Learn Crocheting: A 2022 Guide to Crochet Classes Near You and Online

By Marian Kret •  Updated: Mar 12, 2022 •  Guides

In this article, you will find a comprehensive list of in-person and online classes for learning crocheting. Enjoy and happy crafting!

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Why an Article on the Best Way to Learn Crochet?

In my fairly extensive research and digging around I have realized that there is very little available on the web right now about finding classes and instruction for the various kinds of crafting.

In fact, if you want to find the best classes for, in this case, learning how to crochet, it might be quite a bit more difficult than you imagine.

So I thought it would be super helpful to put together a list of the best available classes for crocheting – including group and private lessons – for 16 cities and metro areas around the United States, and to include some of the best online classes and books as well. But first… 

What Is Crochet?

The word crochet originally comes from the French, and simply means “small hook.” This is a good way of understanding what crocheting actually is, and how it is different from knitting. You see, while with knitting you use two long needles to loop and interlace a single length of yarn, thread or other materials, crocheting uses a single small hook, which pulls loops and directly connects them. 

And while this sounds simple enough, there is a real art to the basic motions and even the most simple loops and stitches in crochet – like the single crochet, double crochet and half double crochet stitches, post stitches and the granny square – and a lot of other details and considerations to learn, like advanced stitches, creating patterns, color usage, laces and cables, Tunisian crochet and amigurumi.

Some people say that crocheting is an easier craft than knitting, while others find knitting easier. Either way, though, it’s a really good idea to get your basics down with a good crochet class, either a live group or private crochet lesson or an online session – and there are countless classes all over the country and all over the web to choose from.

What is the Best Way to Learn to Crochet?

I wanted to make sure that you could quickly and easily find the right instruction and instructors for learning how to crochet, whether you want an online class, a local class or private teacher, or even the best books on learning crochet, so I put together this guide to answer some basic questions:

For local crochet lessons, I will concentrate on 16 cities and their metropolitan areas, with two subsections for each city, and so you will find below the best crochet classes and the best private crochet teachers for the following cities:

Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Minneapolis / Saint Paul, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle

Following the listings of best local crochet classes I will mention a few of the very best online crochet courses you can take, and then recommend a few of my favorite books for teaching yourself how to crochet.

What Are the Best Online Classes for Learning Crocheting in 2022?

Not everybody is able to go to physical classes, because of location, schedule, social distancing / enforced isolation, or other reasons. Luckily there are a lot of other good options, and online learning is one of the best – especially if you can find a good teacher, good course content and well produced classes. And with crochet in particular, online classes can work especially well.

So when people ask me specifically:

…based on my experience and feedback from lots of other makers in the community I have the following recommendations:

Skillshare

You may already be familiar with Skillshare, since they are becoming one of the most popular, best known and most highly rated learning platforms online – and quite well known for arts and crafts classes.

For crocheting alone they have over 150 online lessons, which have proved to be very highly rated and popular.

Domestika

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Udemy

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Another giant of online learning, Udemy doesn’t have nearly as many crocheting classes as Skillshare (above), but what they have are very good quality in every respect, and well worth checking out.

Club Crochet

I have to say that I’m still trying to figure out the catch here, but Club Crochet really does seem to offer all of their excellent online crochet courses for free! Yes, they also sell some nice and inexpensive crochet kits on the site, but that does absolutely nothing to detract from what an amazing find, and an amazing resource, this is.

To check out their extensive selection of online crochet courses, just follow this link: Club Crochet

Annie’s Craft Store

Annie’s has something like fifty plus crocheting lessons online, and while they seem a tad bit pricey to me, there is absolutely no denying their quality, or the love and enthusiasm of the teachers.

For a complete catalog of currently available online crochet lessons, click on this link:

Annie’s Craft Store Online Crochet Classes

Creativebug

If you haven’t heard of Creativebug yet, you soon will. Just ten years old now, and with over a thousand classes available, the site seems poised to become the industry leader in online crafting classes. They only cover a few categories of crafting at this point, but crochet is one of them, and they have close to a hundred courses available.

