how much should i charge for crocheting lessons?

i was approached by an elementary school teacher and she asked if i would teach her daughter how to crochet. how much should i charge per hour?

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Hmmm this is hard, it depends on how skilled you are and how convenient it is for you too.

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It really depends if you are teaching easier or more complex classes. I think if you are teaching beginners, like 20-30 dollars and for more complex 30-40?? I don’t know that’s just my opinion :slight_smile:

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How old is the daughter, because depending on the age she might struggle more and need more help!
It seems biased but with a 12yo sister who doesn’t listen to me when i try helping, I’d suggest taking that into consideration.

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i was thinking $20-$25 an hour would be fair, she wants me to teach her how to crochet a sunflower turtle but i have to teach her the basic stitches first, and teaching her the magic ring, color changes, flo/blo, stitching etc will take a while

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I do it free at our local senior center.

Will you be providing the supplies? You could let them use your hooks first to see if they like that kind. I buy yarn in bulk on sale, so it helps with the cost. Stuffing also. Pattern cost? I bought one to teach someone, but checked with the designer first if that was ok, or if I needed to buy two, one for me and one for them.

Whatever you decide, be sure they set up a ribblr account right away. It gives them the tutorials of the stitches so your job would be way easier.

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Sadly, this happens :wink: I have a granddaughter who does it wrong and then “makes it her own”. Still cute, but not learning correctly.

Try again with your sister. Find something she wants. Good luck.

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I’d say maybe 20-30 ish, especially if you’re teaching a magic ring! Will u be providing supplies? Yarn, hooks etc? If u have any spare, cheap hooks they’d be perfect, same with ugly colours of yarn etc. perfect for teaching! Good luckL

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Mmm, Plus side is for the stitches a simpler project is a great idea. Practice can be achieved with things like dishclothes, but magic ring was really hard for me to pick up. (Shhh, I still struggle with it.)

May also be important to consider whether you’re providing the yarn and pattern or mom is and add that to cost if needed.

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She has made some stuff with my help, she just doesn’t want to let me help her with a magic ring :woman_facepalming:t2:

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Just teach her to chain 2, and then add the stitches in the second chain from the hook.

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My elderly neighbor tried to teach me as a child and insisted I was holding my hook “wrong”. I ignored her and taught myself how to crochet and knit from books. Probably still crocheting and knitting “wrong” 50 odd years later LOL

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I was always told I held my pool stick wrong. Usually after I beat them. :wink:

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I think it depends how old she is and how interested she is to learn, for example there are plenty of teen crafters, being one myself (13) i have been crocheting since i was 11, but only really started doing it as a consistent hobby october last year and i do think that me learning quite quick was due to my wanting to learn and interest in fiber work. If her daughter is very eager and patient, for an hour i’d say £15-£25 or similar in your currency, but if they arent super interested, and not patient, gets angry easily you could charge a little more as they will be more difficult to teach as they arent bothered. It is a difficult thing other things like if you are providing the the materials woukd make up the price too, do you have to drive to get there using your petrol ? Hope this helps, good luck teaching crochet :upside_down_face:

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I started at 10 and learned how to chain and then sc from an elderly lady that taught my grandma and i at the same time. Ive kept with it since and i think my grandma gave up quickly after we learned.

Depending on how old she is, will depend how the lessons go. Teach her the basics and let her continue to learn. More lessons, but more money, but shes gotta learn the basics of the craft!

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