Crochet Days in Dorset 2017

Get Hooked on Crochet


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Come along to the lovely Dorset Countryside….


A view of Hambledon Hill – a stone’s throw from my classroom

WARNING:   Crochet is addictive & very therapeutic!

…..And learn to crochet or to improve your crochet skills in 2017.

After the great success of 2 beginners & 2 improvers weekends in 2016,  which were all fully booked, Ali will be running 4 further crochet workshops from her Crochet Classroom in North Dorset in the Spring & Autumn of 2017!

So either come along and  learn from scratch or improve your hooking skills…..

This weekend is guaranteed to be a great hooky getaway, where you and like minded crochet beginners or improvers can learn in a totally crochet inspired classroom probably the only dedicated crochet classroom in the UK!


will learn all the basics, “warts ‘n’ all” including the “knitty gritty” stuff, plus tricks of the trade and cheats.

Learn how to….

  • make foundation chain
  • crochet with straight edges
  • crochet in the round
  • make coasters
  • make pot holders
  • make traditional granny squares
  • begin to read patterns – yes you read that right
  • change colour expertly and
  • lots, lots more!

By the end of the course you’ll be crocheting fluently & with confidence, reading patterns and hooking like a pro!!

Be Inspired by granny squares that can grow into cosy blankets…..



or Improvers can simply get better!

On the improvers course, you will be given a “mystery project” to follow (all materials supplied) PLUS you can bring along that project you’ve been struggling with and get help with pattern reading.  Get that *WIP out and come along and

*WIP – Work in Progress

Have fun with…..

  • Learning new stitches
  • Mastering many a new technique
  • Improve your Increasing and Decreasing
  • Learn how to read symbols charts
  • Have a go at C2C, Bavarian, Tunisian, Intarsia, Stranded colourwork &
  • Amigurumi – learn how to invisibly decrease and
  • lots, lots more

Both courses will…

…run from 10am on the Saturday & Sunday until 4pm (ish), giving you time to go for a lovely countryside stroll along the trailway, before going back to your B&B to freshen up for a lovely meal out together.

On Saturday evening, we shall all meet up at the local eatery, The Willows, where you can enjoy a glass of wine or a G&T and have something to eat whilst discussing all things woolly!  A great excuse to crochet all weekend!

All courses are taught by the highly talented Ali Campbell, who has taught hundreds if not thousands of people to crochet in both Surrey & Dorset.  She has also designed and written patterns for both UK & US books and magazines and is highly sought after for her colourful works of crochet art.


If you need to stay over, local B&B’s are:

The Willows –  Which is a short walk down the trailway or the main road to the Crochet Classroom. (minimum 2 night stay in peak periods)

The Saxon –  In Child Okeford, the next village

Manor Barn – In Child Okeford, the next village

and of course they is AirBnB!

Hook the weekend away



The price of the course is £150 for both days. This will include unlimited tea or coffee, cake, biscuits and lunch (homemade by the farmers wife who lives next door) on both days.  You will also be taking home tuition sheets, patterns and any materials that you are given to use.

Ali has done a lot of research on the WWW and has read the feedback from the pupils that have joined her on her fantastic weekends in 2016.

The price reflects the fact that you will have to pay for a B&B and an evening meal together (optional by the way & great fun socially – which is no more than £20 for 3 courses and a glass of wine)  into account.  Ali loves to teach in her classroom & she has everything there that she needs to teach you in her patient & expert way, rather than organising for it to be in hotel or a similar facility, which will obviously push the price up.

The price of £150 is GREAT value for money as you will be provided with all you need for the course, be it beginners or improvers.


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If you do need to stay in this lovely county of Dorset,  your B&B will be bookable & payable by the pupil, however, if you do need help then please do ask!

The Saturday Night meal & drink at the local restaurant will also be charged for separately (optional and only payable by cash or cheque).

Finding the Crochet Classroom at Get Hooked on Crochet….

It’s no mystery that Get Hooked on Crochets’ Crochet Classroom is to be found in Shillingstone, which is located in North Dorset and is easy to get to from most directions.  If you don’t know the area, it may be a little tricky to find, so here’s some help.

By car or train, it’s not that far away!   Simply pop this postcode DT11 0SL into your directions finder or sat nav.  Church Road is just off the A357 and is located right opposite the HARVEST (The Blandford Road Garage on the map below) petrol station, plus it’s right on the junction of Hine Town Lane,  so you can’t miss it!


When will it be?

  • Beginners 1st & 2nd April 2017 – Fully booked

  • Improvers 4th & 5th March 2017 –  Fully booked

  • Beginners 20th & 21st May 2017 – 5 places available

  • Improvers  9th & 10th  September 

    Beginners in September / October – dates to be arranged


If you’d like to register your interest now then please email me so that you can reserve your place before they all get hooked up!

Remember – first come first served.  Limited places available!


How do I book?

Contact Ali Campbell on 01258 860 124 or email as you will need to complete a booking form which will be emailed to you

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