Oh my, what a fun day we had yesterday! Last Sunday Nora gave us a free class on Cathedral Windows… which I forgot to post about and it is too dark now to take a pic… another day… Anyway, I said I’d think of something for this week. We have some new ladies who are coming to the shop and are into crochet, so I went on Pinterest and found something really fun for us to do! For the sewing and quilting ladies – yoyos, and for the crochet ladies, crocheting around the yoyos!
We started the morning off by giving a demonstration of the Go! cutter, using the circle die to cut our yoyos. Then we showed the ladies how to make them by hand, or by using the Clover doo-dad. Some prefer the one, some the other. I personally just like doing it by hand without the template…
Then we started playing with thread and hooks. I partly followed this tutorial, at least the bit where it shows you to put a running thread around the yoyo to attach your crochet. Then we all did a round of double crochet in those stitches, and after that everyone played.
Here are some of the results…..
A few of the ladies went home and made some more! Gill made this pretty one:
And Lindi made this Christmas one at home:
I think Lindi is going to make a bunch more of these, isn’t it a great idea for quick and easy Christmas gifts?
While we were yoyo-ing, Jeanette was making a quilt label using Fabrico markers:
And Nora was doing some crochet:
Me? Yes, I managed to get one done too:
It was a fun and productive morning! Now to see who gets addicted to making these and who doesn’t 🙂
Have you ever made any?
(Oh, if you want more inspiration check out my YOYOs board on Pinterest!)
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