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 Bolton - Bolton Gate RP, 13-15 Round Hill Way, Bolton, BL1 2SL

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Hobbycraft Bolton
Hobbycraft Bolton

4.8 (533)

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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Kate McMahon Dec 2023

The teacher was very nice and made sure that she allowed enough time to explain stuff to each person. She was patient with all our questions and good at explaining what we were doing wrong. Need to keep on practicing to improve the tension but I feel like I am on the right track now.

Textiles class review by Kate McMahon - Bolton

Natasha Close Nov 2023

Really enjoyed the class and Jess was really patient and encouraging as we were all at different levels and abilities.

I've now started a little hat for my future nephew

Lynn Ward Nov 2023

Loved it
Jess was very patient and gave excellent instruction
Going to sign up for the next class

Susanne Garvey Nov 2023

Hess was friendly and knowledgeable. She put us all at ease and we all learned a lot.

Emma Byron Nov 2023

This class was excellent. jess our teacher was really relaxed and friendly. She took lots of time to explain things really well and we all had a lovely time. Would definitely recommend.

Wendy Briggs Nov 2023

Excellent class informative and patient teacher, Jess. Really took the time to explain and demonstrate. All equipment provided, the time flew by.

Lyli Pattyson Nov 2023

Excellent teacher, Jess, explained the process perfectly, easy to understand and very patient too. Delighted with my crotchet square and what I have learned.
Very pleased with the wool and crochet hook. Will definitely book onto another crochet course with Jess. It was a perfect little group to learn with and we did have fun too. ????

Jane Blair Nov 2023

Group of 4 ladies for my session. Friendly and not at all stressful. Jess (our teacher) was lovely, like learning from a friend. Tried on many occasion to crochet but never been able to grasp the basics, somehow Jess managed to teach me. I am now booking further classes to create a granny square.

Sophie Jones Oct 2023

I found this crochet class so useful, with such a small group you’re able to follow along easily. Jess was so friendly and incredibly helpful. I’ll certainly be looking at booking on more courses

Nita Jones Oct 2023

Excellent class, was very informative, thanks to the instructor Jess. She was able to spend time with each of us to show where we were going wrong.

Lisa Brookes Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Jess was ace, very patient with my daughter. I struggled to teach my 8 year old crochet so booked this class.

Phillippa Johnson Oct 2023

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Jess was great. As a left hander I would have liked someone who was left handed too. Jess was able to assist me but isn’t left handed so she did her best. All 3 stitches were learnt and we had plenty of time to practise and correct errors. Looking forward to practising at home.

Natasha Jones Oct 2023

Jess was fantastic at running the class, she made me and my daughter feel at ease and had lots of patience with us to help teach us. I would definitely return for more lessons. Thank you Jess.

Catherine Oct 2023

What an amazing experience for the price! The instructor Jess was fantastic. She had excellent knowledge of crochet; she gave really clear instructions and was so patient with us all. My friend and I had a wonderful time and have learned a new skill.

Sally Taylor Oct 2023

Brilliant teacher, very patient and helpful. Great value for money- really enjoyed the experience! Fantastic!

Michele Lorraine Benson Oct 2023

Jess was a fantastic teacher she made sure we understood and
if we didn’t Jess would still go over things again I would definitely book another class

Emma Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Teacher was brilliant, materials provided and were of great quality. We couldn't believe we could actually learn to crotchet but we did! Highly reccommend.

Beginner's Guide to Crochet review by Emma - Bolton

Elisa Fellone Oct 2023

We had a great lesson is Daniela, she was really kind and patient. She had great knowledge being able to swap between left and right handed to support everyone in our group. Thank you!

Lesley Harwood Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Teacher was very patient showing how to hold the crochet needle and excellent at explaining how to do the chain stitch and how to do other stitches. The course really good value and perfect for beginners

Joann Parker Oct 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Teacher was fantastic. Very patient & encouraging. Materials great for beginners. Would definitely book the next class!

Susan Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

An excellent class for a complete beginner. Only two in the class so lots of one to one tuition to help us learn the basic stitches and how to change colours. Dany was very friendly and patient.

Helen Williams Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Really enjoyable session. Our tutor was excellent and took us step by step through the basics.

