Instructables: exploring - living - yarn - popular http://www.instructables.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:02 PDT BLOX v1.01 Knit Coffee Cozy http://www.instructables.com/id/Knit-Coffee-Cozy/
Knit Coffee Cozy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/PAP7/HTVIDXP9/F3WPAP7HTVIDXP9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/PAP7/HTVIDXP9/F3WPAP7HTVIDXP9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/PAP7/HTVIDXP9/F3WPAP7HTVIDXP9.SMALL.jpg momoluv In this tutorial I will show you something I do for a 'living'. And you can too! They make great money, so you can start selling them locally! Spread the word!!!!! Gather Materials 1- any yarn2- knitting needles3- felt square4- different color strings5- needles (thick and sharp point)6- patience ...
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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 11:36:35 PDT
How to Finger Crochet http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Finger-Crochet/
How to Finger Crochet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/BQEZ/HTTMWNYD/FRWBQEZHTTMWNYD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/BQEZ/HTTMWNYD/FRWBQEZHTTMWNYD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/BQEZ/HTTMWNYD/FRWBQEZHTTMWNYD.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Duct-Tape-Yarn-Swift/
Duct Tape Yarn Swift - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/I2K0/FD80BQ2E/FKYI2K0FD80BQ2E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/I2K0/FD80BQ2E/FKYI2K0FD80BQ2E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/I2K0/FD80BQ2E/FKYI2K0FD80BQ2E.SMALL.jpg 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
Yarn Balloon Easter/Holiday Eggs http://www.instructables.com/id/Yarn-Balloon-EasterHoliday-Eggs/
Yarn Balloon Easter/Holiday Eggs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/K5OB/HTD7QZVP/FA2K5OBHTD7QZVP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/K5OB/HTD7QZVP/FA2K5OBHTD7QZVP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/K5OB/HTD7QZVP/FA2K5OBHTD7QZVP.SMALL.jpg vfrpic These are super simple decorations for Easter, Christmas, or any holiday you choose. just change the yarn or string and embellishment colors. Step 1-Shopping List 1-School glue and water (50/50 mixture)2-Yarn3-Water balloons4-Wax paper5-Medium bowl6-Some TIME!Optional-GlovesOptional-Glitter, Spa...
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Sat, 29 Mar 2014 13:31:29 PDT
Crocheted Hot Air Balloon Mobile http://www.instructables.com/id/Crocheted-Hot-Air-Balloon-Mobile/
Crocheted Hot Air Balloon Mobile - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/V0IJ/GKI1FS2W/FFNV0IJGKI1FS2W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/V0IJ/GKI1FS2W/FFNV0IJGKI1FS2W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/V0IJ/GKI1FS2W/FFNV0IJGKI1FS2W.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Bearded-Hat/
Bearded Hat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/KI9M/HSL29ACG/FJOKI9MHSL29ACG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/KI9M/HSL29ACG/FJOKI9MHSL29ACG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/KI9M/HSL29ACG/FJOKI9MHSL29ACG.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Quickly-Remove-Fabric-Pills/
Quickly Remove Fabric Pills - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCJ/55T0/HSE92CYB/FCJ55T0HSE92CYB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCJ/55T0/HSE92CYB/FCJ55T0HSE92CYB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCJ/55T0/HSE92CYB/FCJ55T0HSE92CYB.SMALL.jpg 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!) http://www.instructables.com/id/No-Knit-Scarf-Super-Fast-Super-Easy/
No-Knit Scarf (Super Fast! Super Easy!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/7T50/FQ6EBFWU/FR17T50FQ6EBFWU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/7T50/FQ6EBFWU/FR17T50FQ6EBFWU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/7T50/FQ6EBFWU/FR17T50FQ6EBFWU.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Magic-Circle-Cast-On/
Magic Circle Cast On - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/DLHW/HS0CZT7K/FYMDLHWHS0CZT7K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/DLHW/HS0CZT7K/FYMDLHWHS0CZT7K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/DLHW/HS0CZT7K/FYMDLHWHS0CZT7K.SMALL.jpg 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
How To Make A Simple And Fast Yarn Ball http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Simple-And-Fast-Yarn-Ball/
How To Make A Simple And Fast Yarn Ball - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F95/P3N8/HSBSMB7N/F95P3N8HSBSMB7N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F95/P3N8/HSBSMB7N/F95P3N8HSBSMB7N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F95/P3N8/HSBSMB7N/F95P3N8HSBSMB7N.SMALL.jpg ssherlockedd A simple, basic, yarn ball. For those who hate how yarn comes from the store. I'm sure there are many ways to do this, and this is my way. Use them to simply keep your yarn nice and neat, decorate with them, or use them in craft projects. It's all up to you. You Will Need. YarnYour hands The Ba...
