Crochet for Absolute Beginners - CANCELLED (OL09L16A)

New to crochet? Learn the basic crochet stitches to get you started on your crochet journey and make a beautiful and colourful mandala in a small, friendly, real-time online course

When? Thursday, 10:00am - 12:00pm from 24th September 2020 until 22nd October 2020 for 5 weeks.
Where? This is an online course.
How much does it cost? The full fee is £66.00. The concessionary fee is £34.00. Reduced fees are available to students in receipt of certain means-tested benefits. For more information on applicable benefits and eligibility please see the Financial Support page on our website or contact the ACRES team.

Please see additional cost information below
Tutor to advise at first session. To avoid unnecessary cost please do not purchase any materials or text books until you are certain that your course will run. Course decisions are normally made a week prior to the course start date.

How to enrol?

You can enrol by phoning ACRES' House on 01825 761820 on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 10 am and 3 pm. Alternatively, to register your interest in a course please email adultlearning@acres.org.uk with the course title and your contact details and a member of the team will call you back to enrol you on your chosen course.

Course overview

Ideal for the absolute beginner or those who wish to refresh the basics, come and learn how to hold a crochet hook, make stitches, create a beautiful mandala and discover inspiring ideas for many new projects

What you already need to know

This course is for beginners or those with limited experience. The tutor will be covering basic stitches and how to use them in beginner crochet projects.

What you will learn

You will learn:
- how to hold a hook and yarn
- stitches including; chain, slip stitch, single crochet, double crochet and treble crochet
- how to work in the round
- how to change colour/yarn
- to understand crochet terminology, abbreviations
- how to add beads to your work

How you will learn it

Using the online medium you will learn directly from your tutor as well as through presentations, videos, online resources and group discussion. You will have plenty of opportunity to develop your practical skills and your tutor will give you guidance and feedback. Your tutor will supply clearly illustrated hand outs and slides with right & left handed instructions

What do I need to bring to the first session?

ACRES' online courses will be taught in real time using the video platform Google Meet, supported by other online resources. To ensure you get the most out of the course and can fully participate in the sessions you will interact with your tutor and other students through speaking, listening and the chat function, as well as being able to see each other via the video links, though you can turn off your camera and microphone at any time.

You will therefore need to have access to either a laptop, computer or portable device (eg tablet or phone) (this ideally needs to be less than 5 years old), with a camera / webcam and microphone, as well as a good broadband / Wi-Fi connection.

Though it is not essential, you may choose to create a separate email account for your online learning (preferably Gmail which is most compatible with Google Meet). This will give you the added security to allow you to share your email address with your tutor and other students on the course to enhance your learning experience, without disclosing your personal information.

At the start of the course and before each lesson your tutor will send you an invitation with a link to join the class and any further information including resources and equipment you will need for the lesson.


Materials and items you will need to do the course

A ball of DK (double knit) yarn and a 3, 4 & 5mm crochet hook.
Scissors
Later in the course you will need a selection of different coloured yarns and some beads. Your tutor will advise you before you purchase these.

How much extra study or practice is involved?

It is advised that you practise between classes so that you consolidate what you learn in class. Projects set during the session will enable you to practice your new stitch or technique at home.

What do previous students say?

"I've learnt so much but there is always something new I want to learn"
"It is so enjoyable learning together and seeing what everyone else is working on"
"I'm hooked!"
"Emma is so patient and makes things that look complicated seem really easy. I have been amazed at what I have made since I started coming."

What are the next steps within this subject with ACRES?

What are the future steps beyond ACRES?

Find out about other courses with the National Careers Service for opportunities to extend your skills and knowledge.

How can I get further information about these?

Please visit the ACRES website, see our brochure, or alternatively contact a member of the team on 01825 761820.