Crochet Information..

Learn the basics of crochet with our experienced tutor, Gemma 

 

All workshops are suitable for beginners or for those that have crocheted before. Please see course description. 

*All materials are provided 

*Workshops are suitable for those aged 16 years and over. 

*Workshops will start promptly so please 5-10 minutes before.

*Tea and coffee is available. 

Cancellations:  Cancellations  over 4 weeks before the event will receive a 100% refund. For cancellations less than 4 weeks , no refund will be issued.

COURSE DETAILS 

Beginners Guide to Crochet 

This workshop is suitable for those who have never crocheted before or those who are beginning or returning to crochet and need some practice and guidance with their stitches. The class is intended for complete beginners, working in a small group in a friendly and supportive environment; all learners are encouraged to work at their own pace and will receive one-to-one support where needed with their crochet. The workshop runs for four hours but learners are encouraged to take a break whenever necessary.

Please also bring with you:

A small pair of scissors

A notepad & pen

On this course you will learn:

  • How to hold the crochet hook

  • How to make a slip knot

  • How to make a chain

  • How to make the double crochet stitch

  • How to make the treble crochet stitch

  • How to count your chains & stitches

  • How to crochet in rows

  • How to crochet in rounds.

  • Basic crochet pattern terminology and how to follow a simple pattern.

  • How to fasten off

  • How to sew in ends

  • How to block your crochet 

In the first part of your workshop you will be shown how to start your crochet by making a slip knot, foundation chain and the double crochet and treble crochet stitch in rows. 

The aim of this part of the course is to get used to handling the hook and yarn and to practice the basic crochet stitches; there will be no pressure to complete a finished item but depending on progress/previous experience you may work towards finishing something small such as a crochet square/ bookmark/jar cover.

 

In the second part of the workshop you will build on your knowledge and learn the basics of how to crochet in ‘rounds’ (around in a circle) to make a small motif such as a flower which can be used as a decoration or embellishment.

A size 6 hook and chunky yarn will be provided for this class. There will be the opportunity to purchase your hook at the end of the session should you wish, for £1.50. 

Traditional Crochet Squares 

This workshop is suitable for those who have some knowledge of basic crochet technique e.g how to hold the hook and make a chain, and those who may be beginning/ returning to crochet and need help with the stitches and technique to make a traditional crochet square.  Learners will work in a small group in a friendly and supportive environment; all learners are encouraged to work at their own pace and will receive  one-to-one support where needed with their crochet. The workshop runs for four hours but learners are encouraged to take a break whenever necessary. 

Please also bring with you:

A small pair of scissors

A notepad & pen

On this course you will learn:

  • How to crochet in rounds (‘in the round’)

  • How to make a multi-coloured traditional crochet square using chains, the treble crochet stitch and the slip stitch.  

  • How to identify stitches and chain spaces in your work.

  • How to finish each round and join in a new colour.

  • How to identify the right and wrong side of your work.                    

  • How to edge your squares using the double crochet stitch.

  • Different methods of joining your squares (crochet, stitching, join-as-you-go)

  • Basic crochet pattern terminology and how to follow a simple pattern

  • How to fasten off and sew in your ends.

  • How to block your crochet.

 

 

During the first part of the workshop you will learn the technique to create a traditional crochet square (often known as a ‘granny square’) by following a step-by-step photo pattern with guidance from your tutor. 

Once you have completed your basic square you can either keep increasing it’s size in order to make a cushion cover or blanket, make another basic square to practice your technique or start a small project such as a scarf. You will also be shown how to edge your square using the double crochet stitch and how to join squares together using differing methods.  Advice will be given at the end of the class about improving the look and shape of your finished squares by sewing in your ends and ‘blocking’ your crochet. 

A size 4 hook and DK (double knit) yarn in a variety of colours* will be provided for this class There will be the opportunity to purchase your hook at the end of the session should you wish, for £1.50. 

*The basic crochet square will be made using the colours shown in the photograph above.  A variety of yarn in other colours will also be available for you to choose a different colour combination for any subsequent squares you make during the class.  If you wish to work your squares in particular colours for this workshop then please bring your chosen yarn with you; it is recommended that you bring double knit (DK) yarn in a light colour to help you see your stitches. Please note, the cost of the class remains the same should you choose this option.

Beginners Crochet Easter Bunny 

This workshop is suitable for those who have never crocheted before or those who are beginning or returning to crochet and need some practice and guidance with their stitches. The class is intended for complete beginners, working in a small group in a friendly and supportive environment; all learners are encouraged to work at their own pace and will receive one-to-one support where needed with their crochet. The workshop runs for four hours but learners are encouraged to take a break whenever necessary. 

 

Please also bring with you:

A small pair of scissors

A notepad & pen

On this course you will learn:

  • How to hold the crochet hook

  • How to make a slip knot

  • How to make a chain

  • How to make the double crochet stitch

  • How to make the treble crochet stitch*

  • How to count your chains & stitches

  • How to crochet in rows

  • How to crochet in rounds*

  • Basic crochet pattern terminology and how to follow a simple pattern.

  • How to fasten off

  • How to sew in ends

 

 

To make your Easter bunny you will be taught how to crochet a simple square in rows using the double crochet stitch. You will follow a step-by-step photo pattern to help with learning basic crochet terminology and pattern reading for this project. There is then some simple sewing and stuffing involved to turn this square into your bunny! You will then have the choice to practice what you have learned by making another bunny, or make a small decorative cuff with flower to put around the little pot which your bunny will sit in. 

 

*If you choose to make the cuff, you will learn how to crochet ‘in the round’ (around in a circle) using the treble crochet stitch to make the flower decoration

A size 6  hook and chunky yarn will be provided to make your bunny. If you choose to make a flower there will also be a smaller hook (size 4) and DK (double knit) yarn provided. There will be the opportunity to purchase your hooks at the end of the session should you wish, for £1.50 each.

 

Paper pots, stuffing, ribbon and buttons to finish your project are also provided.  

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Mrs Potts' Place

18 Obelisk Way 

Camberley 

Surrey GU15 3SD

Telephone: 01276 942016

Email: mrspottsplace@gmail.com

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Opening Times

Monday - Closed  

Tuesday - Friday 10.30am-5.30pm 

Saturday - 10.00am-5.00pm

Sunday - Private Events and Craft Workshops only (bookings essential).  We will not be open for public pottery sessions.

 

Parties can also be booked out

of hours, including evenings. 

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