Princess Fairy Wand

Last night, my daughter decided she was going to dress up as a princess fairy. She had on a star dress and her pretty princess footprints and she was bee-youful. We *just* got some straws from the store (more for my margarita needs than for children) and I was all, “I KNOW! I’ll make her a wand!” So I took a straw, some Scotch tape, and some construction paper and two minutes later I had a wand. She loved her wand. She fell asleep clutching it in her little hand. I was a rock star.

However. We also have my son, the almost-two tornado of accidental destruction. Knowing him, he would get his hands on that wand and end up breaking it and then Rachel would be heartbroken. So instead of needing to make a new wand every day, I decided to make one a little sturdier.

I made mine a heart. But it’s something that you could take pretty much any applique pattern, make two, and sew it to the wand to make any kind of wand you wanted.

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Materials

  • worsted weight baby pink and lavender
  • G-sized crochet hook (or whatever will give you tight enough stitches to hold in stuffing)
  • wooden skewer or thin dowel- you can choose to omit this, but even with firm stuffing your wand will be a little floppy
  • stuffing if needed

Wand
1) ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st (6)
2-?) ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st (6)
break yarn, finish off
Mine was 40 rows and ended up being about 10 inches long. Just keep adding rows until you have the length you want.

Heart (make 2)
1) ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook (1)
2) ch 1, turn, 2 sc in sc (2)
3) ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each sc (4)
4) ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st sc, sc2, 2 sc in last sc (6)
5) ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st sc, sc4, 2 sc in last sc (8)
6) ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st sc, sc6, 2 sc in last sc (10)
7) ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st sc, sc8, 2 sc in last sc (12)
8-11) ch 1, turn, sc in each sc (12)
12) ch 1, turn, *sc, dc, tc, dc, sc*, sl st twice, repeat *-* (12)
break yarn, finish off

Assembly
Insert dowel and/or firmly stuff wand. Sew closed. Sew hearts together around top, then sew to wand, one on each side.

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5 responses to “Princess Fairy Wand

  1. So very pretty and no wander that she loves it!

  2. Thank you! 😀

  3. http://www.regretsy.com/2012/12/23/weekend-flashback-oh-dear/

    came across this. have you seen this? is this yours?

  4. Haha, I was just cruising through on Regretsy and thought it looked familiar, wanted to see if you had seen it

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