To learn more about Creativebug and their online crochet classes, click this link: Creativebug Crochet Courses

YouTube

It must be said that YouTube has some pretty amazing free content, and the crochet tutorials and classes I’ve checked out are no exception. Another great thing about YouTube is the search engine, which when you’re searching for something as basic and popular as, say, “Learning Crocheting” comes up with brilliant results right at the top of the page. 

But if that all isn’t easy enough for you, just click on this link and you’ll see what I mean!

YouTube “Learning Crocheting”

If you’d like even more specific recommendations, please check out a couple of my favorite YouTube crochet channels:

What Are the Best Books for Learning Crocheting in 2022?

And I’ll close out this comprehensive online guide to the best resources for learning crocheting with a short list of some of our favorite books on the subject. 

I had originally planned to list beginners and advanced books on crochet separately, but as I reviewed my own personal picks I realized that I greatly prefer books that offer both – ones that start at a basic, total beginner level, assuming no experience or knowledge, but also include advanced techniques, and often a lot of other resources, ideas and inspirations for people of all levels.

So while the first few books are really geared more at newbies, you will find that, even if you have no prior experience, any of these books will be a great choice and a wonderful resource. They are also great places to find new patterns – just make sure, if you eve plan on selling your piece, that you ar aware of any registered trademarks!

What Are the Best Local Classes for Learning Crocheting in 2022?

Anybody can use one of the countless online specialty search services for finding local classes, like groupon or yelp, and in fact they do usually offer good, fairly complete and up to date listings of classes in the area, so you might want to check out some of the leading ones, like:

Anybody can use one of the countless online specialty search services for finding places that offer crochet classes – whether you want to take your first lesson, improve your crochet skills, try new lessons and projects, or even just meet people and make new friends.

In fact services like groupon or yelp do usually offer good, fairly complete and up to date listings of class offerings in the area – and you might even find a private lesson or teacher, or open shop time time. So you might want to check out some of the leading ones, like:

Usually these search services are really easy to use, by simply typing in what you’re looking for – “crochet classes” – and the area, city or state – “Monowi, Nebraska” – and then it’s just enter, wait and wade through the somewhat random listings.

Or, better yet, you can instead simply scroll down and find your area in the list below and try one of these personal recommendations!

