With Amanda Jackson from Manda Handmade with Love
Whoever said crochet is only for grannies? Beginners Crochet is one of our most popular classes and is such an easy craft to get started in. We provide everything you need to get started including a crochet hook and a ball of yarn, so all you have to bring is yourself and a little bit of patience!
Students will learn basic crochet techniques, some of the most common stitches are and how to read crochet patterns. Put all these together and you will start your first basic granny square! Find out about different types of yarn, crochet hooks and where to find crochet patterns. Classes are small, intimate and hands-on which is perfect for beginners. All tools and materials are provided.
What is covered in this class:
- How to hold a crochet hook
- How to hold the working yarn
- The crochet language: US & UK crochet terms
- Pattern terminologies: words, symbols, charts/ schematics
- Common notions & tools
- Where to find yarn & patterns
- Basic anatomy of a crochet stitch
- Learn basic crochet stitches (US term): slip knot, chain, slip stitch, double crochet (dc)
- Start making a simple crochet square
- Bind/ fasten off your yarn ends
- Change yarn colours
As a follow on from this class, sign up for Part 2 a few weeks later. The Crochet Workshop – Part 2 will further develop your newly learnt crochet skills. Students will learn to make other crochet stitches and how to join pieces together, if you want to make your crochet squares into a blanket. Find our Part 2 workshop dates here. You could also attend our Social Crochet & Knitting Meets or Beginners Amigurumi Crochet Workshop, and explore the world of crochet!
“Just wanted to say thank you for such a great class on Sunday. I cannot believe that I have made a nanny square (it’s not perfect but it looks like one). Such a great space, the teacher was fantastic and Pepper is so bloody cute.” – Patty attended our Beginner’s Crochet Workshop.
“The instructor was friendly, knowledgeable and happy to answer any and all questions, no matter how silly they may have seemed. This one course gave me the skills to push forward on my own… The whole vibe of Sew Make Create is incredibly welcoming and calm. I really look forward to many more visits in the future & can’t recommend them enough.” – Mark attended our Beginner’s Crochet Workshop
About Amanda Jackson
Amanda has an aspiration of spreading the stitchy and crafty love to the world. In 2008 Amanda stumbled upon the world of amigurumi and she hasn’t stopped making them since! She has been teaching beginner’s amigurumi and crochet workshops in Sydney since 2013. Her obsession with making cute handmade things coupled with her love for mathematics motivated Amanda into the designing and writing amigurumi patterns. You can find Amanda’s free patterns on Ravelry and video tutorials on Instagram @stitchymanda.