Fiber Arts Kits

Where do I start?


So you’ve checked out a library Fiber Arts Kit! Now what? You can take your pick of three excellent ways to start:
1.    Fiber Arts Club: On the 3rd Thursday of every month from 2:30 to 4:00, we hold our club for knitters, crocheters, and stitchers of all types. People are welcome to bring their own projects, or use the tools and supplies we have on hand. If you bring your kit to one of these, our staff member can help get you started!
2.    Fiber Arts Website Tab: If you’re reading this, you’re here already! Scroll down to the Getting Started section for video instruction! We’ve broken these links down based on kit, and provided a glossary of every technique you’ll need and an accompanying video to teach you the skill. And remember, you can always slow down a YouTube video to see the steps more clearly, or rewind as many times as you need.
3.    Fiber Arts Help Desk: If our Thursday club time doesn’t work for you, you can call the library or ask at the front desk to set up an appointment to get help with your kit.

Getting Started


To use our online resources to get started, find the section about the kit you selected and go from there. All knitting/crochet terms are US unless otherwise stated.

How to use a YouTube craft tutorial: Tips

•    Not every tutorial may work for you immediately. We have tried to curate a variety of different videos that show different ways to learn the same skills, but there are far more than we can list here. If you find these ones do not work for you, try searching [insert technique] tutorial in YouTube and seeing what you find.

•    Slow it down! YouTube allows you to slow down videos if the technique is shown too quickly. Just click on the gear symbol in the lower right hand corner of the video player. Click on ‘playback speed’ in the menu that then shows up. Then you can select how much slower you want the video to play.

•    Replay the video. You probably won’t get it right on your very first try. The nice thing about having a recorded video as your teacher is that you can have it explained to you as many times as you need. Don’t be afraid to watch the tutorial—or even just one part of it—over and over.

Banner Craft Kits

Bookworm Crochet Kit:

Our Bookworm Crochet Kit contains the pattern Michelle’s Bookworm Recipe by Michelle B. on Ravelry.

Techniques required: slip knot, chain stitch, double crochet (DC), weaving in ends.

Slip Knot Tutorials:

bookworm 2
Chain Tutorials:
Double Crochet Stitch Tutorials:
Weaving in Ends Tutorial:
Octopus form

Baby Octopus Crochet Kit:

Our Baby Octopus Crochet Kit contains the pattern Baby Octopus by designer All From Jade on Ravelry.

Techniques required: magic ring/circle, single crochet, invisible decrease, chain, front loop only crochet.

Magic Ring/Circle Tutorials:
Single Crochet
Chain Tutorials:
Invisible Decrease Tutorial:
Front Loop Only (FLO) Crochet Tutorial:
Baby Octopus - Full Project Tutorial:

Dishcloth Knitting Kit:

Our Dishcloth Knitting Kit contains the pattern Traditional Dishcloth by designer Staci Perry on Ravelry.

Techniques required: slip knot, cast on, knit stitch, yarn over, knit two together, and bind off.

Slip Knot Tutorials:
Cast On (short tail) Tutorial:
Cast On (long tail) Tutorial:
Knit Stitch Tutorial:
Knit Stitch Tutorial (Continental):
Yarn Over Tutorial:
Knit Two Together Tutorial:
Bind Off Tutorial:
Hat picture

Hat Knitting Kit:

Our Hat Knitting Kit contains the pattern Sandoval Hat by designer Robyn Devine on Ravelry.

Techniques required: cast on (long tail), joining in round, knit stitch, purl stitch, knit two together, purl two together, double-pointed needle use, and weaving in ends.