Learn to Crochet.

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

On this crochet course you will learn 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.

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

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

 

 

COURSE TUTOR: Jayne Eagle and Laura O’Sullivan

DURATION: 5 weeks

DAY: Wednesday

TIME:  10.30am-12.30pm

WHEN:

Autumn: 25 September 2019 – 23 October 2019

WHERE: Brighton Junction

COURSE FEE: £65 Full Fee / £40 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.

 

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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
  • Recognise 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 – 15 January – 12 February

Crochet for Beginners workshop – 5 October or 1 February

Crochet: Beyond the Granny Square – 13 November – 11 December or 4 March – 1 April

Crochet: Beyond the Granny Square workshop – 16 November or 7 March

Crochet: Festive Decorations – 7 December

 

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

 

Date/Time
Wednesday 25 September 2019 - Wednesday 23 October 2019
10:30 am to 12:30 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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