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Real Genius: Knit Memory Card Game

Posted by Vickie Howell on September 20, 2010 at 3:23 PM in Great Gifts!KnittingLearning
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Real Genius Cards

Whether you have pre-k kiddos at home or are the parent of elementary schoolers, mind-sharpening games are a great way to keep the kids learning while still having fun. Knit these memory cards up as a gift, or or use them as a take-along game for trips. This game's a classic, so your handmade version will be used for generations!  

Materials
1 skein worsted-weight yarn in color: Teal
Small amounts of worsted-weight yarn in colors: Red, Purple, Tan, Yellow & Black
Size US 8 (5mm) Knitting Needles
Tapestry Needle
1/2 yard cotton fabric
Sewing needle and thread

Finished Measurement
5" x 4 3/4"

Directions
With Teal, cast-on 22 stitches. Working in stockinette stitch with a reverse stockinette border, follow the chards for each card. Make 2 of each.

Chart Key
Blank square = Knit on Right Side, Purl on Wrong Side
"o" = Purl on Right Side, Knit on Wrong Side
"X" = Duplicate Stitch in Desired Color

Happy Face Chart
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Star Chart
starchart

Flower Chart

FLowerChart

Peace Chart
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Knit Memory Cards


Finishing
Weave in yarn ends.

Cut fabric into 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" squares. Press 1/4" under each edge to create hem. Pin fabric square to back of memory card and sew on with needle and thread.

How to Play

Player lays all of the cards face down and then turns them over two at a time, trying to find a match. If the two cards selected do not match each other, then both cards are turned back over. The object of the game: to find all of the matches.

Need a little knitting refresher course? See my how-to videos here!

Craft Apparently Yours,
Vickie
Vickie

'Tis the (Crafty) Season

Posted by Vickie Howell on November 29, 2009 at 2:32 PM in ChristmasEco-Conscious CraftsEmbroideryGeneral CraftsKnittingPainting
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Hey there!  Just a quick, post T-day check in to get your winter holiday, creative juices flowing.  I'll be back with a new project how-to post in a couple of days but in the meantime I thought I'd show you a few things from holidays past that you might want to make this year with your little elves (I listed recommended ages for giving these a try, but you know your kiddo's abilities so just go with your gut.)

Recycled Shopping Bag Wreath: Ages 5+
(Click here for instructions)
 Waste-Free Wreath(Reposted courtesy of Kiwi Magazine.)

Punch Embroidered Tea Towels
: Ages 10+ (Makes great, Grandma Gift!)
(Click here for How-To Video)
Lifetime Project: Tea Towell
(Project Originally Seen on myLifetime.com)

Knit-Print Wrapping Paper
: Ages 3+
(Click here for How-To)
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(Project originally seen on ILovetoCreate.com)

Felted Candy Cane Purse: Ages 7+
(Click here for the Pattern)
Candy Striper FElted Purse

Stay tuned this week, for a great gift idea for teachers, Aunties, and party hosts!

Crafty Holidays!,
Vickie
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