Erin Rees
Jersey City, NJ
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Erin Rees

Erin R.

Jersey City, NJ
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Are you ready to start creating beautiful, funky, or elegant crochet pieces? Now is a great time to start! I have been working as a knitting and crochet artist and teacher since 2009, teaching beginner through advanced students how to crochet items beautiful scarves, warm, colorful winter hats, and funky bracelets and headbands. If you can imagine it, you can create it!

About Erin R.

I have been working as a knitting and crochet artist since 2004. I am a Craft Yarn Council certified knitting and crochet instructor and have been teaching professionally since 2010. This includes locations such as Michaels Arts and Crafts, Bedford Stuyvesant Collegiate Charter School, and Bruckner Forever Young Adult Center. I am currently working with Apex for Youth as an after-school knitting and crochet instructor.

As my student, you can expect to learn basic through advanced crochet skills, including making a slip knot, single crochet, double crochet, triple crochet, how to make a granny square, crocheting in the round, and how to read patterns. I am always also happy to help with pattern questions if you are currently working on a pattern that you need help with.

In knitting, you will learn the skills of casting on stitches onto the needle, the garter and stockinette stitch, how to knit in the round using circular or double-pointed needles, and how to read patterns. Lessons focus on a student's specific goals and needs. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have.

No matter what your level, my goal is to make you feel confident and experienced enough for you to complete and create your own projects. Knitting and crochet are my passions and I am excited to help you reach your crafting goals. I look forward to working with you!

Notice: For the immediate time being, masks covering the nose and mouth are required for all in-person lessons. This is in respect to providing the highest level of safety for the student and teacher. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions in regards to this.

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Vanessa
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Wonderful!!! She enjoyed every minute of it!

Posted Jul 22, 2021
Rachel J.
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Rachel enjoys it a lot!

Posted Jul 20, 2021
Lilly Q.
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Erin is great!! She is very patient and knowledgeable!!

Posted Jun 22, 2021
Helen
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Erin was so very patient with me and so kind. She is a great teacher!

Posted May 5, 2021
Christina I.
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I had my first lesson with Erin yesterday and it was great!! She is very patient and a great listener

Posted Apr 30, 2021
Chelsea Coffman
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I had a wonderful time in my first lesson. Erin was extremely knowledgeable and also very friendly. She was able to turn her camera around so that I could see what she was doing really clearly, and she explained things in a way that was easy for me to understand. She was very patient with me, as I'm a slow knitter, and was able to tell when I made mistakes and helped me correct them. I would absolutely recommend Erin to anyone looking to get started, wanting to learn more complicated projects, and/or needing help with specific questions.

Posted Apr 27, 2021
Joy
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Erin was a wonderful teacher! I enjoyed every minute. She was very easy to talk to and listened to all my questions. You will not be disappointed with her as a teacher.

Posted Mar 23, 2021
Patricia L.
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Erin is very patient. I enjoyed the lesson even though I got a bit frustrated. Lol

Posted Mar 18, 2021
Serena W.
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Erin is great, very patient and not at all critical of our many, many failed attempts. Crocheting is not easy! Erin is a wonderful teacher.

Posted Mar 8, 2021
Robin B.
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Erin was wonderful. She was kind, and patient. I am a
terrible student but she but she ignored that and solved my problem. I am so grateful that the Universe threw her in my path.

Posted Mar 6, 2021
Elizabeth W.
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She really listens and is very knowledgeable. Also very pleasant.

Posted Jan 27, 2021
Kathleen indiano
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Erin is kind and easy to understand and work with.

Posted Jan 26, 2021
Sharan Z.
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Erin was really good. Slow, easy, and encouraging which is just what someone who is just starting out needs!

Posted Jan 12, 2021
rhonda
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Erin helped me build confidence as I ventured into continuing learning knitting; I have run into frustrations trying and stopping but she was able to help me understand my patterns and turn out a beautiful baby coat and booties; patience and great attitude.

Posted Dec 22, 2020
Pat C.
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Erin took the time to make sure I didn't have any more concerns.

Posted Dec 21, 2020
Erin
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Erin is practical and friendly

Posted Dec 10, 2020
Linda DeGise- Kotowski
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Erin is an awesome instructor. I recommend her to anyone especially if you are new to knitting. She is a talented knitter and has a great personlity.

Posted Dec 10, 2020
Frances D.
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A great first-time experience

Posted Dec 8, 2020
Elizabeth
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I am a pretty advanced crafter and not a new beginner with crotchet but I'd been struggling with some pattern reading issues and other things. Erin is a great teacher, starts are your level, and gets you that 1 on 1 time that you really need to get to the next level with your skills. I was a little hesitant to do Take Lessons since there's so much on YouTube and Pintrest, but this is totally worth it!

