Catchy Crafts #5 ~ Latch Hooking

The summer I stopped going to daycare, I got really into crafts.  I didn’t want to be bored, so I had stocked up on all of the crafts I have been sharing with you this past month.  One of them was latch hooking.  My first experience was in elementary school, my art class did one as a collective group.  It’s a great way to get young children into crafts.

This is the first kit I made:

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This picture was taken from Amazon.

Latch hooking is a relatively cheap craft.  All you need is a kit.  The one above was about $12 on Amazon.  The only other supplies you need is a “latch hook”.

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This picture was taken from Joann.com.

Hooks are fairly cheap, only $4.  You will only have to buy one, so it is very cheap the more you latch hook.

Once you get the hang of it, it is a great, mindless craft you can do while watching TV.

Some hints:

  • The yarn likes to shed, so you may have to dust off your blankets and vacuum more.  It is a very small occupational hazard and easy to fix.
  • It’s a good idea if you bought a kit to separate the colors to make it easier while you are using the pattern.  Plastic bags or plastic photo containers work great!
  • The kits may have rough edges, to prevent it from scratching you, cover the ends with masking tape.
  • Also, after you have done a few sections, it is best to brush the yarn in the opposite direction that you are working on, so it doesn’t get in your way.
  • It is best to go in a row, so you can clearly see your work.

I am unable to put a video into this post, but here is the Youtube link to a quick instructional video.  The instructor is a very sweet little girl.

 

 

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