Learn to Crochet by The Crochet Coach Marie Donnelly

Changing lives, changing stitches, creating possibilites

Marie Donnelly is a talented Crochet Coach from Donegal. It was from watching her father weave beautiful fabric out of wool that Marie began to take an interest in crafts.  Her grandmother was a great knitter and taught her the basic skills of knitting. It was at primary school where she first learned the basic skills of crochet. A number of years ago, Marie continued to hone her skills in the area of crochet and completed a number of crochet courses at Knitfield with Ms. Edel MacBride who is a local, national and international knitwear and crochet designer. This afforded Marie the opportunity to create classic designs and further develop her crochet techniques.

Marie says, "the art of crochet is all about social connection, tapping into the creative side and empowering people to develop their skills and explore the endless opportunites of what they can do with a crochet hook and wool."

About the course

Marie will deliver a six week course which focuses on three key elements:

  • Learn the skills of a creative craft
  • The social connection of being part of a group of like-minded people
  • A form of positive meditation 


At the end of a 6 week course in crochet you will have a good grasp of crochet skills to carry on making pieces for yourself and gifts for others and be ready to move on to more creative pieces of crochet.  A breakdown of what is included in each course is as follows:

Week 1

  • Introduction to Crochet
  • Basic stitches used in Crochet
  • Types of Crochet hooks used
  • Using and holding the hook and setting up 20 chain and crocheting 20 rows of trebles


Week 2: Granny Square using two different colours of wool and how to add in another colour. (Go to Stitch to make blankets etc)

Week 3: Crochet hat using  the magic circle and a set formulae to create the  circle and then form it into a hat.

Week 4: Crochet hat

Week 5: Neck cowl

Week 6: Flower to make a brooch (using the magic circle)

Watch the free class by clicking the 'Register' button below

Access the remaining classes

The cost of the remaining 6 classes is £49. You can access all the classes by clicking the Buy button below. Each class lasts approximately 90 minutes.