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« on: November 23, 2007 04:25:51 PM »

My niece is 11 and expressed some interest in crochet after I showed her some stuff I was making. Since she lives 5 hours away I can't teach her myself like I want to, but I am thinking of getting her a book and some hooks/yarn etc. for Christmas so she can get started on her own. Can anyone suggest a good crochet book for kids around her age? Nothing too corny or young, she's quite bright and I'm sure she'll pick it up quickly. Thanks Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2007 08:44:50 PM »

There is a book for kids called 'Kids Crochet' by Kelli Ronci and it has about 15 projects to make. It's a nice book and I think she'll like it.
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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2007 08:51:14 AM »

You might try to find a copy of "Get Hooked".  It builds up skills from basic to more advanced, and it's got a really cute skirt as a final project.
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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2007 09:24:48 AM »

There's a KLUTZ crochet kit for kids/teens that is really nice.
I gave it as a gift ot my niece last year. 
I also just found another kit, that could work http://www.mahardrygoods.com/item.php?item_id=616&category_id=47
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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2007 09:43:01 AM »

Klutz typically has awesome books with great pictures. Which seem to help kids and adults get it faster.

Another option is to go to about.com and pull up thier crochet section and copy and print the step by step picture tuts. Put those in a binder and get one of those little pencil cases that goes in a binder. Fill the case with hooks, folding scizzors, some yarn needles etc.
And send some yarn and a few projects to make using the stitches you've printed directions to.
I'd also include a page with a list of links to free pattern websites. And perhaps a link to craftster so that with her mom's help she could get answers to questions if she has them. Wink

I did this for a friend and she only new how to chain when I started she figured it out pretty fast with very little help from me. Smiley

Oh maybe send mom a hook and some yarn too so she can help?
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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2007 11:22:55 AM »

Thanks for all the great advice! I'd rather get books that people recommend rather than finding a random book or information that might not be that great, so this is great Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2007 11:49:50 AM »

That Get Hooked book is awesome I had it and was going to make the skirt in it as well as the arm warmers but other crochet things got in the way. The Kid's Crochet book I'm referring has a big blanket in there made of triangles that I am working on. They also have a pillow that goes with it.
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« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2007 07:37:44 AM »

There is a Leisure Arts book called Cool Stuff Teach Me to Crochet, that I have been using myself and it's pretty good. I have used the knitting one and it helped me too.
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