Explore Broomstick Crochet – 5 week course

learn broomstick crochet class

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:

  1. The types of yarn that work best with broomstick crochet.
  2. Classic peacock eye stitch and straight stitch.
  3. Cross stitch and mountain stitch.
  4. Combining standard crochet stitches with broomstick.
  5. Increasing and decreasing.
  6. Seaming.
  7. 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

 

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