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Screenshot of my Crochet Stitches Cheat Sheet with promo text "Available for download exclusively to my students and subscribers"

Crochet Stitches Cheat Sheet

This cheat sheet is SO GOOD that it’s only available to my students and subscribers. So all you need to do to get your hands on it is either sign up for a crochet class with me, or subscribe to my regular crochet news emails, which contain news from the crochet world at large as well as info about any crochet classes I’m running.

Sandrine shawl

Free Sandrine shawl pattern on Facebook

During lockdown #1, I ran a free Sandrine shawl CAL (crochet along) in my Facebook group. The detailed pattern, with charts and step by step videos, is still available, so feel free to join!
We also have regular showcase threads to inspire each other.

Learn to crochet

Whether you’re a complete beginner or already have some crochet experience, whatever next step you want to take on your crochet journey, I can help!

Crochet hook and ball of yarn

1:1 online crochet lesson

Do you want to learn to crochet, but don’t know where to start?

Maybe you bought a kit, thinking it would be super easy (it does say “beginners” on the box…), but it turns out that you don’t understand the pattern?

Maybe you embarked on an ambitious crochet project, thinking you’d pick things up as you go along, but now you’re stuck on a technique that you haven’t encountered before?

Let me give you the tailored help you need!

Book a 1:1 lesson to solve the specific issue that has you stuck.

Just pay the £15 deposit (which covers the first half hour of tuition) and I’ll be in touch shortly by email.

Click here to access further details and the booking form. 

Crochet kit made of a set of hooks, a ball of yarn, bendy needles and stitch markers, with a zipped fabric pouch

Perfect crochet beginners bundle

You’d like to give crochet a go, but have no idea what you should buy to get started? You don’t want to waste money on tools that may turn out to be unsuitable? You’re also not keen on the idea of trawling through hours of YouTube videos to find something that you actually understand?

Well, don’t fret, this bundle contains just what you need:

🧶 Complete crochet tool kit with perfect yarn to get started
🧶 Initial 1:1 lesson on Zoom to teach you the basics
🧶 Lifetime access to a library of video tutorials aimed at beginners
🧶 Follow-up 1:1 lesson on Zoom to help you get further on your crochet journey

💥 All this for only £97!

Click here to access further details and the booking form. 

Beige crochet heart

Gift vouchers

Know someone who’d love to learn to crochet?
Looking for a last-minute gift?
Get them a gift voucher for a 1:1 online crochet lesson!

Click here to access further details and the booking form. 

Who am I?

My face

First things first: in case you’re wondering about my weirdly spelled name (it’s French!), you can pronounce it like ‘Gail😉

I’ve been teaching crochet since 2014.

It all started quite by chance, when my local library ran a craft group and I was asked to teach others to crochet.

I quickly realised that knowing how to do something and knowing how to teach it were two very different skills!

Why? Because you need to totally deconstruct what you know in order to not just show how to do things, but also put it into words, as well as being able to spot and troubleshoot mistakes.

Now I’m known for demonstrating crochet techniques in a super easy way. I also make sure to give feedback to my students every step of the way, so that they know where they may be going wrong and how they can make things easier for themselves, giving them the confidence they need to tackle projects on their own!

Here's what some of my lovely past students have to say about working with me

Thoroughly enjoyable snowflake workshop under the patient guidance of Gaëlle. Lovely friendly atmosphere and expert advice with a welcome side of tea and biscuits. I look forward to our next workshop.

Holly M. 
Holly M.

Really enjoyed this course. The tutor Gaëlle is very patient and pleasant and very good explaining how to learn new techniques. It was nice to make something all in one without having joins.

Jill T. 
Jill T.

Gaëlle is a fantastic crochet tutor! I’d wanted to learn for years and had tried books and video tutorials to no avail. After the beginner course of 3 sessions, I was able to read a simple pattern and started a granny square blanket. Gaëlle is a patient and encouraging tutor and she provided clear and relevant handouts to support the lessons. I would not hesitate to recommend the course.

Rhian F. 
Rhian F.

Hard work but well worth the effort!! I’m so pleased with the end result, and to have made something three dimensional! As ever Gaëlle has the patience of a saint; as I was the last person on the course to complete the basket she helped me to stay focused and not give up! Can’t wait for the next course….

Cath P. 
Cath P.

