Tag Archive for Kids

Information about projects including kids, plus photos of kids wearing crochet hats, playing with crochet toys, styling photos, etc.

Crochet Charity Hats - Hi, Jenny Brown

Charity Crochet: Baby Hats

If you’ve ever taken a small child to yoga, you’ve probably heard the sing-a-long mantra song “I am Happy.” The Babes, who has the lyrical talent of a young Weird Al Yankovic, has changed the lyrics from “I am happy / I am good” to “I am sweaty / I am good.” It really fits this time of year – even munching some kettle corn at the farmer’s… Read more →

Big Boy Crochet Banner - HiJennyBrown.com

“Big Boy” Crochet Banner

Lately, our once little William has been insisting that he is a grown up.  He drinks “coffee” (water in a coffee cup). He plays video games (or at least yells at the controller).  He even works from home (by doing little chores).  And although his “grown-up” life is totally full, there’s nothing he’d rather do than ride that big yellow school bus… Read more →

Crochet Puppy Love - HiJennyBrown

Crochet Puppy Love

A few months ago, I was working on a yarny community project when I met Anushka.  She’s a thoughtful and smart middle-schooler who was just learning to crochet from her mom.  At first, she struggled (as we all have) to get her chain straight and her single crochets working in the same direction… but all of a sudden it clicked, and you could see she had the… Read more →

Pom-Pom Pom bomb - Hi, Jenny Brown

Pom-Poms Pom Bomb

Last October, I signed up for a class with Kim Werker, Betsy Greer, and Leanne Prain in Brooklyn (where I serendipitously met internet friend Kelly of Our Secret Treehouse). Afterward I tried to make non-awkward small talk with my craft heroes, and Leanne mentioned that a great way to get kids involved in yarnbombing is to let them make pom-poms.  I… Read more →

Truffula Yarnbomb - Expectation vs Reality

Truffula Tree Yarnbomb

After months of fussing over it and scoping locations, I finally put up my Lorax inspired Truffula Tree Yarnbomb at our local library.  This was the biggest yarnbomb I’ve done by myself, so of course, there were a lot of opportunities to learn lessons. I thought I was prepared… After I convinced this kiddo they weren’t pillows, I bordered each piece with wire… Read more →

Personalized Ripple Blanket - Hi, Jenny Brown

Personalized Crochet Blanket

When Erin asked for a ripple blanket to match the pillows she made for her living room, I was happy to oblige.  I love the colors in the pillows, and I’m always happy to crochet a ripple blanket – especially one with so much gray. (Does loving gray yarn make me weird?) The kiddos love curling up with it, but… Read more →

Crochet Cherry Blossoms - Hi, Jenny Brown

April Showers bring Crochet Flowers

I thought we could all use an excuse to stop and smell the crochet flowers.  These blossoms are for an upcoming collaborative installation by yarnbombers NaomiRAG and Caustic Wear (does it add to the mystery when I don’t use their real names?) They’re the two creative folks behind the crocus installation this winter. Although Erin’s just learned how to crochet, she’s been whipping… Read more →

Knitting Group Egos - Hi, Jenny Brown

Knitting Group Egos

There are few things better than a good knitting group (I know I’m a crocheter, but the truth is that most of the groups I’ve been in have been knitting groups with a small crochet contingent).  It’s great to look forward to sitting around with other stitchers and doing the thing you all love (especially with my last group, which met… Read more →

Double Strand Crochet Tips and Tricks - Hi, Jenny Brown

Tips and Tricks for Double Strand Crochet

I’ve been working hard on a secret yarn-bomb project that involves a lot of different yarns and techniques (that will hopefully all come together in a beautifully cohesive display, right?), and one of my favorite is double strand crochet. Double strand crochet is the same as regular crochet, but you’ll be holding two strands straight in your non-dominant hand instead of… Read more →

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NJ Makers Day Yarn Bomb

Saturday was our state’s inaugural Maker Day, so of course I had to celebrate by crocheting this NJ Makers Day Yarn Bomb. Some folks thought it should have been hung closer to the playground (so visiting it would coincide with a turn on the swings), but I like it on the chain link fence (over the ugly piece of wood holding that… Read more →