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Crochet 101 - Basics of Crochet for Ages 8-13

This ongoing class introduces students to the basics of crochet at their own pace, with a focus on a relaxed, pressure-free learning environment.
Lydia Holloway
123 total reviews for this teacher
25 reviews for this class
Completed by 238 learners
year old learners
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Charged weekly
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
45 minutes per class
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Class Experience

Students should ultimately feel confident in their ability to make a slipknot, crochet a chain, and ultimately produce a simple single or double crochet stitch (US terminology). Students may enroll in the ongoing class as many or as few times as they feel is necessary to accomplish this level of proficiency.
No formal homework is assigned, but students are encouraged to practice outside of the regular meeting time to build their confidence and skill before the next lesson.
Required supplies: • Crochet hooks (I recommend Size "J" or "6.00mm" for beginners) • Worsted/Medium weight acrylic yarn. (Avoid dark colors like black and fuzzy yarns for beginners, as they can be difficult to work with.) • Scissors Additional supplies: If your learner is ready to progress to more advanced projects, some of the following supplies may be useful to have: • Yarn needles (For weaving in ends and attaching pieces) • Long, ball-head sewing pins (For holding pieces in place while they are being attached) • Polyester fiberfill (for stuffed toys and pillows) • Plastic safety eyes for stuffed toys • Stitch markers (For making it easier to count stitches and do complex patterns) • Crochet hook organizer (For keeping hooks in an organized space where they are easy to find)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Once students have demonstrated proficiency in the slipknot, chain, and at least one crochet stitch, they will be encouraged to advance to more challenging lessons.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Adult supervision is recommended for handling scissors.
We may reference the following websites for patterns, tutorials, and other informative resources. These websites do not require the submission of any personal information.


Lydia Holloway
Lives in the United States
Teaching Creativity and Real Life Skills
123 total reviews
86 completed classes

About Me

Greetings! I'm Lydia Holloway, a professional graphic designer, illustrator, writer, and educator. You can call me "Miss Lydia"!

I've been crafting, drawing, crocheting, sewing, and basically learning as much as I can about as many things as I... 
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