Upcycling with Crochet for Beginners

A course by Emma Friedlander-Collins , Crochet and Upcycling Expert

Crochet and Upcycling Expert. London, United Kingdom.
Joined November 2019

Transform your wardrobe using basic crochet techniques

  • 99% positive reviews (197)
  • 4544 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Transform your wardrobe using basic crochet techniques

Reinvent the world around you with colorful patterns, and give new life to unused clothes through upcycling. Using simple crochet techniques, this course will give you the necessary knowledge to upgrade your unused garments into unique pieces of clothing. Upcycling champion Emma Friedlander Collins, better known as Steel and Stitch, shares her passion and talent for enhancing unwanted apparel into special favorites.

In this course, you will learn how to transform a pair of flip flops into cozy, contemporary slippers to jumpstart your upcycling adventure, and explore the multitude of possibilities that upcycling with crochet can bring to your wardrobe.

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What will you learn in this online course?

20 lessons & 23 downloads

What We Will Do on the Course
1 minute, 54 seconds
Choosing Yarn
5 minutes, 49 seconds
Chain and Slip Stitch
4 minutes, 11 seconds
Double Crochet
5 minutes, 15 seconds
Treble Crochet
5 minutes, 54 seconds
  • 99% positive reviews (197)
  • 4544 students
  • 20 lessons (2h 28m)
  • 23 additional resources (2 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

The final project will be to create a pair of contemporary slippers from a pair of flip flops using a crochet granny square and two half squares.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is ideal for those who want to learn basic crochet techniques, as well as those wanting to learn more about upcycling and work crochet into other materials.

Requirements and materials

You don’t need any previous knowledge in crochet to take this course.

The tools and materials you will need are a crochet hook, suitable sized yarn, a yarn needle, a pair of flip flops, strong scissors, a bodkin or sharp-pointed tool, a knitting needle the same size as your crochet hook.


Reviews

4544 Students
197 Reviews
99% Positive ratings

Emma Friedlander-Collins

Teacher Plus
Crochet and Upcycling Expert

Emma Friedlander Collins, better known as Steel and Stitch, has been creating with the use of materials that surround her ever since she can remember, and is now a reference in the world of upcycling and crochet. Self-taught in the art of crochet through online tutorials, Emma understands how powerful learning a creative skill can be, and has crafted an entire career through creating patterns, books, and tutorials to enhance the world of those who want to learn her colorful art.

Her mission is to inspire people in getting more involved in crafts and upcycling, to help tackle the environmental issues we face today. Emma teaches Visual Promotion for students in Fashion Communication in Brighton and creates content related to her craft for various online platforms including LoveCrafts on YouTube, her own Instagram account @steelandstitch that has over 30k followers, among others. She has featured in publications from The Guardian in LoveCrochet, contributed to magazines such as Mollie Makes and Simply Crochet, and wrote several books to teach her patterns and techniques.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Introduction
    • Influences
    • What We Will Do on the Course
  • U2

    How to Crochet

    • Choosing Yarn
    • Choosing the Hooks and Other Tools
    • Chain and Slip Stitch
    • Double Crochet
    • Treble Crochet
    • Increasing and Decreasing
    • How Crochet Can Be Used for Upcycling
  • U3

    Design

    • Choosing Colours
    • How to Read a Pattern
    • Making a Square - Part I
    • Making a Square - Part II
    • Making a Half Square
    • How to Prepare the Flip-Flop
    • Crochet into Flip-Flop
    • Stitching Everything Together!
  • U4

    What's Next for Your Slippers?

    • Customise Your Flip-Flops
    • How to Care for Your Slippers
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to Crochet

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FAQs

Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Upcycling with Crochet for Beginners. Craft course by Emma Friedlander-Collins

Upcycling with Crochet for Beginners

A course by Emma Friedlander-Collins
Crochet and Upcycling Expert. London, United Kingdom.
Joined November 2019
  • 99% positive reviews (197)
  • 4544 students