Crochet design as self-care

Workshop /Sunday/October 16/6:00 PM

Description and details

Crochet artist Kristen Jeffers believes that the more people know about sustainable fiber design, the better. So even if you’ve tried and failed to crochet something before, she invites you to join her for an interactive workshop and crocheting session.

In the first hour, Kristen will demonstrate the process of creating a crocheted granny square. She’ll also share her own history with fiber projects, discussing how one square can form the foundation of all kinds of fiber-related projects and launch a journey through sustainable fashion, accessories, and homewares that relieves stress and creates a sense of accomplishment.

After the demonstration, you’ll have time to get cozy and practice making your own square with the support of Kristen and your classmates.

Attendees will receive a kit including the following items:

  • 1 5mm crochet hook
  • 1 skein of #4 Worsted weight yarn
  • A tape measure
  • Stitch markers
  • Scissors

This event was made possible by our sponsors Eaton DC and local fiber shop Sweet Pea Fiber.


Venue name: Eaton DC

Venue info: 1201 K St NW, Washington, DC 20005, 4th floor, House Lounge


  • Kristen Jeffers

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    Crochet designer and content creator

    Kristen is a Greensboro, NC-born, DMV area-based queer Black femme-presenting, busyish, transit-adjacent possibility model for Black folks who are at least queer-affirming if not queer themselves to make their own clothing, home decor, and other art and crafty things to reclaim ancestral knowledge and power and nurture the planet.


How to prepare

  • Attendees must wear a n95 mask when not eating or drinking.
  • Attendees will receive a kit with all the materials needed for the workshop.
  • Attendees will receive the presentation and handouts before the event, and will have the ability to ask questions beforehand.

COVID-19 is hard to predict: What happens if in-person events need to be canceled?

When possible, in-person events will be moved to Zoom and a refund should not be expected. If an event is canceled in its entirety, a refund will be issued. In either scenario you will be notified immediately.


  • A sign language interpreter will not be present unless requested. If requested, we will do our best to employ a sign language interpreter for the event.
  • The venue is ADA accessible.
  • There are accessible bathrooms at the location.

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You can learn more about how we’re making DC Design Week an accessible experience by visiting our accessibility statement.

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