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Learn Amigurumi crochet for beginners with our handcrafts 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 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

Ideal 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 content

This four sessions (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.

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.

Please bring to class

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


Rozelle Campus
Corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd, Rozelle (in the grounds of St. Joseph’s Church)

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

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Amigurumi Crochet: Beginners Course

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$199 Limited inc GST / $149 / $159.20 / $179.10
The course fee includes materials pack valued at $20. You will go home with your own beautiful creations.

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