What is ‘Beginners Crochet for People with ME/CFS’?

Beginners Crochet for People with ME/CFS is a four week online course for 8 to 12 people with a professional crochet teacher hosted by Emerge Australia. After the four taught sessions a facilitator will be provided for 4x additional sessions for the group to practice and meet socially. It takes place in our virtual meeting room over Zoom. We have 4 core themes for our online community groups: Patient Support, Carer Support, Community Building and Learning. The aim of this group is to help you to connect with other people who have a shared experience of living with ME/CFS in a class environment where you can learn the basics of crochet for beginners. Further information on how to join the group via Zoom will be made available once you have purchased a ticket.

Why should I attend?

From accessories to amiguri and crazy teapot covers, crochet is for the young and old alike. After these classes, you’ll be able to crochet in no time, all the scarves, beanies and tiny potted cacti your heart desires! And with a bit of practice and tension you’ll be doing jumpers in no time.

In addition to this accessing peer support - talking to people who 'get it' - is one of the primary requests that we receive at Emerge Australia. We have designed this pilot program to provide a safe space - with teachers and facilitators - where people who live with ME/CFS can meet and talk or do an activity together.

What will happen in the group?

In this group you will find:

  • Professional teacher
  • Professional facilitator to guide conversation
  • 4x taught sessions and 4x facilitated meetings - every other week for 30mins-1hr
  • Option to continue to meet after the course - your facilitator will help you to establish ground rules and come up with a plan to continue with the group
  • Social interaction - this group is not structured therapy and will try not to dwell on negative or medical chat
  • The group will have access to a private sub-forum on the Emerge Australia Community Forum where chat can continue between sessions

Morning Class - All timings are as per Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra (AEDT or AEST according to start date of group)

11:00am session open

11:05am teaching commences

11:30am group meeting ends

We operate a waitlist and strongly encourage you to sign up on the waitlist if you are interested and no places are currently available. If we have enough people on the waitlist we may be able to host a second group.

New start dates for this group (newly established groups) are added throughout the year. Please note, you will receive the Zoom link for the class the day before the scheduled date.

For more information or if you have questions, please contact [email protected]