Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Crochet Glow in the Dark Frisbee and Wristbands




I came across some glow in the dark yarn (non-affiliate link) when I searching out something fun to send in a surprise package to the girls at camp.  The yarn wasn't what I was looking for for a camp care package, but I thought it might be fun to have on hand for when the girls return with their buddy K in tow for a summer visit.

Like most specialty yarns, it's sort of expensive for the small amount, 120 yards or about 50 grams, of thin, cotton-type yarn that you get, but I figure we can unravel and reuse it in various projects, as needed.

For a first test project, I tried out a quick crochet frisbee pattern I found on Craftster.org (I love free patterns).  The pattern suggested crocheting with two strands of yarn.  Even so, I wasn't sure the yarn would be sturdy enough for a frisbee.

It worked out great though, and after several test throws (throwing and snapping pictures at the same time)...


...I was satisfied the frisbee would fly...


...sort of like a floppy pancake...


...but still well enough to make it across a room.


Then, I moved on to wristbands - first with a crochet pattern from, here, and then switching over to a garter stitch (knitting every row, all knits and no pearls) on a pair of #2 knitting needles.  The garter stitch is stretchier, and easier to get on and off than the crochet.


Of course, the purpose of the wristbands is so we can see where we're throwing our glowing frisbee to, when the lights go out.


I have a few more wristbands to make, but the boys and I gave our night frisbee a test run in the basement, before bed last night - and it was a blast.

4 comments:

Ticia said...

That's pretty cool.

Natalie PlanetSmartyPants said...

I had no idea that there is such a thing as glow-in-the-dark yarn! How does it work after washing it? I also had no idea that one can crochet a frisbee :)

Sue Elvis said...

Glow-in-the-dark yarn? It's amazing what things are available. The photo of the finished glowing frisbee and armbands is amazing too. It sounds like you and your children are going to have lots of fun playing with them after dark.

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

This is the first I've heard of glow in the dark yarn. Very cool!