Crochet – Beginners

Course Overview

Learn a new skill and join the crafting craze with Crochet Beginners!

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 stitch, 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.

A starter kit, provided by the tutor and included in the course fee, ensures you have the essential tools to begin your crochet adventure. No prior knowledge of the craft is assumed, making this course perfect for beginners seeking to unleash their creativity through the meditative art of crochet.

Join us and explore the therapeutic craft of crochet today!

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across Northern and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Epping, Mt Druitt, Richmond, and Ryde. Enrol now!

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What you will learn

Course outline

This 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 stitches with symbols (slip stitch, 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

Additional 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&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 stitch, 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 you need to know

Entry requirements

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.

What you need to provide

  • Ipad or tablet – if you have one
  • Pen and paper
  • Scissors

Other information

  • Tutor will provide materials (including yarn and hooks) – value $20. Included in course fee.
  • For on-campus classes: Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your first lesson only.

Class details

Start Date11 May 2024
End Date01 June 2024
Time10:00am - 1:23pm
TutorPayal Bhargava
Location Chatswood Campus


Class details

Start Date15 May 2024
End Date05 June 2024
Time6:30pm - 8:30pm
TutorPayal Bhargava
Location Chatswood Campus


Class details

Start Date15 June 2024
End Date29 June 2024
Time10:00am - 12:30pm
TutorPayal Bhargava
Location Chatswood Campus


Delivery Mode

To meet the needs of our students Macquarie Community College balances delivery and engagement across permanent, regular and temporary delivery sites and offer face-to-face, remote zoom classes and self-paced learning options.

Ways to Study

  • On campus

Our college campus locations are:

    • Blacktown
    • Chatswood
    • Carlingford
    • Epping
    • Ryde
    • Mt Druitt
  • Virtual classroom
  • Complete workplace training
  • Combine ways to study


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How to Enrol

Step 1 - Choose Your Course

  • Select the non-accredited short course you are interested in.
  • Find a day and time that suits your schedule.

Note: Enrolment is open to anyone 18 years or older.

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  • You will receive a course reminder email a day before your class begins.
  • For Online Zoom classes, a Zoom link and password will be emailed the day before class. Use the same link and password for subsequent sessions if applicable.