This course has concessions available

NEW: Crochet Projects

This course is designed for students with a range of Crochet skills including beginners who are eager to learn the technique of crochet and those who would like to improve and build upon their skills & techniques. All students should be excited about creating unique pieces of work using crochet techniques, exploring the potential of a range of textures, patterns and colour.

If you would like enrol at the concession rate, please request and complete your enrolment by contacting: or calling 020 7269 6000 Mon- Thu

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Who is this course for

This course is aimed at people with no previous knowledge crochet and for those wanting to broaden their skills and techniques to take on more challenging projects.

What does this course cover

At the start of each term you will learn crochet stitches and techniques through making samples. You will learn how to follow abbreviations and crochet patterns, change yarn colour and finish off your work to give a professional finish. Once you have learnt the basic skills you will begin a simple project. Those projects are:

Term 1: Sampler Blanket. Crochet skills and knowledge will be used and developed through making a crochet sampler blanket. Using a variety of crochet stitch patterns and granny square motifs you will make units which will be stitched together to make a blanket. These units could also be stitched together to make a different item such as a scarf or wall hanging.

Term 2: Accessories. Crochet skills and knowledge will be developed through making samples and small projects to make different accessories for yourself and the home. You will learn how to increase and decrease to make three-dimensional forms such as slippers, socks, mittens, purse, bags and baskets.

Term 3: An item to wear. Crochet skills and knowledge will be developed through making samples and tension squares to follow a pattern to make a wearable item of your choice. The course will cover a range of projects, with the aim for you to build upon your skills and understanding to make for example a stole, shawl, jacket, top or gilet.

By the end of the class you should be able to:

1. Understand and apply a variety of crochet stitches and techniques to complete set projects.
2. Understand how to read a pattern and to choose yarn and needles that are appropriate for that project.
3. Understand the basic difference between yarns and needles, and how they can be applied in your set project.
4. Have evaluative skills to make decisions about the design and content of your projects

What will it be like

Teaching methods:
Visual demonstration and verbal explanation.Written handouts with visual diagrams.One-to-one teaching. Group discussions.

Learning methods:
Hands-on practical activities Reading handouts and following instructions.One-to-one and group discussion.

Questions and answers during group discussions and one-to-one teaching.
Record students' progress and achievement on an assessment sheet as they achieve the course objectives.

Practical work produced is evidence of learning.

What else do you need to buy or do

Basic materials will be provided for making samples and experimenting with new techniques. Students will need to source materials for their personal projects, a suppliers list will be provided.

Students should bring a note book, pencil and pen. We do have a range of crochet hooks for you to borrow but if you have your own, please bring these with you.

Gather visual research to inspire their projects. Visit relevant galleries and exhibitions. Source materials (a list of suppliers will be supplied). Continue and complete work as required.

What this course could lead to

There is detailed information in Reception about all our courses at the Mary Ward Centre and a library of prospectuses for other London colleges to help you continue your studies.If you need more detailed advice, please ask your tutor.

Information about other learning opportunities can be obtained from Learn Direct: tel: 0800 101 901, and from the following websites:;;;;

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This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria

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