Tag Archives: kids crochet

We’re Back!

2 Dec

Our classes did not meet last week because of Thanksgiving break, but it was fabulous to be back creating today!

Another quilt to donate!

Another quilt to donate!

Starting a quilt.

Starting a quilt.

Working away!

Working away!

More sewing.

More sewing.

Almost done!

Almost done!

Weaving.

Weaving.

Starting a new project.

Starting a new project.

Ironing.

Ironing.

Starting a crochet afghan.

Starting a crochet afghan.

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Fabulous Finished Projects!

19 Oct

These students have been working away with such enthusiasm!!

4th grader blouse.

4th grader blouse.

Quilted bag in process.

Quilted bag in process.

5th grader backpack.

5th grader backpack.

5th grader backpack.

5th grader backpack.

Dog Pillowcase.

Dog Pillowcase.

4th grader jammie pants.

4th grader jammie pants.

3rd grader Cat Pillowcase.

3rd grader Cat Pillowcase.

4th grader headband.

4th grader headband.

5th grader headband.

5th grader headband.

5th grader crochet scrunchie.

5th grader crochet scrunchie.

5th grader completely lined book bag.

5th grader completely lined book bag.

The Penultimate Day of Camp

2 Jul

These days and weeks are flying by so quickly!  Here I find that we have completed our penultimate day of knitting/crochet camp and everyone has made such great progress, I am so proud of our students!

Cute little pom pom bunny.

Cute little pom pom bunny.

Lots of knitting!!

Lots of knitting!!

Shoelaces.

Shoelaces.

Shoelaces.

Shoelaces.

Knitting on the patio.

Knitting on the patio.

Hair scrunchie.

Hair scrunchie.

Working away.

Working away.

Shoelaces.

Shoelaces.

Snack time and knitting time.

Snack time and knitting time.

Snack time and knitting time.

Snack time and knitting time.

Working on the inside of the paper pulp bowls.

Working on the inside of the paper pulp bowls.

Inside of our paper pulp bowls.

Inside of our paper pulp bowls.

Embelishing the outside of our bowls.

Embelishing the outside of our bowls.

Ready for the 4th of July!

Ready for the 4th of July!

Shoelaces.

Shoelaces.

Hair scrunchie.

Hair scrunchie.

Outside of our bowls.

Outside of our bowls.

Outside of a bowl.

Outside of a bowl.

2nd day of Knitting Camp

30 Jun

WOW!  That’s all I can say about today!  Everyone worked really hard and had lots of fun.  They completed projects, started projects, mastered skills and much more.

Hair scrunchie.

Hair scrunchie.

Hair scrunchie.

Hair scrunchie.

Hair scrunchie.

Hair scrunchie.

Making paper pulp bowls.

Making paper pulp bowls.

More paper pulp bowl.

More paper pulp bowl.

It's gooey!

It’s gooey!

Bowls outside to dry.

Bowls outside to dry.

Hair bow.

Hair bow.

Knitting and Crochet

28 Feb

I am continually amazed at what our students can do – and WANT to do.  I am so lucky to be able to teach to students who truly are engaged and excited about their art.  We do so much knitting and crochet (that is what this class is all about!), but we also do so many other things.

Almost done!

Almost done!

Making a small wallet.

Working on her stuffed animal

Working on her stuffed animal

Learning to read patterns with notations like:  K2tog and kfb – not an easy task!

Scarf making.

Scarf making.

It takes a long time to make a scarf.

Starting the circle weaving project.

Starting the circle weaving project.

I was inspired by an art teacher named Cassis Stephens.  She taught this circle weaving class to her students. It looked like so much fun that I decided to bring it to our students.

Painting our backgrounds.

Painting our backgrounds.

Our bases look like this.

Our bases look like this.

Finishing up.

Finishing up.

Finished base.

Finished base.

Aren’t the bases for our circle weaving beautiful!  Just wait until they add the details and then some weaving to them.

Hop scotch today for break.

Hop scotch today for break.

These students really love to play hopscotch.  It appears that this is an “old time” game because while they knew some of the basics, they really didn’t know how to play.  I happily taught them the rules and away they went.

They LOVE hopscotch!

They LOVE hopscotch!

Sometimes, they are having so much fun, it is hard to get them to stop playing and come back to knit or crochet.

4th grade crochet headband.

4th grade crochet headband.

Loom knitting.

Loom knitting.

We don’t always knit with knitting needles.  This student brought her knitting loom to class to work on.

Close up for stitch detail - Lovely!

Close up for stitch detail – Lovely!

Spool knitting.

Spool knitting.

Spool knitting continues to be a huge hit.

Weaving boards - for bookmarks.

Weaving boards – for bookmarks.

I made these weaving boards for noon art and held back a few for knitting class.  They make perfect bookmarks after being taken off the board!  The best part?  These boards can be used over and over again and are made with recycled (cereal boxes) cardboard.

Making a cowl on circular needles.

Making a cowl on circular needles.

REALLY?  A 10 year old knitting on circular needles?!  Yes!

More spool knittin.

More spool knitting.

More knitting.

More knitting.

Starting a new project.

Starting a new project.

WOO HOO!!  The head is done!

WOO HOO!! The head is done!

Now the start of the beak.

Now the start of the beak.

More weaving boards.

More weaving boards.

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Adding details to our circle weaving backgrounds.

Adding details to our circle weaving backgrounds.

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Details being added.

Details being added.

Hearts!

Hearts!

Lots of color and lots of detials!

Lots of color and lots of details!

I can’t wait until the bases are finished so that they can start the warping and weaving!

Knitting/Crochet Classes

20 Jan

I never know what the students are going to work on in class.  They have their ongoing projects and work on those very diligently, but sometimes they want to do something different to take a break.

Knitting and Spool Knitting

Knitting and Spool Knitting

Some students decide to pull out their spool knitters, others move from one project to another.

Knitting

Knitting

This student is very intent on finishing her project!  Look how much knitting she has done already!

Knitting

Knitting

A new project for this knitter.

Just about half way there!

Just about half way there!

No matter what they decide to work on, they have a lot of fun!

Knitting Class

10 Jan

Knitting classes continue to be a source of fun and entertainment for our students!  We do so many things in addition to knitting in this class.

3rd grader slipper finish.

3rd grader slipper finish.

First up though is a pair of VERY cute slippers!!

Start of a pom-pom

Start of a pom-pom

We also made pom-poms and although they can be made by one person alone, it is much more fun to make them with a friend.

Pom-pom in process.

Pom-pom in process.

Pom-pom finish!

Pom-pom finish!

Pom-pom made using only her fingers and yarn :o)

4th grade granny square.

4th grade granny square.

The student who made these learned them in one lesson.

4th grade granny square.

4th grade granny square.

She decided she wanted to make another one.  Isn’t this lovely, the stitches and tension are all so even – I couldn’t have done any better.

3rd grader knitted strap for a bag.

3rd grader knitted strap for a bag.

Learning to crochet.

New knitting start.

New start.

New start.

More pom-poms!

More pom-poms!

Another pom-pom start.

Another pom-pom start.

Pom-poms were the order of the day!

Crochet project start.

Crochet project start.

Finger weaving.

Finger weaving.

As you can see, even though this is a knitting class, we learn so much more during our time together – crochet, finger weaving, spool knitting, pom-pom making – really anything yarn related.  The kids really have so much fun!

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