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Introduction to Crochet

Key Facts

Level: Beginners

Tutor: Tanya Sharkey

Course dates: 10th May to 21st June 2023 (no class on 31st May)

Length of course: 6 weeks

Study mode: Wednesday evenings 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Venue: Hereford Campus, Folly Lane, Hereford HR1 1LS

Course content

You will be guided through how to do various crochet stitches to develop crochet skills and techniques required to make simple objects.

Level / experience needed: The course is designed for beginners.

  • Chains
  • Single, double and treble crochet stitches
  • How to read and follow crochet patterns
  • Crocheting in the round
  • Rows and turning
  • Increasing and decreasing stitches

 What you will need to bring

  • Four colours required of chunky wool 100g, such as Stylecraft yarn – Chunky 100g (100% premium acrylic). This can be bought for about £2.10. As long as the wool is chunky and is 100g, you can choose whatever you feel comfortable using: acrylic, or a mixture of acrylic and wool.
  • Crochet hooks – either 5mm or 6mm, whichever you feel comfortable using. These can be bought individually or it may be cheaper to buy a set. I use Pony P39810 Easy Grip Crochet hook set multi which can be found online for about £9.95.
  • Stitch markers, sewing needle – These can be bought for about £1 per pack. Scissors – any type as they are only required to cut the yarn. The tutor will supply patterns.

About the tutor

“My name is Tanya and I have been crocheting for about 4 years.  Over this time, I have made all sorts of toys, ranging from tiny turtles up to large flamingos.  I love giving them as gifts and keepsakes; they are personal and unique.  Crocheting is also one of the best forms of relaxation where you get something cute at that end to keep.”

Course costs

Tuition: £60.00 (this includes a charge of £10.00 for additional materials)

N.B. These costs are subject to change

What next

The college may offer a more advanced crochet course in the future.