An excellent course with a lovely, patient tutor – just what every beginner needs! The handouts were instructive and clear, giving the essentials of what we needed to know for the course; the class was an ideal size with everyone receiving the guidance they needed from Gaëlle. I now have the confidence to tackle crochet patterns on my own and look forward to attending more of Gaëlle’s crochet courses in future.

Cath P. 
Cath P.

I have thoroughly enjoyed learning to crochet with Gaëlle. The course has provided all the essentials needed to give me the confidence to pick up a pattern and have a go!! The tips Gaëlle has shared and the handouts are really helpful. Thank you Gaëlle.

Karen B. 
Karen B.

Excellent course. Excellent and VERY patient teacher! Very useful handouts given in each session. I now know how to do different types of stitches, decreasing and increasing. And most important how to read a pattern! Money well spent….:-)

Frances L. 
Frances L.

Excellent course run by Gaëlle. Did beginners and followed it with the intermediate course really enjoyed both and found the handouts very helpful and informative. Really recommend the courses.

Judith B. 
Judith B.

Thoroughly enjoyed the course.

Bridget M. 
Bridget M.

I did a course with Gaëlle on reading crochet charts. It was a very informative and useful day. I have since made things using the charts and it’s so much easier than ploughing through text. She is a clear teacher as well as a friendly person. We had a lovely session.

Carol D. 
Carol D.

Really enjoyed the course! Having taught myself to crochet, many years earlier, I was very rusty. Gaëlle made it fun and made it seem very easy. She was an excellent teacher and was very patient. I finished my shawl in record time. The handouts she gave are extremely helpful. I would recommend anyone to attend one of her courses.

Pam L. 
Pam L.

Excellent course.

Alison S. 
Alison S.

Gaëlle is a superb teacher she explains everything clearly and logically and is always helpful. The class was fun and we all had a lovely time. I was so enthused that I carried on making more and more snowflakes when I went home so then I had enough for a window display. I also tried one with a very fine wool that looked good on the Christmas tree. I have booked on another class with Gaëlle, and I’m really looking forward to it.

Jackie G. 
Jackie G.

Lovely 3 hour workshop which was so helpful! There were 6 of us with Gaëlle which was perfect. It made for a lovely atmosphere and it meant that we had lots of opportunities to get individual help and advice from her. We made 3 of the snowflakes and each one showed a different skill. I’m not the best at crochet but along with the snowflakes, Gaëlle offered some hints and tips to help me in my general crocheting and this was invaluable help! She was really friendly and approachable and I’d definitely attend another workshop with her. My crochet projects have come on in leaps and bounds since the snowflake workshop.

Louise E. 
Louise E.

Very clearly explained by Gaëlle. Very impressed with the result of Tunisian crochet. Could almost be mistaken for knitting. Look forward to another session with Gaëlle.

Jill T. 
Jill T.

Gaelle’s Crochet for Beginners six week course was excellent. At the end of week one, I made a patterned scarf! Gaelle is very knowledgable, extremely affable and flexes her approach to meet varying standards and speeds of learning. Her handouts are excellent and I have a skill for life. I can’t wait to go to the next course!

Carmen G. 
Carmen G.

Gaëlle advertised a one day “refresher” course which was just what I needed having taught myself to crochet many years ago and not quite sure what I was doing! It turned out that because someone had cancelled at the last minute, I was the only pupil. Gaëlle kindly still ran the session which was brilliant. She is such a good teacher; very patient and answered all my questions. She gave handouts too which are very useful. I would thoroughly recommend her.

Diane P. 
Diane P.

Gaelle is such a good tutor. Everything is clearly explained (brilliant handouts) and if you do make a mistake she shows you where it went wrong and shows you so clearly how to correct it. Nothing is too daunting, every new step appears so easy and before you know it you can do a variety of stitches, and can make squares, baskets and hats and you have the know how to branch out to other projects too. I have been totally inspired, tonight is the last lesson of the beginner’s course and I wish it wasn’t the last, I have had such fun. I would definitely recommend this course to everyone. Just great!

Jackie G. 
Jackie G.

Gaëlle has a lovely reassuring teaching style that is motivating whilst giving feedback in order that you can progress through her lessons. Plenty of advice and one to one help. I am now using my new found skills to make squares that will eventually ‘grow up’ into a blanket. Easy to follow handouts for reference.

Sheryn A. 
Sheryn A.

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