Crochet - Beginners

Crochet - Beginners

$165 Limited inc GST
Crochet - Beginners

<p><h3>Crochet – Beginners – Sydney Course </h3></p><p>Learn a new skill and join the crafting craze. Crochet is the new ‘Mental Yoga’. It has been proven to aid mindfulness, release stress and


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Crochet – Beginners – Sydney Course

Learn a new skill and join the crafting craze. Crochet is the new ‘Mental Yoga’. It has been proven to aid mindfulness, release stress and increase concentration. Learn to use all 10 fingers to engage with yarn and colour, and learn new stitches and create your own crocheted articles. It could be anything from bags, scarves, clothing, jewellery or home decoration.

During this course you will learn how to crochet the basic stitches with symbols (slip stich, Single crochet, half double crochet, double/treble crochet), learn how to make ‘Post stitches’ & learn new stitches like chevron, make a granny square, create and join motifs and shapes like triangles, hexagons and circles, design your own items and explore various ideas to create your own masterpiece at home. Starter kit supplied by tutor – included in course fee.

Learn more about Crocheting on our blog - ‘Unlocking the Power of Mental Yoga’ .

This course is designed for beginners and assumes no prior knowledge of the craft.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and many more. Enrol today or enquire now!

Course Outline

This is a course aims to introduce the various concepts of crochet as outlined below. (not in chronological order).
Participants will be exposed to various projects and will be expected to complete the course with a bag OR a pair of gloves OR a scarf. The students will also leave with multiple ideas for projects stemming from concepts learnt in the class.

Topics include:

  • Knowing your yarn (cotton, wool, acrylic etc) & Knowing crochet hooks and sizes
  • Learn how to hold the crochet hook and yarn
  • What is tension when creating fabric
  • Understanding how to start a chain in crochet
  • Learning the basic three crochet stiches with symbols (slip stich, Single crochet, half double crochet, double/treble crochet)
  • How to make ‘Post stitches’ & learn new stitches like chevron
  • Learning how to make a granny square
  • Learn motifs and shapes like triangles, hexagons and circles
  • Learn how to join motifs
  • Interpreting and reading simple patterns
  • Working with colours and a colour wheel
  • How to change colours on a project
  • Introducing how to make circles in crochet & designing with circles
  • Learn to make crochet motifs e.g. snowflakes
  • Designing with granny squares & motifs (projects with motifs)
  • Learn increase and decrease
  • Learn to make bunting
  • Ideas for making simple garments and concepts of shaping
  • Ideas for making simple gifts, small and large projects
  • Yarn substitutions
  • Introduction to online resources and a practical guide to yarn buying
  • Finishing off your piece

Session Outlines:

  • Session One

Introduction to Yarn

  • How to hold a crochet hook
  • How to hold yarn for crochet
  • How to start a chain in crochet
  • Introduction to crochet stitches
  • Session Two

Learn Crochet stitches such as Single Crochet, Double Crochet/ Half treble crochet & Treble crochet
Introduction to reading crochet patterns and the symbols and names of each stitch
Learn Turning chain and how to crochet for a straight seam
Tension/Gauge when creating fabric
How to wind off yarn

  • Session Three:

Introduction to Granny Squares, read a granny square pattern
Learn the mathematical basis for Granny squares
Learn how to grow rows in granny squares

  • Sessions Four – Six
  • Discuss granny square projects and ideas
  • Discuss colour and read the colour chart
  • Learn colour change in Crochet
  • Attempt a granny square with multiple colours
  • Learn different techniques to join crochet squares
  • Discuss Granny square Projects and ideas (By now most students will be able to make granny squares at home to make either fingerless gloves, bag or scarf)
  • Finishing off your piece in crochet
  • Additonal Topics:
  • Learn Triangles, Hexagons and Circles in Crochet
  • Look at making items such as bunting.
  • Discuss motifs in Crochet : such as Snowflakes
  • Learn Chevron stitches (or Ripple stitches) for blankets
  • Introduction to online resources: searching patterns, exploring websites such as Pintrerst and pattern reading.
  • Online yarn buying guide
  • Q and A

Course Outcome

At the end of the course, students will be become confident in the following:

  • How to hold the crochet hook and yarn
  • Single crochet, slip stich, half double crochet, double crochet
  • Crochet motifs
  • How to increase and decrease stitches
  • Symbols used on patterns and to read simple patterns
  • How to design your own patterns
  • Apply new skills on a new project to work on

What to Bring

  • ipad or Tablet – if you have one
  • Pen and paper
  • Scissors
  • Course materials and course notes provided


  • This course is designed for beginners and assumes no prior knowledge of the craft. This course is also suitable for those who have acquired some knowledge of crochet and would like to revise and further their skills.

Important Information

  • Tutor will provide materials (including yarn and hooks) - value $20. Included in course fee.
  • First lesson only: Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your course commencement time.

Delivery Mode

  • The class is delivered in a small group – in an interactive classroom environment.


  • The teacher was friendly, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and very helpful
  • Payal was helpful, and through in her delivery and her notes. She was happy to help no matter the skill level of participants
  • The teacher was very good in explaining and extremely patient. She was attentive and worked with all students and taught the basics, which allows us to expand on our own if we want. I’d been trying for two years to crochet and not succeeded. She did a fantastic job teaching us and I would strongly recommend it to others.
  • Excellent & enthusiastic teacher
  • The tutor is very passionate and knowledgeable about crocheting. She makes learning a new skill very enjoyable.
  • Very passionate about the craft, caring and attentive of students.
  • I love the small classes, that gives the opportunity to have a bit more attention from the tutor and ask questions if needed. I’ve been to other craft courses in other community courses and the classes had too many students so I never enjoy them – thank you for lettings us have a small and very enjoyable class to learn crochet properly!