Crochet for Beginners

You will learn basic crochet stitches and use them to create a beautiful and simple fabric incorporating easy techniques from traditional weaving.

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.

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. In the four weeks we will also learn how to make mesh. We will then learn to weave through the mesh to make beautiful designs. 

We have designed this course as a complete beginner’s level of crochet. Participants don’t need to have any experience. They will be exposed to various projects and may attempt a sample in class. They will also have multiple ideas for projects stemming from concepts learnt in class. And finally, you can challenge yourself to use all ten fingers at once and relax into a mindful, rhythmic activity at the same time.

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

·Understand theory and symbols of crochet 

·Learn how to hold the hook and yarn, 

·learn the basics of crochet stitches 

·use the anatomy of a crochet stitch to create different stitches 

·learn to identify and count stitches, read a diagram and understand the symbols of crochet 

·learn basic weaving using a needle and a crochet hook for different effects. 

Tutor: Bronnie Zervos

Bronnie started crafting as a way to practise mindfulness and create time for herself in a busy world. Her journey started with sewing cushions and beach bags which proved to be very popular at local markets and in her Etsy store. Bronnie began to explore other crafts including jewellery making, crochet and macrame. While she loves making her own creations for her Etsy store and handmade gifts for family and friends, her real passion is inspiring others to get creative and enjoy making their own projects. Bronnie believes everybody has a creative side!

‘So thrilled and excited for my new hobby! I can't wait to come back and learn many new skills. Bronnie was so lovely and patient and able to give us lots of one on one time which you can't pay for. Thank you for a lovely afternoon and for introducing me to my new hobby/obsession :)’

(Hand Embroidery Student 2019)