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11 Easy Yarn Crafts Anybody Can Make

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Are you fascinated with yarn, but don’t really know how to crochet or knit? Don't worry, there are a ton of fantastic and easy crafts you can make with yarn.

11 Easy Yarn Crafts Anybody Can Make

Are you fascinated with yarn, but don’t really know how to crochet or knit? Don’t worry, there are a ton of fantastic and easy crafts you can make with yarn.

Check out our list below for some great ideas for fun yarn crafts that anybody can make without spending a lot of money or time.

 

1. Yarn Wrapped Flip Flops

Take some $2 red flip flops and some left over rainbow yarn from your stash. The two become one in this awesome little pair of summer sandals – yarn flip flops!
Via Dream A Little Bigger

yarn-flip-flops

 

2. Macrame Yarn Garland

Macrame is an awesome knotting art that you can start learning with this easy garland.
Via A Beautiful Mess

macrame yarn garland

 

3. Toilet Roll Bracelets

Toilet roll crafts, such a versatile everyday material. No need to get the wallet out for the craft shops, all you need to make these colorful toilet roll bracelets is within your four walls.
Via Molly Moo Crafts

toilet-roll-bracelets

 

4. Yarn Tassel Bedskirt

Are you one of those people who just love tassels? Well, this should tickle your fancy.
Via Tater Tots and Jello

Tassel Bedspread

 

5. Tassel Dandelion Bouquet

These dandelion flowers are impeccable and if you already know how to make tassels – easy!
Via Bren Did

tassel flowers dandelion

 

6. Yarn Wrapped Ombré Monogrammed Letter

Adorn cardboard or wooden letters with an ombré flair.
Via Catch My Party

ombre yarn monogram letters

 

7. Ice Cream Cone Garland

This would be a trendy decoration to use for parties or a little section of a kid’s room.
Via Growing Up Gabel

yarn ice cream garland

 

8. DIY Wall Hanging

Find a cheap woven rug somewhere and add some of my own yarn to it. Boom, in less than an hour you’ll have an awesome feature that will be the perfect upgrade to your decor
Via Brepurposed

no_weave_wall_hanging 

 

9. Yarn Dolls

For kids who appreciate simple pleasures this yarn doll is perfect.
Via Little House Living

yarn doll

 

10. Neon Nonslip Hangers

Make all your hangers nonslip with this colorful update.
Via Brit+Co

yarn-wrapped nonslip hangers

 

11. Pom Pom Mobile

Who can resist cute pom poms? They are so easy to make and great for all sorts of fun craft projects. Learn how to make a pom pom mobile that will look adorable in a nursery, child or teen bedroom.
Via Kids Craft Room

How-to-make-a-pompom-mobile

 Do you have more yarn craft ideas? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.

 

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Easy 3 Strand Crochet Headband

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Easy 3 Strand Crochet Hair Band Pattern

Easy 3 Strand Crochet Headband Pattern

Easy 3 Strand Crochet Headband – Over the Christmas holidays my daughter Noelle was generously showered with lovely gifts, including some great new outfits. What does a girl with new outfits need… chic accessories of course. I created this three strand headband pattern and I’m quite please with how easy it was and how well it turned out. This fun crochet headband can be made in under 15 minutes and uses very little yarn.

3 Strand Crochet Headband Pattern

Materials:

  • 3 colors of yarn (or you could do all the same color if you’d like) – I used a mix of yarns: Redheart Soft in white, Caron Simply Soft in light and dark purple.
  • Crochet Hook – US I9/5.5 mm.
  • Scissors

Directions:

Ch = chain, sl st = slip stitch (U.S.)

  1. Measure the head of the person you are making the headband for.
  2. Leaving at least a 6″ tail of yarn, using the chain stitch, make a chain 3″ less than your desired length. Keep your tension consistent along the entire chain – medium to firm tension.
  3. Now add in your new color, making sure to leave at least a 6″ tail of yarn (if you aren’t sure how to add in a new yarn color into your stitches please watch this great video tutorial here – the video shows how to change colors using a single crochet stitch but the concept is the exactly the same for the chain stitch). Once you change to your new color, cut off you end of yarn from the first chain you made so that there is at least a 6″ tail.
  4. Chain the new colour until it’s the same length as the first ( to check, grab the end where the 2 colors were joined, hold the cut ends and fold the second color over so that the 2 chains are now side by side).
  5. When the 2 chains are the same length, connect them by making a slip stitch into the last stitch of the first chain.
  6. Add in the third chain color by following steps 3 – 5.
  7. Trim the final color yarn end so that there is at least a 6″ tail.
  8. Take the 3 loose cut ends and braid them together and then tie off with a knot on the end. Repeat again on the other end.

