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Author: Anne Holden Published: 12th January 2016 14:15

Crochet - Beginners

 17 January 2016
 £85 inc. home-made lunch, biscuits & cakes etc.
 10 - 4
11 / 12

Crochet is a process of creating fabric by interlocking loops of yarn, thread or strands of other materials using a crochet hook.   The name is taken from the French word "crochet", meaning small hook. These are made of materials such as metal, wood, or plastic and are manufactured commercially and produced in artisan workshops. The salient difference between crochet and knitting, beyond the implements used for their production, is that each stitch in crochet is completed before proceeding with the next one, while knitting keeps a large number of stitches open at a time. (Variant forms such as Tunisian crochet and broomstick lace keep multiple crochet stitches open at a time.  (Wikipedia)

Jennifer started crocheting about four years ago.  Since teaching herself the art, she started a very friendly weekly course for beginners in Nayland, Suffolk.  The group meets once a week and compare creations and ideas.  Jenny has taught many how to crochet and her students (of all ages) have been producing a variety of beautiful creations including cardigans, hats and scarves, Aran blankets,  ponchos, baby booties, cushion covers and many many more.

This crochet for beginners course will include a crochet hook, some wool and two patterns to choose from.  The course will teach the four basic stitches used in crochet and the all important chain stitch.

Crochet is a very relaxing hobby and you can have no end of fun creating projects for yourself or for gifts for friends and family.


Materials will be provided.

You will take away with you a hook and some suitable wool.

What to Bring

Strong shoes and thick socks (there is no tarmac on the farm)

Warm clothing

Glasses for seeing detailed work if you need them.


Baby blanket crocheted by Jenny McBride, tutor on the crochet course

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