Learn crochet the fun way!
Hook A Monster is a unique Beginner’s Crochet Workshop – instead of granny squares or doilies, let’s make a monster! What we do is called Amigurumi (pronounced a-me-gu-roo-mi). It is a Japanese word for the art of making stuffed dolls and toys. We teach you the basic skills in crochet including single crochet stitch, working in the round, increasing, decreasing, fastening off and making a magic circle. We also guide you through Amigurumi specific skills of placing eyes, adding features, managing toy stuffing, fastening off neatly and creating a toy that is full of character.
The Hook A Monster team are three friends who all have a passion for crocheting. Viv, Mya and Mel have been making toys, creating their own designs and writing patterns for years. They have created a relaxed and friendly workshop to let your playful spirit flourish. Each workshop is held in a private room with plenty of natural light which aids concentration. There is a teacher for every 3-4 people so you get individual guidance and attention throughout each stage. All the materials are included in the price.
The team takes so much joy in helping you make your Monster a one-of-a-kind creative expression. There will be examples in the room to demonstrate how colours and textures can be used to customise your toy. You can also book the workshop with a Goodie Bag which has a set of crochet hooks, a stitch marker, a darning needle, an extra ball of yarn, a bag of toy filling and our excellent reference booklet with extra patterns for you to try at home. This way you can continue your Amigurumi adventure into the future!