I have a knit to pick with you knotty people! I’m Jess, from over at AllFreeKidsCrafts.com. I was browsing Stitch and Unwind, and I found a scandalous lack of chit-chat about kids’ crafts here.
Feeling a bit left out, I resolved to demonstrate to the craft community that knitting is not merely for adults, and that any adult who thinks otherwise is a yarn-headed ninnymuggins (pardon my French).
Case in point:
Finger Knitting Scarf
Anne from Flax and Twine really knows her stuff. She understands that the pattern of repetition required to create yarn crafts is the perfect way to relax kids before bedtime or after a long day. I love her post and tutorial about basic Finger Knitting that makes a lovely little scarf. It’s a great beginner project that any kid can make with just a little practice. Find the project on AllFreeKidsCrafts, and click through to get the full tutorial.
For more advanced kid knitters, she also has a Finger Knitting Hula Hoop Rug that kids can make. This rug looks so professional, and it’s made using the same basic finger knitting pattern used for the scarf above. Isn’t this amazing?
And you thought kids couldn’t knit.
And you know what? I think kids are better at yarn crafts than adults. There. I said it. Argue with me if you dare, but while most adults are sitting around making boring old sweaters, just take a gander at this:
Marker Cap Finger Puppets with yarn hair. Betcha didn’t think of that now, did you?
See? Kids can crochet and knit and make incredible crafts with yarn too! Just to prove my point, I’ll be pulling my chair up to this blog here every week, and rest assured, I’ll be back next week with a couple of brand new yarn crafts kids can make.
How old were you when you learned to knit or crochet? Do you think knitting is a good skill for kids to learn?