It's a Teepee!
My sweet daughter, Lizzie, has the BEST ideas! She is the one responsible for the idea for the popular Mermaid Me design. And she is the one who came up with the idea for my latest crochet pattern...
The pictures here were taken by my Lizzie with her sweet niece, Juliet. (Isn't she the cutest little girl? She was loving this tent and didn't want to get out!)
Perfect for taking a nap, reading a book, playing with toys or just snuggling--the Toddler Teepee is super fun! I made the sample in a rainbow of colors but you could make it in your little one's favorite colors or to match their bedroom or playspace. I also decided to make it with Red Heart Super Saver yarn as it is affordable, durable for play and has a superb color selection.
The other great thing about this teepee tent is that it is super easy to make. I intentionally made the joining of the triangles super simple using a whipstitch of contrasting yarn. I purchased the six dowels at my local Home Depot ($1.67 each), lashed the tops with twine and draped the cover over the frame--fastening it at the top with pom-adorned ties worked as part of the border.
I also think that the teepee is perfect for both indoors or outside. And it's fairly simple to move from place to place, too.
The Toddler Teepee is just that--designed for little ones (Ages 2-4). It's the perfect size for them to sit closely with a friend or spend some fun imaginary time on their own. I suppose you might be interested in making it larger, but do so at your own peril! Lol! Adjusting the pattern wouldn't be that difficult--but it will get VERY heavy and you'll definitely need much sturdier, longer and thicker poles for support. Those instructions are not included in the pattern, however.
And what if you want to make it smaller--say for dollies, softies or even your cat. Totally do-able!
The pattern includes:
~~a complete list of materials--including the colors of yarn used in the sample and the dowel dimensions
~~stitch abbreviations, special stitches used, and a notes section
~~pictures to walk you through the stitches used, placement diagram and how to lash your poles
~~complete written instructions (US crochet terms)
The instant download pattern is available here or you can browse all of my patterns in my shops below:
If you are thinking it might make a terrific gift for that special little one, you still have plenty of time before Christmas. And it's one of those fabulous projects with lots of color but not so many ends, it's portable, and relatively "mindless". I truly hope you and your little loved ones enjoy it!! (Juliet is getting this one!)
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