Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Crochet Course

£130.00

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Crochet Course for Beginners 

 

Welcome to an exciting journey of creativity and skill development with our Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Crochet Course! This course is tailored for complete beginners who are eager to learn the art of crochet as part of their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, and it offers a unique opportunity to engage in a meaningful and enjoyable skill-building experience. 

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Crochet Course for Beginners 

 

Welcome to an exciting journey of creativity and skill development with our Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Crochet Course! This course is tailored for complete beginners who are eager to learn the art of crochet as part of their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, and it offers a unique opportunity to engage in a meaningful and enjoyable skill-building experience. 

Benefits of Crochet: 

Crochet is more than just a craft; it’s a versatile and rewarding skill with numerous benefits. As you embark on this crochet course, you’ll discover: 

  • Stress Relief: Engaging in crochet has been shown to promote relaxation and reduce stress, providing a therapeutic outlet for creative expression. 
  • Mindfulness: Crocheting encourages mindfulness as you focus on the rhythmic movements of your hands, allowing you to be present in the moment. 
  • Creativity: Unlock your creativity by learning to create unique and beautiful projects. 
  • Sense of Achievement: Each completed project brings a sense of accomplishment, boosting confidence and motivation. 
  • Community Connection: Join a community of fellow crocheters, fostering connections and the sharing of ideas and inspiration. 

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Crochet Course Certificate of Completion: 

Upon successfully completing the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Crochet Course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion. This certificate not only acknowledges your dedication and perseverance but also serves as a tangible representation of the skills and personal growth you’ve achieved throughout the course.  

This course is designed to not only teach crochet skills but also to foster reflection and personal growth throughout the journey. 

Duration: 3 Months 

Includes:  

  • 6 x fortnightly* 2-hour sessions 
  • All materials needed – yarn, 4mm crochet hook, stitches markers 
  • PDF guides 
  • Practice assignments  
  • Certificate of Completion. 

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Crochet Course Session 1: Getting Started with Crochet Basics 

 

Introduction to Crochet 

  • Overview of crochet and its benefits. 
  • Explanation of basic crochet terminology and tools. The difference between US & UK terminology. 
  • Learn the slip knot, foundation chain and how to hold the crochet hook. 
  • Learn how to fasten off 

Single Crochet Stitch- working in the row 

  • Practice the single crochet stitch. 
  • Learn what a turning chain is. 
  • Understand how to create a simple project using single crochet, like a washcloth or a small square. 
  • Practice assignment: Create a small single crochet project and document your experience – challenges, stitch count, final piece. 

 

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Crochet Course Session 2: Building Skills with Double Crochet and Half Double Crochet 

 

Double Crochet Stitch – working in the row 

  • Introduction to the double crochet stitch. 
  • Learn how the turning chain differs for double crochet stitches. 
  • Practice creating a square using double crochet. 
  • Practice assignment: Crochet a small double crochet swatch and note any challenges or successes. 

Half Double Crochet Stitch – working in the row 

  • Learn the half double crochet stitch. 
  • Learn how the turning chain differs for double crochet stitches. 
  • Practice assignment: Create a simple project using double and half double crochet stitches and share a photo with a reflection on what you learned. 

 

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Crochet Course Session 3: Working in the round 

 

Starting a project in the round 

  • Learn the chain loop and the magic ring method of starting in the round – know the difference in how they affect your finished piece. 

Working in the continuous round 

  • When to use the continuous round method 
  • Stitch marker placement 
  • How to increase 
  • Understand the logical pattern of increases and your stitch count 
  • Pros and cons of using the continuous round method 
  • Practice assignment: Produce a 5-round piece using the continuous round method, maintaining correct stitch count. Document your challenges and successes. 

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Crochet Course Session 4: Working in the round continued 

 

Working in the joined round 

  • When to use the joined round method 
  • Stitch marker placement 
  • Understanding the turning chains when working in the round 
  • How to increase 
  • Understand the logical pattern of increases and your stitch count 
  • Pros and cons of using the joined method 
  • Practice assignment: Produce a 5-round piece using the joined round method, maintaining correct stitch count. Document your challenges and successes. 

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Crochet Course Session 5: Going from flat to round – shape work 

 

Creating sides 

  • Learn how to take a flat circular shape to a 3-dimensional shape with sides. 
  • Understand how the different stitches affect the gradient of the curve and how to compensate for this in terms of size. 

Creating a sphere 

  • Learn how to close off the top of your round project to create a sphere 
  • How to decrease 
  • Learn the logical pattern of decreases and the relationship between this and the increases. 
  • Using stuffing 

Practice assignment: Create a sphere using either the joined method or the continuous method. 

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Crochet Course Session 6: Exploring more advanced stitches 

 

Treble (Triple) Crochet Stitch 

  • Introduction to the treble (triple) crochet stitch. 
  • Practice incorporating treble crochet into projects. 
  • Practice assignment: Crochet a small swatch using treble crochet and reflect on the challenges and achievements. 

Combining crochet stitches 

  • Learn how double and half-double crochet stitches are combined (sometimes with chains) and used to create other more advanced stitches. 
  • Combine stitches to create texture in your work – the Lemon Peel stitch 

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* Sessions will run approximately every two weeks and will depend on availability, public holidays and other commitments.  You will be notified of your schedule after booking.

Level

Bronze, Silver, Gold

Location

Weaverham, Cheshire

Start Date

7th December 2023 5pm – 7pm, 13th December 2023 5pm – 7pm, 2nd January 2024 5pm – 7pm, 8th January 2024 5pm – 7pm, 7th February 2024 5pm – 7pm, 13th February 2024 5pm – 7pm, 19th February 2024 5pm – 7pm, 25th February 2024 5pm – 7pm