I did this last year and it was so much fun, I'm going to do it again this year. Maybe it'll catch on. I think in my little brain that it might be a good way to start kidos along the path to a positive addiction... CROCHET!
The contest is timed to coincide with the end of the school year (which is mid June here in the US). So the week of June 20 - 27 has been chosen for the event. It will be a great time for mom's, grandmothers, aunts, friends or whoever to have some quality time with a youngster and teach them crochet.... something really constructive and worthwhile to do with vacation time.
Send pictures of what your students crochet project during the week of June 20 - 27. I will do a drawing from the entries and the winner will have their project posted in my blog and will win a Jimbo hook. It'd be great if other fiber art professionals would join in, with prizes or projects especially designed for children learning to crochet.
You can enter your fledgling crochetier in the contest by sending me a picture of their crochet project during the week of June 20 - 27th. Entries can be emailed to me at:
Last year we had some really nifty projects.. most were simple chains, which is perfectly alright.
Thanks again to everyone who participated last year and here's a big CHEER to those who will enter this year!!
Hoping to see entries pour in!
NOTE: I've been asked if there is an age limit. No, there's no limit, but the idea is to encourage teaching crochet to youngsters. That said, and to avoid legal issues, entry in the contest should be done by a legal age teacher on behalf of the kido crocheter. There should be no information submitted about the child beyond a picture of the kido's project WITHOUT the kido in the picture. I tell you..... what's the world coming to??