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Crochet for Beginners

$177 Limited inc GST / $159
Crochet for Beginners

<p>Crochet is one of the oldest crafts in the world and is today labeled as the new ‘Mental Yoga’. Research shows there are many health and wellbeing benefits to repetitive crafts like crochet.

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Crochet is one of the oldest crafts in the world and is today labeled as the new ‘Mental Yoga’. Research shows there are many health and wellbeing benefits to repetitive crafts like crochet. Experience the joy of crafting yourself something uniquely yours. Challenge yourself to use all 10 fingers at once and relax into a mindful, rhythmic activity at the same time. This course makes learning crochet fun while teaching you everything from how to hold the hook and yarn, starting a chain to learning how to make the basic stitches, counting stitches and rows, and reading patterns. It is designed as a complete introductory course in crochet. You don’t need any previous experience.


A Starter Pack will be provided in the first class for each student to keep. This includes 1 x crochet hook, medium weight yarn and course notes. The cost of this is included in the course fee. Please bring note taking equipment and scissors. If you are left-handed, please let us know so the tutor can provide special notes for left handed crochet.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Knowing your yarn (cotton, wool, acrylic etc)
  • Knowing crochet hooks and sizes
  • Learn how to hold the crochet hook and yarn
  • What is tension when creating fabric
  • Understanding how to start a chain in crochet
  • Learning the basic 3 crochet stiches with symbols (slip stich, Single crochet, half double crochet, double/treble crochet)
  • Learning how to make a granny square
  • Learn how to join motifs
  • Interpreting and reading simple patterns
  • Working with colours and a colour wheel
  • How to change colours on a project
  • Introducing how to make circles in crochet
  • Ideas for making simple gifts, small and large projects
  • Yarn substitutions
  • Introduction to online resources and a practical guide to yarn buying
  • Finishing off your piece


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

  1. Learn the basic crochet stitches
  2. Attempt to make a granny square
  3. Learn how to read a pattern
  4. Learn crochet stitch symbols and abbreviations
  5. Be exposed to many ideas so you can apply new skills to a project
  6. Have a wish list for future projects and know where to find patterns and ideas for these