Learn to Crochet.

CROCHET COURSE INFORMATION

 

A crochet course in Brighton for complete beginners or those who have tried before and need a reminder.

 

Learn the basics of crochet beginning with a slip knot, foundation chain and working double and treble crochet.

 

On this crochet course, we’ll use these skills to create circular or square motifs which can be joined or worked on to make blankets.

 

Those wanting something more advanced can try making crocheted flowers that can be made into brooches, hair accessories or embellishments for bags and shoes.

 

All materials will be provided for the crochet workshop and can be purchased from the tutor to take home.

 

You are welcome to bring your own hooks and yarn if you have them.

 

Scroll down for further course details or for more information on our other crochet courses in Brighton, head to our courses page via the main menu.

 

COURSE TUTOR: Jayne Eagle and Laura O’Sullivan

DURATION: 5 weeks

DAY: Monday

TIME:  6pm-8pm

WHEN: 14th January to 11th February

WHERE: Brighton Junction

COURSE FEE: £65 / £40 / £15

 

Please note that concessions are not available online.

Please see further information on fees and concessions online or in our brochure.

 

 

BOOK ONLINE HERE

 

 

This course aims to:

Teach you the basics of crochet beginning with a slip knot, foundation chain and working double and treble crochet. We’ll use these skills to create circular or square motifs which can be joined or worked on to make blankets.

Who this course is for?

Suitable for complete beginners or those who have tried before and need a reminder.

 

What will I be able to do by the end of this course?

  • Make a slip knot
  • Work a foundation chain & count these chain stitches correctly
  • Make a foundation ring and work ‘into the ring’
  • Work the following stitches and recognise their abbreviations (as you’d find them in a pattern): Chain (ch), slip stitch (sl st/ss), double crochet (dc), treble crochet (tr),
  • Decipher what is meant by chain 2 space (ch 2 sp) or chain 3 space (ch 3 sp)
  • Follow a simple crochet pattern involving the above abbreviations to make a granny square and/or circular motif.
  • Join in a new colour or ball of yarn
  • Demonstrate how to fasten off yarn and weave in the end to create a neat finish that won’t unravel
  • Recognize how to crochet in rows
  • demonstrate how to increase and decrease stitches

What materials will I need for the course?

All materials will be provided but if you have your own crochet hooks and yarn you are welcome to bring these to use. We will be working with yarn of ‘double knitting’ weight and using crochet hook of 3, 3.5 and 4mm but any thickness of yarn and hook can be used. Wool or Crochet cotton are ideal. (NB thin yarn is harder to work with.)

 

Roughly how much will they cost?

Hooks will be available to purchase to take home from 50p, or a set for £4. We will some have yarn you can use and will take donations e.g. 50p/£1 depending on how much you require.

  

Who are the course tutors?

Jayne Eagle is an artist/maker whose work has incorporated many forms of textiles, sewing and sculpture. After initially learning to crochet blankets for her newborn, this developed into a passion and led to her designing her own range of patterns for toy animals and dolls.

‘I have always had a love for the handmade and traditional craft. It’s such a tangible way of connecting to our heritage whilst discovering new skills’

Jayne has a Fine Art MA from Brighton University and has exhibited in the UK and abroad.

 

Laura O’Sullivan came to Brighton many years ago to do a 3D design degree and has since become (amongst other things) a jeweller, project manager, photographer, teacher and parent.  I guess you could say I have a fear of missing out as I have done most crafts at some stage! My most recent passion is sewing, especially dressmaking. What I love about crochet is it’s easy to learn, has many creative uses and is great therapy for bored hands and busy minds.

 

What next?

Further Crochet course at Friends Centre

Crochet for Beginners course – 6 March – 3 April

Crochet for Beginners workshop – 26 January and 9 March 2019

Crochet: Beyond the Granny Square – 10 November 2018 and 9 February 2019

Crochet: Festive Decorations – 1 December 2018

 

Join a local knitting and crochet group (up to date details provided at the workshop),

Follow YouTube videos – links to these will be provided in the workshop.

Other arts and crafts courses at Friends Centre

 

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Date/Time
Monday 14 January 2019 - Monday 11 February 2019
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Sessions: 1

Price
Full price: £65
Concession rate (if available): £40
Please note that concessions are not available online.
Click here for information on fees and concessions.

Location
Brighton Junction

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