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Tue, 4 Mar 2014 10:06:58 PST
Making Yarn-Wraped Painted Jars http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Yarn-Wraped-Painted-Jars/
Making Yarn-Wraped Painted Jars - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPC/3P4M/HS18EW3Y/FPC3P4MHS18EW3Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPC/3P4M/HS18EW3Y/FPC3P4MHS18EW3Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPC/3P4M/HS18EW3Y/FPC3P4MHS18EW3Y.SMALL.jpg CFos13 Create a new and different look to ordinary jars. Add a variety of different looks and colors to your home in an easy and fun project. If you want a unique jar that can hold a candle that brings flair to your house and no one else has, then this is perfect for you. This project can be done in just ...
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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 14:57:01 PST
Embroidered Conversation Heart Knit Coasters http://www.instructables.com/id/Embroidered-Conversation-Heart-Knit-Coasters/
Embroidered Conversation Heart Knit Coasters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6E/AZLR/HQPQXCT6/F6EAZLRHQPQXCT6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6E/AZLR/HQPQXCT6/F6EAZLRHQPQXCT6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6E/AZLR/HQPQXCT6/F6EAZLRHQPQXCT6.SMALL.jpg bdickson1 Get ready for Valentine's Day by whipping up your very own set of Conversation Heart Coasters!  For more details see my blog JustBCrafty.com Materials: US size 8 knitting needles worsted weight acrylic yarn, white and V-Day inspired colors Knitted Heart Pattern yarn needle Knit the heart To make...
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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 19:05:50 PST
Yarn and Hot Melt Glue Mask http://www.instructables.com/id/Yarn-and-Hot-Melt-Glue-Mask/
Yarn and Hot Melt Glue Mask - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/ZANJ/HQIL66DI/FAWZANJHQIL66DI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/ZANJ/HQIL66DI/FAWZANJHQIL66DI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/ZANJ/HQIL66DI/FAWZANJHQIL66DI.SMALL.jpg Thinkenstein This is a new technique for making custom fitting masks out of hot melt glue and yarn.  The base is a head form the same size as my head, to make sure my head later fits into the mask.  (The base itself will be another instructable.)  Over the basic head form I sculpted clay to make the form of the ...
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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 18:10:28 PST
I-Cord Snake Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/I-Cord-Snake-Tutorial/
I-Cord Snake Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/II5E/HQHH0PBQ/F6HII5EHQHH0PBQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/II5E/HQHH0PBQ/F6HII5EHQHH0PBQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/II5E/HQHH0PBQ/F6HII5EHQHH0PBQ.SMALL.jpg bdickson1 How to make Sally, the i-cord snake!  For more details see my blog JustBCrafty.com Here's what you'll need: - 2 US size 5 Double Pointed Knitting Needles - worsted weight acrylic yarn - scrap yarn for eyes, and tongue - yarn needle 1.  Cast on 5 stitches 2.  Slide stitches to the other end of...
