Free Local Crochet & Knitting Groups


I love to crochet, and recently have picked up knitting.  I have decided to research local groups that crochet for charity, and/or just meet up for fun.   This is what I have found so far through extensive online searching and some word of mouth from others.

If you know of a group that is missing from here, please let me know.  I am willing to include any groups within 45 minutes of Waukesha.  This generally includes groups in Washington,Waukesha & Milwaukee county and perhaps others.   I know I am missing several that meet in Washington & Milwaukee counties.

SUNDAYS
This group is not very large, maybe around 6 total members who do not all show up every week.  Usually at least one or more of us are there most weeks.  I have gone a couple times when no one else showed.  That was okay since I only live about a mile away, but if you live farther away you may want to exchange contact info with me or this other lady Trish to find out if others will be showing up.   Usually there are at least 4 or 5 of us that show up, not counting the kids or spouses that sometimes tag along with the ladies who crochet.  Bring your own yarn, needles or crochet hooks.  Members are friendly and willing to work with newbies to help you with problems.

5pm-7pm
McDonald’s play area
W249N6522 County Road J, Sussex, WI 53089

MONDAYS
Knit Wits

Usually first Mon. of Month plus one other date on  the 3rd or 4th Monday of the month from 6:30pm-8:30pm
Ascension Lutheran Church
1415 Dopp St.
Waukesha WI 53188

Members work on charity projects or a different project of your choice.

See the church website for more information.

Crochet Group
This group meets every Monday.  Have not checked this out yet.  I now seem to remember reading somewhere that this is for 8 to 12 year olds so I am unsure now if this is an adult group or not.

6:30-8:30pm
New Berlin Public Library
15105 Library Lane, New Berlin, WI

Threads of Compassion
You are invited to join this worthwhile group if you like to knit or crochet. Every skill level is welcome.  We knit and crochet shawls for families of organ and tissue donors.

3rd Monday of month from 10am-12pm (Evening group on Tuesday)
9000 W Chester St,
Milwaukee, WI 53214 (Near the Zoo & Froedtert/Medical College WI)

For more information, contact…
Wisconsin Donor Network Volunteer
Lynn Baudo
414-379-1479
uniquegem@sbcglobal.net

TUESDAYS
Threads of Compassion

You are invited to join this worthwhile group if you like to knit or crochet. Every skill level is welcome.  We knit and crochet shawls for families of organ and tissue donors.

4th Tuesday of month from 6pm-8pm (Morning group on Monday)
9000 W Chester St,
Milwaukee, WI 53214 (Near the Zoo & Froedtert/Medical College WI)

For more information, contact…
Wisconsin Donor Network Volunteer
Lynn Baudo
414-379-1479
uniquegem@sbcglobal.net

Those Who Get The Point
2nd & 4th Tuesday of month from 7pm to 8:30pm
8200 W Bluemound  Wauwatosa WI  (Near the Zoo & Froedtert/Medical College WI)

No group meetings on November 26, 2013 and December 24, 2013 for Thanksgiving & Christmas.  I am guessing they always meet unless something falls on a major holiday.  Most members work on various charity projects…I do not know what kind of charity projects yet…I plan to go to a meeting soon and check it out.

Starbucks Coffee Group
12345 W. Capitol Drive, Milwaukee is listed address.  A google map search seemed to show this near 124th & Capitol intersection.

6:30pm-8:30ish. Sometimes a bunch, sometimes a couple but always fun. Show off a finished project, get advise, share stories, laugh and knit!

Knitting/Crochet Group
Limited yarn and knifty knitters available.  Library staff organizing this knows enough about knitting and knifty knitters to help you learn about them.  This group takes donations of used and new yarn, knifty knitters, knitting needles, and crochet hooks.

Feb 26-?? (Closed for summer months)
4pm to 5pm
Pauline Haas Public Library
N64 W23820 Main Street, Sussex , WI

At Knit’s End Group
This group is mostly knitters, but they do welcome crocheters.  This is a smaller group.

