For youth and Adults CROCHETING AND KNITTING CURRICULUM Julia Roberts does it, so does Vanna White, Cameron Diaz, Sarah Jessica Parker, Daryl Hannah, Hilary Swank, Julianna Margulies and many others. Knitting or crochet is one of their favorite hobbies, but these crafts aren’t just for celebrities. 38 million consumers enjoy doing these crafts. UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY The Yarn council of America conducts statistical research in the area of crocheting and knitting. They have been collecting this data since 1994. They send out an open online survey, over 5000 people have responded in the last three years. So What Did they Learn? UTAH STATE UNVERSITY In 2011 they were amazed to learn that 1 in ten have taught someone else how to knit or crochet that’s 87 % of those surveyed. The average number of people they taught this skill to was 8.5. Those who responded to the survey came from all over the United States and from all of the different age groups. UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY Creativity is the most important reason why people knit or crochet. Many knitters/crocheters find the hobby to be a great stress reliever and great for making gifts. Best of all it is portable! 93 % of those that were surveyed look to the internet for information. 84% always look for patterns and new project ideas on the internet. Smaller projects—scarves and hats/gloves-continue to be the most popular projects 48% made at least one charity project in 2010. What are the trends in 2011 and beyond! Seven in ten (70%) knitters/crocheters surveyed report they will make more projects in the next year... for charity People of all ages—more than 50 million— know how to knit, crochet and craft with yarn. 4-H Youth need something to take home that would help them remember the basic skills for crocheting and knitting We wanted to use updated quality instructions We wanted to select timeless projects.
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