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 and a winter scarf and took note of some more useful … Continue reading Crochet Diploma: Module 9
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 pieces. I have never had much luck blocking acrylic yarn which … Continue reading Crochet Diploma: Module 6
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 squares. This module recommended using cold water for blocking animal fibres. … Continue reading Crochet Diploma: Module 5
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 to practice the later stitches on. I used my practice swatch … Continue reading Crochet Diploma: Module 4
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 (US = double crochet) and gathering stitches. The first lesson covered … Continue reading Crochet Diploma: Module 3
So we have started off the Centre of Excellence's Crochet Diploma, with Module 1: Materials. This module goes over hooks, yarns and the basics to keep in your crochet kit. I actually learned a few new things such as using WPI (Winds Per Inch) around a pencil to determine the yarn weight of a yarn … Continue reading Crochet Diploma: Module 1
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