochet & much much more.

Take a business class and get your dream job started!! Learn all about branding, how to choose a craft show, Launching your business, Creative Entrpreneur by ETSY!!  Bring your questions to the Business Panel and up your business smarts!

Shop, take classes & lunch – what could be more fun??? Bring your crafty friends and have a Girls Day Out – you know you deserve it!
Register now at

Weekend Workshop…Granny Squares!

OK… so we know  you’ve always wanted to make them, but thought they were just too complicated, and then you have to sew them together, too?

Squares are so simple and even more so using some of the new varigated yarns.  Try different weights, like sock yarns or , oh yeah…Noro!  Give a them a whole new look with your creativity and our ideas.  Learn how to read patterns and charts for squares and several methods for joining them, too.  Basic crochet is all you need to know to get started.  Sunday 2 – 4pm.


We’ve had so many requests for classes, so here is the schedule for May.  

Remember, you can always arrange private lessons on any of these projects, too, if you can’t make the scheduled class dates.  And, if you have 2 friends interested, we can set up a private class.  

Don’t miss our Summer Camp schedule full of cool stuff like fashion illustration, skirt bootcamp, and fun projects for all ages. Pick up a printed schedule for Summer Camp in the store or call Megan for more info.


Beginning Crochet                             Saturday May 2 & May 9     10am-11:30

Learn the basics of crochet: chain, single crochet and double crochet. Create fun flowers to embellish your projects & clothing.  Two 1-1/2 hour sessions. $35 plus supplies.


Cabo Halter                                        Thursday, May 7 & Friday May 8th, 1-4:00      

Simple & breezy, casual or dressy.  Make this easy halter and your friends will all want one, too!  Basic sewing skills are required for this class where you’ll learn how to read a pattern, alter the pattern to fit, insert a zipper and apply a lining.  We’ll have muslins of all printed sizes for you to try on, making choosing the size so much easier!  Make a couple for summer, they’re great with jeans and capris.  Two 3-hour sessions $60, plus supplies & pattern.  Get your supply list and 10% on class supplies when you register before May 5th.


Quilted cosmetic bag                                       Thursday evening, May 21st 6-8pm

This fun and easy project is perfect for using up small pieces of fabrics!  Learn how to quilt diagonal squares, insert a zipper and make several zipper pull details.  These precious bags are fun to make and give to tuck special gifts inside.  They are also great for makeup, small projects, cameras, etc.  This is a 2 hour class and includes your fabric that you can choose when you register by May 19th.


Your First Quilt, Super Easy Peasy      Thursday May 28th 6-9pm and Thursday June 4th 6-9pm

This truly is the easiest quilt ever.  Using 10″ squares, make it either 47″ or 57″ square.  You’ll learn the basics of piecing, quilting and binding.  Quilted in easy diagonal lines this will be great to take along on all your summer picnics!  See the sample on display in the store.  Two 3-hour sessions $60 plus supplies, get 10% off when you choose your fabrics before May 26th.


Babette blanket class

With the basics of crochet you can make this stunning blanket–color is the key.  

Babette Blanket class.  Saturday October 25th and Nov. 1st, 1-3:00.  $40.00.  

Want to learn the basics??  Beginner crochet class is scheduled for October 18, 1-3:00.  $15.00.  Please pre-register as class size is limited.


Already know how?? Join us for  TGIF Hookup.  An afternoon to sit and crochet, share projects, techniques and just have fun!  Every Friday 1-3pm.


Crochet 101

Learn to crochet this weekend at Stitch Cleveland and River Colors! On Sunday from 1 – 2:30pm Heidi will be holding a Crochet 101 session for beginners. This class is only $15 + supplies (under $10). Come in a little early to choose your hook and yarn at River Colors. See what is new in store, and learn to work with this winter’s new yarns. By the end of class you’ll have an understanding of basic crochet stitches and lingo. During class you will get started on an envelope bag or a fashionable belt! Perfect to keep for yourself (if you’re stingy) or to give as a gift! Give us a jingle to sign up, only a few openings remain!

Cleveland Knit Out & Crochet 2

Don’t forget about this weekend’s big event! We will gather for the Knit Out around noon at Voinovich and have five hours of fun with needles… and hooks. Among the other stores and guilds that will be representing: River Colors Studio, Knitting on Square, the North Coast Knitting Guild. Prizes for attendees were donated by The Bag Smith, FiberWorks, and Knit Wit Knits.

This community event will give you a chance to catch up on your knitting or crochet, learn how to knit or crochet at our teaching table, or meet some guilds and clubs you didn’t know about. We will be doing multiple demos throughout the day including Shibori and crocheting with beads. You can even donate your time tomorrow to helping us with our Warm-Up America squares!

See you there!

Hand-dyed yarn & our Etsy shop

Do you like handpainted yarn? If you’d been in our parking lot a week ago, you’d have seen these being colored after one of Stitch Cleveland’s dye classes! We’ve posted them on Stitch Cleveland’s Etsy shop so that the poor stitchers who aren’t nearby can have a look and a chance at buying them, too. (Etsy, for those of you who haven’t seen it before, is an online shop for handmade items). Or come by the shop!

Soon, Stitch Cleveland will have a fully-functional online shop of its own — I’m building it right now. But for the time being, please enjoy what we’ve posted on Etsy and on the “shop online” page here at the site!

Calling All Crocheters!

One day, five simultaneous parties around the country to celebrate Crochet Me: Designs to Fuel the Crochet Revolution, edited by Kim Werker, and you can be at one of them!

Join us at Stitch Cleveland Sunday, 14 October for the Crochet Me American book launch party and meet book contributor/fellow Ohioan Robyn Chachula!

Robyn will be teaching Beyond The Afghan from noon to 2:00 pm. Sign up now; class space is limited!

Party goes from 2:00 p.m. to ? — we’ll be celebrating alongside five other locations in Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Washington, so expect Shannon to attempt some kind of crazy webcam video link to the other sites.

Why come? Because you are a crocheter (or you want to be!). Because you know deep down in your marrow that it’s time to represent the craft. Because you want to get your exclusive debut copy signed in person. And really, because you want to be a part of the crochet revolution!

(Join the book’s crochetalong here and show off your masterpieces at the party — the events will be featured on Interweave’s new website Knitting Daily later that week and we can’t let the other cities show us up, can we?)

Yarn Masters of the Silver Hook — a division of Crocheters Anonymous 2

So here I am mid-meeting and I felt like I had to write a message to our adoring public to tell them what they’re missing. The men and women in this group are getting down and dirty with hook and yarn in hand! Don’t worry, even if you miss tonight’s meeting (scheduled for 6-9pm) your crochet addiction is not hopeless… join us here at Stitch Cleveland on the first Thursday of each month for an evening of advice, conversation, and only a little bit of bragging about all of our projects. To be a member of this group you need not have a serious crochet addiction (although most of our members have confessed to having at least ten unfinished projects). We can help even the novice or beginner crocheter make their hobby into a hard core addiction.