Had your performing arts course cancelled? Email your full name, course of interest, and contact telephone number to info@leicestercollege.ac.uk to join Leicester College!


Introduction to Crochet – C8282

Apply Now

Course Overview

This non-accredited course runs from City Skills Centre, each Monday, 10:00 – 12:30 for 9 weeks, starting on 9 September and finishing on 11 November 2024.

This is a beginner’s course and during this course you will learn to follow a simple pattern using basic stitches, to create a range of textured square motifs.

You will be required to bring your own materials to each session.

To make the most of this course you will be expected to practice your crochet skills at home.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

During this course, you will learn:

– Hold hook and yarn to get the correct tension
– Choose crochet hooks and yarn appropriate for a project
– Follow simple patterns/charts in UK/US terminology
– Work basic stitches (ch, dc, tr, ss)
– Count stitches
– Work in rows and in the round
– Combine stitches to create a range of textures and patterns

Using these skills, you will be able to crochet a range of square motifs which can be joined to make a blanket, cushion cover or project of your choice.

Entry Requirements

This course is designed as an introduction to crochet and is suitable for those who have never held a hook and yarn or crocheted before.

You must be aged 19+ and be able to complete a short workbook on a weekly basis with the help of your tutor.

How you will be assessed

There are no formal assessments, exams or coursework. Your tutor will informally assess your progress each week.    

You will receive a certificate of course completion based on your progress in class and attendance.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees (19+): £90.00

Additional Costs

The cost of the course is £90.00. However, you will not be required to pay a fee for this course if you are in receipt of one of the following benefits:

– Universal Credit
– JSA or ESA (Employment and Support Allowance Work Related Action Group)

There will be no fees if you earn less than £25,000.


If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.

Learn more about fees

Course and Career progression

You can only complete this course once.

On completion of this course, you may progress onto our Improvers Crochet course or one of the other Adult Engagement and Progression courses.

Your tutor will advise you on progression routes available to you. Your tutor will advise and discuss the various progression routes available to you. You can also access the College Careers Team to support your progression.

What Happens Next

Apply online via the College website. You will be contacted to attend an interview if required or sent a conditional offer according to the course’s entry requirements. You will then be invited to enrol for your chosen course.

Print Course Information

View our related Skills for Work