The Best Local Group Classes / Workshops for Learning Crocheting in Atlanta

Fabricate Studios

1537-B Howell Mill Rd

Atlanta, GA 30318

404-981-4665

info@FabricateStudios.com

Crochet Classes – Fabricate Studios

max + herb

5502 Peachtree Road Suite 150

Chamblee, GA 30341

470 246 5532

hello@maxandherb.com

Atlanta Craft Classes + Events 2022 – Max and Herb

The Craftivist

743 Edgewood Ave NE

Atlanta, Georgia 30307

(404) 330-8023

hello@thecraftivist.com

2022 Crochet Classes Atlanta, GA | The Craftivist

Yarning for Ewe

3220 Cobb Parkway Suite 102

Atlanta, GA 30339

(678) 909-4963

Crochet Classes

The Best Private Classes / Teachers for Learning Crocheting in Atlanta

Fabricate Studios

1537-B Howell Mill Rd

Atlanta, GA 30318

404-981-4665

info@FabricateStudios.com

Crochet Classes – Fabricate Studios

The Best Local Group Classes / Workshops for Learning Crocheting in Austin

Austin College

900 N. Grand Ave.

Sherman, TX 75090

903.813.2000

admission@austincollege.edu

Learning to Learn: Knit & Crochet – Austin College

Hill Country Weavers

4102 Menchaca Road

Austin, TX 78704

512-707-7396

info@hillcountryweavers.com

Crochet Classes – Hill Country Weavers

Pioneer Farms

10621 Pioneer Farms Drive

Austin, TX, 78754, UNITED STATES

512.837.1215

info@pioneerfarms.org

Crochet Basics — PIONEER FARMS

The Best Private Classes / Teachers for Learning Crocheting in Austin

Hill Country Weavers

4102 Menchaca Road

Austin, TX 78704

512-707-7396

info@hillcountryweavers.com

Crochet Classes – Hill Country Weavers

The Best Local Group Classes / Workshops for Learning Crocheting in Boston

Craftworks Coop

243 West Main St

Northborough, MA 01532

(508) 393-9435

info@craftworkscoop.com

Crochet Classes 2002 | Craftworks | Northboro, MA

Hip Stitch

20 Church Street

Wellesley, MA 02482

(617) 651 6092

Hipstitchwellesley@gmail.com

2022 Crochet Class – WELLESLEY – Hipstitch

Iron Horse Fiber Art

Iron Horse Farm

29 Coolidge Street

Sherborn, MA 01770

508-734-3434.

ironhorsefiberart@gmail.com

Iron Horse Fiber Art – Crochet Class

Stitch House Dorchester

846 Dorchester Ave

Dorchester, MA  02125

617-265-8013

info@stitchhousedorchester.com

Crochet Classes | Stitch House Dorchester

The Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts

24 Eliot Street

Boston MA 02130

617.524.3313

info@eliotschool.org

Beginning Crochet Lessons | The Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts

The Best Private Classes / Teachers for Learning Crocheting in Boston

Iron Horse Fiber Art

Iron Horse Farm

29 Coolidge Street

Sherborn, MA 01770

508-734-3434.

ironhorsefiberart@gmail.com

Iron Horse Fiber Art – Crochet Class

The Best Local Group Classes / Workshops for Learning Crocheting in Chicago

nina chicago

1256 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642

(773) 486-8996

info@ninachicago.com

Classes & Workshops – Nina Chicago

Sister Arts Studio

721 W Wrightwood Ave.

Chicago, IL 60614

(773) 929 – 7274

info@sisterartsstudio.com

Crochet Classes In-Person – Sister-Arts Studio Chicago

yarnify!

