Welcome to Crochet Design

Crochet for Beginners

It is unbelievable how quickly the seasons come and go. Here we are in autumn with winter fast approaching. A wonderful season to make an excuse to sit down with a crochet hook and make presents for friends and family.

Those of you who know about my attitude to crochet, you know I believe it is endlessly creative and limitless with its possibilities. Just one unusual project was a battery lighted sugar-starched owl. A very low wattage ‘Christmas Tree’ light is inserted to give a welcoming glow to the room whilst the own sleeps! However, the beauty of crochet is its ability to be simple and just a few crochet buttons can become balloons to embellish a child’s (or adults) top to give it a festive flair.

Maybe you can give yourself a present as something to look forward to if the nights have drawn in and book yourself on a one-day or weekend workshop. Alternatively, perhaps you can enrol for the distance learning course - the International Diploma in Crochet. If you wonder if enrolling for the Diploma is worthwhile, here are two quotes from emails received at Crochet Design.

* From a student hallway through Part I “ Your answer is much appreciated! I will make notes of everything in my manual. I learn new things with each submission I send in. Glad I’ve joined!

* A recent student “I took this course thinking I would like a certificate for something I knew how to do – I never believed I could get so many tips and hints on improving my crochet and in just my first submission of work!

2019 is confirming crochet is unique

More magazines are wanting information and designs worked in crochet. Knitting and Craft magazines such as ‘Let’s Knit’ and’ Let’s Get Crafting’ are adding crochet to the pages of their specialist magazines. These are two magazines writing about Crochet Design. ‘Mollie Makes’ has also begun to add one crochet design and we must not forget the already established magazines for crochet ‘Inside Crochet’ and ‘Simply Crochet’.

All this expansion is proving crochet is no longer the poor relation of needlecrafts. More people want to crochet, as we can see through Facebook and social media. Once you get ‘hooked’ you get a thirst for more knowledge. Long before social media existed, Pauline Turner knew it could be difficult for people to learn modern innovatory ways to crochet and began writing modern easy-to-follow instructions. Having her books published prompted her to begin a distance learning course - the ‘Diploma in Crochet’ which was soon to become the International Diploma in Crochet.

Crochet Design Know-How

We are pleased to be able to give professional answers to the enquiries we receive. Not all the patterns and instructions via social media are as helpful as they first seem and Crochet Design receives a lot of “Can you help?” emails. If the internet does not help you then contact us; it is a long time since we have been unable to answer a crochet question.

On 1st July 2019 I received this message. “I recently designed/crocheted my own cardigan and a Jacket which was the main reason I came to your diploma workshops - on top of this I found the crochet workshops therapeutic as crocheting is too, which helped with my stressful job at that time and helped my confidence grow. I have sewn a few items since being retired and about to see a tunic with a crochet yolk for me. I still teach work people. Your crochet diploma course and workshops had a lot of value for me as you can see. It was worth the money for personal gain. Plus I had a very thoughtful, funny and gifted tutor!

Crochet Design has the answers through:

Crochet for Beginners
  • Pauline Turner’s publications
  • A Morecambe one-day workshop (which has a money-back guarantee that you learn what was requested and agreed upon when booking)
  • Via a short two or three-day course. These are held in various places.
  • The distance learning International Diploma in Crochet Course which takes you through every aspect of crochet and is ideal for those crochet workers who want to expand their knowledge of crochet or are searching for ways to give their crochet a professional finish.