The age-old art of crochet is one of this year's hottest trends, from delightful homewares and cosy throws to vibrant scarves and beanies - crochet is everywhere!
And whilst it may seem like a complicated handicraft, it actually isn't. In fact, the creative crew at Classie can teach beginners basic crochet techniques in just one class.
Held near Town Hall, these interactive classes are open to all skill levels. Simply come along and join in the fun.
Over three fun-filled hours, your host will introduce you to the required equipment, common stitches and how to change colours. By the end of the class, you'll know how to do a double crochet, treble crochet, chain stitch and slip stitch!
As part of the experience, you'll also begin your first crochet project: choose from two alternative classes - Granny Square or Soft Bowl.
The classes are held in a social and supportive atmosphere with your host on hand to offer personalised advice and some handy tips and tricks.
In the Granny Squares class, acrylic yarn will be used to begin a granny square. You can continue practising this new found skill at home and perhaps join additional granny squares to create a blanket or tea cosy.
In the Soft Bowl class, eco-friendly recycled t-shirt yarn will be crocheted to create a personalised soft bowl, which can be used for almost anything. It makes for a great gift idea for friends and family.
All the required equipment, including an aluminium crochet hook, sample patterns and appropriate yarn will be provided.
A complimentary standard-size non-alcoholic beverage is also included as part of the class price.
Want to start your new creative adventure and meet some new friends? Head to the Classie website and select your desired project and class date.
Remember, no prior experience or knowledge is required and everyone from 12 years of age and up is welcome (children under 16 years require parental supervision).
Choose from two experiences:
Beginners class $55 - Crochet materials and instruction included: learning how to do the crochet basics and how to make a Granny Square. These classes are smaller than the Meetups.
Meetup $35 - not recommended for beginners. For crocheters wanting to learn a new project (Instructors have pattern books to browse), taught a new technique or help with a current project. A $10 hook and yarn pack is available for those needing materials.
For more information of the class options, visit the Classie website or call 1300 32 22 32 to make a booking now.