Easy Knitting Projects For Kids
Knitting for kids is a fun activity that can keep them occupied during the holidays and colder months (when there’s less outdoor playtime). Knitting helps children to develop their fine motor skills and a longer attention span.
What Are The Benefits Of Knitting?
Knitting has plenty of mental and physical benefits, it can help youngsters to:
- Reduce stress
- Increase focus and concentration
- Develop fine motor skills
- Teach important life skills
- Reduce loneliness
What Is The Best Age To Teach A Child To Knit?
Kids can learn to knit from as young as 6 years old (depending on their dexterity). The ages of 7-8 tend to be best as they are better able to understand instructions and different patterns.
Child-Friendly Knitting Ideas
Wondering what to make with your wool? Here are some ideas to get you started.
1. Baby Bibs
Have you got a baby in the family? It’s time to get crafty! Knitting a baby bib is easy peasy, it consists of stitching a big square and then sewing a cord on. Makes a lovely baby shower or newborn gift that can be treasured for many years to come.
Who knew how useful knitted squares could be? Use them to match a patchwork blanket, a fingerless glove, a pot holder, and much more. Perfect for making bespoke Christmas or birthday gifts for loved ones.
Never have a coffee cup mark on the table again thanks to a knitted coaster. You can make a variety of different shapes and sizes to change it up.
4. Coin Purse
Ideal for stashing away those pennies, a coin purse makes an adorable stocking filler (especially when packed with chocolate coins). You can even personalise the colours for the recipient of the gift.
If your little one has a passion for fashion, knitting a belt is a simple project to try. It’s very similar to knitting a scarf, except it’s not as wide. All you have to do is knit a long rectangle
6. Teddy Bear
Make a pocket-sized friend! Teddy bears are simple to sew and are the ideal presents to give to friends to show them how much you care. With plenty of colours to choose from, customise your ‘beary’ special friend.
One of the easiest knitting projects to get stuck into, scarves only need one colour and a basic stitch. Wrap up warm in the winter or gift it to family and friends to use for years to come during the colder months.
Kids Knitting Kits
A knitter needs their tools! Specially designed for children, our French Knitting Doll helps to practice their knitting skills as they wind and pull the wool. Our Weaving Loom comes with colourful yarns and a selection of tools to hone those knitting skills.