633 South Plymouth Court Suite 1

Chicago, IL, 60605

(312) 583-9276

barbaraofyarnify@gmail.com

yarnify! The Chicago South Loop Crochet Lessons

The Best Private Classes / Teachers for Learning Crocheting in Chicago

Firefly Fiber Arts

2052 W North Ave

Chicago IL 60647

firefly@fireflyfiberarts.com

Private Crochet Classes — Firefly Fiber Arts Studio

nina chicago

1256 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642

(773) 486-8996

info@ninachicago.com

Private Lessons – Nina Chicago

The Best Local Group Classes / Workshops for Learning Crocheting in Cincinnati

Communiversity @ University of Cincinnati

2600 Clifton Ave

Cincinnati OH 45221

513-556-6000

janet.staderman@uc.edu

Crochet Classes with Camille | University Of Cincinnati

Fiberlicious

8157 Camargo Road

Cincinnati, Ohio 45243

513-271-3191

cindy@fiberlicious.com

2022 Crochet Classes – Fiberlicious

Hank – A Yarn Boutique

2651 Observatory, #101

Cincinnati, OH 45208

hankyarn@me.com

Classes and Events – Hank Yarn

Main Street Yarn

126 West Main Street 

Mason, OH 45040

(513) 204-0078

mainstreetyarnsmason@gmail.com

Classes

The Best Private Classes / Teachers for Learning Crocheting in Cincinnati

Fiberlicious

8157 Camargo Road

Cincinnati, Ohio 45243

513-271-3191

cindy@fiberlicious.com

2022 Crochet Classes – Fiberlicious

The Best Local Group Classes / Workshops for Learning Crocheting in Dallas

By the Stitch

By Arrangement

Rowlett, TX

bythestitch35@yahoo.com

By the Stitch – Crochet Classes, Individual and Semi-Private

DMH Fiber and Yarn

7989 Belt Line Road, Suite 180

Dallas, TX 75248

(469) 828-1187

dmhfiberyarn@yahoo.com

Classes | DMH Fiber & Yarn | Dallas, TX

Lone Star Yarn

2816 Central Dr., Suite 140

Bedford, Tx 76021

(817) 404-9814

CustomerService@LoneStarYarn.com

Corchet Classes for 2022

West 7th Wool

3612 West 7th Street

Fort Worth, TX 76107

817-731-5044

info@west7thwool.com

Beginning Crochet Class – West 7th Wool

The Best Private Classes / Teachers for Learning Crocheting in Dallas

By the Stitch

By Arrangement

Rowlett, TX

bythestitch35@yahoo.com

By the Stitch – Crochet Classes, Individual and Semi-Private

The Best Local Group Classes / Workshops for Learning Crocheting in Denver

Blazing Star Ranch

3424 S Broadway

Englewood, CO 80113

(303) 514-8780

blazingstarranch@gmail.com

Classes | Blazing Star Ranch | Englewood |Colorado | Denver | Golden | Littleton |

Fancy Tiger Crafts

59 Broadway

Denver, CO 80203

303-733-3855

info@fancytigercrafts.com

Classes + Events – Fancy Tiger Crafts Co-op

Knot Just Yarn

1250 S. Buckley Road Unit H

Aurora, CO. 80017

303-990-3310

sheila@knotjustyarn.com

In-Store Classes 2002 – Knot Just Yarn

LambShoppe

3512 East 12th Avenue

Denver, Colorado 80206

303-322-2223

info@thelambshoppe.com

Classes & Events

Wooden Spools

2805 S Broadway

Englewood, CO 80113

303-761-9231

Classes and Events – Wooden Spools Quilting Knitting & More

Yarn Shoppe Denver

1615 California St Suite 403

Denver, CO 80202 US

720-473-2598

Yarn Shoppe Denver – Shopping and Classes

The Best Private Classes / Teachers for Learning Crocheting in Denver

Flax and Twine

By Arrangement

flaxandtwine@gmail.com.

Contact – Flax & Twine

Yarn Shoppe Denver

1615 California St Suite 403

Denver, CO 80202 US

720-473-2598

Yarn Shoppe Denver – Shopping and Classes

The Best Local Group Classes / Workshops for Learning Crocheting in Detroit

City Knits

26050 Crocker Boulevard

Harrison Township MI 48045

586-469-9665

Learn at City Knits

have you any Wool?

3455 Robina Avenue

Berkley, MI, 48072

248-541-9665

info@haveyouanywoolmi.com

Crocheting Classes

Michigan Fine Yarns

37519 Ann Arbor Rd,

Livonia MI 48150,

(734)-462-2801

hello@michiganfineyarns.com

Classes 2022 | Michigan Fine Yarns

The Best Private Classes / Teachers for Learning Crocheting in Detroit

City Knits

26050 Crocker Boulevard

Harrison Township MI 48045

586-469-9665

Learn at City Knits

The Best Local Group Classes / Workshops for Learning Crocheting in Kansas City

Yak ‘n Yarn 

Fairlawn Plaza Mall 

5331 SW 22nd Place

Topeka, KS 66614

785-272-9276 (YARN)

yaknyarn@gmail.com

Crochet Classes in Topeka area

Yarn Barn of Kansas

930 Massachusetts St

Lawrence, KS 66044   

800-468-0035

info@yarnbarn-ks.com

Crochet Classes 2022 – Yarn Barn Of Kansas

Yarn Social

1707 West 45th Street

Kansas City MO 64111

816-867-0522

Classes @ Yarn Social

The Best Private Classes / Teachers for Learning Crocheting in Kansas City

Yak ‘n Yarn 

Fairlawn Plaza Mall 

5331 SW 22nd Place

Topeka, KS 66614

785-272-9276 (YARN)

