Demonstrates fifteen crochet projects that can be accomplished by young crafters, sharing step by step, illustrated instructions for such items as an earflap hat, a patchwork poncho, and a cupcake shaped pincushion, in a guide complemented by sidebar information on crochet history and cultural customs 15,000 first printing....
|Title||:||Kids Crochet: Projects for Kids of All Ages|
|Publisher||:||Harry N Abrams May 1, 2005|
|Number of Pages||:||128 pages|
|File Size||:||566 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Kids Crochet: Projects for Kids of All Ages Reviews
There are things one orders on line for others, particularly for grandchildren, which one would prefer to preview before sending. My two oldest granddaughters turn 10 and 8 this summer, which means that they are the right age for crafts. I had stumbled upon a lap loom and bought the oldest girl one for Christmas (made in NH and sold at an independent toy store in MA), while the younger one received a potholder loom.
As a child I only did basic crochet as my mother couldn't teach me further and nobody else in my extended family crocheted. I am a teacher and like to use crafts to inspire my students to become industrious and interested in healthy pursuits. When I received this book, I went through it and couldn't believe how simple crochet all of a sudden became for me. The projects are fantastic, it slips some history in there, is clear on what equipment you need. A parent could easily decode this to explain to their children... if their children didn't figure out what to do for themselves! Very happy and I am excited myself to try my hand at these things (I sometimes bring my projects to work so my students get curious about what I am doing. Best way to introduce to children? Show interest in doing it yourself)
I got this in order to teach my daughter to crochet, but I also had to learn. It's clear, concise, well illustrated and is a great starter set for a kid, including me. It teaches the basics of crochet, adding colors, working with borders, sewing pieces together, etc. It does not, however, cover double crochet, treble crochet or some of the more complicated stitches. However, given that this is meant to be a primer, it's not terribly missed. Couple this book with a few good youtube instructional videos and you'll be on your way in no time.
I became a new crocheter this year when someone bought my son (8) a crochet starting kit, and noone in the house knows how to crochet. After finally figuring out a few stitches, I tried to teach my son myself, but a newbie teaching a newbie something they do not understand does not work. As soon as this book came in the mail, both my children (now 9 and 7) picked up on the finger crocheting chain instantly and they are looking forward to the next baby step. Where before my son was frustrated, he is now excited. I am not an experienced crocheter, so I cannot give you a review for the limitations, but I think it is a great beginning book.
I bought this book for a girl I care for part time. I won't be able to be there to help her most of the time, so I needed a book that really explained what to do without another person showing them. The illustrations and images in this book are great and the projects are really attractive to a child, rather than potholders and a tea cozy that some other books have as beginner projects. I also very much appreciated that the book is accessible to both boys and girls. While there is not a picture of a boy on the cover (which I think there should have been), there are great images of boys enjoying crochet inside, which I think is very important to help the art spread.
PERFECT BOOK FOR KIDS. SO MANY PROJECTS THAT KIDS LOVE AND EASY DIRETIONS TO FOLLOW. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
This book is great for beginners, but just as enjoyable for those who have mastered techniques, and are looking for some fun projects to work on. The projects are fabulous - my daughter (8 years old) can't wait to start an new one. All of the projects make fine quality finished products. The step-by-step instructions are clear and easy to follow. I checked it out of our local library for myself as a refresher, but once my daughter viewed it, we had to have a copy of our own. So glad we did!
Not what I expected. I was hoping for a lesson by lesson book for teaching kids to crochet. I might have to write one.