Course Outline

How often during our busy lives, do we yearn to simply slow down? Our Crochet for Beginners Classes are a wonderful way to enjoy a mindful, stress-free activity in the company of other like-minded people.

Be inspired by examples of crochet from old classics to contemporary works as you learn how to create retro granny squares and circles that will become the building blocks of your project. You will be able to utilize the skills learned in class to create a crochet granny square bag. These basic skills will also enable you to develop multiple ideas for other interesting projects. Course fee includes materials and a crochet starter pack. Class numbers are limited to ensure you get individual attention.

Ideal for...

Anyone wanting to unlock their creativity in a calm, inclusive environment. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience.


• Ability to start a chain
• Skills in single crochet, double crochet, half treble crochet, treble crochet
• Skills in square and circular crochet, plus increasing and decreasing stitches
• Knowledge of the symbols used on patterns and the ability to read simple patterns

What to bring

• Notebook
• Pen
• Lots of excitement, enthusiasm and a little patience

About your tutor

Payal Bhargava is a passionate and experienced crochet teacher with over 10 year’s experience. She worked in the publishing and business development industry for many years, where she was involved with a number of art and craft magazine titles. Her passion for craft led her to crochet as a way to escape the stressful world of business politics. She eventually gave up the corporate life to raise her young family and to devote more time to crochet and teaching.
She now operates her own company which specializes in mindful craft which she believes is a path to creative meditation. She teaches the art of crochet at Community Colleges and Art Centres to small groups in an interactive and social environment. When she is not crocheting or teaching, Payal uses her blog to promote healing and the therapeutic value of crocheting. Her ambition is to inspire everyone to express their own creativity with a hook and yarn.

Other information

All courses need a minimum number of students to run. If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled prior to commencement and you will be informed. For your convenience information about class cancellations or changes are made initially via email and SMS, please ensure your contact details are correct.

This course has no current classes. Please to be notified of vacancies and similar courses.

  • Course testimonials
    The teacher has the temperament and skill to teach people who are at different points in starting to crochet. She is well prepared, patient and determined to support students to learn. She is inclusive of the weakest student - I know I was her!
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