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Wed, 15 Jan 2014 20:03:23 PST
Things to do with PANTYHOSE - TIGHTS - SOCKS besides wear them http://www.instructables.com/id/Things-to-do-with-pantyhosetightssocks-besides-w/
Things to do with PANTYHOSE - TIGHTS - SOCKS besides wear them - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/GM84/GHFK0U0Q/FSQGM84GHFK0U0Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/GM84/GHFK0U0Q/FSQGM84GHFK0U0Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/GM84/GHFK0U0Q/FSQGM84GHFK0U0Q.SMALL.jpg mole1 I consider pantyhose to be right up there with duct tape as an essential toolkit item.  A friend with two daughters saves them for me.   Have a spool of nylon fish line  that keeps getting loose?  Got a box that you're tired of re-taping?  Lost the straw thing on your WD-40... again?   Pantyhose do...
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Wed, 8 Dec 2010 16:44:18 PST
Crochet Bow Necklace Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Crochet-Bow-Necklace-Tutorial/
Crochet Bow Necklace Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/4D5U/HQ72ZKH1/F334D5UHQ72ZKH1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/4D5U/HQ72ZKH1/F334D5UHQ72ZKH1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/4D5U/HQ72ZKH1/F334D5UHQ72ZKH1.SMALL.jpg bdickson1 How to make a crochet bow necklace.  For more details see my blog JustBCrafty.com 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
Modular Glowing Handwoven Textile http://www.instructables.com/id/Modular-Glowing-Handwoven-Textile/
Modular Glowing Handwoven Textile - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSH/OLRR/HQ440NTE/FSHOLRRHQ440NTE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSH/OLRR/HQ440NTE/FSHOLRRHQ440NTE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSH/OLRR/HQ440NTE/FSHOLRRHQ440NTE.SMALL.jpg technoplastique This project should suit your needs whether you're looking to make a blanket for nighttime picnics, want a method of scaring away closet monsters or need a handy way to illuminate your life after the apocalypse. The weaving method is simple enough - a cardboard loom and a speed weaving technique com...
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Mon, 6 Jan 2014 20:12:31 PST
Knitting Lessons: Cast On Techniques http://www.instructables.com/id/Knitting-Lessons-Cast-On-Techniques/
Knitting Lessons: Cast On Techniques - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Z/RGM6/GH8AALRK/F0ZRGM6GH8AALRK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Z/RGM6/GH8AALRK/F0ZRGM6GH8AALRK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Z/RGM6/GH8AALRK/F0ZRGM6GH8AALRK.SMALL.jpg Carleyy All knitting starts with casting on.  This creates loops on the needle which will become the first row of stitches.  Here I present four cast on techniques which are the most commonly used. These techniques include: Single Cast On Longtail Cast On Knitted Cast On Cable Cast On I recommend learning...
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Sun, 5 Dec 2010 18:29:36 PST
Paper heart decorations http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-heart-decorations-1/
Paper heart decorations - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/0TDH/HP8PLTLN/FKF0TDHHP8PLTLN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/0TDH/HP8PLTLN/FKF0TDHHP8PLTLN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/0TDH/HP8PLTLN/FKF0TDHHP8PLTLN.SMALL.jpg emilyvanleemput I was trying to use an origami module that I use a lot (for example here and here) for making decorations. I knew that I could make flat squares and triangles with it, so I realized hearts should be possible to make with them. I drew out the heart, to know how many pieces it would take, and folded a...
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Fri, 20 Dec 2013 06:00:24 PST
How to Make a Candle Wick http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Candle-Wick/
How to Make a Candle Wick - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNH/JWAI/HKPX4SF2/FNHJWAIHKPX4SF2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNH/JWAI/HKPX4SF2/FNHJWAIHKPX4SF2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNH/JWAI/HKPX4SF2/FNHJWAIHKPX4SF2.SMALL.jpg sgfidlin Did you know that you can make a candle wick out of household items? In this Instructable I will demonstrate how to make a candle wick out of common household supplies.  Supplys -scissors -wax -pliers -cotton string Melting the wax First, cut the string to size. Then, melt the wax and soak the...
