Crochet queen sets out to teach everyone yarn skills

Australia’s Crochet expert, Jenny King is setting out to ensure crochet skills are continued for generations with a new program of great workshops and courses.

Jenny has taught crochet around Australia and internationally including the US and operates a range of classes from her Sunshine Coast shop, JK Designs on David Low Way at Marcoola (opposite SurfAir).

Jenny said she was particularly excited to start her Hairpin Lace on Steroids course on 7 April. The class will teach them all the skills they need and see participants walk away with their own handcrafted hairpin lace scarf.

“My classes are suitable for beginners through to advanced, so there is something to suit a range of skill sets,” Jenny said.

“Each class focuses on mastering a specific crochet technique to make a range of garments from scarves to ponchos, hats and even toys,” Jenny said.

Jenny said the Hairpin Lace on Steroids (7 April), Entrelac Tunisian Crochet (on 21 April) classes are both great for beginners as they require students to only know the basics of crochet.

“The classes are fun and interactive, and students get to take home their own work at the end of the class,” Jenny said.

Jenny, who has been crocheting since being taught two simple stitches when she was just 10, has been passing on her love of crochet since the 1990s and is the author of 13 crochet books and countless patters that cover everything from intricate beaded bags and jewellery to swimwear.

“Crochet is a rapidly growing trend and continues to increase in popularity as more and more crochet fashions appear on cat walks around the world,” Jenny said.

“I believe this has, in part, revived the lost art of crochet and prompted people to want to learn the craft themselves and I want to help give everyone the opportunity to learn,” Jenny said.

Jenny King Designs also runs weekly crochet and knitting clinics allowing participants to work on whatever project they like in a friendly social environment while also having help on hand.

The clinic times are:

  • TUESDAYS 10am to 12pm – CROCHET CLINIC with Leah Hyndman
  • WEDNESDAYS 10am to 12pm – KNITTING CLINIC with Leah Hyndman
  • THURSDAYS 10am to 1pm – CROCHET CLINIC with Jenny King

Also being offered on the last Tuesday of each month is Bubs-R-Us, a two-hour workshop where students can learn new techniques to make clothing for infants.

“This will give those with an existing interest in crocheting a chance to learn new skills from certified and experienced instructors,” Jenny said.

For more information and a full class program, visit JK Designs or go to

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