Crochet 1-2-3! 3 Great Patterns to Get a Kid Crocheting

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – Be the first to comment

The inspiration for this post came from the wonderful comments in one of my previous posts, Crochet is Child’s Play. I loved hearing everyone’s stories about learning crochet and then passing it on. One Crochet Spotter, Pearl, mentioned that she was trying to teach her six-year-old brother and asked for advice. Before long, Marcia G (a fellow Crochet Spotter) directed Pearl to Rachel’s “How to Crochet” instructions. Hooray! This is EXACTLY what the Crochet Spot community is about!

I completely agree with Marcia G’s recommendation, Rachel’s instructions are a great way to start. Some fundamentals –

Slip Knot
Single Crochet
Double Crochet

In order to round out this advice with a couple of patterns, I thought I’d do this mini-round up. Maybe it will inspire a few people to pass on the craft!

1. How to Crochet a Scarf. This pattern is both simple enough to be a first project and satisfying enough to get your little friend hooked on crochet! For a fun alternative to fringe, add pom-poms instead!

2. Eyeglass Caddie. Crochet is both fun and useful! Because it’s quicker than a scarf, this project might be perfect for impatient crocheters! Your young friend can make these as gifts as well. I loved making gifts for my teachers when I was a kid! This is also a great project for learning how to seam crochet.

3. Amigurumi Light Bulb. Ding! I just had a bright idea! This cute pattern is a lot of fun and will spark a child’s imagination. Although it will require working in rounds and doing some increasing and decreasing, I’ve found that those concepts are pretty readily accepted by child crocheters. Once your pal has gotten the scarf and caddie down, see if the interest is there to make this cool toy!

I hope these ideas have sparked your creativity and inspired you to reach out to a younger person to share crochet! Which Crochet Spot patterns do you think would be the best to help teach children to crochet? Leave your ideas in the comments!

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