Do you want to learn how to crochet?

Here are my next scheduled crochet classes running at Ammonite Yarns in Pontyclun.
More info on this venue at the bottom of the page.
Follow the links (which will take you to the Ammonite Yarns website) to book a place (you can pay a deposit or the full fee).
Feel free to get in touch via the contact form if you have any queries.

🧶 About this course 🧶

This 3-week “Complete Beginners” course covers the basic stitches and techniques to enables students to tackle a variety of simple projects on their own:
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.

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.

Numbers are limited to 5 places in order to give each student the best tuition possible, so booking is essential!

Have a look at the Craft Courses website to see what past students have to say about this course.

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.

🧶 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

New dates TBC, depending on how the situation unfolds!

🧶 About this course 🧶

This “Beyond Beginners” 3-week course builds up on the “Complete Beginners” course and explores different techniques:
Session 1: learning how to make circles using 2 different techniques (including the one used for amigurumi).
Session 2: learning how to move away from straight rows and how to create wave patterns.
Session 3: learning how go beyond rows and rounds with crossed stitches and pretty appliqué decorations like flowers, leaves and birds.
All 3 sessions include learning how to read more challenging crochet charts.
This course aims to help students gain confidence, so that they can tackle more varied projects on their own.

It is suitable for
– people who attended the “Complete Beginners” course,
– crocheters who lack the confidence to stray from very simple things like straight rows and granny squares.

This 3-week course costs £45 and can be booked with a £15 deposit on the Ammonite Yarns website.

Numbers are limited to 5 places in order to give each student the best tuition possible, so booking is essential!

🧶 What’s included in the price? 🧶

3 x 2 hours of tuition in a sociable, relaxed group environment, with unlimited tea/coffee and biscuits!

Please bring your own yarns and hooks.

🧶 A note on attendance 🧶

If you know that you cannot attend all 3 lessons, or are only interested in a particular technique and not all 3, we offer the opportunity to book sessions separately (pay as you go) for £20 each.
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.

🧶 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

New dates TBC, depending on how the situation unfolds!

🧶 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.

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.

Rhian F. 
Rhian F.

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.

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.

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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