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Mon, 26 Aug 2013 10:11:46 PDT
Knitted Fingerless Gloves http://www.instructables.com/id/Knitted-Fingerless-Gloves/
Knitted Fingerless Gloves - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQE/0UAY/HNT43L4R/FQE0UAYHNT43L4R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQE/0UAY/HNT43L4R/FQE0UAYHNT43L4R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQE/0UAY/HNT43L4R/FQE0UAYHNT43L4R.SMALL.jpg craftknowitall I have been knitting since I was 11 years old (almost 50 years).  I asked my wonderful daughter-in-law want she wanted me to make her for her birthday. She requested “yoga socks” (that’s another Instructable not yet published).  While knitting these socks I came up with several ideas that were varia...
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Tue, 12 Nov 2013 13:26:14 PST
Double macrame bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/Double-macrame-bracelet/
Double macrame bracelet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA5/67CV/HNQYAKIZ/FA567CVHNQYAKIZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA5/67CV/HNQYAKIZ/FA567CVHNQYAKIZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA5/67CV/HNQYAKIZ/FA567CVHNQYAKIZ.SMALL.jpg emilyvanleemput I like experimenting with already known techniques. I wanted to make one bracelet that looked like two macrame bracelets became one bracelet. The blue one was the first try. I was happy with how the bracelet itself turned out, but I didn't like the ending. When I started making my second one on the...
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Sun, 10 Nov 2013 22:49:44 PST
How to Make a Neck Warmer with Buttons http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Neck-Warmer-with-Buttons/
How to Make a Neck Warmer with Buttons - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F63/MF3P/GVXH7VLB/F63MF3PGVXH7VLB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F63/MF3P/GVXH7VLB/F63MF3PGVXH7VLB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F63/MF3P/GVXH7VLB/F63MF3PGVXH7VLB.SMALL.jpg craftknowitall I’m all for keeping my neck warm.  I have oodles of scarves to prove it.  Yet none of them accomplished what I really wanted. Then one day, on pintrest, I found one that had a button to hold it close!  QED! (Greek for “eureka”, learned that in Chemistry my Jr. Year of High School.  If it is wrong, b...
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Thu, 8 Dec 2011 08:26:21 PST
Grocery Bag of Muppet Fruit and Vegetables Costume http://www.instructables.com/id/Grocery-Bag-of-Muppet-Fruit-and-Vegetables-Costume/
Grocery Bag of Muppet Fruit and Vegetables Costume - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUT/LOFM/HNICU3A1/FUTLOFMHNICU3A1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUT/LOFM/HNICU3A1/FUTLOFMHNICU3A1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUT/LOFM/HNICU3A1/FUTLOFMHNICU3A1.SMALL.jpg kieshar This year’s Halloween costume stemmed from a very obscure desire (Muppets are cool and I wanted one).  About the time of last year’s New Years I had started watching shorts, both recent and very old, of Jim Henson’s Muppets. They are so funny. The ones I remember so fondly were the vegetable/fruit ...
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Wed, 6 Nov 2013 07:40:12 PST
Useful & Durable 7 Strand Rope (cord) from Plastic Shopping Bags http://www.instructables.com/id/Useful-Rope-or-Cord-from-Plastic-Shopping-Bags/
Useful & Durable 7 Strand Rope (cord) from Plastic Shopping Bags - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/1Q1U/GE7L4KPF/FKL1Q1UGE7L4KPF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/1Q1U/GE7L4KPF/FKL1Q1UGE7L4KPF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/1Q1U/GE7L4KPF/FKL1Q1UGE7L4KPF.SMALL.jpg DrPeper I basically combined two other instructables that I've read in the past. One was making plastic "yarn" out of plastic shopping bags.  I guess people here are calling it "plarn" now.   The other was braiding cordage/rope from smaller strands of string/thread/cord/rope. Both techniques I've found...
