Beginner's Guide to Crochet

Join us in store to learn the basics of crochet – the perfect introduction to a classic craft.

1.5 hours Class size 1 to 5     label £22

Get hooked on crochet with our beginner’s tutorial! Enjoy this relaxing craft as you get to grips with the simple skills you’ll need to stitch beautiful designs, with one of our craft experts on hand to guide you through the steps.

This workshop provides a wonderful introduction to the world of crochet, perfect if you’re a complete beginner. Through the course of the workshop, you’ll learn double stitch and treble stitch. You’ll also be shown how to create a chain, working in rows to create a tension square.

You’ll have a craft kit included, ensuring you’ve got the yarn and hook you need. It’s a great opportunity to pick up techniques you can then put into practice when you move on to other patterns.

Throughout the tutorial, you will be able to ask any crochet questions you may have.

Please note, our workshop spaces in some stores are located in open areas and we will endeavour to minimise interruption from other crafters.

Please contact your chosen store if you are left-handed to ensure the colleague hosting will be able provide the correct support needed alternatively all of our online sesison's can support a left-handed learner, BOOK HERE

Knowledge required

- Perfect for beginners.

What you'll get

- Crochet hook

  • 2 x yarns (colours may vary)
  • Stitch guide template

What to bring

- Just yourself!


Hobbycraft Bedford - Unit 7 St Johns Centre, Rope Walk, Bedford, Bedfordshire MK42 0XE

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Hobbycraft Bedford

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The largest arts and crafts retailer in the UK, passion for crafting is at the heart of everything Hobbycraft does. This is reflected in the creative and knowledgeable colleagues you’ll meet in stores, as well as the vast range of carefully selected products for all types of crafting.

Throughout the year, Hobbycraft host a variety of workshops in stores and online, designed to give everyone the opportunity to master a new craft or refine a long-time favourite. Whether you want to enjoy crafting from the comfort of your own home or you’re looking to meet new people as you get making, these craft workshops offer something for everyone.

Most of our workshops are led by colleagues from Hobbycraft stores across the UK, including craft experts from our Hobbycraft Artisan programme. They use their expertise in specific areas of craft to create workshops that show participants new skills and inspire future projects.

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Sue Dec 2023

Gemma was great, very knowledgeable and helpful tutor. I found the course good value for money and I learnt to crochet.

Maggie Hands Dec 2023

Very friendly and able tutor. She gave clear instructions and helped me get started. By the end of the session I had learnt the fundamentals.

Val Hollings Nov 2023

Good to be the only person!
Well explained
Wool was rather big and I fumbled a lot but was encouraged

Kaitlin Thomson Nov 2023

Gemma our teacher was really lovely and really helpful, really enjoyed this class :) it would be great to have a bit more of a follow up to keep learning new things

Christine McFarlane Nov 2023

Tutor patient and repeated techniques when asked. Small group so easy to ask questions. We were provided with good quality resources to keep. I was pleased to achieve making my first crochet square using both double and treble stitch!

Noeleen Doherty Nov 2023

comprehensive start to crochet
good takeaway of wool, hook & instructions to practice at home

Gemma was very good

the building was really quite cold!

Kate Nov 2023

Our lesson with Olivia was fun and engaging and we learned so much! We had previously tried to teach ourselves crochet from books and YouTube and got nowhere. Olivia was a wonderful teacher; patient, encouraging and enthusiastic. The time flew by. We’re looking forward to booking the Granny Squares class soon. The class was amazing value as we got to keep the hook and two balls of yarn, and instructions. We really loved the class and would highly recommend it.

Pauline Tufts Oct 2023

Attended beginners crochet course, every thing required provided. Gemma friendly and helpful, learnt 2 basic stitches ready now to start my journey into the crochet world

Alison Skea Oct 2023

Just attended learn to crochet which was fabulous! Had struggled to learn by myself, so face to face was so much better! Teacher was fab! Calm, helpful, just the right amount of chat. Very happy. Also please with the kit- to be honest felt like the class was free as the kit is pretty good and plenty to take away ns practice with!

Assunta Di Lorenzo Oct 2023

Olivia our teacher was excellent, very friendly, patient and explained the technique exceptionally well. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Carmelina Lamparelli Oct 2023

Olivia was amazing she provided the bag with two different colour yarns a crochet hook and instructions . Apart from that she was amazing at teaching us. I learnt such a lot in the one and a half hours I was there .

If she runs any further intermediate courses or advanced I would be happy to attend . With her teaching us .

Rosalyn Morris Oct 2023

Olivia was a wonderful teacher and incredibly patient We had a lovely session and would certainly recommend it. The supplies were generous.

Davinia Facey Oct 2023

Oh how I loved this lesson. I was blessed to have Gemma who was the sweetest most patient person. I made so many mistakes but she sat there laughing with me then hen helped me to rectify it.

Thank you Gemma, you was amazing. I still prefer this treble stitch.

Textiles class review by Davinia Facey - Milton Keynes

Marie English Aug 2023

A super class. The teacher was knowledgeable and informative. She took time to reassure and was patient when things went a bit wrong.
Many Thanks for a lovely class.

