handmade christmas knitting

While I was trying to wrap up my holiday knitting, I thought it would be cool to teach my daughter how to crochet. We tried finger knitting in the past with no success, but she loves my crochet hooks. I figured if I could get her busy making chains or something, I would have better luck getting my projects finished.

I checked out Kids Learn to Crochet from the library. Have you seen this book? The instructions are labeled with big numbers in circles. My daughter loves numbers almost as much as she loves letters. She sat and counted off the steps for each pattern in the book. Then she asked me to make her a blue Stripey Stu.

What can you do? I made her a Stu for her stocking and took the book back to the library. We’ll try again in a few months.

stash: Thrifted tapestry wool, felt and vintage buttons. Oh, and if you get technical, this is really Big Bert. My daughter just likes the name Stu better.

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3 Responses to meet stu

  1. Lisa says:

    That turned out super cute! I might need to make one some time in the future.

  2. Amanda says:

    My then-6-yr-old daughter learned to knit last year from a video called “The Art of Knitting 4 Kids”. I see in Jo-Ann that they have a crochet version, too. The best thing is that it’s a 7-yr-old boy that teaches the lessons, so the kids can relate. I thought it would be a waste of time, but it turned out great because now my daughter and I can knit together. (And I love Stu!)

  3. Barbara McCall says:

    Claire and I have started knitting a garter stitch strip. I hold the knitting and the needles and she wraps the yarn around the needle for each stitch! I wonder if we can make Stu out of our strip when it is done? Thanks for the idea.
    I’ll also look up The Art of Knitting 4 Kids when I go to JoAnn.