For our next project, we’ll be learning about “Broomstick Crochet”. This is a fun & easy technique that works up quickly. After the first couple of weeks you should have built up enough skills in the technique to tackle something simple like a shawl or wrap or even challenge yourself with something a little more complex such as a garment. Either way, I’m sure you’ll be glad you tried this very enjoyable crochet technique.
We’ll be covering:
- The types of yarn that work best with broomstick crochet.
- Classic peacock eye stitch and straight stitch.
- Cross stitch and mountain stitch.
- Combining standard crochet stitches with broomstick.
- Increasing and decreasing.
- Basic garment construction.
Duration: 5 weeks
Dates: 11th June – 9th July 2018
Time/date: 8:00-10:00pm every Monday
Venue: The Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 2PF
Cost: £50 (for 5 weeks) – not including materials
All you need for the first class is some yarn – something easy to work with, such as DK cotton, but do also bring any other yarn you might have as this technique can look good in a variety of yarns. DK, aran, worsted or even a chunky yarn and colour changing yarn can also look great. There are lots of ways to experiment with this once you’ve got the hang of it. However, as usual, I would avoid black & very dark yarns as it’s difficult to see what’s what.
I will bring the Broomstick needles – they are £2.53 each – size 20mm.
Also, please bring a range of hooks suitable for the yarn you have… i.e. 3-4mm for DK, 4-5mm for worsted & 6-7mm for chunky.
Booking form is here: https://goo.gl/forms/vxdQmkjqjlkfHXdf2
Please get in touch if you have any questions – mezzamay at icloud dot com