Tag: centre of excellence

Finishing the Crochet Diploma: Certificates & Thoughts

So two months later. Here we are and here are the certificates I received from Centre of Excellence for completing the Crochet Diploma. They took about 4 weeks and 6 weeks to arrive in Sydney from the United Kingdom.   Overall, I really really…

Crochet Diploma: Module 14 & 15

We have reached the home stretch of the Centre of Excellence’s Crochet Diploma. The remaining four units focus on business knowledge and strategies relevant to crochet designers and fibre artists. They are also not as long (or as fun) as the crochet based units…

Crochet Diploma: Module 13

In this module, we tackle jumpers (sweaters for our US friends). For many, it is our first complicated large project. The lesson goes over a few different types of jumpers and their general shape and includes a good reference guide for how many metres…

Crochet Diploma: Module 12

Bags! One of my first freeform projects was making a simple bag in the Doc McStuffins colours for my then toddler who loved carrying around her own doctor bag. This module also included an easy bag pattern which happened to be the same basic…

Crochet Diploma: Module 11

My favourite crochet subject – toys and amigurumi! I learned most of my amigurumi skills from Youtube by following tutorials on making play food and small toys for my daughter. I used these techniques to write my very first original pattern for crochet macarons….

Crochet Diploma: Module 10

This module moved on to Afghans. I have never had much patience for large projects and have only completed a few. My favourite of which is the 5 point star blanket from The Crochet Crowd. After a rather (I feel) unnecessary paragraph explaining that…

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…