Crochet for a Cause – volunteers needed

I received a lovely email this week asking me to spread the word to my friends who crochet. Is that you? Or maybe you want to learn how to crochet? Keep reading…….

Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia (Australia) are currently looking for talented and enthusiastic volunteer crochet teachers to help us with our Crochet for a Cause workshops in locations across Australia. As a volunteer you will teach classes of 10 people the art of the granny square. Classes are run on Sundays from 11-4.

Each class funds a standard obstetric fistula operation to restore the health and dignity of a woman with horrific birth injuries, at the Addis Ababa hospital in Ethiopia. For more information about the work of Dr. Catherine Hamlin in Ethiopia visit our website: (as well as their Facebook page here) and to learn more about Crochet for a Cause just visit . You can also get in touch on 02 9440 7001 or by email at

If you want to learn how to crochet then book yourself into a crochet class here  with classes in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Waragul (Victoria).


  1. Hi Corrie, with no classes in Perth and me thinking about learning for a you have a suggestion on good beginner books to teach myself from? Your blog is very inspiring!! Thanks, Jess

  2. Hi Corrie
    Thank you so much for sharing. I am so keen to teach crochet and share the granny square love. I have called the Hamlin organization and I will see if I can commence a class here in Brisbane.
    If any of your readers are keen and live it Brisbane….we can do it!!!!
    Cheers and thanks so much for sharing the word about this great cause

  3. Great Cause! Dr Catherine Hamlin is one of my absolute favourite Australians, an absolute national treasure! Her book “Hospital by the river” is a wonderful insight to the magic she and her late husband have woven in Ethiopia. xx

  4. What a wonderful cause … I’ve been thinking for a while I’d love to master the art of crochet so maybe now is as good as ever!

  5. Oh I am very happy to know that there is one semi close to me. (Waragul) I will be contacting them to find out how I can help with teaching a class! I have been crocheting for 14 years, I should be able to teach a granny square 😀

  6. I was so excited to read this! I have been wanting to learn Crochet for AGES!!! I am a self taught beginner knitter but am struggling bug time teaching myself crochet? I am in Melbourne and would love to join a group/lessons etc to learn this craft I have admired for years. Any help would be so, so appreciated!

    Kindest regards

  7. Toni Huggins says:

    Hi Corrie,
    Because of your blog post Crochet for a cause is happening in Brisbane. Myself and another follower of your blog have joined forces and we had our first workshop with 3 more planned.
    So thank you!

  8. Karin Griezel says:

    I would like to crochet for charity or give classes if I could.

    I live in Sydney on the Northern Beaches.

    Please let me know how to go about this.

  9. Hi Corrie

    I am wondering if the crochet classes still happen in Canberra and whereabouts are they held as I can crochet a square or blanket but would love to learn a few different stitches and how to make other things.



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