Crochet For Beginners


Sat 7 Sept

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Sun 7 September: 11am – 4pm

Join us for an introductory workshop and learn the art of Crochet for Beginners crochet with Cynthia, one stitch at a time. We’ll start at the very beginning, learning how to select the best material for your project before we pick up a hook, cast on, and start stitching away. Over the course of this skill building workshop you’ll learn the classic granny square pattern along with three essential stitches—chain, double and treble crochet—and master the art of seamless colour changes. With Cotton DK yarn, you’ll craft multiple panels and learn how to join them together to create bigger finished pieces, whether it’s a coaster set, a table runner or a more ambitious project like a cushion cover or shopper. Cynthia will guide you every step of the way, ensuring you gain confidence and unleash your creativity in colourful crochet. This class is suitable for complete beginners, or for anyone who wants to join us for some sociable stitching and improve their crochet technique in a supportive group environment.

  • How to hold your hook and material
  • how to start a project by learning the different cast-on methods
  • common stitches used in crochet patterns
  • how to read a written pattern (we’ll cover UK and US terminology so you can read any pattern)
  • how to read a crochet chart illustration
  • how to combine your stitches into a project.
  • And at the end of the course you will be able to step away with a collection of swatches and ideas of how you can incorporate them into homeware projects, as well as a brand new easy crochet project to keep that knowledge and muscle memory locked in.

Your Tutor

Trained as a fashion knitwear designer, Cynthia has been intertwined with woollen goodness since she was young. Cynthia was born in Hong Kong, grew up in Bristol, and obtained her BA Fashion design with Knitwear at Central St Martins in London. She is now based in Dunblane. Cynthia has worked with London based designers such as Cooperative Designs and James Long, as well as internationally, at Valentino in Rome. At the moment Cynthia is working with Stitch & Story and Fabrics Store. With the belief that knowledge is power, she enjoys expanding her skills in teaching and passing on crafting skills to those at various levels. At the same time, improving her own identity as a designer.


  • All materials for your Crochet for Beginners workshop are included in the course cost.
  • Tea and coffee are provided but participants should bring their own lunch and utensils
  • All of our classes are suitable for over 16s, younger crafters may be accommodated if accompanied by a participating adult but please contact us before booking
  • If the workshop you were looking at is fully booked drop us an email and we’ll add you to the waiting list. We will add extra dates to our most popular workshops too, join the mailing list to be the first to know
  • All of our workshops are held at Craft Central, High Street, Dunblane, FK15 0EE
  • If you need to cancel or reschedule your workshop we need at least three weeks notice. Please read our cancellation policy before booking

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