While I have been quiet on the blogging front, I have been far from quiet on the crafting front!! I have some new exciting projects to share with you! I simply can't wait for crochet camp! Here are a few of the projects we will be working on:
Shoelaces!! Who doesn't like a spiffy new pair of shoelaces! They can be made in any color and teach the very most basic crochet stitch, the chain stitch. This is the foundation of all other crochet stitches.
My 17 year old loves these and now has two pair!
Next up can be a hair scrunchie. This is such a fun project that combines the chain stitch from the last project with the single crochet. A quick project that helps solidify their new skills along with helping the student to master their tension.
Another beginner project will be this easy beaded bracelet. This incorporates the chain stitch and introduces a new stitch - the half double crochet. These fun, quick projects are perfect for teaching!! They help teach new skills without becoming boring or too repetitive.
A beaded headband. This one is basically the same as the bracelet only a bit longer. It will just depend on what is interesting and exciting to the student.
Now, more complicated projects can be tackled. This hat uses the same half double crochet stitch, but it takes just a bit longer. The top of the hat is gathered and the hat is sewn together. A pompom is then added at the end.
The same hat can stretch to fit many different sizes of heads!!
Half Double Crochet Shoulder Bag. These are so fun to make! Useful too!
Kids love keychains to hang off their backpacks and give as gifts!
A longer keychain. These can be made in any length desired!!
This fun and pretty scarf introduces yet another stitch - the double crochet. This one takes just a bit longer, but the time spent is well worth it!! Fringe can also be added to both ends for a nice touch.
This ripple blanket project introduces decreases and increases. It is one of the most popular crochet patterns (besides the granny square) you will find. Once the student falls into the rhythm and is ready for a greater challenge, this would be a perfect project for them.
This is an example of Amigurumi crochet. Once the student has learned the basic crochet stitches, there is really nothing they cannot do. A little lesson in pattern reading and their imaginations are the only limit they have!!