South Thames College

Hand Knitting And Crochet - Professional Skills: Pattern Design And Pattern-Making - All Levels

Our craft courses will teach you a range of creative skills you can use to start a small business making and selling your own unique products. They're also a great way to improve your dexterity, meet new people and develop an interest. 


A design led course for those with some experience of hand knitting and crochet. You'll be guided through more advanced techniques and the process of translating your ideas into a pattern.

You'll be taught in small groups or on a one-to-one basis. You'll work on your own individual project and will be encouraged to develop your own ideas into your project. You'll benefit from the vast subject and design knowledge of tutor, Ruth Herring, who is a best selling author in her subject areas.

There will be individual and group tuition, with teacher led discussions and demonstrations.

If you are on a low wage, unemployed or claim JobseekerÂ’s Allowance (JSA) then you can enrol on the course for free.


Assessment is on-going with teacher feedback, individual learning plans, self and peer assessment,

Entry Requirements

The course is aimed at those already able to knit and/or crochet. However, beginners with proven knowledge of other textile crafts may also be suitable for the course.


There may be materials you need to help with your studies. You'll either make a one-off payment for these when you enrol, or you'll buy them during the course. Your tutor will talk to you about this at interview or in your first class (if you don't need an interview).

Depending on your course and circumstances, you may be able to get funding to help with materials fees. Please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.

Next Steps

Other fashion or knitwear courses at South Thames College.

Important information

All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.

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Where and when
20 Weeks
Study mode:?
Part Time Day
What do I need to pay?
£ 0 - 190
International students: ?
£ 0
Materials fees: ?
May be charged

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