Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Crocheted Cords

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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:crocheted cords 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! :)


  1. Those look like a lot of fun. Of course, I can't crochet at all, but I am sure I can bribe my grandmother into making some!

  2. That is so clever! My kids would love this too and so simple! Off to go find my crochet stuff! Thanks!

  3. I wish I could crochet - it looks like so much fun. It just proves that the best toys are the ones that feed imagination and can be used in so many different ways.

  4. I just learned how to crochet and I think I'll need to make some of these too! It's funny you mentioned Waldorf - I've been reading about it a lot lately. There are some wonderful aspects to the method!

  5. I don't know how to crochet, but I think my sister may know how. I definitely want one of these :-P It looks like M had a lot of fun with it. I have read about Waldorf and a colleague's gradndaughter was going to Waldorf kindergarten and this teacher kept raving about her granddaughter's education. I love certain aspects of it and one thing I love a lot about it is how the toys foster a child's imagination.


  6. Crocheting is one of those skills I consider learning and then realize, I really shouldn't find another time sink to start on.....

  7. i know how to knit but am learning to crochet and i really enjoy it.. there is something very addicting about moving your hands in that way that makes it very calming and soothing...

    i'm glad that he could come up with ideas on how to use the cord and he looks like he enjoyed it

  8. All I can crochet is a chain, so I might be able to pull this one off! I'm excited to try! :)


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