Student Corner – Crochet Heart Keychain

Today I’m featuring a 4th grade student who mastered single crochet. Last year, she worked on single crochet and had trouble ‘getting it’. At the start of this year, she saw that I had made a small heart and she liked it. I told her that she could make one with her skills, forgetting that she hadn’t quite mastered single crochet.

Unfortunately, the beginning of the school year is pretty busy and I didn’t have as much time to work with her as she needed. Every Friday, we have a fun movie day with no homework. The first part of the day is busy setting everything up, but once the kids have their snack, I have more time to crochet and to teach crochet to those interested.

She was trying to work on her single crochet while I intermittently tried to guide her as I was constantly running off to do something else. At one point, I saw her unravel her work and start to put it away in frustration. I felt bad about not being able to give her more time when she was so close to getting it.

I was almost done with my dutie so I asked her not to put it away and give me another chance to help her overcome her frustration. I was sure she was close to understanding how to do it. She agreed and I was finally able to sit with her. What helped her the most was when I put my hands over hers and had her ‘feel’ how it needed to go. With my undivided attention, she was able to do it on her own. She was so excited to finally ‘get it’.

After she finished her small square, I showed her how to do double crochet to form the bumps. It was uneven but it was perfect anyway. I guided her on the second heart and she did it all herself. I showed her how to put the hearts together to make a keychain. She proudly displays it on her backpack.

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26 thoughts on “Student Corner – Crochet Heart Keychain

  1. That is so sweet to be teaching some of the younger generation a nice skill and hobby. I learned as a little girl and then didn’t pick it up again until three years ago.. now I can’t get enough 😍

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    • In the many years I’ve been working with kids, I’ve taught many kids how to crochet. I don’t know how many are still doing it but my hope is that they at least love the memory of having tried it and that like you, they can pick it up again one day. πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you! That’s really sweet of you to say. 😊 It can be hard teaching in fits and starts and I know they get frustrated when they are close to a breakthrough and they have to wait for when I have a free moment but when it happens, it’s a great feeling.

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  2. She did a great job on this Yolanda!! It’s better than the first heart I ever made and I’ve been crocheting my whole life! She should be very very proud of herself! Maybe someday we’ll be reading her crochet blog posts and waiting for her to release her next patterns for us to make!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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