Category: Crochet Diploma Blog

Crochet Diploma: Module 9

On we march to Module 9: Shawls & Scarves. A lot of the remaining modules follow the same format – introduce item, yarns, yarn amounts and tension, then a pattern for that item. In this module I learned the difference between a summer scarf…

Crochet Diploma: Module 8

Intro to Design. This module guys, oh my goodness. So much math. This module introduced the idea of creating your own patterns and provided equations for working out where to place increases and decreases. The first parts were about finding inspiration and working with…

Crochet Diploma: Module 7

Let’s level up! This module is called Advanced Techniques and moves into stitch patterns, using open stitches for aesthetic, adding borders and working with motifs. I have not yet made a waffle or basket weave blanket so the run down of how basket weave…

Crochet Diploma: Module 6

This module is about Care & Finishing and covers blocking, seaming, weaving in ends and laundering your work safely. They delved into much deeper detail about blocking in this section and covered a few methods such as soaking a piece or steaming more delicate…

Crochet Diploma: Module 5

Here we go! Module 5 – Working with Patterns. So the gist of this module is tension = important. Swatch your yarn. The block your yarn. Then measure your yarn. I have only blocked a few things I’ve made and almost all were granny…

Crochet Diploma: Module 4

Module 4 – Beyond the Basics. This was a really useful module that covers various methods of joining yarns, some common gathering stitches and advice on fixing mistakes. It begins with an exercise, advising you to crochet a few rows of 10 treble crochets…

Crochet Diploma: Module 3

Module 3 is called Basics II and covers turning chains, crocheting a flat piece, crocheting in the round, the Magic Loop, increasing and decreasing, and the shell stitch. The UK terminology is still doing my head in. Luckily this module is mostly treble crochets…