Instructables: exploring - living - crochet - popular Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:11:51 PDT BLOX v1.01 Minion Hat W/ a Mouth That Zips
Minion Hat W/ a Mouth That Zips - More DIY How To Projects]]> lakej I originally was just going to make a hat with a smiley face look but with a zipper mouth pocket. When I was most of they way finished I thought the hat looked a little plain, and then instantly I got the image of a minion in my head. I ended up sewing the eyes closer to each other and making gogg...
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Fri, 3 Oct 2014 19:54:37 PDT
Dr Suess Thing 1 & Thing 2 Diaper Covers
Dr Suess Thing 1 & Thing 2 Diaper Covers - More DIY How To Projects]]> crystals creations I had a customer order these but I couldn't find a pattern for them anywhere. So, as I tend to do a lot, I made up my own. They're super cute and I can't wait to see them on the babies they were ordered for! Happy Hooking!You'll Need:Crochet Hook : HYarn: Red Heart Cherry Red, I Love This Yarn Sof...
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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:14:47 PDT
Helmet hat
Helmet hat - More DIY How To Projects]]> Faitmain-Faitcoeur - Mom, if you have no work in progress (!!), I would like a helmet hat !”- Did you find a pattern on the web ? - You need a pattern ? Even if I tell you exactly what I want ? - ….!! I need to clarify : I have never made crochetwork, except amigurumis ! (so with this tuto anyone can achieve it...).Su...
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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:14:43 PDT
Crochet-Trimmed Butterfly Hanging
Crochet-Trimmed Butterfly Hanging - More DIY How To Projects]]> watchmeflyy My aunt bought a circular butterfly mobile ages ago, and she has it hung up in her dry cleaning and alterations shop. She asked me if I could create a companion decoration like it for her shop's window. You see, the shop has a little nook with curtains hung in front of the windows and around that re...
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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:34:41 PDT
Crochet Kusudama
Crochet Kusudama - More DIY How To Projects]]> ChrysN I had recently found an origami kusudama in my closet that I had made a long time. Origami had once been a favourite hobby of mine, but it seems that lately I have been doing a lot more crochet. So naturally as I was admiring my origami kusudama I contemplated the possibility of replicating it with...
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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:57:07 PDT
2014 World Cup Mini Match Ball
2014 World Cup Mini Match Ball - More DIY How To Projects]]> ChrysN In this Instructable I will show you how to crochet your own mini 2014 World Cup match ball. The mini ball is roughly 8cm in diameter and consists of 6 segments that are connected to form a sphere like the original ball (check out Brazuca's production video). The match ball is white and black with...
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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 12:25:35 PDT
Crochet Espeon
Crochet Espeon - More DIY How To Projects]]> Little Dragon and Company An Espeon I have been working on for a while. The ends of the tail are pose-able. This is, hands down, the best amigurumi I have made to date, and I am quite pleased with it. Needed Materials and Other Notes Needed Materials:   two skeins of pale purple yarn (I used ) a size f (3.7...
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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:37:05 PDT
Cute Little Spring Bunnies (Crochet)
Cute Little Spring Bunnies (Crochet) - More DIY How To Projects]]> MissCindy Hi there! Great of you to take a look at my first Instructable, which features my first ever made pattern! I hope you like it as much as I do. Why? I just had to make something to bring me in the Spring-mood. Bunnies were a perfect solution! They aren't too Easter-y, so they can stay till Sum...
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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 02:40:57 PDT
How to Finger Crochet
How to Finger Crochet - More DIY How To Projects]]> amalkhan When working with a thicker yarn, you may want to try this technique of using your dominant hand's index finger as a crochet hook rather than an actual crochet hook. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to seamlessly utilize your good ol' pointy finger in creating chunky crochet stitches. Note: this ...
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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 23:24:15 PDT
Duct Tape Yarn Swift
Duct Tape Yarn Swift - More DIY How To Projects]]> sideways This is an easy to make yarn swift; no measuring, cutting or gluing needed. The only tool needed is pliers. It took me 15 minutes to put together. The materials (coat hangers, duct tape and lazy susan) are things that many of us already have, or can be borrowed or purchased very cheap. The total cos...
