Crochet - Beyond the Basics St George & Sutherland Community College

Crochet - Beyond the Basics

Welcome to our Crochet – Beyond the Basics class, the next step in your learn to crochet journey! Learn how to take your crochet skills to the next level and explore new techniques that will allow you to create more complex crochet projects. Have you’ve been dreaming about crocheting a gorgeous crocheted blanket using one more more squares designed by Shelley Husband of Spincushions or the delightful drapey Swaye scarf/warp made by Addydae Designs. Maybe you love all the amazing crochet garment patterns available but don’t know where to start. Come along to our class and you will learn the skills and techniques to tackle a huge variety of beautiful crochet projects.

During the workshop, you will start working on your choice of the Swaye scarf or a blanket designed by Shelley Huband of Spincusions either the stunning Dotty Spotty Crochet Blanket or the Star Light Star Bright Blanket. Depending on your interests and skill level. We’ll provide plenty of guidance and support and offer tips and tricks for you to take home and finish your project.

Let’s crochet our way to a world filled with creativity, relaxation, and endless possibilities! Join me, and let’s unlock the world of yarn together! Are you ready to embark on this exciting crochet journey?

Course Outline:

  • Lesson 1: We will start by reviewing basic crochet stitches like chain, single crochet and double crochet. Then we’ll move on to more advanced techniques like crocheting in the round and introduce some new types of stitches. You will start your chosen project!
  • Lesson 2: Next we will show you how to count stitches and rows, and how to work with multiple colours in your project. We’ll cover some of the common crochet abbreviations and symbols, and learn how to read crochet patterns and charts.
  • Lesson 3: In anticipation of the end of the project we will teach you how to join squares and add a border. We’ll also look at troubleshooting your stitches and how to avoid pitfalls and fix mistakes and how to finish off by weaving in ends and blocking your work. Finally, you will be introduced to Ravelry and guided through choosing yarn colours using design seeds so that you know where to start for you next project!

Learning Outcomes:

  • You will have the skills and confidence to tackle more advanced crochet projects on your own, and the knowledge to experiment with different stitches and patterns.
  • You will have started either a blanked or a scarf and go home with the skills to complete it on your own.

What to bring:

For the blanket square:

  • A few colours of DK/8ply and a 4.5mm hook, or worsted/10ply and a 5mm-5.5mm hook

For the Scarf:

  • 3 colours of Sock/Fingering 4ply and a 4.5mm and a 5mm hook

Further information about the class projects and materials needed will be emailed to you a few days before your class.

About the Tutor:

'Hello, my name is Kristen and I am a crochet addict. My first exposure to crochet was with my adored Granny when I was young, then life happened. I didn’t crochet again until 2019 when covid lockdowns began and I am now obsessed.

I can read a pattern, read a diagram, understand all stitches and the anatomy of a stitch. I have made many things since 2019 including scarves, lap rugs, throw rugs, table runners, face washers, dishcloths, baby blankets, and beanies, and am currently making my first wearable – a cardigan.

I have my favourite designers, and my favourite yarn shops and regularly use the worldwide website Ravelry which is a community site, an organisational tool, and a yarn/pattern database for knitters and crocheters. I would love to share all of this with each of you as you progress on your very own crochet journey.'

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.
  • All courses need a minimum number of students to run ("we try our hardest to get those") . If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled before the commencement and you will be informed
$180 Limited inc GST / $171
Crochet - Beyond the Basics

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