How to Crochet for Beginners short course

Beginners crochet course in February 2019

How to Crochet for Beginners short course

I’m running my popular beginners crochet short course again in February 2019. Let me tell you a bit about it!

Beginners crochet: Learn how to do the basic crochet stitches and make a granny square during How to Crochet for Beginners short course with Nicki Merrall from Being Knitterly

The February course is now fully booked.

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Why come to this beginners crochet short course?

Maybe you’ve never tried to crochet or you’ve tried and struggled. Maybe you can do one or two crochet stitches, but are not sure that you’re doing them correctly. Maybe you prefer to learn with a tutor. The most important thing is that you want to learn! You don’t even need a crochet hook or yarn since I’ll provide them.

I’ll also provide delicious home-baked biscuits or cake and a variety of hot drinks. And if we’re lucky, the Being Knitterly barista (Mr BK), will be around to make some rather nice coffee!

How will you learn?

I’ll demonstrate each stitch, both to groups and individuals. The first few times that you crochet a stitch, I’ll talk you through the process as you do it. You’ll also be given a handout with photographs and written instructions for each stitch. Practise makes perfect, so a bit of practice between each class will help too.

When you’re learning a new stitch you’ll repeat it several times to make a small sample. You’ll also crochet some granny squares and learn how to join them before crocheting a small project.

What will you learn?

You’ll learn to:

  • choose the right hook for yarn.
  • hold the hook and yarn.
  • make a chain, slip stitch, double and treble crochet stitches.
  • make a traditional granny square.
  • join granny squares.
  • as well as understand basic crochet instructions.

In the first beginner’s crochet class you’ll learn how to hold the crochet hook and yarn whilst practicing chain stitch. This isn’t easy for a beginner; you’ll be all fingers and thumbs at first. I’ll demonstrate as many times as necessary, let you practise and advise you how to adjust your fingers so that it becomes easier. Gradually your fingers will cooperate and you’ll be crocheting! Then, you’ll learn the double crochet stitch. By the end of this class, you’ll have a small crochet sample which may be rectangular or more free form, but we’re not going to worry about that this week. Practice makes perfect, as they say!

In the second class, you’ll learn two more stitches: slip stitch and treble crochet. And because you learnt to hold the hook and yarn last week you’ll pick these new stitches up much quicker. Then you’ll make your first granny square. As you do so, you’ll learn some abbreviations used for crochet instructions and symbols used in crochet charts.

In the final class, you’ll make your first project! So, you’ll get more practice at following crochet instructions, crocheting granny squares and changing colour, as well as learning how to join granny squares. This is a great place to finish the beginner’s crochet course because if you know how to make and join granny squares you can go away and make cushion covers, bags, scarves, and throws – anything that is based on a square or rectangle!

“Absolutely loved doing these classes. From a complete beginner to being able to do Granny Squares!”


When does it take place?

19:00 – 21:00, Tuesday evenings, 5, 12, & 26 February 2019.

Where is the Being Knitterly Studio?

The Being Knitterly Studio is based in Loughborough, north Leicestershire. Full details and directions will be sent to you upon booking.

The February course is now fully booked.

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How to Crochet short courses

How to Crochet for Beginners and Improvers – for each course choose a class on three of the following dates:

  • September–October 2019: 10 Sept, 17 Sept, 24 Sept, 1 Oct, 8 Oct, 22 Oct & 29 Oct.
  • February–March 2020: 4 Feb, 11 Feb, 25 Feb, 3 March, 10 March, 17 March & 24 March.

How to Knit short courses

How to Knit for Beginners and Improvers – for each course choose a class on three of the following dates:

  • November 2019 & January 2020: 5 Nov, 12 Nov, 19 Nov, 26 Nov, 14 Jan, 21 Jan & 28 Jan.
  • May–June 2020: 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 2 June, 9 June, 16 June & 23 June.

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6 Responses to How to Crochet for Beginners short course

  1. Natasha 26 March 2019 at 9:29 #

    Hi my name is Natasha, ai would like to learn crochet. I know the basics but i am only here on a visit from 1 april intil the 15th.
    Is there any chance of any class during the time pls let me know.

    • Being Knitterly 2 April 2019 at 17:30 #

      Hi Natasha, my next beginners crochet course will be in September. You could book a one-to-one tutorial if that would suit you.

  2. Edith Cole 13 April 2018 at 22:14 #

    I am interested if I can watch on the computer to learn,

    • Being Knitterly 20 April 2018 at 12:06 #

      Hi Edith,

      I think you are asking if I have videos to teach crochet. I hope to one day, since they would be great for students to refer to after they have finished my courses. However, I’d want them to be really good quality. Many of my students come to my courses because they find it difficult to learn from videos. Whilst videos can show you how to do something, they can’t tell you why something isn’t working! I do have a few photo tutorials which you can find on my blog. Start with: How to Crochet tutorial: Crocheting a chain.

  3. Pat Hamer 10 January 2018 at 13:57 #

    Are you running a beginners crochet course at the dukkeries in the near future. This is exactly what my friend and I need. I would like to buy her a gift voucher if possible

    • Being Knitterly 15 January 2018 at 17:16 #

      Hi Pat, I’ve sent you a reply by email.

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