Do you ever wish you could make a blanket yourself, but don't feel like you have the time to? Then a DIY arm knit blanket might be just the project for you! A chunky knit blanket can be completed in about an hour, and it's PERFECT for beginners. But what is "arm knitting," you might ask? Basically, it's regular knitting, but instead of using needles, you use your arms. As you can imagine, arms in needle terms are big. Really big. And that's exactly why we can whip up a DIY giant knit blanket in under an hour.
Now that the weather is getting cooler in most places, you may be pulling your sweaters from last year out of the back of your closet. And maybe there are a few that you decide won't be making it into your wardrobe rotation. Before you get rid of an unwanted sweater, consider whether it could have a new life as a sweater pillow. Here's how to add a bit of knit texture to your decor by sewing your own sweater pillow.
A few years ago, super chunky knit blankets started popping up on blogs and Pinterest, and I immediately knew I wanted to knit my own. Mine knit up quite quickly and easily, and I've been enjoying its cozy embrace ever since. Now I'm even considering putting one of these kits to knit another on my Christmas list, partly because my cat thinks that the one I made should be reserved soley for her use. But also because I'm really not sure you can have too many of these luscious chunky knit throws. Ready to test that hypothesis? Here are a variety of options for buying or making your own chunky knit blanket.
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.
No knitting or crocheting knowledge needed to make this yarn bowl. Just some
I love fun and easy repurposed decor projects and these colorful string-wrapped vases certainly fit that bill! So save up those empty glass bottles, Curbliers. It's time to turn them into something pretty (and useful)!
Simple, easy, and a bit like a friendship bracelet for your door, this DIY branch wreath from Duo Fiberworks is my new favorite thing. Ye Olde Twig Wreath just got an awesome and colorful update, y'all!
It's officially sweater season--even for pumpkins. Give those dutiful gourds their own yarn-wrapped treatment and warm up your decor in one fell swoop!
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!
I've never crocheted before in my life, but after seeing this charming stool I've got a serious desire to learn how!
I love this wreath for two reasons. One, it's pretty dang cute. Two, it's seasonal without being Holiday-specific so you get more bang for your buck. I'll even throw in a third BONUS reason: it's a great jumping off point if you do want to make it holiday specific. It's all about the accessories, baby. Oh, and your color choices.
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.
"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!"
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:
Attention Crocheters: Don't miss out on the sweet and free amiguri heart pattern this Valentine's day. Show some handmade love...
You know those heavy duty plastic bags that duvet covers, quilts, shams and etcetera come in these days? One way they can find a second life by keeping your yarn stash tidy.
If you currently keep your yarn stash in a big plastic storage container, you know that the individual balls or skeins find a way to become a tangled mess in no time.You reach in, dig around, balls unravel.
However, plastic bags that hold queen and king-sized bedding can...
See the lampshades behind the attractive well dressed couple? They're DIY-able! And they actually seem pretty simple. ReadyMade has instructions that are based around the kind of paper mache stuff you might have made in school.
- a round balloon
- some string, yarn or wool
- some fabric stiffener
When you think of pom-pom flowers, you might think kid-craft, but the way Kristen makes and displays them, they are anything but kid-like. Actually, they have an elegant minimalist quality about them.
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!
Wood, fiber and a drill-why didn't I think of these ADORABLE tree decorations? These are so delicously simple, I can't think of any way to improve on them except maybe to make sure to sign and date them on the back side. You know those anxious two or three days before Christmas with kids? Decorate cookies or drill some holes? You know what I'd choose.