The other day I was working on some of my baby bracelets for my shop and my 7 year old son comes up to me and says “mom I want to learn how to crochet like you!” I said you have to have patience and not get frustrated with it. Let me tell you about him so this will make more sense.
My son is a very gifted child. He goes to a charter school for gifted and talented kids. He comes home and works on his spelling (which is the only thing he struggles with) and when he gets a word spelled wrong he starts to break down and cry and get upset. Being a perfectionist like that is hard so if its not right or he doesn’t get it then he has a melt down.
Well here we are talking about learning a new skill that takes practice and patience and I wanted to make sure that he didn’t get frustrated and upset. I sat down with him and taught him how to use the crochet hook, and how to “wrap” the yarn around his fingers like I do. We started with a chain and just doing that over and over again.
I was so incredibly proud of him that he didn’t get upset or frustrated at it once! He kept trying and practicing. He wanted to make a tail band for his Eevee stuffed animal. So here is that creation that he made for his stuffed animal!