Finger-knitting is all the rage across grade schools and middle schools as kids knit chunky accessories using their fingers instead of traditional knitting needles. Jazwares makes finger-knitting kits for kids with the Big Fat Yarn line, and now kids can create outfits and accessories for their Squishmallows with the Big Fat Yarn Squishmallows Accessory Kit.
The first version of the Squishmallows Accessory Kit is out now with a “fashion” theme. Kids can combine two basic techniques — tying slipknots and making chains — to create either a headband and a crossbody bag or a hoodie that will fit on 8-inch and 10-inch Squishmallows characters. When kids finish one project, they can take it apart to knit the next project.
The kit is recommended for kids ages 6 and up, with not too much of a difficulty level — fit for beginners and intermediate finger-knitters. The set does not include the Squishmallows, but does come with soft, chunky yarn and step-by-step instructions that will help guide kids to craft the accessories. There are also online video tutorials for more detailed tips and tricks.
The first Big Fat Yarn Squishmallows Accessory Kit is available now for $12.99 at Target, where you can also find tons of Squishmallows characters. More Big Fat Yarn Squishmallows kits will launch soon with other designs. Kids can also make knitted accessories for themselves with Jazwares’ other Big Fat Yarn Kits, like the Winter There are also other non-Squishmallows Big Fat Yarn kits available from Jazwares, like the Winter Accessories Kit (read our full review here!).