Tuesday, July 24, 2012

LMCG - little miss crochet group

As promised here is our LMCG post.

Last week during the school holidays we had some very excited girls (and their mums) come over in the evening for a crochet session. (our son nicely disappeared to spend the night with a family with some boys and do boy activities!)They all took along a 5mm hook and some 8ply acrylics of their choice.

I had put together a folder for each of the girls with some pages for future reference, outlining the basic stitches and how-to of crocheting.

Their mums came along too, one was a complete beginner, and another was refreshing her highschool skills. They too helped the girls along, and with some all important snacks and milos thrown in, we had a great time. We started with doing chain, and when comfortable with that, we slipstitched a loop and started on trebles to make a granny square. I haven't taught them to read a pattern yet. That will be later down the track.

There was the issue of how to hold the yarn in your left hand, how to hold a hook, and then the tension issue. But they all figured out their own unique comfortable way to work their yarn.

The girls picked up this older stitching technique really well! We even had a left hander in our group and she learnt just as fast, even though she was following us right-handers as example. When time came for me to help fix a little problem, all I could do was pull it out, explain what she needed to do, and she had to do it. Crocheting left-handed is not easy when your hands want to do something totally different!

By 9pm cheeks were rosy, and concentration was beginning to wean. After some girly giggles, whispers and some book reading and even crocheting in semi-darkness (have to love the enthusiasm!), they slept and woke with vigor again in the morning, to yes, crochet again!

 Junior little miss #1, started work on her sock-owl to join in at the table

and junior little miss #2 drew round-abouts

All three above, deep in concentration to complete another round before hometime, and yes, the morning tea drinks went cold :)

By the end of the morning, the girls were doing so well, and so confident in their new-found craft, that they were even helping each other.

And so we came to the end of our first LMCG - little miss crochet group. They went home all eager to continue their squares, and they had their file to help if they got stuck. 
The next question I heard was, when can we do it again? Apparently the next school holidays are too far away...
Well, seeing I thoroughly enjoyed watching them learn so fast, I think it might happen sooner then they realise!
Well done, girls. Happy crocheting!

Aunty Lee.


  1. oh good on you Lee! Looks like the girls had a lot of fun. It's not easy teaching someone else to crochet or knit, especially when you don't really think about how you do it, you just do it! And that little sock owl - we started one of those here these holidays too - it has wings, just needs a few more details completed.

    Tash O

  2. How cute! And what a great idea. Looks like they all enjoyed it very much (and you too!).

  3. Love it :). What a great idea!! Out of curiosity did the boys make anything?? Would you be willing to share your instruction booklet??

  4. Actually Marleen, our son disappeared and went to a friends house so he didn't need to be around this 'girly' stuff!! :) As for the instruction booklet, it was a few (i am cautious of copyright) pages photocopied from a craft book I have, showing some simple steps to crocheting.