We live not far from an airfield (thankfully only for light aircraft), and my son is obsessed with pointing out every single plane that goes near our house (whether he can see it or not). In fact, the couple of photos with his arm out in the men’s jeans to toddler pants are him pointing to planes!
However, he doesn’t have any toy planes in his toy collection. I’m not a big fan of going out and buying more toys for the sake of it, but I thought it would be nice to make a toy plane for him. Right on cue, this post arrived in my feed reader from the blog Muffins and More – a small and very cute crochet plane, based on the tutorial here at Inner Child Crochet. This was a great little project to do while watching TV (Masterchef, to be exact, for the Aussies). Here’s how it turned out:
The nose of the plane ended up a little crazy from the way I weaved in the ends (not really sure what I was thinking!), and it wasn’t my best work at sewing for the windows, but my son recognises that it’s a plane and loves playing with it, so mission accomplished!