Learn to Crochet the 12 Birds of Christmas

Tutor: Kerry Lord, Toft

Sunday, 22nd November

11:00 - 12:30

Learn to Crochet the 12 Birds of Christmas

Sunday, 22nd November - 11:00 - 12:30

Tutor: Kerry Lord, Toft


Learn to crochet from scratch, or revise and perfect your skills with this workshop. It includes all techniques to make all 12 birds from the book, but will specifically focus on John the Spotted Woodpecker in the 90-minute session.

You will learn how to hold the hook, how to hold your yarn, all about managing your tension, the double crochet, half treble and treble stitches, all the basics of 3D crochet, and finishing techniques including stuffing and sewing up. Suitable for all abilities.

Materials you will need:

Materials can be purchased from suppliers of the Beyond K&S Shopping Hub, available here: www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com/shopping-hub

Bookers will receive full joining instructions and a session materials list. Plus, there will also be details of patterns, advance preparation guides and links of where kits can be purchased if these are applicable to your session.  


Alternatively, a kit from the tutor can be purchased here, priced at £40.00 or you can use materials from your own stash.

Preparation ahead of your class

Click on the links below to purchase the items required for this class. Options from Toft UK include:

OPTION 1 – Kerry Lord 12 Birds Masterclass Pack
Click here to purchase.

This kit contains: 100g of DK yarn in the colours to make John the Woodpecker (25g of Cream, 25g of Ruby, 25g of Black and 25g of Steel), a copy of Kerry’s latest book: ‘A Partridge in a Pear Tree’, featuring 12 patterns, toy stuffing, a sewing up needle, and a 3mm crochet hook, as well as 13 bonus digital mini bird patterns and a collectable iron-on patch.

OPTION 2 – A Partridge in a Pear Tree Book by Kerry Lord

If you have your own materials listed in the kit above, you can purchase the pattern and book for the class here.

During the class you will be making John the Woodpecker.


Access to the session

The session will take place live at the date and time stated above. All bookers will also receive a recording of the session to watch again on demand until 11:59pm on 31 December 2020. If you are unable to access the live session, we recommend you book in advance to take part at a time and date that suits you. There will be the option to book on demand, but please note a small price increase will apply.  

Tutor contacts

** The Knitting and Stitching Show are not responsible for the kits visitors purchase from the tutors including the price, availability or delivery. Stock my be limited. Please liaise with the tutors for details and please note restrictions may apply.


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