So, somewhere I saw these great crocheted cords as part of a group of Waldorf-style toys. I am totally addicted to crocheting, and whipped a couple of these up for M. He LOVES them, and has had so much fun with them. A lot more fun than I imagined he would have!
We’ve played falling-over-laughing tug of war with these about a million times. He loves for me to make one into a ball or “butterfly” (see pic above) and he will throw it at targets. Sometimes we tie them onto things and he does this: That’s him in midair. :) Jumping over the rope is a lot of fun! He also tries to lasso me sometimes. Basically he just throws the whole rope at me and cracks himself up. :)
They’ve been a great addition to his play; I plan to make more! They are super-simple to make, if you crochet. Just take several strands of yarn – I used 4 strands of worsted weight – and, holding them together, crochet a chain to your desired length with a large hook (I used an M I think). Leave the strands on either end, no need to weave loose ends in!
Have a beautiful day! :)