Sunday, September 21, 2008

It's SHOWTIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OK people it is time to get this show on the road wish us luck & success for our first endeavor. We will be keeping our fingers cross that it all goes off with out a hitch.

C U guys tomorrow.


Hallmark Magazine

Some of the ladies of The Uptown Crochet Corner did a lil interview for the Hallmark internet magazine check it out. Tell me what you think.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Need a lil hand

Hey you guys,

If you happen to have any spare crochet hooks & knitting needles you are willing to donate to the Crochet Out please bring them on in for the newbies to learn with. I really want to make sure we have enough. Nothing smaller than g6 for hooks or 6/7 for needles. We will have a box @ the Welcome table for you to just drop them in.

Thanks a mil

Friday, September 12, 2008

Advance Technique Class registration

Class Schedule

Knit Cables
Tunisian Crochet

Crochet on the double
Crochet in the round

Crochet Cables
Knit Cables

Here are the classes & times. Do not delay in letting me know which class & what time you whish to attend. These classes are first come first serve. Good luck.

The Camo

Ok. So I am really looking forward to judging the Camo contest so I hopr you guys are really going to show out to make my selection process murder I will come prepared to give more than one prize JIC I can't decide on 1 person so bring it on.

Fashion Show Update

To all my Crocheting and knitting Sisters and Brothers,

We would like to first apologize for the Blog being down due to technical difficulties. I am glad to announce that the show is still on. For all of you who are still interested in displaying your projects in Fashion Show, but where unable to register. You will be able to participate in the show by signing up the day of the event September 21, from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm. So get there early. The Fashion Show starts promptly at 2:00 PM.

Hope to she your there.


To all my volunteers

If you have not yet been added to the volunteer schedule please contact me @ A.S.A.P. Let me know what area you want to work in, what time you will arrive and how long you will be staying so I can add you guys in.

Thanks a mil

Thursday, September 11, 2008

To all those who lost on this day

I want send a condolence greeting to you all. It is unfortunate that our lives as a country has changed forever. But for you all who have lost a loved one it is all the more disheartening please try to remember in times like these that God's house has many rooms for all his children.

K. Cherise Grant

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

To all my fearless group leaders

Hey you Guys,

I am composing a list to give out @ the Crochet Out of all groups in the tri-state area if you need some advertisement for your group send me your info and I will add your group to the list. Make sure that your info is complete I will not be able to check it I will be coping & pasting.
Thanks COL

P.S. I will do this for businesses also if you will include coupons for our participants

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

No Yarn Bus :- (((((((((

I am so sad to report the yarn bus from Flying Fingers will not be able to join us. But Ms. Elsie has agreed to send us a donation. So they are still joining us in spirit.


Flying Fingers

Monday, September 8, 2008


Coats & Clark is in whoo hoo. Can't wait how about you???

Friday, September 5, 2008

When & where

Well It seems that some of you don't where we are having this shindig so here it is.

HCZ Promise Academy
35 E 125th Street
125th & Madison Avenue

Sunday September 21st @ 12pm

please feel free to email me with any ??? or to volunteer

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Fashion show submissions

Ok People we need your submissions for the fashion show if we don't get submissions the show will become a show & tell because I don't want to have chaos. Organization is key & advance notice helps with that so please make your submissions A.S.A.P.


Monday, September 1, 2008


Hook: G6
Yarn: 2 balls Filatura Di Crosa ZARA Merino extra fine 100% soft wool
Special directions: Join each roe with a slip stitch.

Row 1 Ch 4, sl sl into the 4th ch from the hook to form a ring.
Row 2 Ch 3, 12 DC into the loop sl tl in the 3rd ch of ch 3 (tip: dc over the tail so you can use it to close the hole).
Row 3 Ch 3, 2 DC in each st around. 24 st's.
Row 4 Ch 2, SC in the first st, 2 sc in the next st around. 36 st's.
Row 5 Ch 2, sc in the first 2 st's, 2 sc in the next st around. 48 st's.
Row 6 Ch 2, work one row even. Repeat this row for rows 8, 10, 12 & 14.
Row 7 Ch 2, sc in the next 3 st's, 2 sc in the next st around. 60 St's.
Row 9 Ch 2, sc in the next 4 st's, 2 sc in the next st around. 72 st's.
Row 11 Ch 2, sc in the next 5 st's, 2 sc in the next st around. 84 st's.
Row 13 Ch 2, sc in the next 6 st's, 2 sc in the next st around. 96 st's.
Row 15 Work all remaining rows even until piece measures 8 - 10 inches from top to bottom

Of course you do not have to use this yarn. You may have to adjust the pattern if you use a thicker yarn so the hat is not to big. Just please make sure you use the 100% soft wool in the correct colors.