Joanne Hives Sep 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Dany was very patient and gave really clear instructions.
Was only 2 of us in the session, so we got really good support. Will definitely be trying another workshop.

Charlotte Piil Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

My daughter and I attended the session and it was Fantastic The teacher was absolutely lovely she was so patient with me (not my daughter as she was flying through it!) she was so friendly and approachable when ever I got stuck! Made me feel like I could keep asking over and over again. We definitely want to come back! The staff were all lovely too! They saw us before the session and they stopped us on the way out to ask how it was. The manager was lovely also she was chatting away to my daughter to make her feel comfortable at the start.

Jane Woodall Sep 2023

Dany was a great teacher, very thorough and gave each of us individually time to learn this new skill.

Jane Hodgkiss Aug 2023

Great session, definitely gave us confidence in our abilities and more insight into how to do different stitches and how they translate into different projects.

Samantha Aug 2023

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews

The workshop is on the first floor in the Bolton store above the shop floor.

Dany was very patient, helpful and friendly teacher. We all had one to one instructions for each new stitch. We were taught the basic stitches which now hopefully I can practice at home.

Beginner's Guide to Crochet review by Samantha - Bolton

Sarah Watson Aug 2023

I really enjoyed this workshop as Dany was so friendly and patient. She was also able to demonstrate left handed crochet. The workshop took place upstairs, away from shoppers, which made the environment more relaxing. I had struggled to learn to crochet from online videos, but feel much more confident now after Dany’s help and advice.

Anna Birks Aug 2023

Just taken the class Beginners guide to crochet, I had never picked up a crochet hook in my life and you could tell, but by the end of it I could sort of crochet, some of the others in the class were learning it more easily , me not so fast but Danny really helped us all. I can sort of crochet which considering when someone tried to teach me to knit before they failed miserably I think the class was brilliant. It's a great way to learn the basics and I think after the advice and teachings of Danny I will be able to crochet properly in future (after lots of practice). Definitely value for money, the class went by so fast. Recieved a bag with a crochet hook and 2 chunky balls of wool to practice with.

Carly McDanielson Aug 2023

The teacher was great. Really helpful in showing both right handed and left handed techniques. The only thing was that this slowed down the learning process. We learnt 3 basic stitches and were then finally shown how to put these together and how to follow basic patterns. We were given 2 balls of wool and a crochet hook which were chunky to make the learning process easier. I feel that the price was fair for the time that we had with the teacher. I feel confident in the 3 basic stitches and I am now ready to start practicing independently, thank you!

Tracey Rawlinson Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Such a great tutor! Very friendly with lots of patience. Im a complete beginner,
but came away feeling confident. Would definitely recommend

Lindsay Fane Jul 2023

The teacher Dany was lovely. She was very patient with the 5 of us who attended. Although it was good, I felt I needed more and would happily have paid more for a longer session, to learn a few more basics. It was good value for money, as you got a hook with wool in a bag, so plenty to practice with. I would recommend to others as a beginners course and I would consider attending other courses too!

Nichola Dunham Jul 2023

Great class Danny was lovely, very informative patient and encouraging. Good value for money too. Wish it was a longer course. Would recommend it.

Imogen Veichmanis Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Attended with my 12 year old granddaughter who had no idea how to crochet. We came awsy able to do basics. Our teacher was really good especially with my gran daughter. I would recommend to all.

Trish Green-Morris Jul 2023

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

The teacher was great. She paced the class well and was easy going and knowledgeable. The venue was good, the products supplied were relevant. A very enjoyable experience.

Denise Holliday Jul 2023

Great beginners introduction to crochet at Bolton this afternoon with Danny. My daughter and I were complete beginners and left with a finished sample piece having learnt the three basic stitches. Lovely quiet , calm area to work in and a good pace to follow along. Nice little kit to get started.
Thank you for an interesting lesson
Denise and katie

Phillippa Grayshon Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Dany was wonderful, I didn’t think I’d ever be able to crotchet but after struggling a bit I managed to get there! Thanks so much for your patience Dany!

Lisa Wood Jul 2023

The class was a nice size (only 5 of us). Dany was a very good teacher, she’s very patient and very knowledgeable. I really enjoyed it and am looking at booking another one soon.

