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Next steps in Crochet: Masterclass blanket

Excited to launch the book of the class!  I now have the printed, spiral bound Masterclass book.  Also linked to workshops in association with Crates of Wool

If you have started on your crochet journey, and patterns bemuse you, or if you are happy with the basics, but want to know more.  Then this is the course for you!  Diana will be guiding you through the techniques and tips that she has picked up in a decade of crocheting that will make your crochet projects easier, quicker, and more enjoyable.  

The patterns and worksheets provided can make a great sampler blanket and can be used in combination or on their own.  Throughout the masterclass, you will also learn how to read a crochet pattern, starting with common words, though colour coding and finally as commercial patterns are written.  

The original video series was a collaboration with Knitting and Stitching Shows, and is now available from Immediate Media, the pattern is sent as a download, with the yarn pack available here.

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Go to the yarn packs, with an option to purchase the book too with £3 off

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To purchase the Masterclass book for £15 please click below.

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Click here to find in-person masterclass at Crates of Wool in Ware (this link is to their website)

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Click below to book the video classes from Immediate Media - £40 (This link is to their website)


Coming soon - WoollyAway

A weekend of knitting and crochet in the luxurious surroundings of Manor of Groves Hotel, Sawbrdgeworth, in the Hertfordshire countryside.


  • Two full days of workshops and activites with additional Guest Tutors.
  • Fabulous craft kit with exclusive yarns
  • Accommodation Saturday night with optional Friday night 
  • Inclusive - all meals and refreshments on Saturday and Sunday.  Dietary needs catered for.

Dates 25th to 27th March 2022

More information on how to book very soon, for more details contact [email protected]

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Crochet Masterclass, in association with the Knitting and Stitching Show, You can purchase the Yarn Pack here.

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Back in stock, this wonderful pack of !6 balls of Stylecraft Special DK yarn, with downloadable 20 page pattern and tutorial (printed version also available) Pack will make 2 single size blankets.

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    1 Skein, 2 Skein, 3 Skein Shawl Hard Back Book, A wonderful selection of fun and funky shawls to Crochet


    Crochet Sinister Catdigan

    I am delighted to announce that the Crochet Catdigan pattern is now available to download - on Ravelry or Payhip. click buttons below to see full details

    An intermediate pattern, the catdigan is a top down yoked cardigan with colourwork and ribbing, worked all in one with no sewing up required. The colourwork will be steeked (cut) and the button bands added after. There is an option to add pockets. Although using a lot of uncommon techniques there are photo and video tutorials to help.

    There are 17 sizes. Sizing is unconventional, because the cats colourwork dictates how many multiple of stitches you need. It is measured by cats!  From 73cm to 182cm, 28.4in to 71in


    What My Customers Say

    I absolutely loved learning how to crochet with Diana. Her classes were so relaxed and informal but I learnt so much and have the crochet bug now! I have recommended her to family and friends already, and almost finished my son's new blanket, who was born in between classes with Diana! Thank you Diana for letting me turn up with my newborn in tow to finish off the course.  looking forward to some Christmas crochet makes now.

    Rachael via Facebook

    A fantastic course that is very easy to follow, I am only sad it is my last week but I will be back for the next instalment . Thank you Diana for such an enjoyable five weeks 

    Amanda via Facebook

    Loved the beginners course, really easy to follow - i surprised myself

    Eden via Facebook

    About Diana The Designer

    Hi,  My name is Diana, I am a Primary teacher turned crochet addict

    I opened my shop – The Crochet Chain in 2010, it was open for 4 years, and during that time I honed my crochet skills, teaching crochet (and a bit of knitting) to many, many people.  I started designing, and found that I like to make patterns that are easy to follow, and that use a minimum of sewing up!

    I have designed for Women’s Weekly, DMC, King Cole and Lets Knit!  This experience has helped me to hone my designing skills, but I now prefer to sell my patterns directly to my lovely customers!

    I sell my designs and kits online on my own website, on Ravelry, and at Shows.  I run courses at Crates of Wool in Ware, and Missenden Abbey in Buckinghamshire, workshops at Shows with my favourite being Ally Pally.

    When not designing or podcasting, I can be found at many of the wool shows around the country, either exhibiting or visiting!

    Along with my friend Kate, I run the Waltham Abbey Wool Show