Have you ever thought about taking up a second craft? If you’re an experienced knitter you may have sometimes thought about adding to your skillset.
Have you been contemplating crochet? I’ve occasionally use very basic crochet in my knitting; I use a crochet provisional cast-on and I’ve been known to do a crochet edging to stabilise the edge of a neck or shoulder.
BUT I’ve never done something that was entirely crochet!
It shares a lot of similarities with knitting in the way patterns are written and some of the terminology used. It’s different enough however to be intimidating.
If you’re experienced in one craft it’s actually very difficult to put yourself back to the starting gates and learn something new from scratch.
It’s so good for us though! Keeping our brain fresh and active is one of the best things we can do for ourselves.
Plus there are a lot of stitch types that work much better in crochet. So jump on in with me and let’s see if we can make ourselves bicraftual!
In the coming days, I’m going to get our teacher, Aoibhe Ńi to introduce herself (you can check her out here if you want to learn more immediately) but today I want to tell you a little about our Zero to Crochet course.
As Aoibhe was a knitter before she was a crocheter she has a very unique insight into the kind of pitfalls that knitters will encounter!
This class is hosted on my Teachable platform which gives you 24-hour access to the classes as long as you need them. Each lesson is a video workshop with captions and has written instructions and downloadable pdfs with each pattern and other useful information.
You can rewatch each video as often as you need and even download them to take them on the go with you. If you need to ask questions along the way you can post in the comment section of each lesson.
I’m a big believer in hands-on learning so this course works through a series of projects, introducing new techniques with each project.
The first project is a set of fingerless mitts. This is worked flat and seamed when you are finished. It introduces some basic stitches and allows you to troubleshoot the basics before progressing.
Next up we have this cute ruffled flower. This introduces us to working in the round and working increases.
Finally, we will end with the much-loved granny square. This introduces new crochet stitches and multiple colours. Mastering this square will allow you to create your very own crocheted granny square blanket!
As well as all of the above Aoibhe has a host of troubleshooting tutorials and tips and techniques to take you from ‘never held a hook’ to ‘crocheting like a pro’.
Where can I find the class?
If you just want access to the video workshop you can find it here.
This course has been produced in conjunction with iKnit7 and you can find starter packs with yarn and a class download code on the different shop websites.
Do you crochet? Drop us a note in the comments if you do telling us your favourite hooks and patterns. We would love to know.