#crochetsummer2014: Back to School!

School is now in session here in Philadelphia, and around the country, but we still have a couple more weeks until the first official day of fall, September 23rd. I've been looking for some cute back to school crochet projects to do with my son's first grade class in the hopes of getting them "hooked" this fall! 

Could these be crocheted around an actual pencil--so that you can still write with it? Because that would be amazing. 

This easy-peasy pencil case can be worked up quickly, and I love the idea of using the single crochet fabric like cross stitch fabric! I've been thinking about doing that on something for myself this fall. Some of you may remember this great crochet project from the Purl Bee using the same technique.

There's a bunch of these apple/pear/fruit cosies online, in many styles, perfect for keeping fruit from bruising in a lunchbox or backpack. 

These "backpack buddies" are a free pattern excerpt from designer Lori Zeller, whose crocheted school bus also fits the bill!

And, last but not least, my personal favorite. The crocheted alphabet. Done and done!

We hope you enjoy your last couple of weeks of #crochetsummer2014!