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Teaching Knit and Crochet with the Certified Instructors Program!

Teaching! We've all thought about it at some point in our lives. We all have imagined leading a group and teaching the best of the best to some awesome people. Now, us crafters have that resource! The Craft Yarn Council has this AMAZING program that lets you share your skills with aspiring Crochet and Knit enthusiasts. This opportunity keeps crafting alive for future generations, and gives you the opportunity to give back to you community though your trade. Check out all the details below!


Do you love to teach others, and have strong basic knit or crochet skills? The kids are going back to school, so why don’t you? Join the thousands of knitters and crocheters who’ve already gained the knowledge and confidence to teach others through the Craft Yarn Council’s Certified Instructors Program!

Teaching Crafts

The Certified Instructors Program equips people with the tools to share their passion for knit and crochet with others and to “stitch it forward”. The program offers many benefits to students, including increased confidence in their crochet or knitting skills and the ability to convey these skills to others. Students also gain exclusive access to the closed CIP Student and Graduate Facebook page, where they can collaborate with other CIP students and graduates.

The program has been around since 1982. More than 15,000 students have completed the course and gone on to teach in retail stores, adult education programs, and to share their knowledge with friends, co-workers and family. Students work with a nationally recognized Master Teacher and complete teaching hours to prove their proficiency.

Here are some fast facts about the program:

● It is offered via correspondence and occasionally as an on-site course

● The correspondence course is divided into Level I and Level II

● Students have six months to complete each level of the correspondence program

●There are 15 hours of class time held over a series of days at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and the curriculum covers both levels.

Ready to start teaching? Click here to visit the Craft Yarn Council website for more information and to apply.


Sounds pretty amazing, right? Be sure to check out this program, and share it with others who would love to share their favorite past times onto the next generation of rocking crafters.

Happy Crafting!

-Leisure Arts Team

One thought on “Teaching Knit and Crochet with the Certified Instructors Program!”

  • Evelyn Morin

    I took this course 20 years ago and have been teaching ever since. I have a class at a local Sr Center and have had 20 - 40 students every Thursday great course

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