Summer Fun with Flat Marly 2020

End of school and warm weather mean that it is time for Flat Marly! Although this year may be a little different in where we go and what we do we can still have fun! Join me for our THIRD year of Flat Marly!

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What is Flat Marly

Some of you may be wondering what I am talking about, “Flat Marly”. If you haven’t heard of it before, there is a children’s book titled “Flat Stanley” where there is a little boy who has survived being crushed (flattened) by a bulletin board. Once he is flat he makes the best of it by getting into a lot of situations that normal 3D people can’t. One of the advantages in his story is that he can be mailed to his friends in California because he is now flat, talk about saving on airfare!

Over the years many schools have adopted flat Stanley and have been mailing him around and documenting his new adventures. Typically kids mail their Stanley to friends and family that live or are traveling to other locations. Rather than mailing me around I thought that you could all take me with you and I would still reach as many places.

Okay, yes knitting and crochet is a great source of relaxation but let’s be honest, when it is 100 degrees outside the last thing I want to do is pick up a big project and hold it on my lap. Grab your small summer projects, your camera and some silliness and join me in traveling with Flat Marly.

Flat Marly 2020

Summer Yarn Adventures with Flat Marly

You may be wondering how this is going to work. First you will need to get the Flat Mary image (learn more about that below) and then start taking photos! It is easy as that.

There doesn’t need to be yarn in your photos but we would really love it if there were! What should be in your photos, check the list below.

Include in your photo:

  • You, a family member or friend
  • The flat Marly Image
  • Yarn, finished project, WIP, or tool (if possible)

NOTE: Please remember to keep all photos family friendly so that we can share what we are doing with others in our yarn community.

How Do I get a Flat Marly (More than 1 option)

The first year we did this event we gave you one image. Last year we voted and picked a winner. This year we thought that we would give you a few Flat Marly options and you can pick your favorite! Click the button below!

Download your own Flat Marly

Use this wonderful photo of flat Marly on your adventures. Just click on the button and you will be able to print it or download it. Take it along with you when you go on vacation, are sitting at the pool or any other interesting location and share it in the Marly’s Minions Facebook group. Be sure to tag it with #WhereisFlatMarly so that we can find all of your photos.

Have fun with it! We love to see the crazy ways you incorporate Flat Marly into your summer fun.

Need Ideas for Summer Crochet Projects?

  1. Collection of Crochet Summer Hats
  2. FREE Crochet Summer Tops
  3. Crochet Beach Coverups
  4. Crochet Super Simple Summer Tops
  5. Summer Time Crochet Patterns

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