yaknyarn@gmail.com

Private Knitting Classes, Crochet Classes, Weaving classes in Topeka area

Yarn Social

1707 West 45th Street

Kansas City MO 64111

816-867-0522

Classes @ Yarn Social

The Best Local Group Classes / Workshops for Learning Crocheting in Los Angeles

Stitchspace LA

13753 Ventura Blvd

Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

818-849-6447

Class Calendar — StitchSpace LA

The Altered Stitch

12443 West Magnolia Boulevard

Valley Village, CA, 91607

818-980-1234

The Altered Stitch Classes

The Knitting Tree

Crochet Classes 2022 – The Knitting Tree, LA

1031 W. Manchester Blvd. #2 

Inglewood, CA 90301

(424) 800 2651

info@theknittingtreela.com

Crochet Classes 2022 – The Knitting Tree, LA

The Little Knittery

1808 N. Vermont Ave

Los Angeles CA 90027

(323) 663-3838

thelittleknittery@gmail.com

Crochet Classes – The Little Knittery

The Best Private Classes / Teachers for Learning Crocheting in Los Angeles

The Altered Stitch

12443 West Magnolia Boulevard

Valley Village, CA, 91607

818-980-1234

The Altered Stitch Classes

The Best Local Group Classes / Workshops for Learning Crocheting in Minneapolis / Saint Paul

3 Kittens Needle Arts

750 Main Street, Suite 112-113

St Paul, MN 55118

(651) 457-4969

Crochet Classes in The Twin Cities 2022

Amazing Threads

11262 86th Avenue North

Maple Grove, MN  55369

763-391-7700

info@amazing-threads.com

Crochet Classes at Amazing Threads in Minneapolis, MN

The Yarnery

493 Selby Ave

Saint Paul MN 55102

651-222-5793

Learn – The Yarnery

Yarn Happy Bead Happy

Various Locations by Arrangement

dianelaugustin@mac.com

Group and Private Crochet Classes

The Best Private Classes / Teachers for Learning Crocheting in Minneapolis / Saint Paul

