Do you want to learn how to crochet?
🧶 About this course 🧶
This 3-week “Complete Beginners” course covers the basic stitches and techniques:
Sessions 1&2: learning how to work straight rows of all the basic stitches, how NOT to lose or gain stitches, plus many essential tips and techniques.
Session 3: learning how to work in the round, how to make granny squares and how to join them.
All 3 sessions include the basics of how to read crochet charts.
This course enables students to tackle a variety of simple projects on their own.
It is suitable for:
– complete novices,
– people who gave crochet a go with books and/or videos, but got confused and gave up,
– what I like to call “rusty hooks” (people who may have crocheted many years ago, but seem to have forgotten how it’s done),
– crocheters who tend to wing it and who would like to learn the “proper” techniques and terminology.
This 3-week course costs £45 and can be booked with a £15 deposit on the Ammonite Yarns website (https://www.ammoniteyarns.co.uk/store/p395/LearntoCrochet.html#/).
Numbers are limited to 5 places in order to give each student the best tuition possible, so booking is essential!
See what past students have to say about this course: https://www.craftcourses.com/providers/gaelle-in-wales/reviews
Should you wish to continue your crochet journey after this course, we also offer a 3-week “Beyond Beginners” course (same booking link).
🧶 What’s included in the price? 🧶
3 x 2 hours of tuition in a sociable, relaxed group environment, with unlimited tea/coffee and biscuits!
Yarns and hooks are provided for the first session only, after which you need to purchase your own (advice will be given).
Ammonite Yarns offer a lovely starter kit (containing a set of hooks and a few useful tools) that students can purchase for only £10.
🧶 A note on attendance 🧶
Please make sure you can attend all three sessions before booking a place on this course, as there is a clear progression path between lessons.
We are unable to refund partially attended courses. Deposits are non-refundable, but there may be the option to transfer to the next course if you cannot attend at all. This is however entirely at the discretion of Ammonite Yarns.
🧶 About Ammonite Yarns 🧶
It is a nice little yarn shop, run by the lovely Ruth and Jenny, on the main street of Pontyclun (Llantrisant Road). The classes take place in the workshop room at the back.
Access by public transport is easy. The shop is right by Pontyclun train station. It is also very near bus stops for the 404 bus (Pontypridd – Bridgend), the 64 bus (Talbot Green – Bridgend), the 321 bus (Talbot Green – Llantwit) and the 122 bus (Tonypandy – Cardiff).
Parking is relatively straightforward, with the rugby club car park across the road and many residential side streets around the shop (this is where I usual choose to park, either on School St or Lewis St). There’s also a free council car park on the other side of the village (5 minutes walk), but it is often full. The layby in front of the shop is limited to half an hour, which is perfect for a quick yarn dash, but sadly not suitable if attending a class.
The shop is wheelchair accessible, but please double check with them if you have a particularly wide chair. However, toilets are upstairs only, with no lift.
🧶 Any question? 🧶
If you’re not sure whether this course is for you or if you have any concern, don’t hesitate to message me.
Next course dates
Friday afternoons 1-3pm
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Suitable if you attended the complete beginner’s course, but you can also join us if you know how to crochet simple things (working in straight rows, making granny squares…) but would like to expand your knowledge.
In this course, we learn about circles, chevron patterns, fancy stitches, as well as how to make exciting flowers, leaves and birds! Book early as most spaces get snapped up by students who attended the course for complete beginners.
Please bring your own yarn and hooks.
Ammonite Yarns, 7 Llantrisant Road, Pontyclun, CF72 9DP
£40 per person (refreshments provided)
Suitable for complete beginners.
During session 1, “All about doubles”, discover the basics of crochet, focusing on a simple and versatile stitch: the double crochet. In session 2, “All about trebles”, will expand your skills with another very common stitch: the treble and master the (in)famous granny square! You don’t have to attend session 1 to join session 2. Both sessions are aimed at complete beginners and are slow-paced, with lots of repetition. Book early to avoid disappointment!
Yarns and hooks are provided for the first session you attend only. Bring a pen and paper if you’d like to take notes.
Ammonite Yarns, 7 Llantrisant Road, Pontyclun, CF72 9DP
Next dates TBA
£35 per person per session (includes refreshments, yarn and a hook) – £10 discount (total price of £60) if booking both sessions at the same time and paying in full!
If the scheduled sessions do not suit you, we can always have a chat about a customised class to get you started towards your most pressing crochet goal!
Would you like crochet lessons tailored to your needs? Look no further!
Whether you are a complete beginner, you need a bit of a refresher, or you would like to learn a new technique or to master a specific pattern, I can help! Use the contact form to get in touch and we can arrange crochet lessons tailored to your needs.
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.
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.
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.
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….:-)
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.
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!
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!
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.