10 Cozy DIY Knitting & Crochet Home Decor Projects

by Faith Towers

10 Cozy DIY Knitting And Crochet Home Decor Projects

If you're into fiber arts, then you'll probably be as excited as I was to find these fun projects for your home. If you're not so good at knitting or crocheting, WAIT! Some of these projects are super easy, and you can always look up the basic stitches on YouTube (that's how I learn almost every new skill!). Keep reading to check out ten of my favorite yarn-based home decor projects.   

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Knittastic: Make Your Own Designer-Inspired Pouf

by Capree K

created at: 03/30/2011

Knitted poufs have been huge, huge, huge lately and while I fully embrace the trend, I don't really care for the accompanying price tags.  From Christien Meindertsma's $2400 Urchin Poufs to Ferm Living's $268 knitted floor pillows, they seem a little more than steep.  If you've got the skills - or a grandma who loves you dearly - you can make your own for a fraction of the cost!  

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Curbly Gift Guide: Best Crafty Gifts for Fabric and Yarn Junkies

by DIY Maven

created at: 12/02/2010

Crafts. There are SO many to choose from, it would be virtually IMPOSSIBLE to put together a gift guide to cover them all. So, for the sake of space (and my sanity), we've pared 'crafts' down to the big three: Knitting, crocheting and sewing. 

Now, gift cards for yarn shops, craft stores and fabric boutiques make great gifts for knitters, crocheters and seamsters, but for something a bit more personal, check out these ideas we've amassed for the fiber junkies on your Christmas list.  

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Knitting a Rock as Penance

by DIY Maven


As a lad, artist Andy Holden pocketed a rock from the Great Pyramid of Cheops, Giza. For years, he was wracked with guilt over the theft. In 2008 he returned the stone to its rightful place and then started his penance: knitting this gigantic replica now on display at Tate Britain, London. (It puts five Our Father's and ten Hail Mary's to shame, that's for sure.) The exhibition is called Art Now: Andy Holden Pyramid Piece and Return of the...

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ManMadeDIY.com - crafts and DIY for guys!

by Bruno Bornsztein

I'm happy to introduce the latest member of the Curbly family of sites: www.ManMadeDIY.com



ManMade comes from Curbly's own Chris (Chrisjob) Gardner, who was tired of being told "guys can't knit!". It's a blog that focuses on crafty, creative, artsy and authentic projects that guys (and gals) everywhere will love.

Here's some of what he's covered so far:

  1. Super Crispy Homemade Pizza!
  2. How To: Fused Plastic Belt
  3. Food of the Year: Fried Chicken
  4. Magnetic Coffee Sleeve
  5. Top Ten Most Useful Kitchen Tools

You can also hook up with ManMade on Facebook and Twitter:


Please help us spread the word about this awesome new site!


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DIY Nesting Felted Bowls.

by Chris Gardner

felted bowls

It's incredible what a washing machine can do!

Ordinary knitted goodies, with their chains and geometry, become something different entirely with a run through the wash cycle. A wonderful case-in-point - these great felted nesting bowls.

felted bowls

"i decided to try to make a bowl using a hat pattern heather gave me a few years ago. after a couple of modifications and prototypes, i’ve come up with a really easy pattern for a felted bowl for beginning knitters, or those who are scared of circular needles, too!"

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Recycling Yarn

by DIY Maven

Have you outgrown that favorite sweater? Found a cool sweater at a rummage sale or Good Will that's not exactly your size but the yarn is beautiful? Well, with a little time and patience, you can unravel them and reuse the yarn. Neauveau Fiber Arts talks us through the process and makes it seem not so scary!

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Knit an Aran Armchair Slipcover

by DIY Maven

While suffering disappointment earlier today at my favorite craft store--they were out of the yarn I wanted--I meandered over to the pattern books and found a copy of Erika Knight's Simple Knits with a Twist: Unique Project for Creative Knitters ($15.96). I about let out a whoop when I flipped the pages to a picture of this knitted slipcover. I'm not sure how practical it would be, but it certainly is beautiful! Now...if I could just convert...

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Joy's Circles of Blankety Goodness

by Lilybee

A chum of mine has just finished this lovely bit of loveliness:

created on: 11/18/08

It's a blanket made of knitted circles with crocheted edges. Joy has been working on it for an age, and says that while the pattern (which she learnt at The Knit Cafe here in Toronto) is simple it is labour intensive, as it takes 300(!) circles to make a good-sized blanket.  But  what a great, fun, and elegant  way to use up scraps of yarn.

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