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Knitting With Kids

Knitting With Kids

If you are searching for projects to enjoy with your little ones over the summer break, look no further than this exciting collection of patterns.

Using just a few simple stitches, you and your little one can create this super-cute caterpillar creation from Amanda Berry. Not only does this pattern provide you with an excellent excuse to use up your yarn stash, it will also give your youngster ample opportunity to learn essential skills such as casting on, casting off, working basic increases and decreases, changing yarn colours, plus knit and purl stitches. Free from LoveCrafts.

Perhaps your child would like to decorate their bedroom with some personalised bunting. A free download from Deramores, this beautiful room accessory has been knitted in Patons Baby Smiles Fairytale Fab Aran. Why not allow your little one to choose their favourite shades? You could also add embelishments or have a go at embroidery.

Another amazing project idea is a funky scrunchy set for you and your youngster to rock together. Quick to knit and free to download, these scrunchies are worked flat and very easy to make. This pattern was designed by Caitlin Partridge of llamalovejoy.

You could also enhance your child’s collection of headwear with this incredible headband pattern knitted in Paintbox Yarns Simply Super Chunky. Chunky yarn is an amazing choice for beginners, as it is very easy to see your stitches and the projects are super-speedy to complete.

Next up we have these delightful bangles designed by Ambah O’Brien. A free ravelry download, they can be made in three different sizes and are worked in the round. Created with beginners in mind, this project certainly isn’t for tiny tots, but it could be an excellent pick for any young knitters who are ready to expand their skill set.

If you are on the look out for a project that you can share with your child, this could be an excellent option! The blanket only features a knit stich and although it will be a relatively long process, you could always take on the bulk of the knitting and then encourage your youngster to tackle just a few rows at a time or perhaps just one of the coloured sections. Designed by Jenny Konopinski, it is a free download from Ravelry.

If your little one is at the very start of their knitting journey, why not begin the process with these adorable pom pom bunnies? Although there technically isn’t any knitting involved in this project, it offers an excellent opportunity for you to get your youngster used to working with yarn. You can download this pattern from Let’s Knit.

Finally, you could help your child to create a beautiful bookmark that they will be able to treasure for years to come. Kris Percival designed this pattern as the perfect first project for newbie knitters and we can see why!

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