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Here is a simple, easy and inexpensive craft.  My friend Cindy loves to craft and loves to donate.  To keep costs down, she looks carefully at every item before it hits the trash.  Can it be transformed and used in another way?  Her resourcefulness came up with this fun project:  Crocheted Toss Rings!  I loved them and wanted to share them with you.

HOW TO MAKE Crocheted Toss Rings:

  • Yarn – You don’t need much.  This is a great way to use up your scraps!
  • Clean Plastic Lid.

Gather your lids.  Small lids from yogurt containers, up to large coffee cans will work.  Carefully cut out the inside circle – leaving about 1/2 inch lip all the way around.  You can use scissors (poke a hold in the center and then cut around), or an X-Acto-knife (like this one from Amazon).

Take your prepared rings and – Using simple single crochet, crochet all around them.  For more details on exactly how to crochet around the rings – check out THIS TUTORIAL.

**To make a set of 6-8, use all the same-sized lids:  oatmeal, yogurt, coffee can, etc.   OR for special challenge games, you could use various sizes.  Start tossing the larger ones first and progress in skill to the smaller ones.

crocheted toss rings

Package your Crocheted Toss Rings:

Cindy packs her rings in a little homemade drawstring tote (using her scrap fabric of course).  You could also simply use a ziplock baggie perhaps with a nice homemade label.  This will make them more of a real gift.

Check out my FREE PRINTABLE Made With Love Tags to include with your gift.

Don’t have enough yarn or plastic lids?  You can ask others to donate.  They would love to know their items were being recycled and put to good use!

Check this post for tips on how to get FREE (or really cheap) YARN.

Cindy packs her rings into Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts, but they would be a wonderful item to donate to many different local causes as well.

For an inexpensive set of crochet hooks, check these out at Amazon.

Amazon let me put all my favorite craft project items they sell together in one spot – check them out HERE.

If you love to crochet I have a number of fun and easy patterns:

DID YOU KNOW that Dollar Tree sells YARN?  I have never seen it at my local store, but you can order online and have them ship it for free to your local store for easy pickup (or have them mailed to your home).

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