Crocheting with KidsBy Erin Burger – 10 Comments
One of the most exciting and beneficial aspects to being a mother is being able to share the things you love and enjoy with your children. It can also be one of the most disappointing aspects as well…especially when the child does not enjoy something as much as you might!
I learned this the hard way when my oldest daughter Rosey was five. I had been waiting and waiting her whole life until she was old enough for us to read A Wrinkle in Time together and within the first five minutes of reading it she exclaimed, “Momma! This book is so boring!!!!”. Bummer.
Thank goodness she is very much into crochet, or I might have lost all hope!
Here are some tips and free beginner’s patterns that would help you share your love of crochet with your children or any special child in your life.
- Buy a loom! Both of my daughter’s started on a circular loom, it generated interest in crafting items and was easy enough not to frustrate them.
- Use fun colors and big hooks! Making it exciting and interesting is always a plus.
- Don’t get frustrated or down if they can’t magically crochet. I’m sure none of us could pick up crocheting in one sitting. Have them put their work away and come back to it another time.
- Suggest they make a gift for a friend or teacher. Rosey makes a scarf for her teacher every year and it was one of her biggest motivations for learning crochet.
- What child wouldn’t want to make an adorable scarf for a stuffed bear? Teddy Bear Scrap Scarf
- A gift for grandma? Colorful and simple Dishcloths
- Dress up Barbie with a Summer Wrap, a Ruffle Dress or Santa Claus Hat, just preferably not all at the same time.
Have any more tips to share about crocheting with children? Have any questions or comments? Feel free to share and ask away here!