Crocheting is a great way for children to develop fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and learn how to follow directions.

What is the ideal age to begin teaching a child?

Usually around the age of 7 or 8 is a perfect time. However if a child is younger and demonstrates an interest in crocheting, this is a good time to start.

Before you begin to teach a child to crochet, spend time researching for simple projects or use project suggestions below. Gather crochet tools: A fairly large size crochet hook, size G or larger; balls of colorful worsted weight yarn.

Teaching a child to crochet should be done in steps; one stitch at a time - chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet, etc. Start with a simple project to teach for each crochet stitch. Imagine your child's feeling of accomplishment when they begin to crochet and immediately complete a project.

Boys like to crochet too. Suggested project would be hacky sacks, bookmarks, football placemats, dishcloths, etc.

STEP #1 - Teach the Chain Stitch
Teach them yourself or show them how to Chain Stitch video.

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STEP #2 - Teach the Single Crochet
The next step is to teach them the single crochet. Learn how to make a single crochet.

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STEP #3 -Teach the Double Crochet
In this step teach them the double crochet. Double crochet how-to.

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More Resources for teaching your child to crochet
Crochet Projects for Kids

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