Find Knitting & Crochet Classes in Joburg


Knitting and crocheting are more than just hobbies; they’re therapeutic activities that bring people together and allow them to create beautiful handmade items. Whether you’re a beginner looking to learn the basics or an experienced crafter seeking to refine your skills, Joburg has a variety of venues offering knitting and crochet classes. Here’s a roundup of some of the best places in the city where you can join these creative sessions.

There is nothing more rewarding than knitting or crocheting up your own sweaters, socks, scarves, gloves and more to keep the cold at bay this winter. And best of all, these knitted items will make great gifts for family and friends. You can very easily teach yourself this skill via videos on YouTube, but sometimes, having a physical class where you can get some one-on-one guidance from a pro can be better to ensure you get the techniques down correctly. Here’s where to get started on your next crafting adventure.

The Yarn Tree

Nestled in Parktown, The Yarn Tree is a haven for knitters and crocheters. They offer a variety of workshops catering to all skill sets, from absolute beginners who want to learn the basic stitches to seasoned veterans looking to tackle intricate patterns. Their “Learn to Knit/Crochet” class is a perfect introduction to the world of yarn, guiding you through the fundamentals and helping you create a beautiful project.

The Yarn Tree prides itself on its small, hands-on classes, ensuring you receive personalised attention from their experienced instructors. They also host social knitting and crocheting evenings, creating a warm and welcoming space for crafters to connect and share their love for yarn.

Little Yarn Croft

Little Yarn Croft is your one-stop shop for exquisite, hand-dyed South African yarns and expert knitting and crocheting tuition. Their “Learn to Knit/Crochet” class is a comprehensive 3-hour session that takes you from casting on those first stitches to reading patterns and creating your very own masterpiece.

Little Yarn Croft offers a unique learning experience, catering to both small group sessions and personalised one-on-one lessons. This allows you to learn at your own pace and receive focused instruction tailored to your specific needs. Whether you’re a visual learner or prefer a more hands-on approach, Little Yarn Croft will ensure you get the most out of your crafting journey.

Craft Academy Handmade Haven

You’ll find this arts ‘n crafts gem at the Prison Break Market in Midrand. They focus on a wide range of classes and courses, including dressmaking, patchwork, quilting, beading, applique, hand embroidery, knitting, crochet, and textile art. Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, they will accommodate and cater to you and your skillset.

And if you’re looking to stock up on some supplies for your creative projects, they also sell a variety of tools and supplies to ensure you have everything you need.

Lavender and Time

Lavender and Time in Edenvale offers creatives a space to express their craft, make beautiful things, and join their expanding community. There’s a range of classes taught by highly respected instructors to enable our community members to broaden their knowledge and skills.

Visit their Facebook page to see when they will be hosting their next workshop where you can hone in on your skills. Their workshops include quilting, crocheting, and embroidery. They also sell supplies.

The Yarn Room

If you’re yearning to learn or grow in confidence in crafting, The Yarn Room in Centurion is a place to consider. Here, you’ll discover and learn everything you need to know to get started on your yarn journey.

They offer classes that’s sure to get you start on the right foot. Keep an eye out for when they’ll host their next 3-hours session, where tools, yarn, notes and refreshments are included in the cost of the class.

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