Handicrafts Made Simple: Knitting
Handicrafts Made Simple: Knitting



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Handicrafts Made Simple: Knitting


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 knitting. (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 knitting 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

  • Simple Scarf
  • Hat
  • Dishcloth
  • Toe-Up Heelless Socks

Sample Video

This sample from session two of Handicrafts Made Simple: Knitting 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:


  • One pair straight knitting needles, US size 7 (approx. 9″ long)
  • One pair circular knitting needles, US size 7 (approx. 16″ long)
  • One set of four or five double-pointed knitting needles, US size 7
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle
  • Stitch Marker (optional)


  • Worsted weight cotton yarn, approximately 70 yards
  • Worsted weight acrylic yarn
    • Approximately 100–200 yards for the scarf
    • Approximately 150 yards for the hat
    • Approximately 120–200 yards for the socks

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 2

Running Time

43 minutes


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

We also have a a list of materials for each video.


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