When the air starts to crisp up, wearing layers is key to being comfortable. Fingerless gloves can be a fun and practical addition to your fall wardrobe. They add warmth, style, and keep your fingers free for devices and other dexterous tasks. Read on for a roundup of DIY, buy, and up-cycled options. You will want to get this kind of cozy into your life.
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. Continue Reading
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.
1. These fun knitted poufs will add a pop of color to your space. Continue Reading
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 on colored eggs, but I’m smitten with the natural look. And before you ask how you’d peel them, Anne’s covers slip off so, yes, they are re-useable. Visit Flax & Twine for all the details.
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 craft.
Family Fun Go has some GREAT tutorials, including this Ice Skate Stocking,
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 from Two Girls Being Crafty. Their inspiration was a pillow they spied at Pier 1. I particularly like the addition of the gigantic button.
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!
Check out more of artist Agata Oleksiak’s work on NYmag.com!
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!
Kristin from Sweden shared this stool makeover on IKEA Hackers, but I’m wondering what else you could spruce up with a little crochet action… Any ideas?
While you’re thinking about what else you could cover in yarn, let’s see what we’ll need to create this whimsical stool.
Kristin explains she first crocheted long tubes to cover the stool legs and then created the freeform birds. Continue Reading