Slingbus (knitted beads) - this is an excellent fashion accessory, and a toy for the child. They get their name from the sling - a tissue device that is used to carry a child in the first months of life and up to 1-2 years.
What are sling buses?
For modern moms who care about their chad, slings are just a godsend. They are irreplaceable when a child has teeth, because it often happens that kids do not like special teethers, but soft-touch beads are much more interesting!
Slingbugs are also quite comfortable when breastfeeding: during feeding the baby with great pleasure will deal with beads, not the curls of his beloved mother. The baby grows up, becomes active, loves to touch and learn everything by touch, and bright colors attract his attention. In addition, the pleasant texture of the slingbus contributes to the development of fine motor skills, and this is very important for a growing child.
And do not forget that knitted beads are a fashionable and original accessory that you can easily make yourself using unique design and imagination. How to make a slingbus with your own hands?
How to make slingobus: a master class for beginners
Materials required for knitting sling:
- threads (cotton or acrylic);
- suitable hook;
- wooden beads of different sizes;
- beads for decor (optional).
What is important to remember when choosing material for slingbus?
When creating a sling bus, it is important to remember that we make them for the child, so all materials must be environmentally friendly and safe. In no case can be used beads, varnished or painted. Ideal - juniper beads with a pleasant aroma. It is forbidden to use metal, plastic parts for decoration, as well as sequins, beads and other small items. The best option - knitted ornaments of various shapes and colors.
No less important is the choice of threads - they must be durable, non-fading (after all, the beads will have to be washed), without lint or lurex, and, of course, natural. If you use beads only as a decoration, durable and wear-resistant acrylic will be better suited (besides, not everyone recognizes synthetics in it). For stringing beads, you can take a finished silk thread or tie it yourself with air loops.
In fact, design options and decoration slingobu great variety. But we will talk about them a bit later. In the meantime, let's take a look at the method of making beads.
How to crochet sling buses?
So, first we need to decide on the color of the yarn and the size of the beads. Try experimenting: place beads of different sizes on the table, think about how the finished product will look like. Thought over? Then get to work!
To begin with we collect a chain of four to five air loops.
We close the chain into the ring - to do this, insert the hook into the largest loop, grab the working thread and pull it out.
We continue knitting in a circle with single crochets. The first row - in each loop of the previous row we knit two columns, thereby increasing the diameter of the circle.
When knitting subsequent rows, we increase every 2-3 columns.
From time to time we try on the resulting "cap" to our bead.
When you get to the middle of the beads, tie several rows without increments. Put the bead in the "hat" - knitting should fit tightly it.
Having tied up to the moment when the bead begins to taper, continue knitting with the bead inside. Now we are doing narrowing, tying every 2-3 columns with two columns together.
The last row ends with a sharp contraction - every two columns are knitted together.
The hooked threads are crocheted.
It turned out a wonderful bead!
Assembly options and decoration slingbus
Our beads are tied, now it is necessary to connect them into one whole. Several options. You can string the beads tightly, and then the string will not be visible.
And you can arrange the beads at a short distance from each other, but in this case, the lace between them will need to be knotted.
You can also collect our slings in several ways:
- do not fasten the edges of the ribbon or lace, which were strung beads, and you can freely vary the length of your sling bus;
- tie or sew the ribbon at the junction - in this case, beads of fixed length will be obtained.
There are many ways to decorate a slingbus: you can choose the one that you prefer. Alternatively, when assembling beads, you can alternate strapped and untied beads - it will turn out very nice and original.
You can also decorate the beads with crocheted details, pre-selected patterns for knitting in a magazine or the Internet. In one product you can combine a variety of materials and forms: it all depends on the flight of your imagination and mood.
Do not forget that one of the purposes of a slingbus is to occupy a baby. Therefore, many mothers, decorating beads, use knitted figures of animals, fruits or vegetables, which, moreover, can be filled with wrappers from sweets or buckwheat. Get such a kind of rattle! To create such original rattles, they often use an empty container from under the kinder surprise, having previously crocheted it. The main thing - remember that the decorations should not be very small and safe for the crumbs.
We hope that you have succeeded and now your beads have a complete and original look. We put them on the neck of the mother or child - and the wonderful toy is ready! By the way, now this accessory is at the height of fashion. So, if you make such a gift to your fashion girlfriend or other loved one - they will be delighted. After all, the best gift - the one that is made with your own hands!