When the kids (or grandkids) are ready to go back to school, you might want to crochet a little something special for them. Here you’ll find a variety of fun free patterns with a back to school theme – apples for the teacher, bookmarks, and more.
Apples for the Teacher -- Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.
Filet Crochet Bookmark -- Photo © 1998 Sandi Marshall
School and books go hand in hand, and it's always nice to have a few bookmarks around for keeping track of how far you've read in any given textbook. My advice: make several of these for each student or teacher on your gift list.
Here's a fun little project -- a crocheted pencil topper in the shape of an elf hat. This pattern was designed by Sandi Marshall.
Back to School Clothes
- Free poncho and wrap patterns -- This link takes you to a whole bunch of free patterns, some for girls and some for adults. These are great for wear during fall, when the weather gets chilly and you worry that your little one might get cold.
School Spirit Hat in Orange and White -- Photo © Amy Solovay
Crochet this easy ribbed hat in your school colors (or your kids' / grandkids' school colors, as appropriate.) The hat is sized for high schoolers, college "kids" and adults, but the pattern can be easily adjusted for other sizes too.