Crochet Fairy LightsHave you mastered the basics of crochet and want to take your skills further?

Join us and learn to crochet your own festive decorations.

During the workshop you will have the choice of learning how to crochet a garland of stars, traditional foliage and flowers, three – dimensional crochet string of lights or hanging baubles.

Using a variety of stitches, you will learn how to work each motif and out them together.

This course is suitable for those who have already attended a beginner’s class and can crochet a granny square.


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COURSE TUTOR: Jayne Eagle and Laura O’Sullivan


DAY: Saturday

TIME:  10.30am-2.30pm


Autumn: 7 December 2019

WHERE: Brighton Junction

COURSE FEE: £35 Full Fee / £25 Concessions / £15 Better Living Through Learning


Please note that concessions are not available online.

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





This course aims to:

Teach how to make a series of crochet shapes to join into a winter garland.


Who this course is for?

Suitable for those who know the basics i.e. making a slip knot, working a foundation chain and basic stitches of chain, double and treble crochet. Also suitable for those who have crocheted before and would like a refresher.


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

  • Make a slip knot, foundation chain and join into a ring
  • Produce a crochet shape using double, half treble, treble, and double treble crochet
  • Produce a simple 3-D crochet shape using double crochet.
  • Follow a crochet pattern using a diagram and/or abbreviations
  • Join several shapes together into a garland


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 courses at Friends Centre

Crochet: Beyond the Granny Square (5 week course) – 4 March – 1 April 2020

Crochet: Beyond the Granny Square (Saturday workshop) – 7 March 2020


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

Saturday 7 December 2019
10:30 am to 2:30 pm
Sessions: 1

Full price: £35
Concession rate (if available): £25
Please note that concessions are not available online.
Click here for information on fees and concessions.

Brighton Junction


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