Crocheters can shop to their heart's content at Stitches Midwest this weekend.

Sponsored by Knitter’s magazine, Stitches Midwest 2012 returns to the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center, 1551 Thoreau Drive, from August 8-11 with even more classes of interest to crocheters this year! Yarn-related products, from yarn, to patterns to tools and accessories abound in the Marketplace. With well over 100 vendors, you’re sure to find something that delights your heart. Remember, too, the holidays are not far away and you want to add some crochet-gifts to your list for friends. Open to the public, the market hours are Friday and Saturday, 10AM to 6PM and Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM. Admission is $10.00 and coupons for a discount are available at Crocheters who are registered for classes are entitled to entry the market at no charge.

From the world of crochet such notables as Marly Bird, Edie Eckman, Drew Emborsky, Ginger Luters and Myra Wood will offer an array of enticing crochet classes this year. Back by popular demand, Ginger offers Tempting Tunisian; and Marly will demystify charts with her Chart Sampler class. Drew challenges crocheters to go Beyond Beginning and Beyond Intermediate; while Edie, author of a new book by the same name, shows crocheters how to Connect the Shapes with Crochet Motifs. Myra Wood brings out the creativity in anyone who attends her stunning classes; and this year is no exception with her Creative Crochet Lace class. Wait, there’s more; hurry to see the complete line-up of crochet or crochet-friendly classes here:

Stitches Midwest is your chance to meet the Who’s Who of the Crochet Guild of America. Do stop by their booth and consider joining this, the only organization for crocheters. At the Crochetville booth, an ongoing line-up of crochet authors will stop by to autograph their latest books. For example, meet Gwen Blakley Kinsler and Edie Eckman simultaneously on Friday at 1:30. If you one of many very generous crocheters, don’t forget to bring your squares or finished blankets to conveniently drop off at the Warm Up America booth. Members of the Crochet Guild will be there to welcome you.

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