I had the privileged to teach these kids how to crochet.
it all gets a bit tricky when they try to hold a crochet hook. Simply put, at this age children haven’t had to coordinate both hands at the same time in the controlled manner that crochet demands. Crayons and markers aren’t typically two-handed instruments. So they struggle to yarn over, struggle to pull the yarn through the loop and have great difficulty getting stitches to look consistent.
society teaches kids to be perfect and expect perfection. Crochet can be picked up easily but it’s not going to look pretty the first time.