Sharing the Joy of Crochet {Part 2}


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So, it's been quite a long and busy weekend, but when I arrived a church on Sunday morning, my little pupil was arriving at the same time and was eager to tell me that she brought her crochet materials!  I didn't think I would have any time to devote on this day because her family wasn't eating dinner with us on this Sunday.  After church, I noticed my little pupil was crying.  I don't know the reason, but I said, "Go get your crochet things so we can practice some."  All tears dried quickly, I saw a great big smile, and off ran this little one to get her things out of the car.  (In case you're wondering what everybody else was doing, they were just talking, some were cleaning in preparation for a fellowship service we were having with another church that evening.  But what did my little one and I do?  Crochet!)

My 6-year old pupil and her 4-year old sister
We continued to practice the single crochet (sc) stitch.  I realized that since this stitch is multi-stepped, I would have to scaffold her so she wouldn't get frustrated.  So, I inserted the hook into the bottom of the chain, she pulled a loop through, yarned over, and completed the stitch.  After a while of that, then she practiced inserting the hook into the proper part of the chain.

Little sister really wants to do what her big sister is doing
Although 6-year olds have a short attention span and I kept having to say, "Pay attention" in the middle of the steps because she would often talk to me about something or look at someone in the middle of the stitch and then forget where to pick up, I do think that she will be very good at this thing called "crochet." 

A 2 - year old wants to see what going on in the back pews.  Her mom had to drag her away.
And as you know little ones are quite the curious ones, and so I have been challenged to find the answer to her question, "Why do they call this crochet?"  She told me to look it up on the internet.  Crocheting blog friends, do you want to help a 6-year old out?  lol

My little pupil has discovered a new yarn holder - the back of the pew!  But her feet must find another lodging place.

p.s.  It's official.  I'm going to have to learn to hold my yarn properly.  I've got my own style, but I don't want to teach that to a child.  I'd rather they learn the "proper" way and break the rules on their own, without my help.  :-)
 
Until next time,


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6 comments:

  1. You're so sweet to teach the little girl. I don't think I hold my hook exactly right, but I guess there are two ways to hold it. I hold mine more in my palm rather than like a pencil. I've tried to change, but I just can't do it. I'll be interested to hear if you can really change the way you hold your yarn. I think it's tough to change once we get comfortable holding yarn/needles/hooks a certain way. At least for me!

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  2. That is so sweet Libby! Makes you melt. Don't worry about holding the hook and yarn properly. I know I don't hold them like the "pros".

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  3. Libby,

    I was touched by your post! I loved the last picture, which appears the foot of her student!
    Congratulations! You're 10! (you're a great teacher!)

    Have a good day!

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  4. Cute post, Libby. I love that you are teaching a young one the art of crocheting. Both my kids love to do it, but so far only one has progressed beyond the chain. I used to crochet when I was much younger, but haven't done it much lately and am not very good at it. Anyway, thanks for your sweet smile you left me about my Sunday post. Have a lovely week!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  5. I bet the girls look forward to Sunday all week so they can have a lesson! It must be so rewarding and fun for you too!

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