• Craft,  Xmas

    Christmas / Xmas Decorations for Knitters – DIY

    These really are the perfect Christmas /Xmas decorations for knitters. Make them for yourself or for the knitters in your life. They will love these to decorate their tree and it will show them how well you know them and how much you appreciate their knitting. You can easily put one of these together in under 30 minutes. This tutorial shows you how to make them but adapt them to suit your requirements and what you have available. I did! This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a small commission if you use those links at no cost to you. I only recommend brands I use and trust.   You…

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    Ergonomic Crochet Hook Set from Amazon Review

    This article is a full and detailed review of the ergonomic crochet hook set available on Amazon.com. It is branded differently in different countries but it is still the same set. I bought mine over 12 months ago so I have some experience of using it with different projects and yarns. It is a great starter kit and also suitable for more experienced crocheters. Fabulous gift idea for the crocheter in your life! This is a completely unbiased review and I am not being paid to write it. The only connection between myself and Amazon is that I am an affiliate so if you click on the links in this…

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    Yarn Doll (Dammit Doll) – How to Make

    A yarn doll is really quick and easy to make and is a fantastic use for leftover yarn from other projects. I first encountered them many years ago as ‘dammit dolls’. I have included a free printable sheet of the labels to use if you would like ‘dammit dolls’. These make great gifts or craft items to sell. However you can just make them to play with as countless generations have done already. Involve the kids in making them with you! This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a small commission if you use those links at no cost to you. I only recommend brands I use and trust. What…

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    French Knitting – How to Cast off and Create Masterpieces

    Well in the previous 2 posts we learnt how to Make a French Knitting Nancy and Cast on and Knit. Now we will learn how to cast off and create a masterpiece with your knitting. This is for when you have got enough French Knitting to make whatever you are wanting to make. You will Need Your French knitting on your Nancy Scissors   Step 1: Select one post, in my case the blue one. Take the loop off the post and carefully place it over the next post along (anti-clockwise) in the same direction as you have been knitting. You should now have 2 loops on that post. Take…

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    French Knitting – How to Cast on and Knit!

    Last week I showed you how to make your own French Knitting Nancy in this post. Well, whether you are using one just like that or one you have bought the technique is the same. You will be able to produce a beautiful tube of knitting to make into a craft item of your choice. If you want some ideas take a look at 22 things to make with French Knitting. You will need: French Knitting Nancy (or doll) Yarn   Step 1: Form a loop using a slip knot as if you were going to do ordinary knitting or crocheting. Place the loop over one of your posts (or…

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    French Knitting Nancy – Make your own

    This tutorial shows you how to make your own French Knitting Nancy for next to nothing. It is a great craft activity for kids groups and organisations as you do not need many items. They are quick and easy to make and kids can learn a new skill using old leftover bits of yarn. Equally well, you can use one of these to make many fine items for all ages! If you want fine knitting then simply use a narrower tube (old wooden cotton bobbins are ideal). This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a small commission if you use those links at no cost to you. I only recommend…

  • Craft,  Xmas

    Woolly Hat Ornaments

    These woolly hat ornaments are so easy to make and look fantastic hanging from a Christmas tree. You can use up all your old yarn scraps or buy yarn to match your decor. They are great for kids to make and cost so little. I will show you exactly how to make them. You Will Need: Yarn of your choice Toilet roll or kitchen roll tube Tissue paper Scissors   Step 1: Cut your toilet or kitchen roll tube down to approximately 2.5cm (1″). I got 4 out of one toilet roll tube.  Cut approximately 40 lengths of yarn 30cm (12″) long. If you are doing a pattern then consider…

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    Crocheting a Blanket as a beginner

    This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a commission if you use those links at no cost to you. I only recommend brands I use and trust. Crocheting a blanket may seem ambitious as a beginner but in an earlier post, Crochet blanket – Apres-ski design,  I told you about a kit I had bought at a craft show to have a go at crocheting. That was back in March. Well, I have finally finished it! I am really pleased with it even though it is far from perfect. It looks really good if you do not look too closely. As a first crochet project I am really pleased with…

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