The last few days of the school year brought about a slow-down in crochet projects. I’ve been wanting a pink phone case so I decided to make one. The kids liked it so much, I threw it in the prize box. Then one day, I forgot my phone case so I ‘borrowed’ the one in the prize-box. The kids called me on it so I made a new one and put theirs back in there. I’m pretty sure someone picked it so it’s a good thing I corrected the error of my ways!
I used two strands of yarn for this one, pink and white, and used the knit stitch and simple stitch in tunisian crochet. At first I was worried it would be too thick but it was perfect. It hugged my phone just right. 🙂
I had gotten busy making yellow crochet emojis when one of my students asked me to make a heart emoji. I love hearts anyway so I said sure, why not. It had to be easy, though, and quick. I’ve made plenty of hearts over the years and was going through the catalogue in my mind, sorting through all the hearts in there, looking for the perfect one for an emoji. When that failed, I remembered an easy heart I saw on Instagram that would be perfect. It was so easy. So easy, I couldn’t remember how to do it! I couldn’t find it, either. Failing at that, I just went for the path of least resistance. I made a square with rows of single crochet, with double crochets on two sides to make the heart shape. It couldn’t get any easier than that. I made two, made a face on one, and then sewed it together. No stuffing needed because I used two strands of Caron one pound yarn. The kids loved it and it was done lickity split.
This is definitely a project the kids can make. Working in the round is hard for some of them, but for those who can single crochet, this one will be a piece of cake.
I’m all done with my star stitch sweater. I finished it before my granny square sweater. I’m not sure how I feel about that. On the one hand, I’m very proud of it. Everyone loved it. I sort of loved it. I kept seeing my mistakes in it. One of my sisters loved it so much I let her have it. My other sister is still waiting on the granny square one but I’m thinking I’ll just start a new one for her. She might have more of a fighting chance of actually getting something within this lifetime. Besides, after spending so much time trying to plug up the holes on the granny sweater, I might not be able to let it go once I’m done (if it ever gets done, heh).