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January 11, 2012

Yarn along...crochet lessons with a 6 year old

My 6 year old niece broke her arm and is taking a break from karate class, so while her 4 year old sister is in class, she is coming to my house to learn how to crochet.
As for me, I'm making this slouchy hat....which is turning out really cute so far, don't you think? i love a free pattern. And I'm reading this book Heaven is for Real that someone in church gave to my 10 year old daughter, she read it in one day (she loved it), so now it's my turn!

10 comments:

Lee Ann said...

Such a wonderful skill to pass on. I was about the same age when my mother taught me, and I have been trying to teach my 7 year old as well. Have so much fun!!

Hope your week is going well, and your chickens are staying warm in this winter weather!!

Anastasia said...

I wish someone could teach me to crochet aswell. I just started knitting a few months ago and am nearly finished knitting my first scarf... The slouchy hat looks really nice!!!! Give your little niece a hug from me..<3

mamashara said...

I have made that same hat...It didn't suit me at all(no hats do) but my SIL loves it. :)

Allison said...

I'm sure she's making memories that she'll keep for a long time. I'm impressed that she's learning with a broken arm!

Love the bobble stitch!

Amy said...

Very cute hat! I can't crochet but would love to learn.

(lia) said...

My grandmother taught me how to crochet around this age and I'm so thankful she did.

Lise said...

I'm impressed by the broken-armed crocheting! And your hat is looking great; I love the bobbles.

About the three kings' cake you commented on...I used (not very successfully, I have to say) the recipe in "The Children's Year," but there are many. It's a tradition we added last year. We've always taken down our tree and Christmas decorations on Epiphany, but with a young child, I realized how sad that feels, and thought adding a fun thing--a cake--to celebrate Epiphany would help. It did. I'm realizing more and more the value of small rituals and celebrations throughout the year.

little macaroon. said...

crikey, if your lovely niece can learn crochet with a broken arm, then I really need to get a crack on! No more excuses! Lovely to find you through Yarn Along ;0)

willfulmina said...

Love that hat. It reminds me of the berets I used to crochet constantly. If you're on ravelry, it's a free download there: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/puff-beret#

Cuckoo said...

Oh my! Learning to crochet WITH a broken arm!

xxx