Stitch ‘n kids: the knitting fork

After joining a little craft group a few months ago, I’ve been making more time for sewing, knitting and crocheting. My 6-year-old daughter Sara is entranced by the idea — she loves nothing more than sitting next to me when I’m creating and always asks me when she’ll be old enough to join my craft group. She actually already does some easy sewing herself (last year we gave her a sewing machine for Christmas), and I recently taught her how to knit (and I was surprised that she was able to do it)!
I thought it would be fun to share some fun sewing/knitting/crocheting ideas with you that are easy enough for children to enjoy. The first idea is the Lucet. Have you ever heard of it? It a very traditional and really simple wooden utensil that has been used since the Viking times to ‘knit’ cords. The process is easy enough for children about 5 years and older, and Sara loves doing it. She already made a beautiful long cord — and is of course very proud! Now we have to come up with a fun project to use the cord… Any ideas?

xxx Esther

9 COMMENTS - Add your own

1. Aga | January 16, 2012 | Reply

I think the cord will be perfect to make very impressive rug

2. Esther in Amsterdam | January 17, 2012

Yes! Good idea. We need more cord for that — I’ll put Sara to work. :-) xxx

3. Tamiknits | January 16, 2012 | Reply

How about plant pot covers or buckets? You can stitch the braids together to make the shapes. I would love to have some of these for holding crafty things in my craft spaces. One for scissors, tools, extra needles, ect. Hmmm, I might just have to go get on that. Have fun.

4. Esther in Amsterdam | January 17, 2012

LOVE that idea!! I’m going to try to make a basket. Will keep you posted! xxx

5. Naomi | January 17, 2012 | Reply

Braids for her stuffed animals and dolls!

6. Erin | January 17, 2012 | Reply

Beautiful to decorate a Christmas tree! Make a big long cord or sew together shorter ones. Could all be the same color or even do various colors. Then hang it each year and enjoy the family tradition.

7. Esther in Amsterdam | January 18, 2012

Nice! Could also use gold thread??

8. Sarah | January 24, 2012 | Reply

fancy dress wig – Marie Antoinette!

9. Esther in Amsterdam | January 25, 2012

Haha — love that idea!