I have been teaching the children at my son’s school how to crochet on Friday these last few weeks. It is so much fun, and the children really enjoy it too. I read that it is very soothing and calming for rambunctious tots, too. The action crosses hemispheres of the brain which helps calm excited minds. It can even be beneficial with other studies as well because of the way crocheting stimulates the brain. I’m glad I can share this with them!
I found this lovely, easy mini owl pattern and I just have to share. I plan to make one little amigurumi for each of my son’s classmates for the Holidays and this pattern works up in under an hour so it is perfect.
It couldn’t be easier!
I altered the pattern slightly to make this lil ol bitty birdy too.
Learn to Crochet!
Crochet Gif Tutorials: Crocodile Stitch
A tutorial in 7 parts:
Part 1 - First Foundation Row
Part 2 - Row 1, First Scale
Part 3 - Row 1, Middle Scales
Part 4 - Row 1, Last Scale
Part 5 - Second Foundation Row
Part 6 - Row 2
Part 7 - Third Foundation Row
This tutorial shows my technique for making the crocodile stitch. I’ve looked at various other tutorials in the past and they all seem to have slightly different methods, but this is what I came up with as the way that works for me. I hope that it will help you too - but as always, play around and see what you like best!
So far, this tutorial only covers making the crocodile stitch in rows - so for things like scarves or anything rectangular. At some point in the future I hope to cover the adaptions you need to make to work this in the round.
Happy hooking! XX
This is so beautiful I feel like crying