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Make Your Own Crochet Throw

Course Code:PL1402F

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Centre:Blandford Adult Learning Centre

During this exciting beginner's crochet course, you will learn a new skill and create a wonderful throw to snuggle up with on the sofa.

What the course is about

In this 6-week course, those new to crochet will learn the techniques necessary to make your very own granny square throw.

During this course you will;

  • Learn basic crochet stitches

  • Create different crocheted granny squares

  • Join squares to create a crochet throw

Please note that whilst you will learn how to make a square each week you will need to make more than 6 squares to make a full throw so depending on the size of throw you would like to create you will likely need to create squares at home. Written instructions for each square will be provided so you can hone your crochet skills between each session.

All our courses are made up of elements of speaking & listening, reading and writing, and you will work using these elements throughout the course.

Learning takes place in a friendly classroom setting, which is a great place for social interaction and helping you meet new people.

Practice at home and completion of homework is advisable to enhance your learning experience.

This course is subsidised by Government funding so you should aim to attend the whole course. 

Pre-course information session or interview

There are no Pre-course admission sessions or interviews in order to enrol on this course.

Assessment of progress, tests, exams

Your tutor will work with you to develop a Personal Development Plan (PDP) which will help you review your progress towards achieving your goals during the course.

There is no qualification or examination attached to this course.


Who the course is for / Previous experience, knowledge or qualifications

This course is suitable for beginners.

Materials and costs

You will need to bring along a notepad and pen/pencil. We would initially recommend using a 4 or 4.5mm hook and DK yarn.

We also recommend starting with an inexpensive acrylic yarn; these can often be purchased in various charity shops as well as shops like Wilko and Poundland. During sessions, our tutor will advise about other fibres. One ball of yarn in your chosen colour should be enough to start the first couple of sessions but if you wish to create a more colourful blanket feel free to bring along up to four different colour yarns - this will likely be more successful if they are the same type of yarn so I recommend sticking to the same brand Cygnet, Stylecraft Robin and Woolcraft all create budget yarns that should be around £3 a ball. Whilst you are welcome to use any colour you choose, black can sometimes be hard to see the stitches so I wouldn’t recommend black or very dark colours for your first project.


Next Step

Other courses at the next levels may be offered by Skills & Learning or other local providers.

Additional information

English, maths and computing skills: all of our courses support the development of relevant English, maths and computing skills.

Refunds: please see details of our cancellation policy in our Terms and Conditions on our website or in our brochure.

Attendance: before enrolling you should ensure that you can attend all classes offered as far as possible.

Places on courses: many of our courses are in high demand. If you have been offered a place but no longer require it, please advise us immediately as you may be preventing another learner from taking the place. Where learners do not attend the first session, without having given prior notice, Skills & Learning reserve the right to offer the place on the course to another learner; you will not be eligible for a refund it it is outside of the terms outlined in our cancellation policy.

Fully funded learners: if you have been offered a fully funded place on a course and no longer require it, you must advise us before the course starts so that your place can be offered to someone else. We reserve the right to withdraw future offers of fully funded places if you regularly do not start or complete funded courses.

Home study: you will be required to do significant study at home between sessions to assist with your learning and progress.

Proof of identity: please bring photographic ID and your National Insurance number with you to your first session. You will also need to provide it for any external examinations you take.

Off-site activities: with some courses, there may be the opportunity for off-site enrichment activities at additional cost, for example: gallery, museum or exhibition visits. Where this is an integral part of the course, your tutor will discuss the arrangements with you during your induction.

Parking at centres: parking at centres may be limited; please be prepared to use on street parking or pay and display car parks. For information regarding each centre, please visit the venue section of our website

Refreshments: tea/coffee or vending machine(s) are available at some venues. Further information can be found in the venue section of our website

Unspent Criminal Convictions we require learners to disclose any unspent criminal convictions. Please refer to

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Course Details

Start Date29 January 2024

LocationBlandford Adult Learning Centre, Black Lane, Blandford, DT11 8SW


Time10:00 - 12:00

Duration6 weeks

SubjectArts and Crafts


Fees and concessions

The total charge for this course is £78. Concessions £39.

PL, PS and PM courses can be paid for upfront in full, with an Instalment Plan, or upfront discounted with our concessionary fee. Find out more about our concessionary discount here.


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