Crochet Basics for Beginners Course Special Offer
from AU$123.00

Crochet Basics for Beginners Course

Learn multiple stitches & techniques in 3 weeks

Next Available: Mon, 29 Apr 6:30PM (AEST)
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2 hours x 3 Weeks
Over 250 people have attended this class


We have developed a course that will explain all the elements of crochet. You'll get a great complete guide to 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. 

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!

Over the three weekly workshops, you will also receive extensive class notes that will provide you with a reference tool that you can come back to time and time again. Occasionally, we offer this course as a one-day intensive workshop.

What you'll be making:

  • Workshop 1: While demystifying the language of crochet, you'll make a chain stitch necklace/scarf
  • Workshop 2: A fruity pot holder. Show off your new skills in the kitchen! You'll also learn more stitches, work in the round, and find out about yarn weights.
  • Workshop 3: A tri-coloured scarf! A big project working in rows, changing colours and creating decorative skipped stitches.

Start learning now; read about crochet hook sizing - click here.

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What you will learn

  • Learn all the basic 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 will get

  • Detailed class notes that will arm you with an extensive reference tool
  • A chain necklace, fruity pot holder and tri-coloured scarf all made by you and the patterns and instructions to make them again
Parking Info
  • Level 1, 329 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. Look for the red door.
  • Most Brunswick St parking is ticketed & max' 2hrs. However, longer time parking is available in the paid Coles Car Park.
  • Public Transport is the ideal way to get here - jump on the 11 tram & get off at Johnston St.

What to bring

  • Week 1: 9mm hook & a ball of chunky wool yarn
  • Week 2: 6mm hook & two 50gm balls of 10 ply wool yarn in fruity colours
  • Week 3: 4.5mm hook & three balls of 8 ply wool yarn each a different colour

What to wear


Appropriate for

This is perfect for an absolute crochet beginner

Hook Tips:

Crochet hooks with rubber handles are more expensive, but SUPER comfortable to crochet with.  

Thread Den

(1760 Reviews)

Learn to sew, craft and create with Thread Den

Located on Melbourne's vibrant Brunswick Street, in Fitzroy. At Thread Den you can start at the very beginning, take your skills to the next level, and find your own unique style.

At Thread Den it's just like a friend (a super nice clever one) teaching you and a few friends to sew, craft and create. When you come in; take advantage of having all the equipment on hand, lovely big cutting tables, smooth running Janomes with plenty of feet accessories, inspiring resources, and friendly people to chat to.  

Your teachers have years of experience, their own labels and businesses, and the desire to share their skills and craftsmanship with you.

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4.9 (35 reviews)
Ruchanarated it
17 Mar 2024
I attended the basic crochet class. I had very basic knowledge of how to crochet , but after the 3 -2 hr classes I feel confident I can continue on my own . We were taught how to read a pattern as well . Amy was so patient and allowed us to video parts of the class.
majellarated it
06 Mar 2024
I loved the Crochet Basics course! Amy was such wonderful tutor! She shared lots of great information and tips - and spent lots of time with each participant, guiding and encouraging us! Highly Recommend!!
Helenrated it
06 Mar 2024
Amy is a natural born teacher. She is calm and patient, explains the work fully and never seems to tire of the endless questions we all seemed to ask. I would highly recommend this class if you’re looking to learn crochet. Helen Hadley
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

  • A refund can be requested 1 day before class starts. An admin fee of AU$35.00 applies.
  • A transfer can be requested 4 days before the class starts. An admin fee of AU$10.00 applies.
  • A credit note can be requested 4 days before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

Taking part in a workshop at Thread Den is fun and we love teaching people our craft, but here we have to get serious for a moment:

It is your responsibility to clear your diary for the booking you've made - especially if there are multiple sessions in your course. If you want to finish your project(s), you need to attend all workshops. You'll also need to arrive on time. We can't start again because it just isn't fair to your fellow participants. 

Allow us this indulgence for a second, our workshops and courses - are usually sold out weeks in advance. It isn't a quick switch to pop you into another workshop. If we have an appropriate session where you can attend to keep going, we will try to offer you a discounted space. If that isn't possible, you will need to book a private lesson to stay on track (the minimum cost is NM -$144 or M -$119.52). 

We also won't follow you up to check that you are coming along to class and/or that you have the right supplies for your class. Almost every workshop will require you to bring along your supplies, for some workshops we sell a supplies kit at an additional cost - but not for all. If you are unsure about what you need, just shoot us an email - .  We also want you to learn and love what you make as much as possible, please carefully consider the fabrics we recommend that you use. If you choose a fabric that is suited to a more advanced level you aren't going to enjoy your experience.

We've tried to answer any questions you could have in the workshop description, but again, don't hesitate to email us for any further details or with any queries. We loooove to see that fabric you are thinking of using and sending you off to some of our favourite fabric and habby suppliers. 

Thanks for sticking with us and reading through those annoying details. 

The details of our refund policy appear during the booking process.

Medical Events

  • If you are required to isolate, with the supply of a medical certificate or COVID-19 testing referral covering the date of your workshop, you will be able to transfer your booking without incurring any penalties.
  • Your safety is our priority, we reserve the right to make decisions if necessary to preserve the safety of all. 
  • In the event of a medical emergency, we may have to seek ambulance services on your behalf and at your expense.

Course Cancellations 

  • Classes are subject to sufficient enrolment numbers (usually this is 3 participants).
  • We reserve the right to cancel any scheduled course.

This policy can be viewed on our website -

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