Whether you want to make your first crochet garment or improve your understanding of sweater and cardigan making, Sweater School is for you.
Using a mixture of video classes, written tutorials, forum discussions and zoom get togethers, we will take you from the basics of selecting a pattern and yarn through to creating a perfectly fitting crochet sweater or cardigan
Let's get you cosy!
How much and what does it include?
Sweater School enrollment costs £20 - a one off fee. For this you get:
- Four patterns to choose from (worth £24) - you get to keep them all.
- Lifetime access to the patterns, videos, and articles (including free access if the school opens again)
- Access to the forums to ask questions and get advice from Joanne and the other class participants
- Access to our zoom parties with Joanne
All videos are watch on demand and will be loaded up over the term. We keep videos short and to the point so you can find the information you need easily. They all come with a written transcript.
There will be a choice of three Zoom sessions so hopefully you can find one you can attend but they are a community experience rather than a learning one. You can still enjoy the classes fully without attending a live session.
What are the term dates?
The first classes will be loaded up on 23rd September 2021
We will have a zoom cast on parties the week commencing 4th October 2021
All classes will be loaded by 4th November 2021
We will have zoom wrap parties the week commencing 29th November 2021
What sizes/styles do the patterns come in?
All patterns are sized for adult and teen chest sizes between 75cm/30in and 155cm/62in.
The four patterns are pictured and are all unisex designs with lots of options for simple customisations. All are quick to make so you can practice and perfect your skills in the quickest time possible.
Can I use the school to work on a different pattern?
Absolutely, the classes will be relevant to lots of crochet and knitted garments. We will only be able to offer specific advice on patterns made by The Crochet Project though.
What do classes cover?
Everything you need to know to create a beautifully fitting sweater or cardigan including:
Equipment you need
Explanations of garment making technical terms
Choosing a pattern
How to measure
How to pick you size
How to make simple pattern alterations
How to swatch and why
Pattern appropriate skill tutorials
Creating button bands
Finishing and blocking.
Great, sold! What happens next?
You'll receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org inviting you to set up an account, you can then access your course and the forums at learn.thecrochetproject.com
All of our patterns are sized from XS to 5X. We also include guidance within our patterns for altering to fit different body shapes. And if that's not enough, check out our free guide to making garments that fit.Download Our Free Guide →
Charted & Written Patterns
We included charts and written instructions in all our patterns. Unsure about reading a chart? No worries. Check out our guide.How to Read Crochet Chart →
Help When You Need It
We have a bustling Facebook Group that is full of folks who have made our patterns (sometimes many times over!!) and are always willing to help get you going when you are stuck!Join Our Facebook Group →