East London Crochet Group


Guild Branch.

Mardyke Community Centre, 52 South Street, Rainham, RM13 8PJ

Our group specialise in double filet crochet.


The East London Crochet Group first went public in September 2000, although it existed around the kitchen table for a long time before that, exploring Double Filet crochet with a number of colleagues and friends, so it has always been a specialist crochet group, existing alongside the London Group which we also supported. Our membership is correspondingly scattered, coming from as far as Warwickshire and even Fort William but with a strong local core.

Workshops are designed to provide projects for all levels of competence, from an ability to work trebles and chains upwards. Each year the meetings have a theme. That theme is continued in our annual Residential Workshop at High Leigh Conference Centre held in August.


The cost of each day workshop (10am till 4pm) at the Mardyke Community Centre is £18 for Guild members, £20 for non-members and £10 for students which includes, tea, coffee, biscuits etc, please bring your own packed lunch. All workshops are about double filet crochet.

Meeting dates

In person workshops four times a year. 10 am – 4 pm. Zoom meetings in between.

This group also runs an annual residential retreat.

Dates for 2024

6th January – Show and Tell – Zoom
3rd February – Show and Tell – Zoom
2nd March – Workshop – Eurasia (incl. Russia). Booking required
6th April – Show and Tell – Zoom
4th May – Show and Tell – Zoom
Tbc June – Workshop – Africa. Booking required.
6th July – Show and Tell – Zoom
12th -15th August – Crochet Retreat – High Leigh. Booking required
7th September – Show and Tell – Zoom
5th October – Workshop – Oceania. Booking required
2nd November – Show and Tell – Zoom
7th December – Workshop – The Americas. Booking required

Booking is essential for all workshops and the retreat.
Any questions please email nickerjac@ymail.com
Or send bookings to: E.L.C.G. 6 Rushfords, Lingfield, Surrey. RH7 6EG

Annual Residential

The Branch runs an annual Residential Workshop at High Leigh Conference Centre in August. This builds on the theme for the year,

High Leigh Conference Centre
Lord Street
EN11 8SG

If you are interested in coming to our residential, please contact Nic for details and availability.

Find out more

Contact: Nic Walker

Email: nickerjac@ymail.com

Tel: 07734 581 345

Contact: Rose Bowers

Email: eastlondoncrochetgroup@gmail.com


Find more information on the Double Filet website.

The Branch also has some Facebook pages: