Kids are going to be out of school for summer soon. And some already are. Do you want to teach your kids to knit or crochet this summer? It’s so great to have the kids looking at something besides screens and keeping busy. Check out some of these great patterns to make for your kids or to teach them to make!
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Check out this beginner Crochet Triangle Scarf Pattern! These triangular scarves are super trendy right now. This simple pattern would be a great first project for a young teen to make this summer and wear to back school in the fall!
The Serena Top is a simple and cute kids’ crochet crop top that your little one could make (or you could make for them!).
Update: Unfortunately, this pattern is no longer available. Check out this cute crochet crop top pattern!
While the crochet pattern for this Cheeseburger Beanie is more of an intermediate level project, it’s great to show kids the fun things they can make while they’re learning, to help them persevere through the first wonky stitches (or projects!).
While also another project more suited for a more experienced crafter to make for kids, this quiet book crochet pattern is just the right idea for summer projects!
Need to improve your crochet skills for one of these projects? Check out Craftsy’s online crochet classes and learn at your own pace!
I know I was just encouraging looking at something besides screens, but isn’t this Joe the Frog Book/Tablet Holder adorable? And he can hold books as well! So fun!
Another lovely summer top crochet pattern that is perfect for beginners is this Hippie Fringe Granny Square Top. Isn’t it fun in these rainbow colours? And that fringe is very on trend right now!
Here’s another great crochet poncho pattern to make for kids for back to school. This Modern Bobble Poncho is an easy to memorize pattern you can work on during your summer road trip and your kid can try it on when you make gas station stops!
While this is also another project that an intermediate knitter would need to make, I couldn’t help but drawing the attention of knitters to this gorgeous child’s sweater pattern! The Bohéme Sweater for kids is a stunning knitting pattern for sizes 4-10. Such a classic, but modern look!
This Easy Peasy Beginner Hat Knitting Pattern is the perfect place to start kids knitting a hat! Chunky yarn means fewer stitches that are easier to see, so it works up quickly and has a satisfying finish rate!
Need to sharpen your knitting skills to take on one of these projects? Check out some online knitting classes from Craftsy!
Then you can show your kids the gorgeous hats they could knit when they have some more experience! The Madison Beanie Knitting Pattern is a great project for the advanced beginner/intermediate knitter!
Pick up some yarn and a pattern and get making and teaching your kids today! Or pin these great ideas for later!