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    Yarn Bowl from an upcycled wooden bowl

    If you knit or crochet then you have probably seen a yarn bowl at some point. So, what is a yarn bowl? A yarn bowl is a bowl that you put your ball of yarn into while you knit or crochet so that it does not roll around the floor and tangle. They can be very simple or rather elaborate. What is essential is a smooth finish and a method of feeding the yarn through the edge of the bowl. They are often made from ceramic and can be very beautiful but of course, easily broken. In this article I am going to show you how to convert an old…

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    Easter Chick made from Pompoms

    Easter is a great time of year and one of the traditional symbols of Easter is the Easter chick. This has come about because of the connection between Easter and eggs. The eggs represent new life and are also associated with the Easter Bunny bringing them.  This Easter chick is so easy to make with pompoms and is really cute. He can be used as a gift or a decoration, perhaps with some eggs. It is a great craft for kids to get involved in and they can all personalise theirs with different coloured wings or different eyes, etc If you want to know how to make the pompoms then…

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    Pompoms – How to Make them with Cardboard and Yarn

    Pompoms are so quick and easy to make and have many uses. Don’t you just love a pompom? They are great for garlands, hat decorations (everyone loves a bobble hat) and cute little toy animals. Great craft idea for kids and adults. But, do you realise how easy they are to make and that you do not need a pompom maker? This tutorial will show you how to make your own pompoms of any size with just the yarn and some cardboard. You can do this! 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…

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    Christmas Wreath DIY – Super Simple Indoor Wreath

    A Christmas wreath is a great way to decorate for Christmas / Xmas. We all see many outdoor Christmas wreaths made from holly and ivy and sometimes a whole lot of tinsel. Well, indoor wreaths can also look beautiful and really help with the festive feel around the home. This particular one is quick and easy and you can make it any size you like just by scaling it up or down. No sewing, knitting or crocheting required – just good old glue! So gather your resources and have a go – you will not be disappointed. This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a small commission if you use…

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    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 the first loop Form a loop using a slip knot as if you were going to do ordinary knitting or crocheting.   Place the loop over…

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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…

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