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:
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”.
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.
- 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.