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Needle Arts

Stand out in the crowd with your own unique sweaters, scarves, or blankets. Learn the basics of knitting, crocheting, embroidery and counted cross stitch. Learn various patterns or create your own designs. Once you master the basics, host a knitting party or join a knitting club. New to 4-H? Get involved in the Needle Arts project!

girl making needle art heart

What you can do

Level 1: Yarn - The Essential Element of Knitting

Learn the basic stitches of knitting, crocheting, embroidery and county cross stitch. Once you are mastered the basic, challenge yourself to master more complicated stitches and patterns.

Level 2: Entrepreneurship: Be the E

Share what you know with others by teaching someone else your skills, host a needle art party, start a project club. Learn how to sell your projects to make a profit.

Discover 4-H Clubs

Free curriculum from Utah State 4-H. Registration is required for download access.

Record keeping & evaluation

For adult leaders


New to 4-H? Get involved in the Needle Arts project!

Karyn Santl, Extension educator

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