Guest Author - Melissa Rodriguez
It may be the middle of summer, but in a few short weeks it will be time to return to school. Whether you have children in grade school or recent graduates going off to college, everyone wants to return to school in style.
Why not hit them with some cool crochet fashions? Here are some great ideas for back to school crochet projects.
Sweaters and cardigans are classic examples of back to school crochet fashion. They are both versatile and useful. You can make them in classic designs and colors or change it up with school colors.
Hats and Scarves
Hats and scarves are popular projects, too. These are popular to make in school colors and they are especially useful on cool or cold evenings out.
Bags of all varieties are practical and functional for school. Some examples to crochet are tote bags for books, lunch bags, laundry bags, back packs, and purses. These bags can be done in many styles and stitches, but a felted bag is the sturdiest of them all.
These days, what student doesn't carry a cell phone or other technical device like tablets, laptops, or ipod? There are lots of patterns for cute cozies (or covers) for these items. Cozies will also help protect tech devices from scrapes and scratches.
Pencil Cases and Holders
Pencil and.or crayon cases are great crochet projects and gifts for the younger crowd. Styles vary from zip up pouches to roll up carriers. Simple pencil holders can be made by using a clean empty soup can or jar and crocheting a colorful fun cozy to cover the outside.
Apple and pear cozies make attractive and unique gifts for teachers. But, they are also quite useful in protecting the fruit from bumps and bruises if your child carries a brown bag lunch.
Children going off to college for the first time often find comfort in cozy items from home. Crocheted afghans and pillows can offer them the comfort of home. They may also enjoy washcloths and other small spa type items from home.