Sammy’s school is hosting Mayfair and I had offered to do a little crafting. Sewing, knitting, painting, I said I would be most happy to try my hand at whatever was needed.
The verdict was knitting. Gulp.
You might remember my knitting struggles of the past – which I (sort of) began to overcome this past winter.
Luckily I was just in charge of making a small toy for the children and I knew that one square knit bunnies would be perfect. Which is a good thing, since I am kind of a one trick pony with knitting.
They are just SO easy to make! My Mama helped me and we whipped up those 10 bunnies in just a few nights.
You can read my original tutorial on these sweet knit bunnies in this post.
It made me realize that I really do enjoy knitting when it is a small project. And given the 43 knitting projects Sammy has currently “on-the-go” I think he might just be the same way. When a knitting project can be started and finished that same day we actually will finish it.
This got me searching good old Pinterest for some simple knitting projects that require ONLY one square (or rectangle) to make.
These simple knitting projects are so sweet and useful too. I know they will make fabulous handmade gifts.
I am going to have Sam give these adorable little owls (which are a free pattern on Ravelry) a try. They are super simple and would make fabulous birthday gifts for him to make for his cousins and friends.
Then I found these great little wash cloths known as a Tawashi Knot (also a free pattern on Ravelry) which would just make a lovely gift for a Mama, sister, or Grandma. I know Madeline will love making these. They are just made from on knit rectangle twisted up.
And how sweet is this little knit toy hideway bag by WunderWeib? The instructions are not in English, but I think the picture gives me enough of an idea to go off of – it’s fun to be creative anyways!
I know a very special stuffie in our house who would absolutely love her own special hideway bag. And I also know a very special big brother who would be pleased as punch to make this for his little bro. (I think, as long as the sun and moon are aligned in just the right way that is …)
While I was searching for these simple, one square knit projects I came across this bag by Tolt Yarn and Wool and thought, no … that’s not from ONE knit square. No way. but thanks to the magic of seams and sewing it truly is! A rectangle, albeit, but just one simple rectangle. Look out ladies in my life – you are all getting one. They are just so cute and simple.
With these awesome and simple knitting projects up my sleeve I have enough ammunition for all the Mayfairs that are to come. Let’s just hope they keep me on knitting duty. Otherwise you can expect some super simple one square sewing projects next year right around this time.
And if you are looking for even more beginning knitter projects, be sure to check out this post on knitting projects for kids:
I hope you have a fabulous week friends. Thank you so much for reading.