Absolute Beginners Crochet | WEA Sydney

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Ideal for absolute beginners with little to no exposure to crochet or for those looking to refresh their knowledge, this course will teach students the basics of the craft. Starting from how to hold a crochet hook and carry yarn, followed by learning two basic stitches, all the way to working in the round or across a foundation chain. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to read beginners-level crochet patterns along the way and use their newly acquired skills to make a simple bookmark or coaster.


  • Face-to-Face


  • How to hold a crochet hook and carry yarn
  • Making a slip knot, foundation chain and foundation ring
  • Learning two basic crochet stitches, including the US single crochet and the US double crochet
  • Crocheting forwards and backwards, as well as in the round
  • Understanding the differences between US and UK terminology
  • Learning how to read a pattern and understanding abbreviations
  • Looking at tension/gauge and the ways in which yarn and the size of a crochet hook can influence this


By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Read and understand a beginners crochet pattern, as well as differentiate between US and UK terminology
  2. Use basic stitches, such as the single and double crochet, to crochet small projects
  3. Crochet either backwards and forwards or in the round (and know how to join these rounds)


  • 4mm crochet hooks
  • 100g of acrylic or cotton DK (8ply) yarn in any colour.  Yarn is stocked at Spotlight, Lincraft, Big W, Kmart, Riot Art & Craft
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors

IMPORTANT: Please arrive to the first class with all the relevant materials. A lack of materials is not just a handicap to you but to the ability to teach. Materials cost is not included in a course fee. In the event of a course being cancelled WEA cannot be held responsible for the purchase of any course materials. We therefore suggest you purchase your materials closer to the time of the course commencing.

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