Crochet Course for Beginners

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Learn crochet for beginners with our handcraft courses in Sydney.

Learn crochet, one of the oldest crafts in the world that is labelled today as the new ‘Mental Yoga’. This beginners level course will show you the many health and wellbeing benefits to repetitive crochet proved by research.

Crochet for Beginners is a course that makes learning the crafting fun, while teaching you everything, from how to hold the hook and yarn, starting a chain, to learning how to make the basic stitches, counting stitches and rows and reading patterns.

We have designed this course as a complete beginners level of crochet. Participants don’t need to have any experience. They will be exposed to various projects and will leave with ideas to makes either a bag, gloves or a scarf. They will also have multiple ideas for projects stemming from concepts learnt in class. And finally, you can challenge yourself to use all ten fingers at once and relax into a mindful, rhythmic activity at the same time.


By the end of these crochet lessons, you will have:

  • Learned the basic crochet stitches
  • Attempted to make a granny square
  • Learned how to read a pattern

Ideal for

  • Anyone interested in learning crochet
  • Sewing and fashion enthusiasts
  • Enthusiasts of handcrafts

Course content

As time permits, we will cover the following topics:

  • 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 (double crochet, half treble crochet, treble crochet)
  • Learning how to make a granny square
  • Interpreting and reading simple patterns
  • How to change colours on a project
  • Introducing how to make circles in crochet
  • Ideas for making simple gifts, small and large projects
  • Introduction to online resources and a practical guide to yarn buying
  • Finishing off your piece

Please bring

  • 1x 4mm crochet hook
  • Medium weight yarn (8ply)
  • Tablet OR Pen and notepad for taking notes
  • Scissors
  • Please wear closed-in shoes


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.

Other Information

Sydney Community College is a social enterprise with a mission to offer innovative continuing adult education programmes that support individual efforts and facilitate sustainable social change.

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

Course testimonials:

  • said: The classes were great - would have liked if the classes went for more weeks! Would love an Intermediate or Advanced Beginners course. The tutor was great and explained everything so well!

  • said: FIVE STARS

  • said: Small group, which is best for this type of course due to the need for a lot of individual attention. Great tutor, very experienced in this subject, friendly and helpful. I would recommend this course. As a full time employee working in the city I am pleased that you have these courses in the evening, and in the CBD. Only negative comment is the problems with the lifts.

  • said: The tutor, Payal, was very passionate, knowledgeable and patient. She made sure everyone in the course got the most out of it. 4 weeks just wasn't enough time though.

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