How to Crochet short courses

How to Crochet short courses for beginners and improvers

Each short course comprises three classes. For either course choose three classes. Maximum of five per class.

Classes take place from 19:00–21:00 on Tuesday evenings
Dates to be confirmed

Details below.

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How to Crochet short courses for beginners and improvers

Beginners’ crochet short course

Whether you have never tried to crochet or have tried and struggled, Nicki will help you master the basic stitches. She’ll help you understand abbreviations and follow written instructions, as well as symbols and charts. After finishing the How to Crochet for Beginners short course you’ll know how to make and join granny squares. You’ll be able to make cushion covers, bags, scarves and throws: anything that is based on a square or rectangle!

“Absolutely loved doing these classes. From a complete beginner to being able to do Granny Squares! Looking forward to doing the next 3 classes”


Beginners’ course content:

First class: holding yarn and hook while making chain and double stitches.
Second class: slip stitch, treble crochet stitch, changing colour as well as a granny square.
Third class: joining granny squares and adding a border to make small project such as a blanket for a doll or teddy bear.

You will learn to:

  • Choose the right hook for yarn.
  • Hold the hook and yarn.
  • Make a chain, slip stitch, double and treble stitches.
  • Make a traditional granny square.
  • Join granny squares as well as understand basic crochet instructions.


  • New crocheter (you’ve never tried).
  • Beginner crocheter (you’ve tried, but lack confidence or are rusty or just prefer to learn with a tutor).

Improvers’ crochet short course

You’ve learnt the basic stitches such as double and treble crochet. You’ve tried a traditional granny square. Or maybe you completed the Beginners’ short course with Nicki. Maybe you’ve looked at some patterns, but don’t know what to try next. Nicki will show you how to use combinations of the basic stitches to make a variety of simple projects such as different granny squares, circular containers and flowers. She’ll also help you to understand abbreviations and written instructions as well as symbols and charts. After finishing this improvers’ course you’ll be ready to try out other patterns.

“Another three weeks of crochet. It flew past and we went on to learn how to do different granny squares and how to crochet flowers. It was fantastic. I am now totally hooked (sorry) on crochet.”


Improvers’ course content:

First class: making granny square variations as well as techniques for joining granny squares.
Second class: making circles and tubes, then using them for coasters and containers.
Third class: using techniques such as loops, picots and shells to make flower petals.

You will learn to:

  • Change colour.
  • Make variations of the traditional granny square.
  • Crochet circles and tubes.
  • Make different types of petal as well as follow written instructions and charts.


  • Improver crocheter (you can do double and treble stitches and make a basic granny square).

Further Information

Price includes:

  • Tuition.
  • Yarn for samples and projects.
  • A crochet hook (for beginners only).
  • A summary of the techniques covered.
  • Refreshments.

Please bring:

  • Notebook and pen.
  • 4.0 mm crochet hook (improvers only).


The Being Knitterly Studio is in a beautiful Edwardian house in Loughborough, Leicestershire.

After booking, Nicki will email you full details and directions, as well as questions about your previous crochet experience.


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