October Favorite Finds

I know Halloween isn’t here yet, but this time of the year I’m always reminded that Christmas is coming soon. I have a lot of people that I shop for, so I always need to start thinking about Christmas early to be able to afford everything I want to get. I decided this month was a good time to focus on gifts for kids.

If you’re a crocheter, and you have kids, then these may be the perfect things for them. My kids always want to make things when they see me crocheting, and it’s never too early to learn. I found some neat things that you could buy as a gift for those kids in your life, or that you could give to them now so that they can make gifts for other people. It’s the perfect time to get your kid working on some crafts to give to people for Christmas. Handmade gifts are the best ones, and it’s never too soon to teach your kids that the time they put into a present is much more important than how much money they spend.

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Pom-poms are all the craze right now, and there are so many things you can make with them. First up, are these pom-pom makers. They make creating pom-poms really easy, and come in different sizes. Once a kid gets the hang of it, I guarantee you’ll be finding pom-poms all over your house.

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Once they’ve gotten the hang of making the pom-poms, this book will give them all kinds of ideas and instructions to turn those pom-poms into cute gifts that they can give to people.

These cute kits come with a book with instructions and the supplies they’ll need to make pom-pom puppies, kitties or other pets. I need to get these for my daughter. She loves making pom-pom animals.

Who doesn’t need some extra potholders? I know in my house, we can never have enough. This kit gives your child all the things they need to make potholders for family members, or maybe even some other things. It’s also a neat introduction to weaving. You can buy these refills to use once they finish with the ones in the kit, so they can make even more pretty things.

These kits are a great introduction to needlepoint, and they come with everything you need including the frame. They can make a rainbow, a horse, or a butterfly. I think these would be a great gift for a grandparent.

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Finger knitting is so fun. I had a friend who taught me how to do this when I was really young. Me and her used to make chains of these and string them all over her basement where we made our “clubhouse.” I’ve taught my own kids how to finger knit too, but this book goes beyond just the simple chains that we’ve always made. Finger knitting is so easy to do, and is a great tool to peak your child’s interest in other yarn crafts. And look at the fun things they can make to give to people for Christmas!

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For kids wanting to learn how to knit, a loom is a great starting place, especially if they’re wanting to make hats or scarves for their family and friends. This loom kit comes with 3 skeins of yarn, 2 different looms, and instructions for many projects.

Is your child ready to learn how to crochet or knit? These books are great tools for teaching them, and really would be good for any beginner, at any age. I’ve learned how to do a lot of things in my life, but learning to crochet has definitely been the best for me. I get a lot of fulfillment out of making cute things, and it’s such a nice way to relax and feel productive at the same time.

Is your child ready to start crocheting things for people? These kits are great for children or beginners. Granny squares are pretty easy to make, and very versatile. There are so many things you can make once you learn how to do a granny square. The Granny Square kit will teach them how to make them, then show them how to put them together to make hats and scarves. The Hip to be Square kit will show them how to make granny squares, and then show them some other things they can put them together to make. Or, if they want to learn beyond granny squares, the Rainbow Scarf kit is absolutely adorable and comes with everything they need.

I think this is a good starting point if you’re shopping for kids who want to be crafty or kids who want to give out handmade gifts this year. There are so many different options for things like this on Amazon, so if you find anything else cool, drop me a message on my Facebook page and tell me about them. I love hearing about new products, and I might use them in my next favorite finds post. And if you saw anything you like on here, by sure to use my links to order them, and help me keep posting my patterns for free. Happy shopping!!!

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