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Fri, 29 Feb 2008 10:20:29 PST
Crocheted Hot Air Balloon Mobile
Crocheted Hot Air Balloon Mobile - More DIY How To Projects]]> domestic_engineer This is a hot air balloon mobile I crocheted.  You'll need: Yarn Size G crochet hook A balloon Elmer's glue and water An old mobile.  Crochet it First I crocheted the balloon. I did an magic ring, then increased and decreased as needed.  (there are lots of instructions out there on how to croch...
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Wed, 23 Feb 2011 17:30:37 PST
Bearded Hat
Bearded Hat - More DIY How To Projects]]> lakej Winter may be coming to an end, but that doesn't mean the cold is.  This hat is a perfect idea for either men who have already shaved their beard they accumulated during the winter months and feel like they need a replacement, a funny gift for a friend,  or a hat for those cold spring days without h...
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 21:37:12 PDT
Quickly Remove Fabric Pills
Quickly Remove Fabric Pills - More DIY How To Projects]]> kelleymarie A simple how-to for removing pills on your favorite sweater or piece of clothing with tools you already have at home. Clothes of all types, sizes, shapes, and fibers have pilled for all of time and will continue to pill into the future. While it's true that some sweaters or other woven garments tak...
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Thu, 6 Mar 2014 09:26:11 PST
No-Knit Scarf (Super Fast! Super Easy!)
No-Knit Scarf (Super Fast! Super Easy!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> roboboogie I don't know about you guys, but it gets pretty cold in my studio and in my husband's workshop during the winter. Worse, due to poor ductwork in the house and the fact that a majority of our windows haven't been replaced since the 1920s, the cold is not confined to the work spaces of our house... un...
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Wed, 21 Jan 2009 13:32:00 PST
Magic Circle Cast On
Magic Circle Cast On - More DIY How To Projects]]> kelleymarie Easy and simple step-by-step instructions to walk you through the Magic Circle Cast On and get you knitting your project in no time.  The Magic Circle Cast On, which is also known as "Emily Ocker's Cast On", is an easy way to start a piece of circular knitting from the center of the circle. It's re...
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Tue, 4 Mar 2014 17:17:27 PST
Crochet Bow Necklace Tutorial
Crochet Bow Necklace Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> bdickson1 How to make a crochet bow necklace.  For more details see my blog chain 20 Join the last chain with the first chain by a slip stitch to create a round. Rounds 1-4: HDC (half double crochet) in each chain stitch to the end of the round.  Repeat this for 4 rounds. Bind ...
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Wed, 8 Jan 2014 18:10:46 PST
Crochet Christmas Tree
Crochet Christmas Tree - More DIY How To Projects]]> ChrysN In this instructable I will show you how to crochet a little Christmas tree, complete with a star tree topper and coloured lights.  The tree sits about 18 inches tall, great for a table top.  The branches are crocheted around bamboo skewers and has a wood dowel for a trunk so it is nice and sturdy. ...
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Sun, 24 Nov 2013 14:03:41 PST
Fuzzy Crochet Bags
Fuzzy Crochet Bags - More DIY How To Projects]]> loangb These fuzzy chalk bags are all constructed basically the same.  The instructions will detail  mostly the red elmo bag, but there will be short instructions for creating the detail on the other 3 at the end as well. These were created as chalk bags but I have added a zipper and long purse straps (in...
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Sat, 23 Nov 2013 18:24:32 PST
Crocheted, Crochet Hook Storage Case
Crocheted, Crochet Hook Storage Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> craftknowitall Recently, I found a pattern of an Aluminum Crochet Hook Case here:, by Priscilla Hewitt.  It made me really happy.  Only one problem, none of my hooks would fit into pockets as narrow of the ones in this pattern.  I ...
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Wed, 23 Oct 2013 10:46:19 PDT
Fingerless crochet mittens
Fingerless crochet mittens - More DIY How To Projects]]> emilyvanleemput I had been looking for a cute, simple, nice pattern for crochet fingerless mittens for a while, but all the nice patterns were knitting patterns. Now, I am able to knit, but I can only knit straight forward, reaaaally slowly. So, I decided to give my thoughts a go and make up my own pattern while cr...
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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 09:49:21 PDT
Geeky Crochet Hooks! Made with Polymer Clay!
