Tunisian Crochet – Make a Sampler Bag

Course Overview

Crochet is one of the oldest crafts in the world, and it’s regarded these days as a relaxing form of ‘mental yoga’. This beginners level course will introduce you to the basics of Tunisian Crochet, plus the many benefits to health and wellbeing from this calming and practical craft.

Tunisian Crochet is considered easier than standard crochet because of the different hook that is used and the various techniques involved. The course is designed for complete beginners. You don’t need any experience – just an open mind to have fun learning a new skill.

We will teach you the basics starting from how to hold the hook and yarn, how to start a chain, and then progress to the basic stitches and reading patterns.

Please note: A starter kit is supplied by the tutor and included in the course fee.

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).

By the end of the course, you will have completed a bag OR a pair of gloves OR a scarf. You will also leave with multiple ideas for projects stemming from concepts learnt in the class.

Topics include:

  • Working out the right crochet hook to suit your style
  • How to properly hold the Tunisian crochet hook and yarn
  • How to start with a chain
  • Introduction to the basic Tunisian crochet stitches
  • Getting the tension right
  • How to change colours on a project
  • How to read and interpret a simple pattern
  • Some online resources and a practical guide to buying yarn

Course outcome

At the end of the course, students will have learned:

  • How to make a chain,
  • Basic Tunisian crochet stitches
  • How to control your tension so you can achieve better fabric
  • How to read Tunisian crochet diagrams
  • How to read a simple pattern

Please note: Individuals learn at different paces, and outcomes may vary depending on the level of practise between sessions.

What you need to know

Entry requirements

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

What you need to provide

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

Other information

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

Course materials and course notes are provided.

Class details

Start Date13 May 2024
End Date03 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

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