Yarn Crafts and Projects

Yarn crafts don’t have to be limited to knitting. There is a whole wide world of fun, unique yarn projects that you can create – some that don’t even require needles! Browse all of our latest yarn craft ideas below for inspiration and click on project images for detailed instructions.

Peg Doll People with the “New” Washi Tape!

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Today I have a 5 minute craft that is perfect for kids AND adults.  Bet you can’t stop at just 1 or 2 of these cute peg doll people.  You will have to make a handful! Supplies needed to make your own peg doll people: Floral Tape in various colors (I used pink, peach and green, but it comes in a variety — even metallics!) Peg Dolls (I used the girls, but there are boys too!) Watercolor Pencils, Markers or Paint {Read More}

DIY Paracord Macrame Gift Wrap

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Macrame is hitting main stream again and it is hot!  I wanted to give it a go with a couple of super simple projects.  My solution was DIY paracord macrame gift wrap.  I came up with two different ways to incorporate beginning macrame knots into pretty packages that are perfect for a birthday or any other celebration. All you need for this DIY paracord macrame gift wrap project is paracord! I used paracord in a variety of colors for my {Read More}

Sewing Projects for Kids: Wooden Sewing Cards

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When I was younger, I remember being entertained for hours with sewing cards – simple chipboard shapes with punched holes and a length of string. I would practice sewing for hours! I thought it would be a fun activity for my kids too, and perfect for practicing hand/eye coordination. I looked and looked, and couldn’t find any sewing cards! So I did what any crafter would do – I made my own wooden sewing projects for kids! They were ridiculously easy. Mine {Read More}

Handmade Dolls with Loom Knit Hair

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I wanted to make handmade dolls for my little girl, and when I saw these plain muslin dolls, I knew I wanted to try to use them as a base. Supplies needed to make your own handmade dolls: Muslin Dolls (there are 2 different sizes) Grosgrain Ribbon (I used teal lattice ribbon) Tulle and/or Scrap Cotton Fabric Loom Knitting Kit Lion Brand Homespun Yarn in: Cream for blonde hair Barley for brown hair Black for black hair Wild Fire for red hair Buttons {Read More}

Pom Pom Easter Chicks

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Happy Spring!  I’m so excited that spring is finally here… we’re still getting some colder temps here in St. Louis, but I know the warmer temps are on their way.  Woo-Hoo!  With spring, comes Easter and there is something incredibly sweet about that day to me.  I love the colors, bunnies, chicks and candy.  It’s such a fun day, which is why I thought I would share a festive kids craft with you: pom pom Easter chicks. Supplies needed to {Read More}

Arm Knitting Tutorial: How To Arm Knit a Blanket

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All right, it’s official: I’m hooked on arm knitting.  Or maybe “un-hooked” would be a better word for it, since arm knitting projects require no hooks, no needles – nothing but yarn and your two arms.  I made up this blanket in about an hour over the weekend, and I can’t wait to share it with you!  In fact, I was so excited about my arm knitting work in process that I already shared a sneak peek on Instagram.  Here’s {Read More}

Etsy Knitted Favorites

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It’s official -We just can’t get enough of knitted items! So we’re sharing some of our Etsy favorites. Here are a few of our favorite items we found from some talented Etsy knitters. Just click the image to see more about each item! If you like any of these items as much as we do, chances are you want to see more! You can check out more from each Etsy shop owner by clicking their name below: zeynepstyle KnitsnKnotsBellaBina HookeandNeedleShoppe {Read More}

How To Arm Knit: The Needle-free Knitting Trend!

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Do you love the look of knitted pieces but just don’t have the time or patience to learn how? If so, you’ll be happy to hear about the latest craze- Arm knitting! It’ s a knitting technique that’s fast, easy to learn, and requires NO needles! Most arm knitting projects can be made quickly since you cast on the stitches using your arms. What’s amazing about this technique is that you can create your own scarf in as little as 30 {Read More}

Pom Pom Valentine Craft Monsters

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If you’re looking for an easy Valentine’s Day craft to make with the kids then you’re in luck! Today I’m sharing a tutorial on how to make pom pom valentine craft monsters with heart antennas. These are great for kids to play with at home and easy enough to make in large quantities for classroom valentines. Supplies needed to make your own pom pom valentine craft monsters: Yarn (I used Caron in Watermelon Pink and Soft Pink) Pom Pom Maker Scissors Moveable {Read More}