I’ve had a very fun-filled weekend! Yesterday I attended my very first Renaissance Festival. I’ve always wanted to go, but have never had the chance. My friend mentioned that his companion cancelled and I very eagerly filled the spot!
As a crafter, this place was mesmerizing! There were so many shops filled to the brim with handmade wonders. Anything you could possibly think of was there. Forget Vegas, this is the place I’d like to take a few thousand dollars to!
With four days notice and even less days within there to actually work on my outfit, I was able to come up with some simple garb and a crocheted coin purse. Apparently I didn’t do too bad as I received some compliments on what I was wearing. Of course there was also much, MUCH better attire there that has raised the bar on what I need to make for next time.
While searching for more ideas, I’ve decided to make a Renaissance Fair inspired crochet round up. So many different looks are acceptable at this event, so I’ll try to cover a little of them all.
1. Snood by Fayme Harper
Would you like to look like royalty and keep your hair out of the way at the same time? Well this tutorial is for you! Fayme made an instructional video on how she made this snood and it can be found at the link above.
2. Medieval Texting Gloves by A Crocheted World
Winter is Coming! Now we can be knights not just for shows or Halloween, but for the chillier months of the year as well. These are definitely making the to-do list!
3. Knight Hood by Lorajean’s Magazine
This would make an adorable Halloween costume as well since not only does it look amazing, but it also provides some much needed warmth on those frosty trick-or-treating adventures.
4. A Maiden’s Glory by Erssie
This floral head wrap even comes with its own name! This pattern can be customized by using different colors for endless combinations and possibilities. Elves, moon witches, gypsies, nymphs, you name it, this pattern could work for them all!
5. Enchanted Ivy Wings by Lisa Jelle
One thing that really brought a smile to my face this weekend were the children in attendance. Most were even in costumes! If your little one will be in attendance with you, these wings would be a fantastic option!
6. Fairy Dream Wrist Warmers an adapted pattern by My Way May Green
Straight from the Enchanted Forrest come these fairy wrist warmers. The picture kind of takes my breath away. They are too gorgeous!
7. Dragon Eggs by Bad Mushroom
Carrying a few of these eggs in an open/see through bag while walking around the Renaissance Festival would be sure to get quite a few compliments!
8. Dragon Egg Drawstring Bag by Susan Gater
If you liked the last pattern, you’ll love this one too! My basic coin purse is going to meet it’s new upgraded cousin here soon! Yet another entry on the to-do list!
9. Dragon Wing Scarf by Jessie at Home
Make sure to display your battle trophies proudly around your neck!
10. Mountain Cowl by Gleeful Things
Not only would this cowl look awesome as part of a costume, it would be great for everyday wear as well.
11. Mesh Twirly Head Cover by Meladoras Creations
This head cover could also be adapted to several different looks. With applique flowers it could favor more of the nature look and with royal colors, well, royalty!
12. Kid’s Court Jester Beanie by The Crochet Case
What is a Royal Court without a Jester? This pattern is for the little ones.
If there was one thing I saw a lot of, it was belly dancing! There were so many styles and adaptations of this ancient style of dance and it’s matching attire. I remember telling my friend that next time, I was going to be a belly dancer because my long sleeves were killing me in that heat!
14. Viking Helmet by Crochet Parfait
I’d be singing for joy in this Viking Helmet as well! The above link will take you to her website, but if you’d like to add this free pattern to your Ravelry que, you can do that here.
15. Simple Coin Purse
I will be putting up a pattern soon for my simple coin purse. This purse worked incredibly well for holding my cash, travel hair brush, and ID. But most importantly IT DID NOT FALL OFF OF MY BELT!! My money was close, easily accessible, and not going anywhere. Unless of course I pulled it out to buy another round of mead!
I hope you enjoyed this round-up filled with several items of yore. I’m looking very forward to going back to the Renaissance Festival as much as I possibly can! Now with list full of crochet ideas, I can also do it on a DIY budget!
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