Crochet Basics for Beginners Course

What to Bring

  • Week 2: 5mm hook & one ball of 8 ply yarn
  • Week 3: 4.5mm hook & three balls of 8 ply yarn each a different colour
  • Week 1: 9mm hook & a ball of chunky yarn (14ply +)

What to Wear

  • Casual

Appropriate For

  • This is perfect for an absolute crochet beginner

Crochet Basics for Beginners Course

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • SPECIAL EVENT: Complete the course in a 1 day retreat on ANZAC Day from 10am to 4pm. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea supplied.
  • This course is normally offered as 3 x weekly workshops each 2 hours in duration.

What You Will Learn

  • Learn many crochet stitches, work in rows and rounds, change colours
  • How to decipher UK & US terminology, read patterns
  • All about yarn types, the variety of hooks, tension/gauge and working swatches... and much, much more

What You Get

  • Detailed class notes that will arm you with an extensive reference tool
  • A chain necklace, headband and tri-coloured scarf all made by you!
  • Patterns and instructions to make each item again


Crochet is a language of its own, but a language that also differs from the UK to the US. In an eternal battle between metric and imperial, singles vs doubles (and we don't mean tennis), letters vs sizes, weight vs ply... it is enough to leave you curled in the corner of the yarn department rocking back and forth. But we are here to demystify this crazy confusion and leave you with an addiction to crochet!

We have developed a course that will thoroughly explain all the elements of crochet. You'll get a great understanding of the terminology, tools, yarn weights and types, how to hold your hands, reading patterns, making swatches to check your tension/gauge and of course creating all the basic crochet stitches.  Over the three weekly workshops, you will also receive extensive class notes that will provide you with a reference tool you can come back to time and time again.

What you'll be making:

  • Week 1: While de-mystifying the language of crochet, you'll make a chain stitch necklace
  • Week 2: Make a headband, perfect to keep your bangs out of your eyes or your ears warm
  • Week 3: A tri-coloured scarf

click here to see photos of your projects

Types of Crochet Workshops Available:

  • If you want a more comprehensive understanding of crochet that explains all its nuances, book our "Crochet Basics for Beginners Course".
  • Not sure if you'll like it and just want a taste? Learn only the essentials for a specific project. An intro workshop is also a great way to get a refresher and reignite your passion for hooking. Check out Intro to Crochet: The Chevron Blanket Workshop - click here or the Intro to Crochet: The Granny Square Workshop - click here.
  • or even have a look at our longer programs: The Crochet Clubs - click here.

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Mar 2016
Crochet Basics for Beginners Course - 17 Mar 2016 6:00 PM

The class was great, teacher is extremely patient and is passionate about what she does.

Dec 2015
Crochet Basics for Beginners Course - 12 Dec 2015 10:00 AM

This class was just amazing. The teacher was friendly and the atmosphere was casual and relaxed. I have a new crocheting addiction now abs will be doing lots more classes through Thread Den for sure!