Kid’s Crochet Cheshire – Level 1
Aimed at crafty kids! This kid’s crochet workshop is for complete beginners and has been specially created for children of 8 years and over. Get your child away from a screen for a couple of hours and help them to learn an amazing skill for life! Crochet is extremely good for your mental health and well-being, which is super important for our children during these demanding times.
This mindful craft is taught in a relaxed, patient way and will give your child the basics to continue on an amazing crochet journey. The workshop has been designed with children in mind by a crochet instructor who is also a mother of three children. Who better to understand how important it is for children to diversify their hobbies and to engage in something that is so rewarding as well as good for their mental well-being.
By the end of this kid’s crochet workshop, your child will:
- Understand how their hook size, tension, and yarn weight affects the outcome of the finished piece
- Be able to cast a foundation chain
- Complete a row of single crochet stitches (US)
- Practice the correct way to turn and continue the next row
- Have the basic skills to continue to create their own crochet project working in rows – such as a scarf
Each child will need:
It is important not to deviate from the above recommendations, as these will help your child to see their stitches clearer and learn with the most suitable sized hook and yarn weight.
The benefits of kid’s crochet:
There has been a massive increase in anxiety cases in children of a young age due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The repetitive counting of crochet has been shown to help people with anxiety, stress and depression. It’s even called the ‘new yoga’ because of it’s relaxing meditative qualities.
Serotonin and dopamine are two very important chemicals for mental health and are known to be natural anti-depressants. The repetitive movement of crochet has shown to increase serotonin levels. Furthermore, matching your breathing to the repetitive action also helps to slow down your heartbeat and increase dopamine.
The release of these chemicals can reduce blood levels of cortisol – the stress hormone. This in turn lowers your blood pressure. Once your body can prevent and manage stress levels, your immune system is strengthened and you have a better ability to cope with illness, both physical and mental.