Crochet and Coffee (beginners/improvers)

New to crochet?

Crochet is such fun, and such a portable craft, no wonder it’s so popular at the moment! Why not join a class and have a go yourself?

These friendly classes will teach you how to crochet. Each class has a maximum of 4 people. With some aimed at complete beginners, and some for those who may know just the basics, each class tackles a specific project designed to teach you basic crochet stitches and how to combine them, plus how to read a pattern and a chart, and how to complete a project.

The yarn for the project is provided and there’ll be crochet hooks to use at the class.

Where?

The Crochet and Coffee classes take place at cafes around Crouch End including The Haberdashery cafe at 22 Middle Lane, Crouch End N8 8PL. Also at the cafe of Arthouse Cinema in 159a Tottenham Lane, N8 9BT. The cafes will be open so you will be able to grab a coffee, soft drink or alcoholic tipple (or even a slice of cake).

The evening Crochet and Coffee classes take place at The Queens pub in Broadway Parade, Crouch End N8 9DE. Or at The Alex, 120 Park Road, N8 8JP. The pubs will be open, so if you don’t want to buy a coffee, you have a choice of all the usual pub tipples too!

For these classes, you will need to book in advance – just email me at info @ pickingupstitches (dot) com or fill in the form here stating which class you’d like to attend.

Upcoming projects

There are a couple of projects in classes this December. The daytime classes cost £12 and the evening ones cost £15. Bargain!

Granny Squares

Retro style lamp and trhee granny squares

For the granny square you will learn how to make a slip knot, how to chain stitch, and how to work into a ring. You will also learn how to make treble crochet stitches.

The traditional granny square is so versatile. Once you know how to crochet one, you’ll be well on your way to making a blanket, a cushion cover, a table mat, a coaster, a wristband – the crochet world’s your oyster. You can read about some of the things I’ve made out of granny squares recently over on my Blog page.

Once you’ve completed the beginners class, there’s a follow-on improvers class, which looks at edgings, and ways of joining together granny squares. For this hour long class you will need to bring along at least six similar granny squares of any size.

Christmas decorations

Crochet Christmas stars

This month you can learn to crochet a Christmas star decoration even if you’re a complete beginner.

And if you can already crochet the basic stitches, why not request a snowflake class and I’ll arrange it – they’re so beautiful, once you’ve made one, you’ll want to make lots of them!

Crochet Christmas snowflakes

More classes

For a full list of all my classes scheduled in Crouch End, click here.

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