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Crochet Mosaics

Posted by  ·  August 17, 2009  ·  Last Updated: August 17, 2009

Just a heavy piece of cardboard, some scraps of yard, a crochet hook and glue provided some fun today!

I crocheted some chains in different lengths (actually the girls told me what color and how long).  If they were older it would have been fun to have them crochet their own chains.

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They put glue on the cardboard.

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Then they expertly arranged the crochet chains on the glue.

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Ta Da!

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I think this activity would be great for older (Kate and Bella are 4 1/2) children  too! It would be easier for older children to fill in the whole space and it would also provide a fun way for them to practice crochet skills.

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  1. Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
    What a fun project. Thanks for sharing!!
  2. Thursday, June 9th, 2011
    wow, cute, great projects for child beginners
  3. Pidgen
    Saturday, April 2nd, 2011
    I did this with my girls (6 and 8). They love to make chains and this was a perfect way to use some of them up! The 6 year old LOVES chians and actually made about 60 feet of it for some "jungle vine" decorations! She was so proud of herself. We also have wrapped chains around cardboard wreaths. Thanks so much for the fun idea - it was a hit!
  4. Jennifer M
    Tuesday, November 16th, 2010
    This is perfect for beginners! I work for a summer day care program, and last year I tried to teach the kids how to crochet. Most of the kids mastered the first chain step, but burned out quickly after that. This will be a fun way for them to USE the chains rather than just making never ending chains that have no use.
  5. Cristina
    Monday, November 8th, 2010
    What a beautiful way to this would be for the children to to use the chains that they finger knit. I have been racking my brain trying to come up with ways for them to use the chains they make besides making belts and necklaces.

    As far as finger crocheting goes, I do it regularly with the children I work with (I am a Montessori teacher). I have seen children as young as 4 be successful with finger knitting. A wonderful tutorial that I found for how to teach them is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMQr_nLn4FM.

    Thank you for all the inspiration =)
  6. Thursday, January 14th, 2010
    What a wonderful idea! I often teach my friend's children how to crochet...this is a wonderful idea for the younger children!
  7. Saturday, January 2nd, 2010
    GüzeLmis Beğendm . De. Çocuk İşi. xD
  8. María Yolanda Sarria R.
    Friday, September 11th, 2009
    Gracias, por tan hermosa idea. Es fácil de realizar en especial con los más pequeños y pequeñas que apenas comienzan elaborando cadenetas, y que al tiempo le dan libertad a su imaginación en el uso de las mismas. Yolanda.
  9. Catherine
    Monday, August 31st, 2009
    Hello,
    This reminds me of Huichol yarn paintnig. I have done similar projects with 5-6 and 7-8 but never using finger knitting/ crocheting to provide a new level of dimention. Thank you for the idea!
    http://www.latinamericanfolkart.com/yarn_paintings_i.htm
  10. seren
    Sunday, August 30th, 2009
    it' a good idea.congratulations!
  11. Friday, August 28th, 2009
    Brilliant idea - we have thirty million miles of finger knitting and only so many tiny toys need scarves!!! Love it!
  12. Lisa
    Friday, August 28th, 2009
    I'm thinking this would be a great road trip project for my 3yo daughter, but using sandpaper to stick the chains onto instead of the cardboard (saving unsupervised backseat glue usage, of course!). Thanks for the idea!
  13. Thursday, August 20th, 2009
    That is so cool!!! I will definitely be doing this with my kids. Maybe we'll do it again at Christmas time too. Thank you!
  14. Wednesday, August 19th, 2009
    What an excellent idea. I am really looking forward to trying this with my 5 year old daughter!!!
    Thank you so much for sharing!!!
    http://chopkofamily.blogspot.com/
  15. Linda
    Tuesday, August 18th, 2009
    Have you ever tried finger crochet? They can make chains without a hook. The children in my class have made very long chains this way.
    The mosaics are a great idea.
  16. Tuesday, August 18th, 2009
    What a fun project. Thanks for sharing!!
  17. Tuesday, August 18th, 2009
    I certainly can not wait until i can make it to the yarn store to do this with my kids! Thanks a million! I will certainly give credit to the Idea when I post!

    Loveable-Lerwills, Amber!
  18. Tuesday, August 18th, 2009
    Oh how adorable!!! I'm gonna have to try this one very soon!
    Thanks for the great tip!
  19. Alicia Ray
    Tuesday, August 18th, 2009
    This is a must try for the Ray family! Thanks for sharing!
  20. Judy
    Tuesday, August 18th, 2009
    The girls will love to do this project. Now we can use all those long chains the girls crochet.
  21. Tuesday, August 18th, 2009
    Oh what a simple and creative idea! Love the googlyface
  22. Tuesday, August 18th, 2009
    Darling project! We might need to do this in my girls class!
  23. Jenny
    Monday, August 17th, 2009
    Love those little smiling faces - and oh, yes, the cardboard ones too! Very cute -- what a great mom to crochet miles of yarn!
  24. Monday, August 17th, 2009
    Fun! I've been wanting to teach my 8 yr old to crochet. This would be a great first project to learn the chain stitch!
  25. Monday, August 17th, 2009
    Wow, how creative is that? What a great activity for kids, and also a wonderful way to use up yarn scraps.