Crochet - Beginners

Crochet - Beginners

$165 Limited inc GST
Crochet - Beginners

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Crochet - Beginners - Sydney Course

We offer training in face to face and/or online learning formats.

  • Please see scheduled class for delivery format.
  • Online classes delivered via livestream video over Zoom.

Learn a new skill and join the crafting craze. Crochet is the new ‘Mental Yoga’. It has been proven to aid mindfulness, release stress and increase concentration. Learn to use all 10 fingers to engage with yarn and colour, and learn new stitches and create your own crocheted articles. It could be anything from bags, scarves, clothing, jewellery or home decoration.

During this course you will learn how to crochet the basic stitches with symbols (slip stich, Single crochet, half double crochet, double/treble crochet), learn how to make ‘Post stitches’ & learn new stitches like chevron, make a granny square, create and join motifs and shapes like triangles, hexagons and circles, design your own items and explore various ideas to create your own masterpiece at home. Starter kit supplied by tutor - included in course fee.

Learn more about Crocheting on our blog - 'Unlocking the Power of Mental Yoga' .

This course is designed for beginners and assumes no prior knowledge of the craft.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across northern and western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and Ryde. Enrol today or enquire now!

Course Outline

This is a course aims to introduce the various concepts of crochet as outlined below. (not in chronological order). Participants will be exposed to various projects and will be expected to complete the course with a bag OR a pair of gloves OR a scarf. The students will also leave with multiple ideas for projects stemming from concepts learnt in the class.

Topics include:

  • Knowing your yarn (cotton, wool, acrylic etc) & Knowing crochet hooks and sizes
  • Learn how to hold the crochet hook and yarn
  • What is tension when creating fabric
  • Understanding how to start a chain in crochet
  • Learning the basic three crochet stiches with symbols (slip stich, Single crochet, half double crochet, double/treble crochet)
  • How to make ‘Post stitches’ & learn new stitches like chevron
  • Learning how to make a granny square
  • Learn motifs and shapes like triangles, hexagons and circles
  • Learn how to join motifs
  • Interpreting and reading simple patterns
  • Working with colours and a colour wheel
  • How to change colours on a project
  • Introducing how to make circles in crochet & designing with circles
  • Learn to make crochet motifs e.g. snowflakes
  • Designing with granny squares & motifs (projects with motifs)
  • Learn increase and decrease
  • Learn to make bunting
  • Ideas for making simple garments and concepts of shaping
  • Ideas for making simple gifts, small and large projects
  • Yarn substitutions
  • Introduction to online resources and a practical guide to yarn buying
  • Finishing off your piece

Session Outlines:

  • Session One

Introduction to Yarn

  • How to hold a crochet hook

  • How to hold yarn for crochet

  • How to start a chain in crochet

  • Introduction to crochet stitches

  • Session Two

Learn Crochet stitches such as Single Crochet, Double Crochet/ Half treble crochet & Treble crochet Introduction to reading crochet patterns and the symbols and names of each stitch Learn Turning chain and how to crochet for a straight seam Tension/Gauge when creating fabric How to wind off yarn

  • Session Three:

Introduction to Granny Squares, read a granny square pattern Learn the mathematical basis for Granny squares Learn how to grow rows in granny squares

  • Sessions Four - Six

  • Discuss granny square projects and ideas

  • Discuss colour and read the colour chart

  • Learn colour change in Crochet

  • Attempt a granny square with multiple colours

  • Learn different techniques to join crochet squares

  • Discuss Granny square Projects and ideas (By now most students will be able to make granny squares at home to make either fingerless gloves, bag or scarf)

  • Finishing off your piece in crochet

  • Additonal Topics:

  • Learn Triangles, Hexagons and Circles in Crochet

  • Look at making items such as bunting.

  • Discuss motifs in Crochet : such as Snowflakes

  • Learn Chevron stitches (or Ripple stitches) for blankets

  • Introduction to online resources: searching patterns, exploring websites such as Pintrerst and pattern reading.

  • Online yarn buying guide

  • Q and A

Course Outcome

At the end of the course, students will be become confident in the following:

  • How to hold the crochet hook and yarn
  • Single crochet, slip stich, half double crochet, double crochet
  • Crochet motifs
  • How to increase and decrease stitches
  • Symbols used on patterns and to read simple patterns
  • How to design your own patterns
  • Apply new skills on a new project to work on

What to Bring

  • ipad or Tablet - if you have one
  • Pen and paper
  • Scissors
  • Course materials and course notes provided

Prerequisite:

  • This course is designed for beginners and assumes no prior knowledge of the craft. This course is also suitable for those who have acquired some knowledge of crochet and would like to revise and further their skills.

Important Information

  • Tutor will provide materials (including yarn and hooks) - value $20. Included in course fee.
  • For on-campus classes only: Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your first lesson only.

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a smartphone, tablet, computer or laptop in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Delivery Mode

  • We offer training in face to face and/or online learning formats.
  • To check the delivery mode of the course you are interested in please view the class timetable.

Classroom based: experienced and engaging trainers will take you through the course material face to face.

Classroom based learning for this course includes:

  • Scheduled class times and sessions
  • Interaction with your trainer and other students

Please note: Government COVID-19 regulations and recommendations, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing and other hygiene protocols will be in place at all times and may result in course delivery changes.

Remote learning: experienced and engaging trainers will take you through the course material via interactive livestream video classes online.

Remote learning for this course includes:

  • Scheduled class times and sessions
  • Livestream video classes online
  • Interaction with your trainer and other students during livestream video sessions

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a smartphone, tablet, computer or laptop in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across northern and western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and Ryde. Enrol today or enquire now!

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Course testimonials:

  • Justine said: Great tutor, took it slowly so we mastered the stiches

  • Kathryn said: Most informative, very patient & helpful teacher - Kathryn