Crochet for a Cause workshops

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Learn the art of the Granny Square in this fun one day 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.

New ‘Cushions and Embellishments’ class- For those who have mastered the art of the Granny Square and are looking for the next step.  Learn how to crochet a beautiful cushion and create beautiful embellishments such as crochet flowers- perfect for decorating cushions, hats and tea cosies!

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


Beginner Class

BYO one ball of eight ply acrylic yarn and a 4mm crochet hook. 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 would like to have all the yarn you need to crochet a 40 x 50 inch blanket, you will need nine balls of 100g eight ply acrylic yarn in the grooviest colours you can muster. Feel free to use 8 ply woollen yarn if you prefer that to acrylic. However, blankets donated to the hospital in Ethiopia need to be acrylic for easy care.


Beyond the Granny Square

For those who have mastered the art of the Granny Square and are looking for the next step.  Learn some new stitches, how to read a crochet pattern and chart and start using your new knowledge straight away. You can make either flowers and trims, or fancy granny squares. Use your new skills to build a cushion cover, a tea cozy, or start your own fancy project!

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


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.


Donate to Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia


With your help we can treat Ethiopian obstetric fistula sufferers and train local midwives to prevent this terrible injury.

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