Crocheted Plush Pencils

Well, here we go again! It's the beginning of another school year!

By the way, Aren't these cute?! These crocheted plush pencils were made with Bernat Blanket Yarn using the free pattern designed by Sarah of Repeat Crafter Me! The pencils were quick and easy to work up and they are absolutely adorable!

Apparently, back-to-school teacher gifts are a thing now?! Lucky my kids are only in daycare so I don't have to worry about that yet. I actually gifted the first one I made to my supervisor/charge nurse when she retired last year in September. I joked that with a pencil this big, it won't ever go missing again!

These pencils are so adorable, BB often pretends to draw on the wall with them. And from the looks of it, it seems like Mui Mui has taken a liking to them too! She loves putting it against her cheek because it's so soft. I just realized that I rarely share Mui Mui's photos on the blog, but I promise you that she's real! This photo was from when she was 9 months old (before she knew how to walk). She's 14 months now and she's a wild child! I can't believe now fast time flies. I am exhausted most days trying to keep her from jumping off the couch and breaking her neck.

Instead of stuffing the crocheted pencils with just poly-fil, I decided to use a pool noodle to fill the pencil shaft so that it would keep its shape. This was great because the pool noodle has been sitting in my house for the last year. I thought I was going to use it to make a Christmas wreath, but it never happened. And guess what? The pool noodle was a perfect size!

All you need to do is stuff the pool noodle into the pencil and then cut it at the length you want it. Then to finish it off, you just need a little bit of poly-fil for the sharpened end of the pencil!

I'm going to be working on the crayons next with whatever colour of Bernat Blanket Yarn I can find...

You can find the free pattern for Sarah's crochet plush pencils here on her blog!