Daniela Alves Jul 2023

Really good course. The teacher was very nice and help me a lot. I highly recommend if you want to learn how to crochet

Sabina Mohmed May 2023

Absolutely loved it so glad I booked on. Small class of 5 and Dany was so lovely friendly and patient. Came away knowing the basics and keen to continue at home.

Beginner's Guide to Crochet review by Sabina Mohmed - Bolton

Anu Mehra May 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Teacher very cool patient very comfortable lesson bit of social
Could arrange more classes

Ruth Harrison May 2023

It was a brilliant class, our teacher was very informative and knowledgeable.
Thank you
Lovely time

Wendy Daley May 2023

Ash was very patient with us novice crocheters!
I would recommend this beginner 's course.

Vicky Pendlebury May 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Fantastic teacher very patient and informative, bought wool in store and came home made a lap blanket

Lindsay Clegg May 2023

Dany was very patient and coped well with the different levels of ability in our group. As complete beginners we found this a really valuable experience. Thank you

Elizabeth McFarland Apr 2023

Absolutely loved it, Dani made it so easy and comfortable, wool and hook provided and easy to use materials.
It was nice and quite upstairs and a nice small class, as there was only three of us.
Dani was a great teacher, very patience
Looking forward to doing more of these classes as I was advised there is a granny square class too

Miriam Simonova Apr 2023

Me and my daughter went to the session. The teacher was really kind and she answered any questions we had. Surprisingly, it was only me and my daughter at the public session. All kit provided worked amazing and I am glad we were able to take it home- will definitely make more projects.

Melanie Bates Apr 2023

Instructor was friendly, encouraging, informative, confident and patient, nothing was too much trouble for her

Ayyaan Ige Apr 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

I really enjoyed the workshop. The instructor was lovely and patient. The workshop is a great value for your money. Highly recommend it!

Jacqueline Oates Apr 2023

The teacher explained clearly how to crochet by showing examples and giving us chance to practice. I felt the lesson was really useful and I feel confident in completing the basic crochet stitches. Good value for money as both wool and crochet hook were provided.

Sarah Sears Apr 2023

The teacher was lovely. She explained the stitches clearly and was very patient. She made me feel very comfortable and I really enjoyed the class. I felt like I had achieved something.

Susan Pomfret Mar 2023

Dany was a great teacher and explained step by step the basics of crotchet. She also gave us an insight to her history so we knew she had great knowledge of crotchet. Having only two of us in the workshop was beneficial to me as Dany had the time to show me some of the trickier steps.

Nicola Makin Mar 2023

As someone who had never picked up a crochet hook in her life the beginners guide to crochet was a fabulous experience. The tutor was so patient & friendly & very knowledgeable not to mention talented in her subject area. Wool & crochet hook were provided as was lots of advice. A thoroughly enjoyable 1.5hrs just wish there were follow on sessions to attend! Definitely recommend the class.

Jill Taylor Mar 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Enjoyed Crochet for Beginners at Hobbycraft Bolton. Teacher very helpful. Kit useful but thought yarn too thick. Would like to do another hour for Beginners to reinforce what I have started but without another kit. Would a follow-up workshop be possible?

Lynn Lavelle Mar 2023

I have thoroughly enjoyed my first crochet lesson for beginner at Bolton Hobbycraft. The room was good and quiet.
Danni was a lovely teacher showing a lot of patience with us. Good advice was given and I look forward to having another lesson in the future. The wool and hook were provided which was appreciated. Thank you.

Textiles class review by Lynn Lavelle - Bolton

Sue Fecitt Mar 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Brilliant , i have tried for years to do crochet and today i have walked away with 2 pieces i have done
Thank you

Hayley Nelson Mar 2023

I absolutely loved the class, Dany was so helpful and a great teacher. She was especially helpful with me being left handed. Learnt all the different stitches needed to get started with crocheting and came away confident in them all.

Nina Delaney Feb 2023

Brilliant teacher. Very patient and easy to understand loved this class wish there were more. Thank you.

