Final samples…

Well, that’s it! I have just sent off my final samples for submission for Part 1 of the International Diploma in Crochet. It’s taken me 14 months to get through a total of 35 samples plus 4 full sized projects and I can honestly say it’s opened my eyes to so many amazing crochet techniques and possibilities!

I’m just waiting for feedback on my final two samples. Here are some recent samples I submitted that I haven’t shared with you yet…

Three double crochet edgings…

I’ve already received feedback from these and they were all marked ‘excellent’ which was lovely.

Five crochet braids…

Feedback for these was also very positive.


An off-centre Hairpin Fringe…

I’m still waiting to hear back on this one…

I also needed to submit  a written report about a chosen area of study. I chose to…

Look at a number of yarn shops in a limited geographical area or mail order suppliers. How many cater for crochet workers and to what extent?’

I really enjoyed doing this. I took my daughter with me and we set off one Saturday morning and visited the two yarn shops in central Brighton – Yak and C&H

I so enjoyed looking through all the yarns and what they had available for lovers of crochet. I couldn’t resist coming out of Yak with the most gorgeous yarn from Malabrigo in a beautiful ‘jewel blue’.


I now have a question paper to complete and provided I pass that and my final samples come back ok then it’s complete! Yay!

I’m keen to get onto Part 2 because that’s when the designing and pattern writing comes into play- can’t wait 🙂

Thank you all so much for sharing my journey so far. This blog is always such a motivator for me and the sharing of ideas and inspiration is truly wonderful! Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou! 🙂

Happy crocheting everyone 🙂






  1. Congratulations on completing the course. It’s been a joy seeing you grow in confidence. I love the blue yarn. Years since I went to Brighton. There used to be some wonderful shops in the Lanes.

  2. I’m not surprised you did so well with your edgings, they are beautiful. What a journey! You’ve certainly made me realise that there is a lot more to crochet than I ever imagined. Well done 🙂

  3. You must be very excited and impatient to get it all done and on to part 2! I know I was! Well done on all your excellent work, and good luck with the designing 🙂

  4. Well done! That’s amazing I can’t believe it’s been 14 months already 🙂 looking forward to see some beautiful designs when you are onto part 2! Sounds like a lot of fun!

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