What a busy last seven days! I have exciting kiddo crochet news, Little C can make a chain, using a crochet hook, all by herself. Yes, I am a proud mama. This is a pretty big accomplishment for the 5 year old. She usually wants me to sit next to her and walk her through every little step. This amount of attention isn’t just wanted for crochet, either; any art project, clean-up project, and playing project, I am requested at her side. And, if I can’t do what she asked, there had better be a good excuse for not helping her. So, when I saw that she actually picked up a hook and yarn and started chaining by herself, I felt my chest swell.
The other cool kiddo news is that I volunteered in Little C’s class last week and taught the kids to finger knit. This was really interesting. I worked with 2 at a time and some kids lasted 5 minutes while others were with me close to an hour! I was only planning on staying an hour, but they were so into it that I stayed the whole afternoon! The pastel variegated yarn with a metallic strand running through was the most popular choice of yarn for the kindergarteners. I hope I can go back, I had fun working with them and seeing them make!
As for my crochet creations, lately, I have been all about fringe. How many are with me? My interest in this style probably started with the Boho Bag, once I started carrying the bag, I wanted all the fringe. So that is what I’ve been making lately, a lot of embellished pieces.
I have one more craft fair coming up this Saturday. Here are some of the pieces I will be selling.
This Boho Bag is a small version of the original. I lined it and attached a crochet adjustable strap. It is a perfect purse for a girl.
I made a couple fringed shrugs. Again, they are perfect size for a girl. I wish my daughter wasn’t so busy because these look adorable on and she could be my model. I hope you get the gist of them from the photos. I will be selling matching headbands/ear warmers too.
While the blue and pink shrugs fit girls from about 5 to 12, the grey striped cowl is an adult piece. It is hard to see the stitch, but it looks like puffed falling leaves. I really liked making this cowl. Of course I made a grey head warmer to match.
I never thought I’d become such a big fan of fringe, but I’m hooked. It just adds an element of fun to an outfit. I hope to get you some patterns soon, these pieces are too cute not to share!