Crochet Projects

This is my sweet sister-in-law Alaina-
She works grave yards and has come up with some fun projects to keep her up at night.
Alaina, thanks so much for sharing this post with us!


When I was growing up, my mom always had some project going on; whether it was sewing, embroidery, knitting, or just a fun craft for us kids to do, there was always a project. Needless to say I picked up a lot of different skills and hobbies as a result. Now I can sew my buttons back on, sew a quilt or make something that I saw in the store for half the price.

So, a while ago, I was really struggling with staying awake at work and needed something to do to help me stay awake. While at my mom’s house, I came across this:

How cute are they, right? They also had patterns for fruit, vegetables, bread and sandwich makings, sushi, stir fry, and pretty cakes. Since my niece’s birthday was coming up, I thought, How awesome would that be?! I loved playing with some play food, and dishes my grandma sent me. It was really fun and pretty easy to learn. I was familiar with crochet, but usually had a hard time getting my lines straight. However, most of these items are really easy to make and had understandable instructions. I did have to do a few items a couple of times to get it the right way, but I think they turned out pretty cute.
So much fun and they won’t hurt your feet if you step on them. They were about the size of the actual fruit, which was also fun. They also don’t take too much yarn, so they are a perfect project for any leftovers you have around.

After that project, I was getting a little bit bored and needed something different. Well, these were too cute to pass up and were perfect for little babies or toddlers. I got the book at my local Hobby Lobby for about 5 dollars.

The elephant turned out a little wonky and the monkey really tiny, but still adorable and fun to play with. So cute and easy to make. I did have some trouble finding the eyes in my local craft stores, so I ended up getting them at The end product measures small, so if you want them bigger, use a bigger sized needle and yarn and vice versa. And most of all, if at first you don’t succeed, try again. The top is my first attempt at the elephant; the bottom, the second.

They make the perfect friends.

I have been having a lot of fun, and at times, I just feel my creative juices flowing, and it keeps me awake when I go to work! My next project is to try my hand at hats, slippers, and baby booties. There are a lot of free patterns out there in the internet world, but here are some you might like to try:
Or if you want something more specific check out the patterns at They always have super cute stuff. Happy crocheting!

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