This project is brought to you by the following joyous news: I'm going to be an aunt! I'm over-the-moon excited, and can't wait to meet my first little niece or nephew. That's right, I said niece OR nephew, and that's because the gender isn't known yet! I'm too excited to wait around to find out whether it's going to be a boy or a girl, and I wanted to get started crocheting a blanket ASAP. I made this gender-neutral baby blanket from a sweet sunflower yellow and cute mint green with alternating white.
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.
These Easter eggs are the prettiest I've seen in a very long time. Delicate yet humble, they're a snap to make, thanks to Anne's detailed tutorials. As she says, they'd look lovely
Young, old, cat, dog, everybody enjoys a discovering a filled stocking on Christmas morning. The BEST stockings have always been and will ever be homemade. From machine sewn to no-sew, from knit to crochet, in this round up, we've amassed hundreds--yes hundreds--of stocking tutorials to help you make this Christmas joyful and bright!
To ease ourselves into things, we're going to start with a super-simple stocking-making video from Hobby...
You know those rose pillows that are hugely popular these days? The look really was made for re-creation in crochet as evidenced by these two lovely patterns. The first one (pictured above) comes to us
In March, Brittany showcased some fantastic works of "yarn bombing", where artists take to the streets armed with crochet needles, covering everything from tree trunks to subway seats. Now, one artist takes this trend to a whole new level: covering her entire apartment, bathroom fixtures and all. Creative, brilliant, or just plain nutty - you tell us!
Elaine found a granny square blanket at a car boot sale (aka rummage sale) and turned it into a unique and colorful lampshade. (I'm guessing it's more of a lampshade slipcover.)
See more of Elaine's eclectic style, visit House and Home.
I've never crocheted before in my life, but after seeing this charming stool I've got a serious desire to learn how!
When I think of my grandmother, I think of crocheting, as she taught me how to do it. All grandmas and non-grandmas, whether they're crocheters or not, would love this bright and twinkly chained garland for their Christmas tree. Now, before you roll your eyes and say, 'BUT I CAN'T CROCHET', take note...this is soooo easy, ANYONE can do it. Even non-crocheters. So, let's get started.
- one package (50 count) 15mm jingle bells
This rug by Ladies and Gentlemen isn't exactly like my grandmother's crochet, although I'm guessing she would have been delighted by it. Made of cotton rope, the rug, available through the designers' Etsy shop ($600), measures 3" in diameter, but larger sizes are possible. Now for the 'inspiration' part of the post....as an experienced crocheter, I'm thinking this project is entirely diy-able. We know what kind
Potholders are a great way to practice your sewing, crocheting and knitting techniques. They take very little fabric/yarn and you can whip one out faster than, say, a scarf or an afghan. The only tough part about making one is choosing which FREE
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:
- Super Crispy Homemade Pizza!
- How To: Fused Plastic Belt
- Food of the Year: Fried Chicken
- Magnetic Coffee Sleeve
- 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!
The Eloominator shows us how to turn old t-shirts into yarn. (Yup, that stuff picture above used to be a t-shirt!) She uses the resulting yarn on a Weave-It Rug Loom or 'any loom on which you can weave 4 ends per inch'. I could see using it to crochet rugs, however. Maybe a shower mat...To yarnify a tee of your own, here's what you'll need:
Designer Ineke Visser's outdoor furniture pieces are crocheted with a polyester yarn. Apparently it feels like cotton.
These sweet little flowers are just another reason to learn how to crochet. To make them, you'll need.....
Cal Patch over on Craftzine turned an oversized t-shirt into a feminine cardi. Yes, she did crochet the fancy new edging--which is another reason you should really learn how to crochet--but you could achieve a similar look by sewing on lacy edging. However, for the crochet version, you'll need....
Studio Beelden Bouwers thought it would be a good idea to re-use old sweaters by turning them into lampshades. They were right. For knitters or crocheters, customizing shapes for lampshade slipcovers would be a snap. Pieced together with a blanket stitch....hmm. From 3rings.
Craftster meekssandygirl whipped up this incredible scarf that just happened to be her husband's idea. He's a big fan of Guitar Hero 3 and Muse, so she embroidered the music for their tune Knights of Cydonia on a length double crochets (6 rows in black acrylic, 70 to 75 inches in length).
Attention Crocheters: Don't miss out on the sweet and free amiguri heart pattern this Valentine's day. Show some handmade love...