Crochet is a process of creating fabric by interlocking loops of material strands such as yarn or thread using a crochet hook. The name is from the French word “crochet” meaning small hook. Our beginners’ crochet course covers all of the basics over five weeks, at our fully accessible studio building in Chesterfield.
Who Is This Course For?
For those with no knowledge of crochet or those who used to crochet a long time ago in a land far far away but you must have a desire to crochet and enthusiasm to learn (min. age 11 – children must be accompanied by adults at all times).
You will be provided with a portfolio which will contain instructions for all skills covered, spaces to display your skill building work and patterns for all the mini projects covered.
We will begin the course with a demonstration and skill building session that will cover foundation chains, rows, turning and double crochet stitches. We will spend time perfecting these new skills, before you put them into practice by beginning your very first project which could be either a phone case or a mug hug!
In the second session, we will finish off your first project – looking at how to slip stitch and sew in ends! We will then learn two new stitches – half treble crochet and treble crochet!
Granny Squares!! In our third session you’ll master the traditional crochet square and learn all about changing colours. We’ll warn you now though, they’re addictive – once you start you’ll just keep going on, and on, and round, and round until your square is a huge blanket!
Using all of the stitches and skills you have learned so far, we will create a posy of flowers in pretty coloured chunky wool as you learn a bit more about following a pattern!
In our final session we will build on our pattern-reading skills as you make a cute gecko! You can choose to make him from either cotton, double knit or chunky wool, and you will see how the choice of yarn and hook size affects a finished project!
What Should I Bring With Me?
Just bring yourself as you will receive your beginners crochet kit. The kit (see photo) will include a range of 22 different sized crochet hooks , a knitters needle, small general purpose scissors and 2 x 100g balls of yarn (Stylecraft Special 100% acrylic DK).
All specialist wool and accessories for the mini projects will be provided in the sessions. If you would like to attach your flowers to something you already own like a bag or hat you can bring it along (no need to bring to first session though).
What Do I Take Home?
All the skills you learn, all the work you produce during the workshops (including your gecko and flowers), your portfolio (instructions/patterns) and your beginners crochet kit.