Liam recently started crocheting, making little crochet-amigurami acorn bags and mice. Grace wanted in on the action, but was too impatient, wanted to make things now, And getting frustrated because her efforts weren’t being rewarded with perfect crocheted toys! I showed her how to finger-crochet, so she has been going around with a ball of yarn in her pocket and finger-crocheting necklaces and bracelets for all her dolls and herself! Very cute 🙂
Finger-crochet (or finger-knitting) is very satisfying for a child who cannot yet master a hook and yarn and tension. I usually make the first stitch (a slip knot- picture tutorial below:)
And she’s off!Once she has the first stitch on her finger, she wraps another piece of yarn around her finger (on the finger-tip end), and pulls the first stitch over the second.
Once she had a length of chains crocheted, I helped her cast off: we cut the thread, leaving 6 inches of yarn. Into the last stitch, we pulled the length of yarn and tightened it. Next Grace drew some shapes: star, moon, sun, circle on a sheet of paper, coloured them in and cut them out. I helped her string the shapes onto the length of chains with a needle and thread and her bunting was finished!
This is a great project for small children to see from beginning to end, without much help. And great for these days before Christmas when smallies need plenty of distraction!
Great work, Grace!
Well done, Grace! I’ll definitely be showing mine how to do this. PS: Would love to see a picture of the origami acorn bags and mice!
I’ll post pics when he is done, he does at it in bursts but I’m hoping Christmas will give us a chance to sit and crochet and finish them properly!
Lovely job Grace! I think my 4 yr. old would enjoy this, do you think she could do it? I know Christmas is next week but, I am going to buy some yarn & do something similar to this for Garland for our tree. I saw a tutorial last year & saved it. It’ll be thicker and I may have to make 2 strands. I don’t knit, crochet or sew but, it looked like so,etching I could do.
I would say she could, easily. It’s so, so simple… And very therapeutic 🙂
Fantastic Grace! You’re mama can take full credit for that crafty streak thank you!!