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Tue, 21 Sep 2010 17:25:48 PDT
How to Knit a Minion http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Knit-a-Minion/
How to Knit a Minion - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/KIME/HN8281NV/FHCKIMEHN8281NV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/KIME/HN8281NV/FHCKIMEHN8281NV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/KIME/HN8281NV/FHCKIMEHN8281NV.SMALL.jpg Juanamac Everybody needs their own army of minions.... even if they are only tiny knitted stuffed ones. If you can weild a couple of knitting needles, manage a knit and purl stitch... and have a desire to rule the world... this should be a simple task. Materials Needed You will need: Size 4mm knitting ne...
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Tue, 29 Oct 2013 00:26:14 PDT
Upcycled Sweater - to Arm/Leg Warmers w/Phone Pocket http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-Sweater-to-ArmLeg-Warmers-wPhone-Pocket/
Upcycled Sweater - to Arm/Leg Warmers w/Phone Pocket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/MAAE/HN824343/F8EMAAEHN824343.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/MAAE/HN824343/F8EMAAEHN824343.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/MAAE/HN824343/F8EMAAEHN824343.SMALL.jpg HollyMann If you want some arm warmers, boot toppers or leg warmers and don't want to spend any money - you can tweak an old sweater to make some great new things! That is what I did here with a sweater that was too small on me - I upcycled & transformed it into a pair of boot toppers and arm warmers with poc...
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Sat, 26 Oct 2013 09:27:17 PDT
Fingerless crochet mittens http://www.instructables.com/id/Fingerless-crochet-mittens/
Fingerless crochet mittens - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/Q5YH/HMVJBCOO/FMMQ5YHHMVJBCOO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/Q5YH/HMVJBCOO/FMMQ5YHHMVJBCOO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/Q5YH/HMVJBCOO/FMMQ5YHHMVJBCOO.SMALL.jpg 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
Natural Dye From Pokeweed http://www.instructables.com/id/Natural-Dye-From-Pokeweed/
Natural Dye From Pokeweed - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9B/AVOR/HMVJ7FK7/F9BAVORHMVJ7FK7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9B/AVOR/HMVJ7FK7/F9BAVORHMVJ7FK7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9B/AVOR/HMVJ7FK7/F9BAVORHMVJ7FK7.SMALL.jpg Welsh Dragonfly This last year, I nurtured a pretty little weed in my backyard.  It grew and thrived and grew and grew until it pretty much blocked the door to the backyard.  I protected it from all attempts to cut it down because it was a pokeweed.  A huge, 5 foot tall majestic pokeweed.  And pokeweed produces p...
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Sat, 19 Oct 2013 14:23:23 PDT
Scoubidou bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/Scoubidou-bracelet/
Scoubidou bracelet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7B/HITJ/HMNNF1GL/F7BHITJHMNNF1GL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7B/HITJ/HMNNF1GL/F7BHITJHMNNF1GL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7B/HITJ/HMNNF1GL/F7BHITJHMNNF1GL.SMALL.jpg emilyvanleemput Technically, scoubidou uses plastic cords, but since this is a knot I've learned with it, I'll just call it a scoubidou bracelet. They are really fun and easy to make and this is just one of many possibilities. Oh, and I must add, it's a perfect activity for a rainy day. I hope you will try making t...
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Sun, 13 Oct 2013 09:58:19 PDT
String Theory: Yarn and Hot Melt Glue http://www.instructables.com/id/String-Theory-Yarn-and-Hot-Melt-Glue/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F21/P1OY/HLZRWX1F/F21P1OYHLZRWX1F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F21/P1OY/HLZRWX1F/F21P1OYHLZRWX1F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F21/P1OY/HLZRWX1F/F21P1OYHLZRWX1F.SMALL.jpg Thinkenstein This 3-D string drawing is called "String Theory".  Size: 18 X 24 inches.  Base material: rubber floor mat. The basic kidney shape was cut out of one of those rubber floor mats with the interlocking edges.  A strip of the interlocking edges, previously cut off the floor mat was glued to the edge of...
