In our homeschool, ‘handicrafts,’ or, ‘practical skills’ are just as important as academics. Now that our oldest two are in high school, I can say with confidence that I don’t regret a moment spent on developing their woodworking, knitting, cooking, fire-building, or the other skills they learned over the years.
The skills have given the children confidence. They will be able to help others who need their skill. And our 15-year-old daughter is creating a little business based on the practical skills she learned.
To get you started in crochet, I found a free Crochet School online with 23 lessons (video tutorials, written instructions, and graphics).