Handicrafts Made Simple: Crochet
Handicrafts Made Simple: Crochet


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Handicrafts Made Simple: Crochet


With Handicrafts Made Simple it’s easy to add handicrafts to your school schedule. The step-by-step demonstrations and accompanying booklet walk you and your children through interesting and useful projects in crochet. (Grades 1–12)
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Teach your children useful life skills with short and simple handicraft lessons!

Charlotte Mason intentionally included handicrafts in her school schedule. She believed that “another elemental relationship, which every child should be taught and encouraged to set up, is that of power over material. Every child makes sand castles, mud-pies, paper boats, and he or she should go on to work in clay, wood, brass, iron, leather, dress-stuffs, food-stuffs, furnishing-stuffs. He should be able to make with his hands and should take delight in making” (Vol. 3, p. 80).

Now it’s easy to add handicraft lessons to your curriculum with Handicrafts Made Simple. This video presents lessons in crochet and includes

  • Step-by-step instructions with close-up details that will give you and your children confidence as you learn.
  • Fun projects that your children will actually use.
  • A 12-week suggested schedule with freedom to work at your own pace and accommodate all levels of expertise and skill.
  • A complete list of easy-to-find, inexpensive supplies so you can get started right away. (See a list of materials used for each craft.)
  • A handy booklet with tips for the lessons and ideas for bonus projects.
  • Enjoyable lessons and projects for both boys and girls, older and younger.

Projects Included

  • Easy Potholder
  • Scarf
  • Simple Hat
  • Juggling Balls
  • Baby Blanket

Sample Video

This sample from session three of Handicrafts Made Simple: Crochet gives a good feel for the short lessons, detailed close-ups, and level of content in a middle lesson.

Here’s a list of materials needed for this Handicrafts Made Simple course:


  • Plastic or metal crochet hook, size H (size 5)
  • Plastic or metal crochet hook, size J (size 6)
  • Scissors
  • Large darning needle (optional, but recommended)
  • Safety Pin


  • Cotton yarn, one ball of worsted weight, 150 yards in a ball
  • Acrylic yarn, worsted weight, in your choice of colors
    • Two balls approximately 170 yards each
    • One ball approximately 812 yards (one pound of yarn)
    • Optional third ball of 170 yards or smaller for practicing
  • Polyester stuffing

Additional Information

Weight0.25 lbs
Dimensions7 × 5.25 × 0.56 in


Digital Video


Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 1, Grade 12, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5

Lesson Plan

Enrichment Studies, Volume 1

Running Time

42 minutes


Check out these extra tips and ideas that correspond to the handicrafts in our Handicrafts Made Simple videos.


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