Geeky Crochet Hooks! Made with Polymer Clay! - More DIY How To Projects]]> doodlecraft Geeky Crochet Hooks!  Made with polymer clay. If you crochet or know someone who does...and they are geeky... they will love these!  Great gift idea! The Elder Wand from Harry Potter Lothlorien leaf and the One Ring from Lord of the Rings King Arthur's Excalibur from Merlin/Arthurian Legend Sonic ...
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Sun, 6 Oct 2013 14:08:31 PDT
Baby Brachiosaurus Crochet Pattern janawhitley This dinosaur amigurumi is the original design of my 13-year-old daughter. She has been crocheting with me for about two years, and she loves coming up with her own ideas. She made this brachiosaurus as a gift for a little boy she babysits. I was so smitten by it, I asked her if I could write up the...
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Thu, 19 Sep 2013 14:59:22 PDT
Crocheted Elephant Mobile
Crocheted Elephant Mobile - More DIY How To Projects]]> tessalene This mobile was designed for a dear friend's newborn baby. With some creative guidance from the mother-to-be, I kept my design simple and decided to stick with one color of yarn and one crocheted animal. Any crocheted animal or object in any color (or variety of colors) would work great.  The eleph...
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Sun, 28 Jul 2013 12:15:58 PDT
How to crochet a basket with t-shirt yarn
How to crochet a basket with t-shirt yarn - More DIY How To Projects]]> my 9 lives Ok so you know how to make yarn out of an old -shirt. Now what are you going to make? How about a basket to put your yarn in? Materials You will need your ball of  yarn I used two different colors the amount will vary dependin...
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Thu, 10 Mar 2011 18:00:06 PST
Quick Release Anti-Tangle Earbud Storage.
Quick Release Anti-Tangle Earbud Storage. - More DIY How To Projects]]> Samw I am making this as a quick and simple entry for the Pocket Contest. I chose quick and simple because I think that embodies the purpose of this contest. Rather than creating a new device to shove into already jammed pockets I decided to go the route of solving an existing problem.  Tangled earphone ...
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Mon, 21 Jan 2013 01:12:07 PST
Crocheted Love Birds
Crocheted Love Birds - More DIY How To Projects]]> scoochmaroo Love is in the air with these magical kissing love birds!  These adorable love birds are crocheted with magnets tucked inside to make them super smoochy.  You won't be able to stop playing with these darling birdies and testing their magnetic attractions.  The perfect gift for Valentine's Day, or an...
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Mon, 14 Feb 2011 08:41:16 PST
Dress Hack: Crochet Bodice
Dress Hack: Crochet Bodice - More DIY How To Projects]]> VickieHowell The same Mesh Stitch often used to make things like market bags can also be translated into a cool (both literally and figuratively) bodice on a fabric dress. Here in the states, Target is a go-to shopping spot for stylish yet affordable wardrobe pieces. They've been pretty brilliant about staying ...
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Tue, 9 Jul 2013 21:03:08 PDT
Plastic Bags Crocheted into a Clutch
Plastic Bags Crocheted into a Clutch - More DIY How To Projects]]> dancer31415 You will need: Plastic Bag String, or plain yarn (I used standard plastic bags. You can learn how to crochet with plastic bags here) Crochet Hook (I used size I. You can adjust as needed) Tapestry Needle (the super cheap, big plastic kind) Button (I used a cover-your-own so it would match) Scissors...
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Tue, 2 Jul 2013 16:48:49 PDT
Crochet Bracelets
Crochet Bracelets - More DIY How To Projects]]> emilyvanleemput So, I was thinking: How can I make nice bracelets that are like, really fast to make? Then I thought of crocheting. I tried it, and it worked. Hope you like them! Another intro This instructable contains five bracelets: - The simple two coloured crochet bracelet - Two parts, one bracelet - Get...
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Sat, 15 Jun 2013 08:20:34 PDT
VHS Tape Bracelet
VHS Tape Bracelet - More DIY How To Projects]]> lindarose92 I recently have started to crochet again, but I am just a beginner so I am trying to make easy patterns. The great thing about crochet is that easy doesn't necessarily mean can make very nice things using basic crochet stitches! I first made this bracelet using simple cotton but after...
