Crochet Beginners Short Class St George & Sutherland Community College

Crochet Beginners Short Class

Do you want to learn crochet but don’t know where to start? Come and join us at SGSCC for this crochet class for beginners and learn how to crochet in a relaxing, fun environment. Our experienced tutor will show you all the tips and tricks to create your very individual piece successfully! Crochet seems to be coming back into trend, and some say it’s easier than knitting! There are so many items that you can make instead of the standard granny square!

This class aims to teach you the basics and get you started. It’s perfect for anyone who has always wanted to get started in crochet or if you just need a good refresher. You will be shown how to create the basic chain and then introduce to crochet stitches such as slip stitch, double stitch, half treble, treble crochet, and crochet in the round. These basics will be the foundation for any crochet you do in the future. Learn to read a simple pattern and learn how to use various crochet techniques to complete a project and come away from the class with confidence to tackle your own.

Whether you have some knowledge of crochet or you have been crocheting for some time – come along to enhance your confidence in crochet and learn different tips that you may not know.

Course Outline:

  • Weeks 1-3:
  • Learning the basic stitches – slip stitch, double, half treble, and treble crochet.
  • Changing colours
  • Edging
  • Finishing a project: Darning/ Blocking
  • Increasing and decreasing
  • Work in around
  • Blocking

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain confidence in crocheting
  • Be competent with the basic stitches in crochet
  • Learn to read a simple pattern
  • To begin projects with different techniques
  • Finishing a project

What to bring:

  • 2 × 8ply different coloured balls (SAME BRAND) of ACRYLIC or COTTON yarn (For practicing with) – There is no need to purchase expensive yarn. NO DARK COLOURS!
  • 4mm METAL “ended” crochet hook (NOT PLASTIC-THESE ARE NOT ACCURATE IN SIZING) spotlight brands – boys, knitpro, clover, sew easy
  • Open Stitch markers or safety pins
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors
  • Pencil/Pen and note pad – you may want to write down your notes.

About the Tutor:

“I have been crocheting for some time now, which has taken over my knitting!! Starting with the obvious – granny square blanket and scarf, and kept on advancing by challenging myself. I went to a crochet class locally to learn how to read patterns and I have never looked back- creating my patterns and making items that I thought I would never do. I do also make items for charity and friends and family. Crocheting is so diverse these days- I am always learning myself! Sharing my knowledge will help you to create beautiful projects for your family and friends and also you too can share to keep crocheting alive!” Caren

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.
  • All courses need a minimum number of students to run ("we try our hardest to get those") . If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled before the commencement and you will be informed.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.