Karen Darden

Karen D.

Lutherville Timonium, MD
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Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
During our session you will learn the basic stitches of crochet. You will learn the new technique of the foundationless chain as well as how to read your work as you go along. You will learn as an intermediate you will learn how to read crochet diagrams for lace crochet or filet crochet.
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Karen teaches



Karen delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18 to 70

Teaching since:
September 2000

My name is Karen D. and I have been crocheting for the past 58yrs. and knitting for the past 27 yrs. I am currently a Certified Knitting and Crochet instructor from The Yarn Council of America. I was certified in the year 2000. I have taught in Michael's Arts and Craft store, JoAnn Fabric, Community College of Baltimore County.
Baltimore county (Adult enrichment Program) and the Police Athletic Program. I am recently retired from Black Sheep Yarn Shop as their Knitting and Crochet Instructor, I give classes in beginner knit and crochet, thread crochet,


Instructor/Sales Associate
Jun 2011 - Present
The Black Sheep Yarn Shop in Maryland

Certified Crochet and Knitting Instructor. Received my certification from the Yarn Council of America in Brandywine, Ohio.


Associate of Applied Science
Sep 1993 - Present
Baltimore International College
AA Degree in Culinary Arts
Sep 1994 - Jun 1997
Baltimore International College


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Crocheting and Knitting
Aug 2000
The Yarn Council of America/CGOA

Was tested and certified by the Yarn Council through the Crochet Guild of America.


Customer Service
Apr 2003
Sunrise Assisted Living Facility


American Culinary Federation
Jun 1997

The American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF), a professional, organization for chefs and cooks, was founded in 1929 in New York City by three chefs’ organizations: the Société Culinaire Philanthropique, the Vatel Club and the Chefs de Cuisine Association of America. Since our inception, little has changed in our principal goals. We are an organization based on promoting the professional image of American chefs worldwide through education of culinarians at all levels.

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Photos & Videos

Table runner made with DMC thread crochet.

Dresser scarf done in filet crochet with crochet thread.

Large Granny Square blanket with an extra feature.

Crocodile stitch hat made with variegated

Crochet earrings

Knitted mans vest


4 Reviews

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Beth Mar 17, 2019
Crocheting · In studio

Encouraging, supportive, first class instructor. I signed up for lessons after I realized the kit I bought was above my knowledge level. It's been an awesome experience. I am more confident in reading instructions and making the (pattern specified) numerous different stitches. F2F lessons is the best; its been an awesome experience. I will take more lessons from Karen - she's just that good; a real gem for "take lessons".

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Louise S. Jan 7, 2018
Crocheting · In studio

Delightful! Karen was patient, professional and full of ideas. Looking forward to my next session.

patricia Sep 21, 2017
Crocheting · In studio

Karen is very patient and has a great attitude and personality. She is very talented and appears eager to share her knowledge. I really enjoyed the experience. Peas Patricia

Amanda Aug 11, 2017
Crocheting · In studio

I had an awesome learning experience with Karen. She is patient and knowledgeable and I definitely knew how to crochet when I left after just one lesson. She showed me how to make a scarf and showed me how I can take those stitches and make a blanket. She taught me how to read the symbols and patterns and I can crochet!!!

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