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Mon, 20 May 2013 11:26:49 PDT
SewUseful: Portable Tabletop Yarn Swift (for winding yarn)
SewUseful: Portable Tabletop Yarn Swift (for winding yarn) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Crafty Diversions Make this using everyday garage tools -- no fancy skills or tools needed!I quickly grew tired of winding skeins of yarn on the backs of chairs and over my knees. I considered getting a yarn swift, but I balked at the price tag ($65 and up). Determined to utilize my crafty hands, I embarked on maki...
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Mon, 16 Jul 2007 04:51:07 PDT
Dingy to Darling-canvas shoe remodel
Dingy to Darling-canvas shoe remodel - More DIY How To Projects]]> debdegraeve I had dingy white tennis shoes that fit well.  I wanted some easy, comfy slip-on shoes to wear around the house.  This is how I changed the white lace up shoes to dark gray slip on shoes.    You will need some basic embroidery and crochet skills for this project.  The usual equipment like scissors, ...
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Mon, 6 May 2013 17:38:02 PDT
How to make a crocheted necklace
How to make a crocheted necklace - More DIY How To Projects]]> elewis03 This past week, my boyfriend's mom came to visit and she taught me how to make these cool crochet necklaces. She even gave me some yarn and a ton of beads to make my own! So here I am, now on my fourth necklace, and I thought I'd share the tutorial with you! Basically, you'll be crocheting three str...
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Sat, 4 May 2013 21:41:00 PDT
First Beginner Crochet Project: Single Crochet Square
First Beginner Crochet Project: Single Crochet Square - More DIY How To Projects]]> enuscher This is what I would suggest for a beginner at crocheting. Just start making small squares until you're comfortable with starting, ending, and everything between. Later these squares can be sewn together to make a washcloth, baby blanket, scarf, etc. Size doesn't matter. I would suggest using a hook...
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Thu, 8 Mar 2012 18:25:30 PST
How to Wind a Center-Pull Ball of Yarn by Hand
How to Wind a Center-Pull Ball of Yarn by Hand - More DIY How To Projects]]> LeafingLight I love the convenience of a center-pull ball of yarn as you're knitting or crocheting, but don't have a handy-dandy ball winder to make that happen. So, I use this simple method to wind up my yarn by hand.  Gather your materials. Gather your materials. With this method, all you need is the yarn y...
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Fri, 26 Apr 2013 14:08:55 PDT
Crochet Gandalf the Grey
Crochet Gandalf the Grey - More DIY How To Projects]]> ChrysN In this instructable I will show you how to crochet Gandalf the Grey.   He has a staff that lights up and the bowl of his pipe glows in the dark.  My Gandalf is as was described in the book The Hobbit: old man with a staff. He had a tall pointed blue hat, a long grey cloak, a silver scarf ove...
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Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:33:01 PDT
How To Crochet: Amigurumi Basics
How To Crochet: Amigurumi Basics - More DIY How To Projects]]> canucksgirl Amigurumi projects are cute and fun to make, but if you don't know how to crochet, you need to learn the basics. In this instructable, I will show you How To: read a pattern, select yarn and understand the labels select the right crochet hook (conversion chart included) and, comple...
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Wed, 21 Mar 2012 20:38:33 PDT
How to Crochet a Granny Square
How to Crochet a Granny Square - More DIY How To Projects]]> russm313 There are several good instructables on how to use granny squares, such as: making afghans, hats, scarves, bags etc.  However, I did not see one on how to make a granny square.  I hope this instructable will fill the bill.  There will be lots of pictures as well as a detailed video describing the pr...
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Mon, 25 Jan 2010 10:35:31 PST
Just Ducky
Just Ducky - More DIY How To Projects]]> Yarnabees This Ducky is just adorable, you can crochet this in a day if you know the basic stitches and have crocheted before.  What you will need: MATERIALS: Crochet Hook Size G-6 Safety Eyes Size 9mm Vanna’s Choice Ducky (A) Vanna’s Choice Terracotta (B) Cluster Fluff-fiber fill 1 Blunt Needle Stitch Mar...
