Archive | May 2022

Mini Crochet Graduation Hats

It’s that time of year again when our fifth-graders graduate and move on to middle school. Before the pandemic, I would make my fifth-graders little graduation hats in the school colors. I would fill the hats with different things, or put them on a large lollipop. It became an expectation because the kids remembered the hats from the previous years and looked forward to them when they became 5th graders.

This year, because of the pandemic, none of the kids even remember about the hats. I only had two fifth grade boys in the morning program and two boys in the afternoon program. None had shown any interest in my crochet. Although the hats aren’t hard, I didn’t want to spend time on projects that were just going to end up in the trash. I went ahead and asked one of the boys if he would want one, and he was actually excited about it. He told me he still had something I had made that he picked from the prize-box when he was in second or third grade.

Well, that was all I needed to go ahead and make the hats again. I had already decided to make all four but that afternoon, another boy told me he talked to the other boy and had heard about the hats and would love one. That made me feel great about making them. Now I just need to figure out what to fill them with. 😁

Crochet Tarantula

Oh how the kids hound me sometimes. This time, it was one of my second grade girls. She’s been insisting I make a crochet tarantula for weeks. I had no other pressing projects, so I relented. We looked up pictures for inspiration, and I had her look in our yarn drawer to see what colors we had.

We only had yellow, orange, and a little bit of pink. I asked her what colors she wanted for certain parts, and I got to work.

Once it was finished, the kids kept trying to play with it. In fact, I found it very interesting that of all the pretty cool things I’ve made for them in the past, this one really impressed them. One girl who never shows any interest in my crochet said, “Wow, you made that?” I was like, really? I made the large doll that’s in the classroom! You’re surprised I could make a little spider? 😂

Another boy, who does love my crochet, said, “Wow, this shows you’re an art person. You could teach this. Like, you could have a class.” What do you think I’ve been doing all these years with all of you? 😂 This is what it took to impress these kids. Maybe it’s the novelty of it, but hey, I’m glad they liked it. 😄

The kids wanted me to do a photo shoot, and they had a lot of ideas of where to take it’s picture.

Crochet Among Us Toys

The kids have been all about the characters from the online game Among Us and asked me to make the red and blue characters. They looked pretty easy and fast to make.

He didn’t last long in the Ultimate Prize-Box

I didn’t get a chance to take pics of the blue one. It was already spoken for fresh off my hook. Just picture this one in blue. 😃