Thanks to all of you guys for your support

For all you guys who try this pattern please feel free to let me know how it works up. Thanks for your imput.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Been a while

I know, I know I have been MIA but it was completely technical not that I was neglecting you guys or our event so here I am back on the WWW & in full functionality. COOL BEANS LOL

OK down to biz
we need you guys to join the cause if you planned on joining in please don't wait until the last min let us know so we can start generating a list so we have an idea of where we will need more assistance.

crochet & knit teachers 4 beginners
fashion show workers & coord
clean up & set up crew
bag packers
charity table coord
currency exchange workers
welcome table workers

we are asking for at least an hour of service please let us know where & when you want to work when you answer the call. A response is needed ASAP so we can get this list together.


Saturday, June 7, 2008

Just some updates

Well here I am dropping by to say HELLO.


Anyway it was brought to my attention that I should let you guys know that for the Sanctuary Stitchers Project acrylics of washable wool's should be used to make sure that they are completely washable. They are for kids after all & will be washed more often.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Advanced Tech Classes

I don't have a complete listing of the classes yet but when I do I will list them here and you will have to pre register the classes are first come first serve so please don't forget to check back often if you wish to join the informational mailing list just send me your email address & I will let you know when there is an update. In the title just type mailing list.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Fashion Show

All of you guys who will be in the show we need you to register in advance so the show will go off with out a hitch. The host of the show will have pre printed cards to read from, please include this information. Submit all of you information b4 9/1/08. Emails are the way to go and they must be received by 12am on the 1st.

Name of person submitting this form
Name of model
Crochet, Knit or both
Garment type
Name of person who made garment
Designer/ book/pattern source
Number of garments (max 3) one form for each item
I will help with the show Y_ N_
Brief garment description

Once we get this information you will receive a number for your garment/s please make sure you remember this number this will be how you will get your garment back & how you will be judged in the show.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008


We will be having speed crochet/knit contests so get your practice on.

Rules: knitting/crochet speeds over 3 minutes.
Fastest Knitting Speed = Garter Stitch (knit every row) across a row of 60 stitches, using (No 8) 4mm. needles and DK yarn. Highest score so far is 180 stitches (3 rows).
Fastest Crochet Speed = 20 stitches in treble crochet and 3 chain turn, using 5mm hook and double knit yarn. Each treble crochet counts as 4 points. Highest score so far 92 points.

I am trying to work out a currency exchange, currency being books, mags, hooks & needles. It will be a store basically your money is of course any books, mags, hooks or needles you don't use or are not interested in any more in good condition I can not stress GOOD condition you know no marks minimal rips please have all the pages & no bends or rust (that's for the hooks & needles).
You bring in the items you will recieve a ticket for the value assigned and you will proceed into the room to shop. I will get back to you on the final decision if you have any suggestions please feel free I am open.


Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Here we go another Sponsor

They always have the loveliest knitting patterns in their knitbits newsletter.

A big Thank You to them for their support.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

To my Mom & all others all over the world & beyond LOL

Happy Mother's Day

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Check out the website

The site will let you know all the info I forgot to mention here LOL. If you have additional ??? send them on in don't be shy.

C Ya

Monday, May 5, 2008

Lion Brand is IN Whoo hoo!

I am not sure yet what they will be doing for us but I am hoping it includes sending some employees to hang out with us for the day. Everyone send out those good crochet vibes so they will show out in force okay. K. I will keep you updated on the LB sit as soon as I know the deal.


They will be opening a retail store in Manhattan soon so keep your ears to the ground for the updated & let us know if you hear something.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

We have another Sponsor YEAH!!!

Knitters Magazine ~ XRX Books

I would like to personally thank KM~XRX for their contribution to our event.

Thank You

Monday, April 28, 2008

We got our first donation this weekend
sent their contribution to our event. Wow!
BIG THANKS to them for the for their support.


Just checking in to let you guys know what has been going on & to say hello I know I have not written in a while I will try to be better @ the updated please check out our website @

It has all the info you need to know.


