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Learn amigurumi crochet for beginners with our handcrafts short courses in Sydney!

Get hooked on crochet and start yarning about it.

Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small, stuffed yarn creatures. Amigurumi was made famous by Japanese Artisans for over 500 years. In Japanese, Amigurumi means crochet stuffed doll. As a learned technique, it will provide hours of creativity.

Most amigurumi are crocheted, but you can knit them. The reason it is more of a crochet trend is simply because of the fabric each craft makes. Knitting creates a stretchy fabric, whereas crochet results in a dense, thick one.

Either way, you start with a small ring of stitches (an adjustable or magic circle for crocheters). From there, a series of increases and decreases create the shapes of your new friend. They certainly look complicated, but our Amigurumi short course will teach you how to start with one stitch, and how to increase and decrease that stitch.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this amigurumi crochet course, you should have learned:

  • how to hold the hook and yarn
  • the basics of crochet stitches use the anatomy of a crochet stitch to create a shape
  • to identify and count stitches
  • basics of increase and decrease of stitches size

What will be covered in this amigurumi crochet course?

This four-session (10 hours in total) short course offers the students a practical and hands-on learning experience. You will work at your own pace and:

  • Learn to hold hook, yarn, make a slip knot, commence and make a chain, count the chain.
  • Learn to make a circle, join it, and work within it.
  • Learn a new stitch and practise the stitch.
  • Use the circle to make the base of a character.
  • Learn to count the base and attach a new yarn
  • Work out the mathematics to implement an increase
  • Work the increase and make the body
  • Use maths to decrease the work
  • Learn to finish the work, so the top has a clean finish.
  • Add features such as buttons or beads for eyes or other character-building techniques.

Who is this amigurumi crochet course for?

This amigurumi crochet course is suitable for:

  • Students who are interested in sewing, knitting and crochet
  • Students who would like to be creative and try new crafty skills

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd in the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

If driving, there is no entry into Gordon Street from Victoria Road. Last block on your right before Victoria Road. Pedestrian access is opposite Prince Street.

Materials provided

  • 1x crochet hook
  • 2x stitch markers
  • Enough yarn to do the project which could be: one big ball or two small balls depending on how many colours students want to use
  • Extra colours of yarn to make eyes, nose etc.

What to bring to class

  • tape measure,
  • scissors,
  • safety pins (5)
  • tablet or pen and notepad for taking notes

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Amigurumi Crochet: Beginners Course

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Amigurumi Crochet: Beginners Course

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