Introduction: DIY Easy Braided Yarn Cowl

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I've been wondering what to do with the huge yarn collection gifted by my uncle last week. Since I don't know much about crocheting or knitting so I had to come up with an easy and nice idea. This instructable will show you how to make this cowl so easily, even if you're a beginner at crafting.

Gather all the materials and get started!

Step 1: Materials Needed

To make this cowl you'll need:

  1. Yarns (4 different colors),
  2. Scissor,
  3. Fabric glue.

Step 2: Preparing the Strands

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You can use only one color if you want to but I used 4 different colors.

Take a yarn bundle and wrap a strand around you (from shoulder to shoulder),

Add 3 inches extra and cut yarn,

Now use this strand to cut 11 more strands and you'll have total 12 strands of yarn. Make sure to keep the length of every strand equal.

Step 3: Braiding

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Hold all the 12 strands together and tie a knot at any one end. Do not use too much yarn for the knot.

Place the knotted yarn on a flat surface and use a small amount of duct tape to fix it with the surface,

Divide the strands into 3 equal sections (4 for each section) as we're going to do 3 strand braid.

Simply do 3 strand braid until you reach the end of the yarn,

When you'll reach the end use a small amount of yarn and glue it around the end to make sure it's secure.

* The braid shouldn't be too tight, try keeping it loose.

Step 4: Adjusting the Braids

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Make 8-10 braids of approximately the same length.

Hold the knotted ends of the braids together.

Twist all the braids together once or twice and make a round pattern by joining both ends.

Step 5: Attaching the Braids

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Cut out more yarns (enough to wrap the joint part of the braids),

Wrap and tie a knot with the cut out yarns around the joint part,

Step 6: Final Touch

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Wrap the yarns until the whole joint part is covered.

After reaching the end apply some glue on the yarns and tuck them in the wrapped yarns.

Allow the glue to try.

Done! Use different colors for more fun patterns. Enjoy!


violingirl made it! (author)2014-12-19

Great project!!!!!!!

It was fun to make and simple too.

I used 393 Feet of yarn on my scarf. Each strand was 48 inches long. There were 12 strands per braid and 8 braids. Plus 108 inches of yarn wrapped around the ends of the braids.

Tater Zoid (author)violingirl2015-01-12

Great job. I am happy to see that you used the "I Made It" button.

Thanks! wow, your scarf looks more beautiful and cozy! love the color combination too ^_^

zeyanimisbah (author)2014-12-20

it looked like it was lot of work, i thought it was knitting or something lol good job n voted xx

Thanks so much Zeyani! I couldn't wait as the idea hit me and made it right away :)

AJH532 (author)2014-12-02

This is so beautiful! You could sell these...

kiwi-makes-things2000 (author)2014-12-02

So beautiful,and simple!Thanks

ashleyjlong (author)2014-11-29

I tried something similar with strands of t-shirt material last yr, but I don't think my strands were long enough. Maybe this is a good excuse to buy some of that clearance yarn I just saw at Joann's...

punkgirl (author)2014-11-19

I love this! So simple but very effective. These would make perfect christmas presents. I voted for you :)

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)punkgirl2014-11-29

Thanks! They would make the perfect warm and cozy cristmas gift! Thanks for the vote :)

shazni (author)2014-11-23

This is beautifully done!

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)shazni2014-11-29

Thank you so much Shazni!

Bhawya (author)2014-11-19

It is so pretty and easy too..

mmaatkamp (author)2014-11-19

This is such a rad idea! I think I will make it too!
To the stash!!

Thanks a bunch! Share a picture if you make one :)

emilyvanleemput (author)2014-11-19

So pretty! I love the way the colours go together!

Thanks sooo much Emily! I'm surprised that you're the first to comment because while making the cowl it reminded me of your amazing yarn crafts! ^_^

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