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Forums > Crochet
Re: age
Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: March 17, 2009 02:49PM

I learned to crochet at five, the night before I started kindergarten. I was miserable because another little girl brought her knitting with her and I didn't know how!

My grandson is six and has been actually knitting since he was four. But for about two years he sat on my lap and did some of the motions while I did the others. He wants to crochet now. Since he can handle knitting easily I'm going to start teaching him to crochet this weekend.

He's a rightie and I'm a leftie, but because of his age I'm not going to do the "mirror" technique. Instead, I'll sit him on my lap and crochet right-handed until he gets it. It will make me nuts, but it's worth it. Then, when he gets into more complicated pattern stitches and the like, I'll have him mirror.

I really think this will be easier than teaching him to knit because it's so much easier to drop stitches when you are learning to knit. Also, he can make some neat things very easily and quickly like belts and wristbands and coasters.

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  age zeena 03/17/2009 02:54AM
  Re: age Mother Hen 03/17/2009 08:31AM
  Re: age squeakysteph 03/17/2009 11:49AM
  Re: age Alex 03/17/2009 02:49PM
  Re: age LI Roe 03/18/2009 02:41PM
  Re: age Alex 03/18/2009 10:38PM
  Re: age christineka 03/24/2009 09:53PM
  Re: age Alex 03/24/2009 11:20PM
  Re: age Birdygirl 09/15/2009 11:06PM

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