Date(s) - 23/04/2022
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Category: Crochet for Beginners
* NEW MINI COURSE For 2022 *
Sat March 26th & Sat April 23rd
As a child, my Grandma Mary taught me how to crochet. Using intricate crochet stitches she made the most exquisite lacework but also showed me with just a few simple stitches how to make these beautiful Sunburst ‘Granny’ squares.
If you have just started to crochet, then Mary’s Cushion is a perfect beginners follow-on project. It uses just 3 simple crochet stitches, slip stitch, dc (double crochet) and tr (treble crochet) for making this pretty retro-style Granny Square cushion.
These stitches and techniques can be found in other ‘Granny Square’ designs so this workshop will be giving you a great foundation for beginning any new projects and developing your beginner crochet skills.
In this mini course, taught over 2 x 2.5 hour sessions, I will take you through each stage of the pattern step-by-step.
- How to read and follow the crochet pattern.
- Demonstrate how to crochet a complete square.
- Darning in ends
- How to ‘block’ your square ready for joining.
- Ways for how to join your squares together.
- How to add a simple border to complete your squares.
- Finally how to sew the front and back together to complete your cushion cover.
NB With the workshops spaced apart, there will be time in between to crochet your squares for working on in Workshop 2
Alongside the workshop I will also you a link to the PDF pattern with links to my videos showing you how to work each round as well as some additional Top Tips Tutorials which you can watch in your own time and work through at your own pace.
Cost for mini course: £80 includes all materials
Mary’s Cushion Kit (see below) tea, coffee & delicious homemade cake
Of course if you would prefer to bring your own yarn and materials just choose the option when booking.
Mary Cushion Kit : £35
This design is made up of a total of 18 squares using 5 different coloured yarns worked in different combinations. I have chosen a lovely wool-mix DK weight yarn by Sirdar, the popular UK brand established in Yorkshire 1880.
Kit includes –
- 5 x 50 gm balls of Sirdar Country Classic DK
- size 4 crochet hook
- choice of feather or microfibre filled cushion pad, 30 cms x 30 cms
- darning needle
- complete Mary’s Cushion PDF pattern + links to my video tutorials
I have put together 2 contrasting colour palettes, Light and Dark.
For pretty, ‘candy-box’ colours choose Light,
Or choose Dark for more dramatic impact
The class sizes are small (maximum 5 people) and fill up quickly!
If the class is showing fully booked please email me so I can add you to the waiting list and let you know when the next mini course will be taking place.
This class is fully booked.