Yarn Prize (10 winners)

  • Felt Balls from Scrap Yarn
    Felt Balls from Scrap Yarn
    by ansleybleu

    I have been knitting predominantly with wool and alpaca yarns lately. It occurred to me that I do not have to throw away all those little scraps of yarn because they will felt. So, I started collecting a pile of loose yarn scraps to make into little felt balls. They can become beads, cat toys, b…

  • Crocheted Fairy Wings
    Crocheted Fairy Wings
    by Fruppi

    Last year for Gen Con when Mr. Fruppi wanted to dress up as Captain America, he convinced me that I should dress up too.  After giving a lot of thought as to what on earth I could wear, I finally came up with the idea for these wings.  I eventually made a whole fairy outfit, but the wings are def…

  • Hyperbolic Cashmere Necklace
    Hyperbolic Cashmere Necklace
    by Katzsta

    This necklace is one example of hyperbolic crochet. This necklace was made of cashmere yarn with a trailing thread of lurex. The hyperbolic balls are threaded on a crocheted chain and tied to form a necklace. Hyperbolic crochet blends crochet stitches with mathematical formulas to turn a 2D obj…

  • How to Make a Cats Wig
    How to Make a Cats Wig
    by melgre2

    Have you ever wanted to dress up like a cat, but didn't just want to wear silly little ears? The musical Cats has created a whole new style of cat costumes, with wigs that give a very feline impression. Cats costumes make fun and creative Halloween costumes. And children are always fascinated by…

  • Knitted Ninja Dragonfly with EL Wire Wings
    Knitted Ninja Dragonfly with EL Wire Wings
    by pixelbrid

    This dragonfly Instructable is based on some I made for an outdoor crochet installation called Slip by designer Lucy Arnold, that exhibited as part of my city's Arts Festival in July 2009. A winter garden was created in the square with 100s of crocheted flowers growing on vines around trees and l…

  • Simple Grafting In Cord
    Simple Grafting In Cord
    by Stoveboy

    Or how I covered the handle of a home- made fid in cord. Having some free time on my hands and a steel fid I made from a converted centre punch, I decided to cover the handle in cord. Thanks to the tutorial on for the basic method, I was able to do this quite qui…

  • String Art Necklace
    String Art Necklace
    by supersoftdrink

    I loved playing with a spirograph as a kid.  This necklace takes little more than string and fabric glue to recreate the look of the sirograph drawings using string art techniques.

  • Crochet a Turtle Cuff Bracelet
    Crochet a Turtle Cuff Bracelet
    by theitsybitsyspider

    This cute bracelet would make the perfect gift for boys and girls alike -- toddler to 'tween and beyond. The turtle is removable and makes a cute carry-along playmate or make the turtle alone and use it as a back pack decoration. The possibilities are endless! Note: The turtle cuff bracelet patt…

  • Crochet Apple Coasters
    Crochet Apple Coasters
    by Yarnabees

    Here is a very easy Crochet Coaster to make and it would make a great decoration to any summer party. They are very absorbent using the Lion Cotton yarn. I have been crocheting for over 14 years and this took me 30 minutes to make one Apple Coaster so this pattern can be longer or shorter depend…

Summer Yarns Contest




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Instructables and Lion Brand have joined up to bring you the Summer Yarns Contest. Whether you knit, crochet, weave or have other ideas to incorporate yarn into your summer projects, we want to see them! 

Lion brand has some great patterns for bikinis, koozies, sun hats, and tanks, to get your creative juices flowing.

So grab your gear and head outside to enjoy some crafting al fresco. We can't wait to see what you make!


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