Stettler Public Library’s Assistant Manager Crystal Friars has been crocheting since she was six years old

Crochet enthusiasts have an afternoon session at the library

On the weekend, among other activities was crochet time at the Stettler Public Library on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 25.

On the weekend, among other activities was crochet time at the Stettler Public Library on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 25 as crochet enthusiasts gathered around to start on new projects or continue with their old ones.

Led by Crystal Friars, assistant manager of the Stettler Public Library, the crocheted blanket and yoga socks that Friars had made were reasons enough for anyone to learn the craft.

As Friars whipped up a granny square in minutes, she said, “I learnt this when I was six and have been hooked on to it forever.”

With her mother being a crocheter and her grandmother too, Friars said that she was hand-picked to be taught by her grandmother from all the other 14 grandchildren that she had.

“I love teaching crocheting to people who want to learn, I think that I got that from my grandma,” Friars added. “And the library gives me the perfect opportunity to give everyone a chance to learn a skill that can help you be creative, relax and express yourself at the same time.”

According to Friars, the library has had a great response to Crystal’s Crochet Club, which is open to anyone, irrespective of age.

“It’s open to all skill levels, from beginners to advanced, it really doesn’t matter because I’m always learning all the time too,” Friars stated. “It’s just a reflection that the library is a place to embrace life-long learning. Once you’ve learned the basic stitches you can make almost anything from Afghans to doilies, hats to sweaters, and socks to stuffed animals.”

Friars said that the craft is so versatile that once it is mastered, there’s a lot that can be done with crocheting and that’s why she loves it so much.


Just Posted

Alberta judge cleared in case where sex assault victim was shackled, jailed

Judicial council: Judge Raymond Bodnarek acted on Crown’s advice, tried to minimize victim’s hardship

Stettler Elementary getting school clubs up and running

Stettler Elementary Grade 4’s get to check out Smith’s igloo

Big Valley – A community to be thankful for

Big Valley blessed with choirs of ‘snow angels’

Judicial council finds no misconduct by Alberta judge of Aboriginal sex assault victim

Hearing after complaints of alleged poor treatment of woman with pseudonym Angela Cardinal

A Look Back – Stettler Independent Archive Files

Originally Submitted By: Margaret Connon and Mary-Jane Jackson Updated By: Landin Chambers

WATCH: Red Deer celebrates one year out from 2019 Canada Games

Community gathers at Great Chief Park to commemorate Games milestone

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Concert-goers unfazed by Hedley sexual misconduct allegations

Frontman Jacob Hoggard thanked fans from the ‘bottom of our hearts’ at Halifax’s Scotiabank Centre

OLYMPICS 101: Oldest and youngest Canadians to reach the podium

This year, Canada sent its most athletes in Winter Games history, here’s a look at record breakers

Federal budget to unveil incentive for 5-week second parent leave: official

Goal behind the measure is to give parents more incentive to share child-rearing responsibilities

Notley says Alberta watching B.C. court bid closely, will get no free ride on it

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley ended the three-week ban on B.C. wine, calming the trade war

Trudeau ends troubled India trip in his comfort zone of hockey and youth

The players, 18-25, came to New Delhi from Ladakhi in northern India, as part of outreach program

Team Canada’s Dave Duncan apologizes after drunken joyride in Pyeongchang

Duncan, his wife Maja and Canadian technical coach William Raine detained by South Korean police

Stettler Regional Board of Trade announces 2018 Board of Directors

Matt Wall will serve as President for a second year

Most Read

Weekly delivery plus unlimited digital access for $50.40 for 52 issues (must live within 95 kilometers of Stettler) Unlimited Digital Access for one year for $50.40 Prefer to have us call you? Click here and we’ll get back to you within one business day.