Free Beginning Knitting and Crochet Classes!

At Northwest Yarns, we are fairly certain that everyone would like to know how to knit and crochet, and if they do not yet know how, it is only because of lack of opportunity. To help populate the world with knitters and crocheters, we offer free beginning knitting and crochet classes!

If you would like to get your knit and crochet on, please drop by for one of the classes below. Needles, hooks and yarns for class are available for purchase at our store -- or feel free to bring your own.

If you already know how to knit or crochet, but have questions about your project that you would like some assistance with, feel free to stop by as well!

Beginning Knitting Class - Every Wednesday at 4:00 PM

Beginning Crochet Class - Every Friday at 5:00 PM


Kids are great, and we love teaching the next generation all about fiber arts! Kids that are 13+ are welcome to participate in our classes unaccompanied by adults. Kids younger than 13 years old are required to be accompanied by an adult that will also be participating in class so the adult can provide support both in and out of class.



Beginning Wheel Spinning



Margaret is here to answer the call of all you fledgling spinners out there. In this two part series, you will learn the mechanics of wheel spinning on our various rental wheels. Try out a few and select one that feels best.

Spinners will be provided with fiber for practicing in class. As always, a 10% discount on materials required for classes will be extended to students.

Class Dates & Times: 7/14 & 21st OR 8/18 & 8/25 1-2:00 pm
Cost: $60

Sign up for July Beginning Wheel Spinning Class

Sign Up for August Beginning Wheel Spinning Class

Beginning Spindle Spinning Class



Margaret is back and teaching spindle spinning! She will lead a new flock of spinners in Bellingham into the wild blue yonder of fiber arts! Spinners signing up for this spindle spinning class will receive a beginner spindle kit including your very own spindle and fiber for practicing in class. As always, a 10% discount on materials required for classes will be extended to students.

Class Dates & Times: 7/14 &7/21 OR 8/18 & 8/25, 11-12:00 pm
Cost: $60

Sign up for July Beginning Spindle Spinning Class

Sign Up for August Beginning Spindle Spinning Class


Knitting with Beads - Figaro Beaded Cuff

Learn how to create beaded knits and add some extra pizazz to your next project! Join Echo Mae on Sunday, July 7th to learn two methods of adding beads to your knits: pre-strung beads and knitted beads. 
Class Dates & Times: 7/7, 1-2:30
Cost: $55

Crocheted Mending

Crochet mended jeans

Holes in your favorite jeans? No problem. This class will teach you the basics of crochet and how to apply simple patches to repair clothing artfully. Please choose a small mending project appropriate for the time allotted.Students will receive 10% off materials purchased for the class
Dates and Time: 7/20, 2-4
Cost: $20

Build a Cardigan (6-part class)

Learn to knit a custom fitted cardigan in this popular 6-part class with Heather Seevers. This beginning sweater class will meet 6 times through July - September, and student will come away with an understanding of how to knit and fit a basic cardigan. Students for this class should already have basic knitting skills, and be ready to move on to the next level of knitting!
Class Dates & Times: 7/11, 7/25, 8/8, 8/27, 9/5, 9/19, 5:30-7
Cost: $120

Craftmas in July FREE Classes

Felted Dryer Balls - July 6th

Felted Dryer Balls
Handcrafted, felted dryer balls are a perfect gift to give to friends and family, or to just keep for yourself.
Students can purchase a dryer ball kit at the shop before class.
Class Dates & Times: 7/6, 1-3pm
Cost: Free

Arm Knit Pillow - July 13th

Arm Knit Pillow

Learn to knit up a quick and snuggly pillow – no knitting needles or knitting experience required! We’ll be using super bulky yarn and arm knitting techniques to work up these cute rounds pillows. Join us to learn how to make these for yourself, or as gifts.
This project takes just two skeins of Big Freakin' Wool, which can be purchased prior to class.
Date & Time: 7/13, 11-1
Cost: Free

Cross Stitch Sasquatch - July 20th

Cross Stitch Sasquatch

Learn to cross stitch and take home an adorable Sasquatch, ready to keep or give as a gift! Students can purchase this cross stitch kit in the shop prior to class.
Class Dates & Times: 7/20, 12-1:30pm
Cost: Free

Needle Felted Heart Ornament - July 27th

Needle felting is a wonderful way to create cute ornaments! Join Melissa and learn how to needle felt a little heart ornament of your own. Wool and felting needles can be purchased prior to class.
Date & Time: 7/27, 11-1
Cost: Free

Basic Macrame - August 4th


Join Corianne Holquinn here at Northwest Yarns to learn macrame! This class will cover all of the basic knot tying skills for learning how to macrame such as the lark's head, the clove hitch (or double half hitch), the square knot, the alternating square knot, and the spiral knot. Learn these important beginning macrame knots and bring home a lovely bracelet!


Date & Time: 8/4, 11-12
Cost: $35

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Beginning Macrame:  Wall Hanging - August 4th

Join Corianne Holquinn here at Northwest Yarns and learn how to make a beautiful macrame wall hanging to display in your home! The "Basics of Macrame: Knot Tying" class is not required in order to take this class, but is highly recommended if you have little to no experience with knot tying.

Class Dates & Times: 8/4, 1-2:30
Cost: $45

Stars & Stripes: Design Your Own Norwegian Fana Sweater with Mary Scott Huff - August 9th

Join us here at Northwest Yarns for a class with well-known instructor, designer and author, Mary Scott Huff! Fresh off of our knitting cruise aboard the Zodiac, she will be joining us on Friday, August 9th, to teach you how to design your own Norwegian Fana sweater.In this workshop, students will follow Mary's Fana "recipe" to create their own Norwegian-style work of art. Choose your favorite star motif, plan your calculations and modifications, and off you go. Don't miss out on this amazing class - sign up soon!

Date and Time: 8/9, 5:30-8:30
Cost: $75
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Beginning Nålbinding - August 10th

Join us here at Northwest Yarns to learn Nålbinding with Benjamin Brodfuehrer! Nålbinding is an ancient technique using lengths of yarn and a needle that predates both knitting and crochet, and is still practiced in Scandinavian countries and parts of Peru. Students in this class will learn everything they need to know to complete a small Nålbinding bag.

Date & Time: 8/10, 2-5
Cost: $40
Sign Up for Beginning Nålbinding

Beginning Brioche (2-part class):  August 12th & August 26th

Join Nasim Simmons Bahador here at Northwest Yarns to learn Beginning Brioche! You will learn how to brioche knit in the round and make a hat in this 2-part class. Techniques will include two color Italian cast on, basic brioche in the round, brioche decrease, and how to put in life lines.

Date & Time: Monday Aug 12th and 26th 6-7pm
Cost: $35

Sign Up for Beginning Brioche

Two at a Time Toe Up Socks To Fit 

Knitted Socks

In this intermediate class learn to knit socks two at a time with magic loop from the toe up so they perfectly fit your feet! You'll make cozy house socks with a gusset using bulky weight yarn. You'll need one skein chunky/Bulky yarn approximately 123 yards; we recommend Plymouth Chunky Merino Superwash and size 10 40" circular needles or size to obtain gauge.

Dates/Time: August 15th & 29th 6-7:30pm
Cost: $60
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