Friday, April 11, 2008

Did I forget to mention

As a tie in with our Charity effort we are including CAMOUFLAGE as the theme for our Fashion Show. Get to work you guys there will be a Peoples Choice Award for the best and most creative use of camouflage in the show. I want to see some fabu stuff, cro or knit I am going to wear socks that day just to have them knocked off. Bring your A game you have plenty of time.


Thursday, April 10, 2008

Top Gear for OUR TROOPS

Artist Unknown

Here is our second charity effort. This charity is sponsored by The Uptown Crochet Corner. Top Gear for OUR TROOPS. This charity is near & dear to my heart especially since my cousin is returning to Iraq for a third tour and we thought this would be the perfect time to spread the love abroad to the young women & men who are protecting our right to freedom.

Top Gear being helmet liners (crochet/knit beanies) made in 100 % soft wool. These hat's will be given to ground troops so the colors are black, beige, army green, olive, navy, desert camo, dark grey or brown. The fiber & colors are for their protection. No fancy stitches these hats will be worn under their helmets so they must fit close. Please do not double the yarn wool is very warm so there is no need. Make sure hat's are big enough to fit a man's head about 22 to 24"circ & long enough to cover the ears 8 1/2-10 in. No brim.

I will be adding a crochet pattern soon but for now if you wish to get started a simple Internet search will get you what you need. These hats are to be turned in the day of the HCOKT, if you are out of town and wish to join our efforts please feel free we will accept any & all donations from individuals & groups. Contact me for the mailing address @ . If you have any ??? please feel free to ask or just leave a comment I will get back to you asap.

Thank you for visiting hope to hear from you guys soon,


Wednesday, April 9, 2008

One of our charity efforts

OK Ladies & Gents,

This is one of 2 charity projects that the HCOKT will be raising squares for (I know they are rectangles but work with me) Sanctuary Stitchers sponsored by the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services (JBFCS).

"It is hoped that these
blankets will help them transition from this
“home” to the next, to link the past to the
present and eventually the future. We hope the
blanket will remind them of the good things
they experienced and provide comfort in their
new lives."

Well you guys know the drill crochet/knit a 7x9 square and bring it on down to the HCOKT their will be tables set up for those of you who want to assist in the assembly of the blankets.

Giving back is the only way to truly share.

Monday, April 7, 2008

WE NEED YOU !!!!!!!

Calling all VOLUNTEERS

We have a date for the Harlem Crochet Out & Knit 2
Sunday September 21, 2008
What we don't have is VOLUNTEERS!!!

All of you lovely needle work artists who believe in each one teach 2 or 3 or 5 LOL. PLEASE sign up with Cherise @ please provide your
best way to contact you
the area you are not interested in working
time preference: shifts for volunteers 10 - 6 2hr periods

Areas of need:
Demonstration providers
Crochet/Knitting Doctors
Teaching adults/kids Crochet/Knitting
Kids craft area
set up
clean up
Fashion show
welcome committee

Thank you in advance for your support see you in September.

Sunday, April 6, 2008


We had our first planning meeting today & boy oh boy I am feeling HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY. It was great I want to send a BIG shout out to Kim for all her help & insight. All my other ladies you go girls for having my back I love you all. I just popped in to say Hi & give you guys a lil update. Ok people TTFN COL

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

The Venue

I took a few pics of the space we will be in for the event they really don't do it any justice but you can get an idea

The lunch room this is where the vendors will be keep your fingers crossed that we will get some

This will be a check-in area for the volunteers

The gym the stage is up u can't really see in this pic but it's there

Friday, March 28, 2008



Who knew asking for donations would be such hard work. I have been typing my lil fingers to the bone trying to get those unforgettable goodies for you guys. Keep you fingers crossed for some good news cause I already got some bad but no fear because I am the lil engine that could so I will never give up.


Thursday, March 27, 2008

Day 1

Tonight I am spreading the word there will be a Crochet out in NYC this year Whooo hoooo. Now just to pull it all together by the 21st booo hooo LOL just kidding but I am sure there will be some tears b 4 it's all over. Pray for me y'all I need all the help I can get. Why Crochet Out & not Knit Out you may be wondering well I figure since the group who is whipping this Soiree into shape is a group of multi talented hookas we would put our lil spin on it so Crochet Out it is. I put out some pretty big feelers this evening trying to make this an extra special event so wish me luck. I will try to keep this blog as up to date as I can please feel free to contact me @ with any ???



If you would like to volunteer or participate in the fashion show please feel free to use the above email to join on in.

Nite nite