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Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:22:55 PDT
How to Make a Cats Wig http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Cats-Wig/
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Sun, 15 Aug 2010 16:09:54 PDT
Crocheted Elephant Mobile http://www.instructables.com/id/Crocheted-Elephant-Mobile/
Crocheted Elephant Mobile - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5R/L4DP/HJKBYDR4/F5RL4DPHJKBYDR4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5R/L4DP/HJKBYDR4/F5RL4DPHJKBYDR4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5R/L4DP/HJKBYDR4/F5RL4DPHJKBYDR4.SMALL.jpg 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
T-Shirt into Continuous Yarn! http://www.instructables.com/id/T-Shirt-into-Continuous-Yarn/
T-Shirt into Continuous Yarn! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC0/8R0V/H54087O2/FC08R0VH54087O2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC0/8R0V/H54087O2/FC08R0VH54087O2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC0/8R0V/H54087O2/FC08R0VH54087O2.SMALL.jpg ReverieAerie In this instructable I will show how to turn an ordinary t-shirt into a string of continuous yarn! T-shirt yarn is great for recycling old t-shirts you never wear, and turning them into something more useful. How could t-shirt yarn be useful? Well, you can make all sorts of nifty things from it, inc...
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Thu, 26 Jul 2012 13:28:11 PDT
Beaded macrame bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/Beaded-macrame-bracelet/
Beaded macrame bracelet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOU/XDVU/HK482NMD/FOUXDVUHK482NMD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOU/XDVU/HK482NMD/FOUXDVUHK482NMD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOU/XDVU/HK482NMD/FOUXDVUHK482NMD.SMALL.jpg emilyvanleemput I've been making a lot of macrame lately and also experimenting with different combinations. I was searching etsy for different things made with macrame when I saw a cute macrame bracelet, so I clicked it. When I zoomed in, it didn't look how I thought it would. But, in the related products, I saw a...
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Thu, 8 Aug 2013 12:38:47 PDT
Knit Fashionable Headphones with Ease http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Knit-Headphones/
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Thu, 1 Aug 2013 11:08:25 PDT
The Knitting Pipe (now with 3D printing!) http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Knitting-Pipe/
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Fri, 2 Aug 2013 09:28:04 PDT
Braided rings http://www.instructables.com/id/Braided-rings/
Braided rings - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYQ/5SL5/HJKBUTFR/FYQ5SL5HJKBUTFR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYQ/5SL5/HJKBUTFR/FYQ5SL5HJKBUTFR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYQ/5SL5/HJKBUTFR/FYQ5SL5HJKBUTFR.SMALL.jpg emilyvanleemput In this instructable I will show you how to make braided rings. I really like the look that braided things have, but when I was looking at braided rings all I could find were metal ones. Don't get me wrong, I like metal rings, but I think three colours combined into a braid look amazing. So I asked ...
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Thu, 1 Aug 2013 11:50:35 PDT
Make Your Own Yarn Winder for Center Pull Balls http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Yarn-Winder-for-Center-Pull-Balls/
Make Your Own Yarn Winder for Center Pull Balls - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/BYDK/GFRWMLTN/FSBBYDKGFRWMLTN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/BYDK/GFRWMLTN/FSBBYDKGFRWMLTN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/BYDK/GFRWMLTN/FSBBYDKGFRWMLTN.SMALL.jpg handprints I have been looking for a ball winder to wind center-pull balls of yarn. After reading many reviews of commercially made winders, it seems that all of them have something wrong with them. So I decided to make my own. It is not perfect, but I made it all by myself! This Ball Winder can wind 100 grams...
