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u3a - Extreme Crochet

Extreme Knitting and Crochet

Are you a crocheter or a knitter looking for a challenge? 

Every month we will be setting a new challenge to inspire you to create something unusual. Where possible we will be inviting you to workshops and sharing youtube clips to help you along the way. Then we will showcase your creations in our gallery here!

In addition, we want to see your most ambitious crochet creations and your most unusual knits. So feel free to send in photos of your miscellaneous items too and we will do our best to showcase them here. Who knows, you might inspire the next challenge theme!

If you are willing to teach your patterns to other members please let us know - do not worry about the technical considerations of teaching over Zoom or by video as we can help with that if needed. Get in touch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


The challenge for April will be Crocheted Creatures.

If you missed the How to Crochet a Creature Workshop by Trust u3a Group Coordinator, Chris Winner, don't worry as you can find the pattern and tutorial to download here Crochet a Creature Tutorial (3.06 MB)

And watch the video of the tutorial here:

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 26th April. Please submit via the online form.


And view these helpful videos & guides of Chris's previous workshops - 

How to Crochet a Christmas Tree

How to Crochet a Star

How to Crochet a Flower

Please submit your photo on this online form: with some ideas or tips as to how people can incorporate some of the elements themselves. A selection of your images will go up regularly on our online gallery and on our social media channels. 


See some previous entries from members below:

Tracey Knight of Alton u3a

Tracey Knight of Alton u3a

I made a Destination Unknown shawl using 4ply yarn. I had intended to use a multicoloured yarn, but found the colour changes hid the texture of the stitches, so swapped to a single colour and used the multicoloured yarn as an accent.
The pattern is created by use of front and back post stitches and V stitches.

Maddy Davies of Swansea u3a

Maddy Davies of Swansea u3a

Adapted from a pattern purchased on Etsy. A useful way of using odd bits of wool leftover from other projects!

Rosie Legg of Hastings u3a

Rosie Legg of Hastings u3a

Made with patience and care

Jean Windsor of New Mills District u3a

Jean Windsor of New Mills District u3a

I used acrylic yarn, aran weight, and toy stuffing. I sewed the eyes but it is possible to buy ready-made. I purchased the pattern so it is not mine.

Caroline Miller of Ross on Wye u3a

Caroline Miller of Ross on Wye u3a

My Easter bonnet, complete with cherry blossom, easter chick, eggs and bunny, daffodils, tulips and snowdrops and leaves.

Jean Smylie

Jean Smylie

In small projects mainly from online 

Links to further previous submissions:

Miscellaneous

Blankets & Throws