How to Crochet for Improvers short course

Improvers crochet course in May 2019

How to Crochet for Improvers short course

I’m running my popular improvers crochet short course in May 2019. I’d like to tell you a bit about it!

Improvers Crochet short course with Nicki Merrall from Being Knitterly

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Why should you come to this improvers crochet short course?

Maybe you can already do double and treble crochet stitches. Maybe you’ve crocheted a few traditional granny squares, but you’re not sure what to try next. Maybe you’ve already done the How to Crochet for Beginners short course with me. You’re ready to learn some more crochet and you’ll have so much fun trying different things in each class. I’ll provide the yarn that you’ll need for each project.

I’ll also provide delicious homemade 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 new stitch and technique, 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 written instructions and charts for each project. Practise makes perfect, so a bit of practice between each class will help too.

You’ll make lots of small projects: different types of granny squares, a crochet coaster and a container, and finally, some crochet flowers.

What will you learn?

You’ll learn to:

  • Change colour.
  • Make variations of the traditional granny square.
  • Crochet circles and tubes.
  • Make different types of petals.
  • As well as follow written instructions and crochet charts.

In the first improvers class, you’ll learn some new square motifs. There are no new stitches, but you’ll learn to combine the ones you know in different ways. You’ll be following crochet patterns with both written and charted instructions, so you’ll get lots of practice with these. And because you’ll already appreciate the versatility of granny squares, you’ll be able to start new projects using these new square motifs when you leave.

In the second class, you’ll learn how to crochet circles and tubes. Circles and tubes are the basis of many crochet projects such as mats, circular cushions, containers, and even shawls. Again there’s no new stitches, you’re using what you know in different ways. You’ll make a couple of small projects: a coaster and a small container. You’ll leave knowing how to adapt the patterns to make mats and containers of different sizes. And they make great presents!

In the final class, you’ll use techniques such as loops, picots, and shells to make flower petals. There’s only one new stitch to learn, the half treble, but you’ll be combining the stitches you know in different ways. You’ll be amazed at how much better you are at reading crochet instructions. You’ll leave the improvers crochet course ready to try out other patterns.

“The best part was my growing confidence at pattern reading so I can go away and try new patterns myself!”


When does the improvers crochet course take place?

19:00 – 21:00, Tuesday evenings, 7, 14 & 21 May 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.

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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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