Lisa Vernon Aug 2023

I found that the teacher was very good at teaching the basic skills of crochet. And taught me how to treble crochet, I am very glad!

Patricia Compton Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

The girl just sat between another lady and myself and said do this do that. She basically just let us get on with it without any great interaction. She didn’t ask how we were getting on or offer any advice or tips. I wasn't impressed with the workshop

Hannah Mormone May 2023

Friendly teacher, but a bit impatient with us as beginners. We were complete beginners and there should be a much slower, easier step by step to get started. And an aim of the workshop (eg. To make a crochet square instead of just practising).

Chloe Mardell Apr 2023

The teacher was very patient and kind and explained everything thank you very much from Chloe

Abigail Best Mar 2023

Had a great crochet class with Elena, learn alot and managed to produce something not half decentdef recomend.

Heidi Seamark Mar 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

It was really good. The teacher was really helpful and encouraging. I learnt 3 different stitches in crochet. Looking forward to continuing with it!

Beginner's Guide to Crochet review by Heidi Seamark - Milton Keynes

Linda Newell Mar 2023

My tutor , Olivia, was fantastic. She answered all my questions, was very patient with me and she gave me a great sense of achievement when completing a crochet square. The wool was lovely and soft and the hook was easy to work with. The environment in which we worked was fine although some customers in the shop asked for help while she was teaching, which she was unable to help with.
Should Olivia do other crochet lessons l would certainly attend once l have mastered the stitches she has taught me. Thank you Olivia.

Gio Payne Mar 2023

Very good value for money. I was lucky enough to have a one to one, this was so special and obviously helpful when I needed instruction. Lovely teacher, Gemma was passionate and Knowledgeable about her work. Inspiring workshop, and I will book on more of this type.

Ann Boyle Feb 2023

The teacher was extremely knowledgeable, it a great experience and worth the money.

Would be great if they could do
more classes

Antonella Valerio Feb 2023

Olivia was fantastic, so patient and friendly. Her demonstrations on how to do the basics was simple yet informative. With this being my first time doing crochet, I had no idea what I was doing, but soon picked it up with Olivia's help. The added touch of us all individually receiving a box of goodies was really lovely.
I really really enjoyed it and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to do start crochet or even as refresher.
I will definitely be practicing and I'll be sure to keep at it.
Thank you Olivia!

Jemma Denton Feb 2023

Olivia was our wonderful teacher. We absolutely loved our crochet class. Olivia took us through how to start and then how to develop our skills. I would highly recommend this workshop at Bedford Hobbycraft. Thank you Olivia!

Jessica Harrison Feb 2023

Olivia was a very helpful teacher and relaxing to be around. Enjoyed my 1 and half hour beginners crochet lesson.

Anita Gipson Feb 2023

Enjoyed the class, i have never attempted crochet before but managed to start chaining and then tried a square. Olivia was very good at explaining the techniques and very patient.

Barbara Dodson Jan 2023

Olivia was welcoming and friendly. The class was small so everyone was able to have some 1 to 1 time with Olivia. Loved the yarn and large hook that came with the beginners pack - would recommend

Bev Sexton Jan 2023

Olivia was friendly, fun, professional and made learning easy. I enjoyed the evening immensely and it went so fast. It was good to have the tools given at the lesson and I am practising at home. I thought that the experience was extremely good value for money.
I would love to see a 2nd stage lesson with Olivia become available. I would like to learn how to do more with skills in crocheting.

Karen Jan 2023

Olivia was brilliant very patient and knowledgeable .a great asset to your chain and its classes
Please can you run a follow up class to help improve the learnt skills

Sue Richards Jan 2023

Olivia was a brilliant teacher. Knowledgeable but brilliant with new students. It was a very relaxed class but we learnt a lot. Very good value for money, especially as it includes wool, crochet needle etc.
What is needed now is a follow up class so we can move on to other crochet techniques

Wendy Rogers Jan 2023

A great class. The teacher was very good and explained things really well. Would love to do a follow up with her.the contents of the starer pack was good.

Amber Masterson Jan 2023

A great introduction to crochet for complete beginners. I really enjoyed the class - 5 stars :)

Julie Young Jan 2023

Thoroughly enjoyed Beginners Guide to Crochet. Teacher was knowledgeable and very good at explaining things. Thanks for a very enjoyable evening xx

Nicola Wong Nov 2022

Excellent value for money as the hook and yarn is provided along with some instructions. The 1.5 hrs flew by as we learned making a chain, double and treble stitch. Our teacher Gemma was lovely.

Sue Richards Nov 2022

Good class but tutor needed to be a bit slower in her delivery of the class

Lindsey Charlesworth Oct 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Loved it! Lovely teacher and all round great experience. Defo be back for other workshops! Thank you!

Jackie Kirk Sep 2022

Olivia was a lovely, patient tutor and I felt comfortable making mistakes or asking for help. She is very talented and she has started me on my crochet journey. I will remember her as the lady who first taught me crochet skills! Thank you Olivia!
The materials were brilliant.

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