Learn to Crochet

Here are the dates for my 2021 classes. These classes always book up quickly and for the time being I’m runing all classes with reduced numbers. This means you’ll get plenty of one to one attention and  allow physical distance between participants when necessary. Some dates are still subject to change. Please check details with the venue.

All these classes run in Cumbria and can be book directly with the venue:

18th and 19th September: Crochet Weekender £155.00

A whole weekend of indulgent crochet. This is a class for complete begnners. We’ll cover all the skills in my beginners / improvers days and also add in some extra tips and tricks to get you started with crocheting patterns and making items for you and your home. Everything you need is included in the booking fee (accommodation is available as an added extra, or enquire about local pubs and B&B accommodation). I am really looking forward to teaching this one and I’ve got lots of indulgent treats and surprises lined up for you all! Booking price does not include accommodation.

Book for the Beginners Weekender

Introduction to Crochet £40.00

3rd October 2021 (half day) at The Maker’s Mill, Keswick.

I’ll show you how to make your own T shirt yarn and you’ll learn how to crochet in the round to make a t shirt yarn basket of your own.

Book for the T shirt Yarn Workshop

Coming soon: Crochet workshops at Farfield Mill, Sedburgh, Cumbria

I use standard UK crochet abbreviations, you can find a full list of UK terms here; The Yarn Standards Council (America) publish excellent guides on abbreviations, hook size conversions and standard yarn weights (useful if you’re substituting). The best conversion chart I have found for US – UK terminology is on the Annies Design Catalogue website.

Sorry, I rarely  make step by step photos  of my designs as you’ll find plenty of step by step instructions in my books. Nor do I make crochet videos – there are already some fantastic ones online. Please don’t email and ask me to make a short video of a stitch or technique “just for you” as I simply don’t have time to respond to those requests. There are several crocheters who have made videos of the stitches in my books – use your favourite search engine to find them or take a look at Youtube, where you will find lots of video tutorials by excellent crocheters who have the time and energy to make films for those of you who prefer to watch a video than read a pattern!