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 Edinburgh - Unit 23, Fort Kinnaird Shopping Park, Edinburgh, EH15 3RD

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Hobbycraft Edinburgh

4.8 (234)

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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Carol Lauder Nov 2023

Our teacher was very helpful and patience
My granddaughter loved her class
Highly recommend x

Anne Grzybowski Nov 2023

Only 4 of us on the workshop which I feel was a good number. The workshop leader was very patient with us beginners and provided individual attention to those struggling to comprehend the crochet process.

Wendy Morgan Nov 2023

Our teacher was friendly, patient and very knowledgeable. She answered all my crochet questions and solved all the problems I brought with me. The venue was fine - warm, well lit, plenty of space. I liked the materials provided, especially the soft, thick yarn. I thought the class was excellent value for money. I feel much more confident about moving on with my crocheting.

Claire Gunderson Nov 2023

Loved our crochet session today. Emma was very patient and explained everything slowly. We were provided with two balls of wool and a hook which we could take home. We will definitely book another class in the future.

Sally Leighton Nov 2023

Excellent tuition, friendly, patent helpful tutor. Great fun! Highly recommend this, would definitely book again

Anne Curran Oct 2023

I really enjoyed the workshop. I had crocheted in the past but could not remember enough. The tutor was excellent and provided good instructions which helped me get back a skill that I had lost. Very patient and knowledgeable.

Ellen Groen Oct 2023

Very well taught class with a lovely instructor. I was quite far behind my fellow class members but that was totally fine and I got some special attention to get up to speed!

Karen Bremner Oct 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended

Great class , the teacher was very patient and clear at explaining . Was a very enjoyable class

Marjorie Temperley Sep 2023

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Super teacher who was very patient and encouraging. I have come away with the crochet bug and the skills to make a good start.
Would recommend this class to anyone who wishes to get off to a good start with a new hobby

Lesley Gibb Aug 2023

The class was very informative, the materials provided were good quality and the teacher was great. Ailidh was experienced and very helpful, good at explaining details and correcting mistakes.

Laura Macgregor Aug 2023

My 11 year old daughter and I attended an afternoon 'Introduction to Crochet' Class at Hobbycraft, The Fort, Edinburgh. There were 5 participants in total and we were in a quiet upstairs space away from the hustle and bustle of the main shop entrance. The tutor was enthusiastic, appeared experienced in all matters crotchet and was extremely patient with everyone. We were all given our welcome packs comprising of 2 balls of chunky wool, a crochet hook (size 8) and a set of instructions (these were more for taking home afterwards). We were taught how to create a slip knot to get us started and 3 different 'stitches'; plenty of time was given to practice and also to ask questions. My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed the class and have both had a wee practise since. Just from this session we feel we could make a variety of simple items, including placemats, coasters and warm headbands for the winter! This was our first Hobbycraft course and we booked it when there was a discount code, however it would be well worth the full price. We are now eyeing up a future 'Granny Squares' session!

Beginner's Guide to Crochet review by Laura Macgregor - Edinburgh

Diana Porterfield Aug 2023

Excellent and patient teacher. Small group and got 1 to 1 help. Notes, wool and crochet hook given to us to take home

Pam Rendle Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Ailidh was lovely. Very friendly and patient.

I realise it’s hard to teach crochet but felt she didn’t explain the process very well. It would have been handy to have the print out to refer to during the class.

I would have liked to be shown how to increase and decrease but there wasn’t time. Maybe the class should be 2 hours instead of one and a half hours?

Anne Forman Jul 2023

Good value class. Teacher very helpful and patient. Will do another class in the future.

Christine Croydon Jul 2023

The teacher was lovely. Very clear instructions and very helpful. I would recommend the class to any would be starter.

Souzan Mahmoud Jul 2023

The class was great and I enjoyed and benefited from it a lot. The teacher was nice and helpful.

Anne Perkins Jul 2023

It was well organised with materials (2 balls of wool and a crochet hook) and a printed version of the instructions we received all in a cotton tote bag for us to take away at the end. The teacher - Ailidh - took us step by step through the process of making a foundation chain and then progressed on to some of the basic stitches giving us the time to do samples of each. She didn't try to overload us with too many instructions so those we shall have to get by attending another class or watching U Tube videos or reading a book. I felt it was good value for money.

Heather Walker Jun 2023

Emma was a great teacher - very patient and explained things very clearly. The materials and instructions were great.

Jane Fazel-Hamedani Jun 2023

It was only me at the class and my teacher was Emma who was brilliant. Had done a little bit of crochet years and years ago so I learnt a lot today. Would recommend .

Aimee Youngs Apr 2023

The instructors Emma and Ailidh were fantastic. So patient and helpful when answering questions. The materials were of great quality. I managed to learn 3 different crochet stitches in the time we had!

Jackie Collins Apr 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Emma was excellent for our group of 4 beginners - she was extremely patient! She explained what we were to do in detail and spent time with each of us as we progressed at different speeds. 2 lovely thick balls of wool and a hook in a canvas tote bag provided.

Would like to return for another type of crochet class, e.g magic circle, if they are introduced.

Jackie Gilchrist Mar 2023

Our class was taken by Emma, a young girl who was very friendly, helpful and encouraging.
I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend the course to others. There were only two of us which gave us lots of individual attention.

Nicola McKinlay Mar 2023

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

The teacher was great, sorry I forgot your name.
She went at our pace, didn't feel rushed at all.
Was a great lesson.

Mavis Murray Feb 2023

It was a great class, just a small group but we had fun. Everyone was really nice and we helped each. Teacher was really patient and helpful, I feel more confident about starting crochet projects now

Bridget D Feb 2023

Me and Vivien thought the lesson was really fun we felt included and Ailidh was patient and encouraging and we feel confident at the moment but might have to come back again later:)

Kym Wallis Feb 2023

Ailiah was amazing, kind patient, Knowledgeable! Would definitely recommend this class for beginners crochet at Hobbycraft Kinnaird Park. Thank you

Janet Bigham Feb 2023

Teacher was very friendly and helpful. She explained methods very well, and gave you help if needed.

Nici Smith Feb 2023

Teacher was lovley and very clear to understand, willing to help :) would recommend , myself and young daughter really enjoyed it.

Avril McLeich Jan 2023

Kind, friendly and patient class teacher. Helped everyone as a group and individually. Good starter pack

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