Gill Bevin Feb 2023

I attended a beginners crochet class at Hobbycraft Bolton. The class was run by Dany who was fabulous, she had endless patience and enthusiasm. She made sure each of the people in the class was supported and managed to divide her time between us all. The venue was great, easy to get to, well lit and warm. I would have loved the opportunity to take another class ( having mastered the basics)

Una Tildesley Feb 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Brilliant teacher, all the equipment you needed excellent and clear instructions, good value for money

Natalie Wilson Feb 2023

A great teacher who showed all the group each step of the way. I learned a lot and would be interested in doing a follow up course now that I’ve got the hang of the basic stitches. I’d highly recommend this class for absolute beginners though, it was superb. Thank you

Joanne Dorsman Feb 2023

Danny was lovely patient and skilled
The fact she could teach me left handed was such a bonus

Julie Pridmore Feb 2023

Excellent for beginners- teacher very patient and explained and demonstrated everything clearly to students. Only 5 in class

Claudia Rutt Feb 2023

I throughly enjoyed the crotchet lesson, Dany was very patient and easy to talk too and made it easy to follow along. It would be nice if there was a follow up class as I would happily come back for more!

Deborah Eccles Feb 2023

A great class & well worth the money. Wool, a crochet hook and instructions for at home were provided. Dany the teacher was extremely helpful and patient and I came away with enough basic knowledge to get started.

Helen Marsden Feb 2023

Very good. Lovely instructor. Good quality products used. Could do with 2 hours as I was a total beginner and it did not come easily to me

Pauline Gorrill Feb 2023

Not too big a class with patient friendly tutor. A good guide to the basics with chance to practice under supervision.

Ruth Slater Jan 2023

Great clean space Danni the teacher was so patient and willing to teach us. The kit had everything we needed
Defo recommended

Emily Cox Dec 2022

Had a great time. The teacher was so kind and patient and explained what we needed to do really well. Thank you so much, would definitely recommend to others.

Rebecca Marrion Nov 2022

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 11 reviews

Danny was lovely she was so patient and very encouraging she was very clear with her intentions and very helpful I came away feeling like I could actually crochet thank you so much

Textiles class review by Rebecca Marrion - Bolton

Kathy Bluer Nov 2022

The location was ideal for me and their craft space is very spacious. My teacher Dani was excellent and encouraging made me feel at ease. You get a starter pack which is great with easy take home instructions. I learnt the basic techniques plus how to change colours. I was also shown how to read a pattern.

Linda Sroka Nov 2022

I had a lovely time. The teacher was excellent. The kit provided was good and we had plenty to take with us to practice at home. I really got a good understanding of what to do.

Janet Maxwell Oct 2022

Teacher was very good . Would have liked better written instructions . The ones provided in the box were not easy to follow when you got home to try yourself

June Hartigan Oct 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

It was a very good 1 to 1 session as no one had booked for the same time. I have learnt and tried all the basic stitches, how to change colour and how to finish off. A super patient teaher.

Yvonne Noble Sep 2022

Very nice, patient and helpful tutor
Learnt various crochet stitches
Venue was good
Good value for money
Only slight negative was the wool supplied could have been better. It was not twisted enough which meant strands of it kept getting caught on the crochet hook
Thoroughly enjoyed the session

Stephanie George Sep 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Dany was amazing. Really helpful and happy coming away much more confident and understanding what I'm doing. She was calm and easy to talk to, a complete super star.

Melissa Wright Jul 2022

Dany was a brilliant tutor, she explained everything really carefully; demonstrating step-by-step.
Thoroughly enjoyed the session. Would really, really like to learn more crocheting techniques, especially the magic ring and how to crochet a poppy!
Thank you Dany, I’ve remembered all the stitches and loving crocheting…I’ve got the crocheting bug!
Resources box was excellent value for money too

Michelle Finall Jul 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended


Maxine Sara Jul 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

We had a really patient teacher in the crochet class who was very approachable and encouraging
We learnt how to start with crochet doing a chain stitch - then we did the double and we were also taught the treble stitch. I was very impressed with our teacher as she stayed in to make sure we “mastered” that
We were given 2 balls of wool & a crochet hook & hard card instructions & diagrams of what we had learned.
Great value
Unfortunately my only criticism is the wool was too thick but other than that everything was fantastic
I’d love to do a further follow on crochet course though

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