Summer activities are in full swing here in Iowa, and with the long days spent outdoors there are two things a kid needs – plenty of sunscreen and drinking water! My youngest picked out a fresh new water bottle, but I wanted to make sure he’d be able to tell which one is his, and I had only 15 minutes before we had to go… so I whipped up this!
When I got home I wrote it down, and made more for the other kids… and some just for fun. These are SO fast, and take the tiniest bits of yarn. Label your water bottle, your luggage, your keys, label whatever needs labeling and never ask “which one’s mine” again! And it’s a great solution to labeling kid’s stuff when you don’t want to have their name showing for safety reasons.
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Have just a few yards left of a favorite skein? This is the project for you! You’ll have a finished object in 15 minutes and the perfect tag to add to anything that you can get a loop around.
- US- F hook
- Solid: Worsted weight yarn – 4.5 yds Main Color, 2 yds Contrast Color
- Rainbow: Worsted weight yarn – 1.5 yds of the 1 first color, and 1 yd each of 3 more colors, plus 2 yds Contrast Color
- With Main Color, ch 25 and sl st in the very first ch to make a loop.
- Ch 9. Skip 1st st and sc in each st across. (8 sc) Ch 1 and turn.
- *Sc evenly across. (8 sc) Ch 1 and turn. Repeat from * for another 6 rows, until there is an 8 st x 8 row square. For the Rainbow version, change color after every 2 rows. Break yarn and weave in ends.
- With Contrast Color, join with a sl st just to the left of the loop. Sc evenly around the square, working 8 sc in each side and a ch2 in each corner.
- When you come to the loop, work a sl st in each ch st.
- Break yarn and use the seamless finishing technique to join to the first sc of the edging. Weave in ends.
- Add an initial, buttons, patch, whatever you like! I added the letters by just making a long chain and then using the ends to sew it into place.
So what do you think? You’ll never lose your luggage, pick up the wrong water bottle, or grab your partner’s keys again! This is also a great pattern for craft fairs and fundraisers, since it’s so fast and takes such a tiny bit of yarn. Let me know what you’ll Tag in the comments!
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