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Crochet for Beginners

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - May 22 @ 8:30 pm $229

Learn crochet for beginners course in Sydney.

Crochet is one of the oldest crafts in the world and is today labeled as the new ‘Mental Yoga’. Research shows there are many health and wellbeing benefits to repetitive crafts such as crochet. So come and join the crafting craze and craft yourself something uniquely yours. Challenge yourself to use all 10 fingers at once and relax into a mindful, rhythmic activity at the same time. This is a course that makes learning crochet fun while teaching you everything from how to hold the hook and yarn, starting a chain to learning how to make the basic stitches, counting stitches and rows and reading patterns. It is designed as a complete introductory course in crochet. You don’t need any previous experience. Just come along and have fun. All materials are provided.
Participants will be exposed to various projects and will leave with ideas to makes either a bag, gloves or a scarf. They will also have multiple ideas for projects stemming from concepts learnt in class.

Agenda (please note this is not an exhaustive list, time permitting we will aim to cover all topics below):
  • 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 3 crochet stiches with symbols (slip stich, Single crochet, half double crochet, double/treble crochet)
  • Learn how to join motifs
  • Learning how to make a granny square
  • 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
  • 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
Outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • learned the basic crochet stitches
  • attempted to make a granny square
  • learned how to read a pattern
  • learned crochet stitch symbols and abbreviations
  • be exposed to many ideas so you can apply new skills to a project
  • have a wish list for future projects and know where to find patterns and ideas for these
Other Information

Please note, right and left-handed students are welcome. However, please contact the College if you are left-handed, as the tutor would like to provide you with personalised handouts to help you to master the skills.

Starter Pack provided in the first class for each student to keep:

  • 1 x crochet hook
  • Medium weight yarn (8ply)
  • Course notes
Please bring
  • Tablet OR Pen and notepad for taking notes
  • Scissors

Please wear closed in shoes.

Details

Start:
May 1 @ 6:00 pm
End:
May 22 @ 8:30 pm
Cost:
$229
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/course/ARHC20

Venue

2a Gordon Street
Rozelle, Sydney, NSW 2039 Australia
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Phone:
(02) 8752 7517
Website:
https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au