Yarn Happy Bead Happy

Various Locations by Arrangement

dianelaugustin@mac.com

Group and Private Crochet Classes

The Best Local Group Classes / Workshops for Learning Crocheting in New York

92Y

92nd Street Y

1395 Lexington Avenue

New York, NY 10128

212.415.5500

Crochet for Beginners – 92Y, New York

Brooklyn Craft Company

165 Greenpoint Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11222

646-201-4049

hello@brooklyncraftcompany.com

Crochet Classes 2022 – Brooklyn Craft Company

Railyard Arts Studio

621 Route 22

Croton Falls, NY 10519

914-617-8541

Crochet Classes Near Me | Railyard Arts Studio

Woolyn

105 Atlantic Avenue

Brooklyn NY 11201

718.522.5820

Crochet Classes – Woolyn

The Best Private Classes / Teachers for Learning Crocheting in New York

Brooklyn Craft Company

165 Greenpoint Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11222

646-201-4049

hello@brooklyncraftcompany.com

Private Crochet Classes – Brooklyn Craft Company

The Best Local Group Classes / Workshops for Learning Crocheting in Philadelphia

Loop

1914 South Street

Philadelphia, PA

215-893-9939

knit@loopyarn.com

Classes – Loop

Temple University Continuing Education

1805 North Broad St.

Carnell Hall 872

Philadelphia, PA 19122

215-204-4866

PASCEP0047 Crochet Basic and Beyond | Temple University

The Knitter’s Edge

1601 W. Broad St.

Bethlehem Pa 18018

610-419-9276

unwind@theknittersedge.com

Crochet Classes – The Knitter’s Edge

Wild Hand

606  Carpenter Lane

Philadelphia, PA 19119

267 766 5239

hi@wild-hand.com

WORKSHOPS | Wild Hand

The Best Private Classes / Teachers for Learning Crocheting in Philadelphia

Loop

1914 South Street

Philadelphia, PA

215-893-9939

knit@loopyarn.com

Classes – Loop

The Best Local Group Classes / Workshops for Learning Crocheting in Phoenix

Fiber Creek Prescott

1046 Willow Creek Rd., Suite 123

Prescott, AZ 86301

(928) 717-1774

info@fibercreekprescott.com

Classes | Fiber Creek | Prescott, Arizona

Phoenix Knits

​5044 N. 7th Street

Phoenix, AZ 85014

(602) 277-1335

Phoenix Knits

Tempe Yarn and Fiber

1415 E University Drive

Tempe, AZ 85281

480-557-9166

info@tempeyarn.com

Classes in Crocheting for 2022

The Best Private Classes / Teachers for Learning Crocheting in Phoenix

Fiber Creek Prescott

1046 Willow Creek Rd., Suite 123

Prescott, AZ 86301

(928) 717-1774

info@fibercreekprescott.com

Classes | Fiber Creek | Prescott, Arizona

The Best Local Group Classes / Workshops for Learning Crocheting in San Francisco

Atelier Yarns

1945 Divisidero Street

San Francisco, CA 94115

415.771.1550

Our Workshop Classes in San Francisco, CA – ATELIER YARNS

ImagiKnit

3897 18th Street

San Francisco, CA 94114

415.621.6642

info@imagiknit.com

Crochet Classes 2022 — ImagiKnit

Yarnitudes

3598 Gravenstein Hwy S

Sebastopol, CA 95472

(707) 827-3618

trudy@yarnitudes.com

Yarnitudes | Classes | Sebastopol, CA

The Best Private Classes / Teachers for Learning Crocheting in San Francisco

Atelier Yarns

1945 Divisidero Street

San Francisco, CA 94115

415.771.1550

Private Crochet Classes in San Francisco, CA – ATELIER YARNS

The Best Local Group Classes / Workshops for Learning Crocheting in Seattle

Acorn Street Shop

2818 NE 55th Street

Seattle, WA 98105

(206) 525-1726

shop@acornstreet.com

2022 Crochet Classes

All Points Yarn

21921 Marine View Drive South

Des Moines, WA  98198

(206) 824-9276 (YARN)

allpointsyarn@aol.com

ALL POINTS YARN

Northwest Yarns

1401 Commercial Street

Bellingham, WA 98225  

(360)738-0167

info@nwyarns.com

Classes – Northwest Yarns

So Much Yarn

1525 1st Ave #4

Seattle, WA 98101

206-443-0727

Betty@SoMuchYarn.com

Crochet Classes | So Much Yarn Seattle, WA

The Fiber Gallery

8212 Greenwood Ave N

Seattle WA 98103

(206) 706-4197

Classes | The Fiber Gallery

The Best Private Classes / Teachers for Learning Crocheting in Seattle

The Tea Cozy Yarn Shop

5816 – 24th Ave. N.W.

Seattle, WA 98007

(206) 783-3322

Barbara Ceiga – barbarajceiga@gmail.com

Classes 2022

Thanks so much for reading this article! I hope that this guide to the best resources for learning how to crochet has been helpful, and that you have found what you are looking for – whether it be a great crochet class in your area, a great online learning platform for learning crochet or the best crocheting books.

And please let us know if you have your own favorite local class – in one of our featured cities or anywhere else – or if there are any online resources or books that you like, so we can expand this article and make it even better and more useful!

You might also be interested in our other articles in this series, which follow the exact same format in listing the best local crafting classes, the best online crafting courses and the best books for several other types of creative hobbies. You can access any of them simply by clicking the links below, or by visiting our website – Art Side of Life. Thanks again, and good crafting

Hi, I am Marian (pronounced |mar·e·ahn|). I am a crafter, tech & business manager, and the founder of Art Side of Life™. I've been doing all kinds of crafts since I was a kid, testing different tools and supplies. I love the process of creating something out of nothing and through the articles on our website I want to contribute to your creative journey.

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