Looking for more great crochet patterns:  Crochet Boot CuffsCaps for a CauseCrochet Infinity ScarfCrochet Cat BedCrochet iPhone CaseEasy-Peasy Crochet Beanie

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~ Jamey

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Crochet Infinity Scarf

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Infinity scarf

Easy crochet infinity scarf

Crochet Infinity Scarf – Today it’s 28 degrees Celsius in Victoria, BC (it’s typically about 18-20 degrees in September here) – not the sort of day to be thinking about winter clothing but let’s be honest, fall is right around the corner.

This past week I started a new infinity scarf project.  I made this pattern up based on a baby blanket I made last year that I absolutely loved.  This pattern is so easy and has a really nice rhythm to it once things get moving along.

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Materials:

  • 1.5 Skeins of Yarn – Bulky – I used Loops & Threads – Country Loom – Ocean Tide
  • Crochet Hook – US K10.5/6.50mm
  • Embroidery needle
  • Scissors`

Ch = chain, sl st = slip stitch, sc = single crochet, dc = double crochet (U.S.)

Directions:

  1. Counting in 3’s, ch as many stitches as it takes to make a chain 60″ long (this pattern calls for original chain to be any multiple of 3 so just count “1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2-3…” as you make the chain and make sure that your last chain lands on chain number 3).  Check that the chain hasn’t twisted and join to the first stitch with a sl st so that it now forms a ring.
  2. Round 2: dc in every chain until you’ve completed the round and join to the first dc with a sl st.
  3. Round 3: ch 3 and then sc between the 3rd and 4th dc, ch 3 and then sc in between the 6th and 7th dc.  You want to keep repeating this pattern every 3 double crochets until you’ve completed the round. Join with a sl st.
  4. Round 4: dc 3 into the chain you made in the previous round and then dc 3 into the next chain and continue in this manner until you’ve completed the round.  Join with a sl st.
  5. Repeat the pattern from Round 3 & 4 until the scarf is the desired width.
  6. Bind off and weave in the ends.
 

If you love crocheting scarves as much as I do, check out this fantastic book: Cozy Stash-Busting Knits: 22 Patterns for Hats, Scarves, Cowls & More

Looking for more great crochet patterns: Crochet Fingerless GlovesDone In A Day Baby BlanketEasy Crochet Can CozyTulip Textured Crochet Dishcloth, Colorful Solid Granny Square Dishcloth, Crochet Beach BagOutland CowlCaps for a CauseCrochet Infinity ScarfCrochet Cat BedCrochet iPhone CaseEasy-Peasy Crochet Beanie

Thanks for reading!

~ Jamey

 Whip up this beautiful and easy to crochet infinity scarf in a day or two. This crocheted infinity scarf is a great pattern for beginners too.
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Crocheted Cat Bed

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Easy to crochet cat bed

Easy to crochet cat bed

Crocheted Cat Bed – Our new little kitten Milo is now 12 weeks old and growing bigger with every day that passes.  He’s slowly started exploring the house but generally spends most of his time where his people are. Milo loves to hang out with me in my office and now he’s taken up a semi-permanent residency on my desk beside my monitor and keyboard. He loves to rest his head on my arm while I type away.  Since he always sleeps in the same place on my hard, wooden desk I thought he might be more comfortable in a little bed of his own so I crocheted one for him. It was pretty simple and didn’t take long to make. My cat bed measured 12″ in diameter but you can easily make it smaller or larger if you’d like. OK, no more cat posts after this one for a while… I promise.

Materials:

  • 1.5 Balls of Yarn – Bulky – I used Loops & Threads Charisma
  • Secondary Colour of Yarn – same weight
  • Crochet Hook – US J/6.00mm
  • Stitch marker or scrap of contrasting colour yarn
  • Embroidery needle
  • Scissors

Directions:

Ch = chain, sl st = slip stitch, sc = single crochet (U.S.)

  1. Ch 2 and then 6 sc in second ch from hook. Place marker.
  2. Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around.
  3. Round 3: 2 sc in the next sc, sc in the next 2 sc. Continue all the way around.
  4. Round 4: 2 sc in the next sc, sc in the next 3 sc. Continue all the way around.
  5. Round 5: 2 sc in the next sc, sc in the next 4 sc. Continue all the way around.
  6. Round 6: 2 sc in the next sc. sc in the next 5 sc. Continue all the way around.
  7. Keep up this same pattern of increasing  by one each round until you’ve gone 20 rounds in which the final round would be: 2 sc in the next sc, sc in the next 18 sc. If you want to make it a bit bigger this is where you’d add a few more rounds until you have the size you’re after.
  8. Rounds 21 – 28: sc in each sc around.
  9. Rounds 29 – 30: Change to new yarn colour. Sc in each sc around for 2 rounds.
  10. Bind off and weave in ends.

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