Crochet for a Cause workshops

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Learn the art of the Granny Square in this fun workshop

Don’t let the art of crochet be lost! Learn from the pros how to transform a ball of yarn into a fabulous creation and discover an addictive new hobby.

Tuition fees from Crochet for a Cause workshops go to support the work of the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital and the Hamlin College of Midwives. Each session is capped at 10 people and tuition fees fund the cost of a standard obstetric fistula operation for one of our brave patients.

Please note: Tickets are non-refundable, but fully transferable. In other words: if you can’t attend, send a friend.

For dates and locations CLICK HERE and you will be redirected to our online store.


Bring one or two balls of 8 ply yarn and a 4mm crochet hook. Light solid colours (not multi-coloured) are best when learning. If you bring 2 balls – choose 2 different colours. A pair of embroidery scissors or little scissors of some type would also be handy! This is all you need to learn to crochet granny squares.

If you are completely new to crochet, you’ll first learn how to crochet, with the aim learning to make one or two granny squares by the end of the class.

Numbers are strictly limited and bookings must be made in advance. The workshop is not suitable for littlies. Students of the Granny Square must be 12 and over.

Note that lunch is not included in tuition fees, but each venue has various food options available in the surrounding area.


These workshops may have the side effect of inspiring you to crochet all day long and work out wild and wonderful ways to support the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital.

If you have any questions at all please contact Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia (Australia):

Phone 02 9440 7001 or email crochet@hamlin.org.au.

 Crochet for a Cause


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