Teaching Classes

February 17th

Next week sees me teaching two different crochet classes.  Part of the enjoyment is working out what I'll teach, making a model to show and sometimes the half completed almost here's one I made earlier Blue Peter model.


On the Tuesday cake and crochet night, this course will focus on the ladies completing projects they have already begun as well as each week I will teach them how to make a 'small' item.


We will have the current CAL by Lucy over at Attic 24, the gorgeous Moorland blanket, mine is almost complete, just the border to go.  Look at those colours and the way they migrate from one colour scheme to another...


Moorland crochet blanket modelled by Pip

A couple of ladies are still crocheting the Scheepjes CAL from 2016 and are making an excellent blanket learning many new stitches along the way.  Unfortunately, I no longer have my model blanket to show them, but they have all seen it,  it's now been gifted to my sister.

Some of the crochet squares for the Scheepjes Cal of 2016


The small item for this week will be how to make crochet triangles and make a mini bunting, here is my show and tell piece at the blocking stage.


Mini bunting 

On Friday I travel towards the South West to teach crochet to a beginner who is keen to learn how to crochet in the amigurumi style.  I've prepared some cacti for us to make...


A trio of crocheted cacti


And also classic crocheting in the round, some easy to make balloons, these make great cake toppers by the way


Crochet mini balloons

I still have to decide which cake to bake for the Tuesday class any suggestions?


Joining in with Amy hoping you enjoyed my 5 teaching crochet projects and you all have a great week end ♥  


54 comments:

  1. Lemon drizzle cake travels well :-) Love your all your projects but particularly the cacti. I am a bit prickly myself and have a love for these interesting plants. Your cats looks very happy on the Moorland blanket.

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    1. Ha! Then if that is true Christina the cactus would indeed suit you.

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  2. What great projects, wish I lived in an area where classes like your were available.

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  3. Oh my goodness, that is just amazing!

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  4. Such wonderful projects, I loved the mini balloons, I bet they would look good in a plant as well as a cake topper.

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    1. What a great idea mamamercantile, I think I will do just that!

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  5. Lemon drizzle or chocolate please! Some lovely makes and I especially like the mini bunting. Pip looks like he/she has claimed the moorland blanket, which is gorgeous.

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    1. Both great cakes Annie. I do like mini bunting myself, could have it in every room if a certain gentleman wouldn't notice and sigh!

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  6. My cake suggestion would be a ginger cake :) Very scrummy. The moorland blanket looks stunning. Those crochet balloons are a very good idea for birthday cake toppers xx

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    1. ooh I've not made a ginger cake before, that's a good idea, thank you

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  7. Hope you enjoy both of your classes, I am sure that the attendees will love them. The balloons are cute and the cacti too. As for cake, I am a sucker for lemon or ginger!

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  8. How exciting I'm sure your ladies will have a great time. I particularly like the cacti. x

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    1. Even my husband liked the cacti Karen, wonders will never cease

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  9. What fun. It's great to have these skills and to be able to teach them to others!

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  10. I vote for Angel Food Cake, something light after all the chocolate surrounding Valentine's Day. Love the look no your cat's face in the first photo.

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    1. Yes angel cake is light, that's a good idea

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  11. Beautiful crochet! One day I'll learn - I have to master knitting first lol. I vote for any cake - I'm really easy.

    Happy Five on Friday

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    1. You should Sharon, think crochet is easier than knitting though

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  12. I can crochet a little, but you, my dear, are a genius. Loved seeing your projects. Also like the way your kitty seems to be saying, "Don't you think I look pretty on this throw"?

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    1. Yes, Pip, is master in the house! I'm not a genius by a long shot but flattered you think so x

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  13. These are all so wonderful! Love the beautiful colors in the moorlands throw and how cute are those little cacti and the balloons! Lucky students! I am with Jean on voting for Angel Food Cake. Yum! xx K

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  14. Sounds as if you are very busy with all the different classes. I like the mini bunting and cacti:)

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    1. Busy indeed but happy, it is a great combo

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  15. Not too sure of the scale, but I think the mini bunting would work to decorate a celebration cake.

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    1. These a rather too large for a cake but mini bunting on a cake is always fun and celebratory

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  16. Pip is a great presenter ! Beautiful works, love the little cacti ! I am not good in crochet, I have no patience !

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    1. She knows how to show herself off!! I find crochet grows quickly, I am not patient either, it's why I think it suits me x

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  17. The blankets are wonderful indeed but the little cacti are my favourites, so cute.

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  18. Thanks for the sympathy! I've calmed down a bit now, though life's not going to be too easy for a while. Long story. I won't bore you with it. Your crochet is lovely and I'm jealous of your ability. I can do basic squares, but that's about it. Then I never get round to sewing them together and they all end up slightly different sizes. The cacti are wonderful! And that would be a plant I couldn't kill! ;)

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    1. Glad you have calmed down a tad, sorry it's going to be a long haul, thinking of you xxx

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  19. I bet you have a wonderful time traveling and teaching crochet. Always fun to do something you love. Love the cacti! Have a fun week.

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    1. I am enjoying the teaching of my hobby more than I hoped x

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  20. Your crochet students must enjoy learning all you share with them. Love those little balloon cake toppers! I've seen Lucy's amazing blanket on several blogs now. The colour changes are gorgeous, and it's such a big blanket. Looks like your cat is happy with your hobby ;)
    Wendy

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    1. Wendy the lovely crochet ladies have made some wonderful items, I am a big proud mamma bear.

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  21. Enjoy your classes. I wish I lived closer. I'd love to learn some new stitches. Who am I kidding, I'd come for the cake alone! Crochet would be a bonus. The cacti are fabulous. X

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    1. Gosh Jules, wouldn't that be wonderful x

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  22. I agree with Christina - everyone loves lemon drizzle cake. Your crochet projects are lovely, I bet your students love you! x

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    1. Lemon drizzle will definitely be on the list to make

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  23. I just love all your little crochet projects. I think I'd like to take your classes!

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  24. What a beautiful blanket your Pip is sitting on. Such a lovely colour combination, and he is adorable.

    What joy your fingers must have in fashioning so many pleasurable treasures with your crochet hook.

    Wishing you a beautiful weekend...
    Brenda

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    1. Thank you Brenda, Pip has certainly made it 'hers' BUT I am gifting it, so it will need to be washed after it is completed and before it is posted, but knowing who it is going to that will be fine

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  25. What great projects you've created. I'm sure your classes are very helpful. The graduated colour blanket is so very pretty! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  26. the blanket is beautiful - I don't have the patience for crochet, but there's some lovely work here - it would make me have another go.
    How about a polenta and almond cake in case there are any wheat intolerant people there - everyone else will love it too. Here's a lovely one http://goodfood.uktv.co.uk/recipe/polenta-almond-and-lemon-cake/

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    1. I LOVE the sound of that cake Fil, thanks for the tip

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  27. WOnderful projects. That blanket is so beautiful. Happy crocheting.

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