Absolute Beginners Crochet

The popularity of crochet is timeless and this has much to do with the fact a small project can be made within 20 minutes with little more than a handful of yarn and a crochet hook. Pair such immediate gratification with mental stimulation, relaxation and a finished item either for personal use or gift-giving, and you have the ideal hobby. Learn the basics of crochet, from how to hold a hook and read a pattern, to the simple stitches necessary to make any project. Ideal for absolute beginners who have little to no experience and want to learn the craft.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Face-to-Face

COURSE OUTLINE

  • How to hold a crochet hook and carry yarn
  • Reading patterns, understanding abbreviations and knowing the differences between US and UK terminology
  • Looking at tension/gauge and the ways in which yarn ply and hook size can influence this
  • Crocheting a foundation chain and working basic stitches, including a slip stitch, single crochet and double crochet
  • Working back and forth, crocheting in the round and casting off
  • Crocheting a few small household items and accessories

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Read and understand a beginners crochet pattern, as well as differentiate between US and UK terminology
  2. Use basic stitches, such as the single and double crochet, to crochet small projects
  3. Crochet either backwards and forwards or in the round (and know how to join these rounds)

MATERIALS LIST

  • 4mm crochet hooks
  • 100g of acrylic or cotton DK (8ply) yarn in any colour
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors

IMPORTANT: Please arrive to the first class with all the relevant materials. A lack of materials is not just a handicap to you but to the ability to teach. Materials cost is not included in a course fee. In the event of a course being cancelled WEA cannot be held responsible for the purchase of any course materials. We therefore suggest you purchase your materials closer to the time of the course commencing.

ART SUPPLY STOCKISTS

  • The Art Scene, UNSW Art & Design Campus, Greens Rd Paddington NSW. Ph: 8815 1569
  • Eckersley’s Art and Craft Store 223-225 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, Ph: 02 9331 2166.
  • Bondi Road Art Supplies 179 Bondi Road Bondi. Ph: 9387 3746. (Closed Fridays and Sundays)
  • Eckersley’s Art and Craft Store 93 York Street Sydney, Ph: 02 9299 4151. Also at North Sydney, St Leonards, Chatswood, Caringbah, Parramatta & more.

Enquire at your art shop for a Student’s Discount with your WEA course receipt.

$81 Limited / $73

<p>The popularity of crochet is timeless and this has much to do with the fact a small project can be made within 20 minutes with little more than a handful of yarn and a crochet hook. Pair such

...
03 Sep

Interested in this course but can't attend? Please join the waiting list by clicking .