Are you still fairly new to crochet or it's been a while since you last picked up your hook? Have you done our Beginner Crochet class? Maybe you want to progress your skills and are wondering Where to from here? This is the class for you.

In this practical and fun crochet class you will learn how to read a written and charted pattern, how to do increases and decreases, and how to “read” your crocheted piece (counting stitches and rows). And you will get started on an easy pattern - your choice of a blanket square, hat, mitts or market bag.

Skill level: you should be able to make the basic crochet stitches (this is NOT a beginner crochet class)

What to bring: 

  • For the blanket square (choose 1 out of 3 from the Nuts About Squares CAL): a few colours of DK/8ply and a 4mm hook, or worsted/10ply and a 4.5-5mm hook
  • For the hat or mitts: smooth light coloured (not variegated) DK/8ply weight yarn (eg Fyberspates Vivacious DK, Brooklyn Tweed Arbor, Bellissimo 8, Bellissimo Lucca) and a 4mm hook
  • For the string bag: 8ply/DK or 10ply/worsted cotton or cotton blend yarn (eg. Cahlista, Finch, Wren, Bombay) and a 4mm or 4.5mm hook.

Further information about the class projects and materials needed will be emailed to you a few days before your booked class.

You're entitled to 10% off any yarn, accessory and book purchases you make in store on the day.

(follow the link to Ravelry for the pattern information):

Your teacher: Jane Downey
Inspired by her grandmother, who would crochet intricate tablecloths without even referring to a pattern, Jane learned to crochet as a teen and has been crocheting now for over 30 years. Jane is a member of the Knitters' Guild of NSW and has taught crochet both for Guild meetings and at the Guild's camp, as well as at several yarn stores in Sydney. Jane has won prizes for her crochet at both the Sydney Royal Easter Show and the St Ives Show. Jane loves crochet because of the variety of projects it lends itself to, and because it's a lot easier to fudge than knitting (mostly!).
Terms and conditions
  • Full payment is required prior to the start of the class to confirm your spot.
  • Minimum numbers - All classes require a minimum of three people in order to go ahead and, depending on the class, a maximum of 10. If your class or workshop does not have the minimum number of students, the class will be postponed and you will be notified within three days of the class date if it has been cancelled or changed. We cannot be held liable for travel or any other costs in the event of a cancellation.
  • If your class is postponed or cancelled you can use the amount paid to transfer to another event/activity, use as a store credit, or be issued a full refund.
  • Cancelling a class – you are able to cancel, postpone or swap a class up to 7 days prior to the class date to receive a full refund. Less than 7 days prior, we cannot guarantee a full refund unless another booking fills your spot. Once a course has started, we are unable to provide a refund for change of mind or cancellations. 
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