Posted Dec 8, 2020
Merryn F.
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Erin is a great teacher. She was patient and had a very good camera that allowed me to see exactly what was happening as we crocheted. I am so happy to have found her!

Posted Dec 2, 2020
Kathy
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I am learning a lot!

Posted Dec 2, 2020
Kathy
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Vert friendly and helpful. I have learned a lot that I couldn't learn on YouTube tutorials!

Posted Nov 30, 2020
Ambre ..
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She was patient and friendly!

Posted Nov 30, 2020
Katie
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Erin is so patient, kind, and thoughtful. Highly recommended.

Posted Nov 21, 2020
Linda DeGise- Kotowski
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Erin is an awesome instructor and explains things well. She has a great personlity.

Posted Nov 19, 2020
Ora N.
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Erin is very patient and works well with whatever level you’re at. My mom is 94 and had become discouraged with her project. She’s back on track now. Yeah! Thanks, Erin.

Posted Nov 11, 2020
Samantha
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Erin, easily solved my confusion with the pattern I am knitting and was happy to offer any additional help I needed.

Posted Oct 6, 2020
Pam S.
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Erin was so responsive, patient and thorough. She was a pleasure to work with and helped me to understand the instructions for a project I was working on and stuck. She was flexible in her schedule and in the time she spent with me. I am completely delighted!!

Posted Aug 17, 2020
Melissa
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"Ms. Erin's crochet instructions are so easy to follow", according to my 11 year-old daughter.
She is so excited in finishing the scarf project that she learned during their first lesson. She loves that Ms. Erin seems to have new crochet patterns to show and not having to do the same thing over and over each lesson. She is looking forward to making circles next week 😉. Thank you, Ms. Erin!

Posted Jul 25, 2020
Jennifer H.
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Erin is very patient and knowledgeable. We reviewed simple patterns the first time. I think I'm going to enjoy the other lessons!

Posted Jul 17, 2020
Misty N.
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Erin is awesome. Very helpful and sweet.

Posted Jul 13, 2020
MaryBeth
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Great start to lessons in brioche!

Posted Jul 10, 2020
Anne H.
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Erin provided clear instruction and even prepared in advance in order to help me work through a couple of stitches I was stumped on in a pattern I had been working on. Thank you!!

Posted Jul 6, 2020
Bethany
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My daughter loves how fun Ms Erin was!

Posted Jun 13, 2020
Gina
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I am an extreme beginner (who tried unsuccessfully to self teach) and I was extremely happy with my first lesson. The instructor was very patient, and her instructions were clear and easy to follow. She easily answers any questions that come up. She made it seem completely possible to conquer the techniques that seemed so daunting on my own! I’m excited for lesson 2 :)

Posted Jun 1, 2020
Adele
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Erin was a great teacher, very helpful!

Posted May 30, 2020
Julia
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Update to my last review: Changing to five stars. Erin immediately responded to my complaint about the camera picture quality and has made adjustments to what I see through her camera when we have lessons. She took my concern very seriously and I'm really glad to now be able to confidently give her lessons five stars!

Posted May 19, 2020
Julia
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Erin is a very gentle, warm, easy-going instructor which is a welcome change for me as someone who is used to harsher, more pushy teachers (they have their benefits too). Though she is gentle, she remains focused on the task at hand with me during lessons. She also communicates with me throughout the week in email if I have questions. She is willing to work at my pace and teach me patterns for items I'm interested in. I wish her camera had slightly better quality with focus do I could see her fingers and the individual.yarns she's touching with greater clarity. I really like working with Erin (I think we have had around 5 lessons so far) and intend to continue for a while. She's giving me a great support system and basis for crochet ability. I basically knew nothing about crochet before starting with her.

Posted May 12, 2020
Alan
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Erin was instrumental in helping read a difficult pattern and begin my project. I’ll be a returning customer

Posted May 11, 2020
Carin Nardone
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Erin is great. Very patient, clear, pleasant and calm!

Posted May 5, 2020
Pat P.
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Erin is very patient and does not get flustered even when I had technology problems. I can't wait for my next lesson!

Posted Apr 29, 2020
Leslie Foge
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Very patient kind teacher

Posted Apr 13, 2020
Rachel Medeiros
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Erin is very patient and taught me quickly the items I did need to continue a blanket correctly. All within a short lesson. You’re amazing Erin. Thanks so much.