1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month
1pm-3pm
1900 N. Calhoun Road
Brookfield, WI 53005

THURSDAYS
Yarn Twisters
7pm every Thursday
First United Methodist Church
121 Wisconsin Avenue Waukesha

Knit Picks & Happy Hookers Knit/Crochet Group
This group meets up to crochet items for charity, or just for fun if you prefer. Supplies provided if you wish to make items for charity. Friendly group with members willing to help others out who want to learn. Meets every Thursday of the year from 9am to 11am except Thanksgiving day or other major holidays.

9am to 11am
Sussex Community Center
W240 N5765 Maple Ave, Sussex, WI 53089

Knit Wits
Very small group.  This group actually had more crocheters than knitters when I went, maybe no knitters, so not sure why this group comes up online as being called knit wits.  Must bring own yarn and needles/hooks.  Sometimes there has only been ONE other person crocheting there.  Group use to be bigger.

3pm-5pm
Salvation Army
445 Madison St. Waukesha, WI

Knitting Club
Seems to be for only knitters, but not sure.  Will report after I attend a meeting.  Says must supply own yarn and needles.
1:30pm – 3:30pm
Butler Public Library
12808 W. Hampton Ave.
Butler, WI

FemiKnits!
Knitters, crocheters and crafters of all genders and all skill levels are welcome
Broad Vocabulary Bookstore
3rd Thursday of Month at 2pm
2241 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
Milwaukee WI 53207

Knittn Knutz
6pm to 8pm (sometimes a bit later)
Panera,
150th and Greenfield Ave.
New Berlin, Wi

SATURDAYS
Knit Wits
Usually 3rd Sat. of Month from 9am-4pm
Ascension Lutheran Church
1415 Dopp St.
Waukesha WI 53188

Saturdays Knit Fests are potluck and bring your own drink.  Members work on charity projects.
See the church website for more information.

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I live in Wisconsin with my husband and love to travel around the state. I like anything frugal related including getting free things with coupons and saving money on travel and entertainment. I am also an avid crocheter. My blogs reflect my interests.
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9 Responses to Free Local Crochet & Knitting Groups

  1. My husband and I are moving to Pewaukee soon and I am so happy to have found this list you made of crochet and knitting groups. I am an avid crocheter and usually donate my items to charity. Maybe I’ll bump into you at one of the meetings.

    • trishay79 says:

      I go most often to the Sussex Community Center one on Thursdays, and the Pauline Haas Public Library (Sussex area library) groups most often as they are closest to my house. Also go to the Sussex McDonald’s group on Sundays fairly often. McDonald’s one meets *nearly* every Sunday. If you find some of us, and don’t want to risk coming there if we aren’t meeting, you can get mine or Trish’s cell phone number to check if we are meeting. This is what I did, I got Trish’s number to see if she was meeting.

  2. Julie Carr says:

    There is another Knitting crochet group that you didn’t mention. Our Savior’s Yarn Ministry meets the 2nd Saturday of the month, at Brumder Mansion, in the big parlor at 10:00 AM. We have a blast knitting and learning to crochet, making items for people who need a hug, or are experiencing a life change. We have extra needles and some yarn, and hope to get more yarn donated to us. It is free! Contact Julie at 310-766-2215.

  3. Julie Carr says:

    Brumder Mansion is on the corner of 31st St. and W. Wisconsin Ave., right next to Our Savior’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. People from all faiths are welcome. We learn so much from each other. Brumder Mansion Bed and Breakfast, 3046 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, Wi 53206

  4. Deb Harmon says:

    I am a member of the New Berlin Public Library Crochet ( and knit) group. We officially meet from 6:30 to 7:30 pm on Mondays but some of us show up about 6:00 and stay till about 8:00. Our numbers vary, but usually around 8 – 12 people. It is an informal group where you can work on your own project. Occasionally our leader, Nancy, will teach a new stitch or technique. We meet in an upstairs lounge/fireside room and always welcome new members.

  5. Noel says:

    Would anyone be willing to teach me? I can’t find a beginners class,park & rec use to have one,I literally have no clue where to begin,but would love to see if it’s something I end up loving! I’m located in waukesha but willing to drive a little bit.

    • trishay79 says:

      Are you willing to drive to Sussex? I will be willing to teach you…I can drive to Waukesha or meet you somewhere in between like Pewaukee/brookfield area if need be…I share a car with hubby so need preferably 24 hour notice to meet up with you. Can meet you nearly any time if you’re willing to drive and meet at library in Sussex.

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