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Sat, 6 Nov 2010 21:56:49 PDT
Dress Hack: Crochet Bodice http://www.instructables.com/id/Dress-Hack-Crochet-Bodice/
Dress Hack: Crochet Bodice - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1T/0Q6R/HIXKESPZ/F1T0Q6RHIXKESPZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1T/0Q6R/HIXKESPZ/F1T0Q6RHIXKESPZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1T/0Q6R/HIXKESPZ/F1T0Q6RHIXKESPZ.SMALL.jpg 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
Woven yarn bangles http://www.instructables.com/id/Woven-yarn-bangles/
Woven yarn bangles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI4/GKVL/HI3TRF1L/FI4GKVLHI3TRF1L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI4/GKVL/HI3TRF1L/FI4GKVLHI3TRF1L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI4/GKVL/HI3TRF1L/FI4GKVLHI3TRF1L.SMALL.jpg emilyvanleemput In this instructable, I will show you how to make these bangles. I hope you like it! What do you need To make these bracelets, you will need the following - three colours of yarn - basic bangles - glue - sciccors - a little bit of wire (5 cm/ 2inches will be more than enough)   Cut th...
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Wed, 19 Jun 2013 07:44:40 PDT
Crochet Bracelets http://www.instructables.com/id/Crochet-Bracelets/
Crochet Bracelets - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/0PE3/HHS9RAFE/FWV0PE3HHS9RAFE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/0PE3/HHS9RAFE/FWV0PE3HHS9RAFE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/0PE3/HHS9RAFE/FWV0PE3HHS9RAFE.SMALL.jpg 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
SewUseful: Portable Tabletop Yarn Swift (for winding yarn) http://www.instructables.com/id/SewUseful%3a-Portable-Tabletop-Yarn-Swift-for-windi/
SewUseful: Portable Tabletop Yarn Swift (for winding yarn) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/1LY9/F46DD9HI/FRB1LY9F46DD9HI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/1LY9/F46DD9HI/FRB1LY9F46DD9HI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/1LY9/F46DD9HI/FRB1LY9F46DD9HI.SMALL.jpg 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
Origami bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/Origami-bracelet/
Origami bracelet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/EQIU/HGG4Z9SJ/F8EEQIUHGG4Z9SJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/EQIU/HGG4Z9SJ/F8EEQIUHGG4Z9SJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/EQIU/HGG4Z9SJ/F8EEQIUHGG4Z9SJ.SMALL.jpg emilyvanleemput This bracelet is made from 15 origami cubes. Although it takes some time, I think it's worth it.  What do you need? To make this bracelet you will need - paper (mine were about 2,4 cm and gave cubes of 1x1x1) - yarn - closure - jump ring - needle - time Folding a module To make one cube you wi...
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Wed, 8 May 2013 11:21:19 PDT
First Beginner Crochet Project: Single Crochet Square http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Crochet-A-Small-Square/
First Beginner Crochet Project: Single Crochet Square - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE3/XP0R/GZKFY07B/FE3XP0RGZKFY07B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE3/XP0R/GZKFY07B/FE3XP0RGZKFY07B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE3/XP0R/GZKFY07B/FE3XP0RGZKFY07B.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9U/EY2H/HFWSTEEC/F9UEY2HHFWSTEEC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9U/EY2H/HFWSTEEC/F9UEY2HHFWSTEEC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9U/EY2H/HFWSTEEC/F9UEY2HHFWSTEEC.SMALL.jpg 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
Making my mittens convertible (flip-tops) http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-my-mittens-convertible-flip-tops/
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Fri, 2 Nov 2012 14:36:23 PDT
How To Crochet: Amigurumi Basics http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Crochet-Amigurumi-Basics/
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Wed, 21 Mar 2012 20:38:33 PDT
Just Ducky http://www.instructables.com/id/Just-Ducky/
Just Ducky - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY1/1DP9/HAE69JXV/FY11DP9HAE69JXV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY1/1DP9/HAE69JXV/FY11DP9HAE69JXV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY1/1DP9/HAE69JXV/FY11DP9HAE69JXV.SMALL.jpg 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
My Love Stands Out http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Love-Stands-Out/
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Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:01:45 PST