Tunisian Crochet for Beginners

Class Capacity: 5- 8 students.

All participants who enrol must be fully (double) vaccinated by the class start date to be able to join classes on site (as per NSCC COVID policy): 

NO refunds or transfers for anyone who enrols and is not fully vaccinated by the class start date. 

Learn a clever crafting technique made popular all over the world because it so easy and such fun. Tunisian Crochet is often labelled a marriage of knitting and crochet, but easier than both!

This course is suitable for anyone interested in crochet. The typical student is inquisitive & curious. They are keen to grow a hobby, try something new, engage their intellect and join a social group of likeminded people. 

Course Outline:

In this short course, you can learn simple stitches that introduce Tunisian Crochet in all its glory. We will make learning the technique 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

This is a fast technique that builds fabric quickly. It is simple to understand and does not need any previous crafting experience to master. The tutor will introduce participants to easy stitches that create both plain and textured fabric. You will learn how to start a foundation chain, the Tunisian Simple Stitch, how to work rows of Tunisian Crochet, how to read diagrams, count stitches and more!

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

·Understand theory of Tunisian crochet 

·Learn how to hold the hook and yarn, 

·learn the basics of Tunisian crochet stitches 

·use the anatomy of a stitch to create different stitches 

·learn to identify and count stitches 

·learn to colour change easily, use it to create a beautiful effect and work that into the design of your sample project. 

Topics include:

·Introduction to Tunisian crochet methodology

·Introduction to foundation starting chain

·Working forward and return pass

·Exploring basic Tunisian crochet stitches

·Use Tunisian crochet to make a simple scarf/ cowl

·Learn more about tension

·Learn to follow a pattern

*(header image by Nat Ford, Flickr.com)

Materials List

All materials provided.

Tutor: Payal Bhargava

Payal is an accomplished and experienced crochet teacher with over 10 year’s experience in the art. She has worked in the publishing and business development industry for many years, where she was involved with a number of art and craft magazine titles.

Her passion with craft led her to learn and research crochet as a way to escape the stressful world of business and company politics. She eventually gave up the corporate life to raise her young family and to devote more time on crochet and teaching.

She now operates her own company which specializes in Mindful Craft which she believes is a path to creative meditation.

She teaches the art of Crocheting at Community Colleges and at Art Centres to small groups in an interactive and social environment. When she is not crocheting or teaching, Payal uses her blogs to promote healing and therapeutic value of crocheting. Her ambition is to inspire everyone to express their own creativity by using a hook and yarn.