Posted Feb 17, 2020
Helen L.
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Erin was great-had some technical difficulties. She figured it out😎
Answered all my ?’s. It was fun!

Posted Jan 27, 2020
Angelia C.

She was very patient & knowledgeable.

Posted Jan 15, 2020
Melissa Trelfa
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Erin is patient and helpful. I enjoyed my first lesson!

Posted Dec 30, 2019
Shari Binkney
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Very positive, friendly, and knowledgeable! Taught me how to read patterns a little more easily and helped me start a shawl for a Christmas gift. Thanks for all you help! I highly recommend her!!!

Posted Nov 15, 2019
Shari Binkney
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Very polite, knowledgeable, and very patient with me! Great instructor!

Posted Nov 8, 2019
Shari Binkney
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Knowledgeable, easy to follow, and nice.

Posted Oct 18, 2019
Natalie L.
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Erin is an outstanding instructor. She is very, very knowledgeable. I have a pattern and it was poorly written. She was able to untangle it and explain it to me so that I can work on it independently. She is very patient. I would highly recommend her to anyone learning knitting, stuck on a pattern, or want to expand on their knitting skills. She has a lot of knowledge and can explain and impart this knowledge very well. She is a truly great instructor.

Posted Oct 14, 2019
Shari Binkney
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Erin is a great explainer and helps any way she can!

Posted Oct 4, 2019
Tracey
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Very knowledgeable. I think my knitting problem is solved.

Posted Sep 24, 2019
Shari Binkney
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Erin is very knowledgable about crocheting , smart, and pleasant. I got what I wanted to learn about out of this lesson. Gauge & Learning how to read a pattern.

Posted Sep 20, 2019
MIRIAM
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Erin was very helpful. It was a great experience.

Posted Oct 11, 2018
Michelle
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Erin was great, helped me build a pattern from something with no information. From beginner to advanced or an intermediate crocheter like me, Erin’s your girl !

Posted Jun 16, 2018
Michelle
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Erin was extremely helpful trying to reproduce a project with no information to go on...Creative and thoughtful we worked through it with much success. Whether your a beginner or a self taught intermediate like myself, Erin is your go to instructor!

Posted Jun 16, 2018
Theresa B.
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She was very helpful and she knew what she was doing love her

Posted Mar 26, 2018
Lisa
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Erin is very patient and knowledgeable. I'm not new to crochet but learned by way of being shown what to do for a project. I am now learning how to read instructions and how to determine where I made my error (s) and how to correct it. I am very pleased with this instructor.

Posted Mar 20, 2018
Annette
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Erin was one of my trainers for an Online ESL company. She is vivacious and committed to her students. She takes time to thoroughly explain all new material. Student comments were always positive. I highly recommend Erin for anything that she teaches.

Posted Nov 3, 2017
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Experience

Knitting & Crochet Instructor
Sep 2021 - Present

Apex for Youth

Teaches 5th and 6th grade students the fundamentals of knitting and crochet in a group classroom setting after school.

English as a Second Language Instructor
May 2014 - Present

Learnlight

I train business professionals online how to communicate in English in a business setting including communication in online and face to face meetings.

Crochet Class Instructor
Feb 2019 - Jan 2021

Bruckner Forever Young

Leads a class of 5 to eight women in crochet projects ranging from intermediate through advanced skills. Students have completed a class mural, animal inspired phone cases and a wallet.

Knitting Instructor
Dec 2016 - Dec 2018

Michaels Arts and Crafts

Knitting instructor for adult students, beginner through advanced.

Knitting Instructor
Jan 2010 - May 2017

Bedford Stuyvesant Collegiate Charter School

Taught students grade 5th through 8th the basics of casting on stitches, the garter and stockinette stitches, casting off, how to read a pattern and interpret pattern dimensions.

Education

Theater Arts
Sep 2001 - May 2004

Point Park University

Theater Arts
Sep 1998 - May 2000

Kent State University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Certified Crochet Instructor
Mar 2018

Craft Yarn Council

Certified Knitting Teacher
Apr 2013

Craft Yarn Council

Certified Knitting Instructor
Apr 2013

Craft Yarn Council

CELTA
Sep 2007

Bridge Linguatech

Comprehensive English language teacher training program for teachers of English as a Second language. Focuses on teaching grammar, speaking, reading, writing and listening to all levels of English as a Second language students.

Affiliations

Craft Yarn Council of America
Feb 2012
The Craft Yarn Council (CYC) represents the leading yarn companies, accessory manufacturers, magazine, book publishers, and consultants in the yarn industry. For more than 30 years the Council has sponsored a wide range of promotional and educational programs.

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