Lately, I’ve been making quick projects that I know I can finish in a work day. Now that the life-sized doll is done, I want to take a break from the big projects. I like showing the kids the different items they can crochet, from the big elaborate ones, to the quick and easy ones. Here are some quick and easy ones I made this past week.
We have a star-chart as a reward system in our after-school program and the very last section has morphed and changed over the year. At first, I tried gift cards as the last gift, but it being a new incentive, I hadn’t worked out all the kinks. Later, I only gave certain, nearby choices or instead of that, the option to get two items from the prize-box. Then, it morphed again when I saw that many of the students were still asking me to make things for them (even though they knew I wasn’t doing that anymore). Instead, I started crocheting the items they were requesting and putting them in what I started calling The Ultimate Prize Box. The emojis are always popular and the kids started picking those pieces right away even though I don’t have many items yet. But I hope to have a spike in inventory now that the projects are quicker and easier.
With the first emojis I made, I stuffed them and turned them into keychains. I didn’t want to do anymore stuffing so I made them using two strands of yarn to give them that thick feel. I still made two sides so it was extra thick. I also decided to sew the two pieces together instead of crocheting them together. I like the flatter look better than the stuffed look. I made a video showing how I made it. My next video will show how I made the heart emoji.
Here is my video of the sunglasses emoji.