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Fri, 7 Dec 2012 19:52:13 PST
Amigurumi Seahorse Crochet Pattern ursaminor I originally designed this seahorse because there seemed to be a lack of amigurumi seahorse patterns on the internet...or at least any patterns that I liked. All the patterns I looked at were for semi-realistic looking seahorses, and I wanted something that...wasn't so realistic. So I set out to mak...
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Tue, 19 Feb 2013 13:23:15 PST
Crocheting a basic beanie
Crocheting a basic beanie - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ari A Need a hat to keep your ears warm during the winter? Or a handmade gift for a friend?Just want to look cool?  Crochet your own solid-colored beanie with this step-by-step guide. Take note: this guide is for crocheters who already know crocheting terms like "chain" and "round" and know how to do the...
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Thu, 24 Feb 2011 12:59:30 PST
How to finger knit (easy + no tools needed!) Canned Husky Finger knitting is so easy: you don't need any tools at all. You'll need your fingers and some yarn  - and if you're really nifty with biting said yarn, you won't even need scissors. We are so cool. Make scarves, belts, gifts, gift ribbon, christmas decorations. It's also great for keeping children...
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Thu, 5 Apr 2012 03:15:45 PDT
Hand Wind a Ball of Yarn
Hand Wind a Ball of Yarn - More DIY How To Projects]]> scoochmaroo This simple tutorial will show you how to wind a center-pull ball of yarn without any special equipment.  I have several hanks of really beautiful yarn in my stash that I don't even think about using because I imagine having to take them to a yarn shop so they can be wound into balls on their nift...
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Fri, 3 Dec 2010 11:35:27 PST
How to Knit a Beanie helloyellowcrafts Ever felt like you wanted to learn how to Knit something to wear? Try something simple like knitting a beanie! It's quite easy and nice to wear during the cold winter days. Enjoy it for yourself or for others. This step by step tutorial can guide you through the whole process. Please see http://www...
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Mon, 29 Nov 2010 13:08:44 PST
Plastic Dress and matching Purse
Plastic Dress and matching Purse - More DIY How To Projects]]> katvanlew This dress and purse was made with plastic grocery bags.Ask your friends and family to save bags for you, it won't take long to get as many as you need!  It took 40 bags to make the purse and about 200 for the dress. I made it for my daughter to model in the 2009 Santa Fe Recycle Art Trashion Show. ...
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Sun, 11 Nov 2012 20:03:55 PST
"Will somebody get this big walking carpet out of my way?" Geeky Hooker The big walking carpet has been reduced to a uh...small walking fuzz patch? Either way, I crocheted a little Chewbacca (pattern is by Lucy Ravenscar and can be purchased here), and now he's ready to be a co-pilot in my boyfriend's car. :) The only thing I did differently was that I didn't sew his ba...
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Mon, 12 Nov 2012 21:56:45 PST
Basket Weave Skull Cap
Basket Weave Skull Cap - More DIY How To Projects]]> EnkiNo.5 With cool weather coming in, it might be a good idea to make a few of these to keep your head warm, as well as anyone you care about. This is a simple Skull Cap that is pretty easy to make and can work up pretty quickly; all in all, it took me about 3.5 hours to make and document. MATERIALS: - ...
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Thu, 8 Nov 2012 20:37:04 PST
Beard Hat frankthetank333 You need: Colored yarn for the hat (or a beanie type hat) Natural colored yarn for the beard Crochet skills Crochet hook Scissors Sewing machine Step 1. Learn to crochet. Or just talk to your Grandma. Step 2. Crochet a hat. I use the pattern below. You can also use any beanie-type hat for fast...
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Sun, 22 Jan 2012 17:41:03 PST
Crochet Chain Necklace
Crochet Chain Necklace - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kollabora From Marc Jacobs to Oscar de la Renta, granny chic is ruling the runway for fall, with sweet crochets and chunky knits paired with luxe metal accents. Maybe that’s why we’ve seen so many cool yarn and chain necklaces around lately! Kollabora tackles this totally on the chain look with a super simple...
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Thu, 8 Nov 2012 11:55:03 PST
How to Knit an Infinity Scarf helloyellowcrafts Keep your neck nice and warm this cold winter! Learn how to make Winter's HOT new accessory: The Infinity Scarf. It is also known as a muffler or Möbius strip depending on how it is made. Check for details:
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Mon, 21 Nov 2011 09:48:43 PST