Crochet Portraits

These portraits are done in crochet from photographs. The results are impressive and now I want to see a picture of the subject wearing his crocheted face over his own face and freaking his friends out.Jo Hamilton's Crochet Portraits

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


hand crochet and knitted goods

Check out my shop at www.mistyray.etsy.com

Posted by mistyray 9 years ago


Crocheted grenades make killing cute!

How cute can a grenade possibly be? About this cute. These crocheted versions of deadly explosives let you re-enact WWII scenarios with something that's fun to squeeze. Even the creator couldn't help but get into the act with the video below.Green 'round Grenades from WooWork on Vimeo.

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Any requests?

Hey ppl! Anyone want me to make an instructable for anything on here? Hope you request something for me to do any instructable on! Thx! =D

Posted by lil_unicorn 4 years ago


Mummy Treat Bag

Check out this Mummy Treat Bag from the Crochet Dude!Don't know how to crochet, but still need your treats?Learn it! Beginning crochet

Posted by scoochmaroo 9 years ago


Looking for a Crochet wolf hat pattern for teen, anyone have one?

Looking for a wolf hat pattern for crochet, I have searched everywhere. For teen boy. Thanks

Posted by Connorscorner 5 years ago


KNITTING PATTERNS AND CROCHET PATTERNS

Http://www.etsy.com/shop/Hectanooga Copy and paste  the above link to see lots of knitting and crochet patterns available in my ETSY SHOP!!

Posted by Emiemi 5 years ago


Presidential Finger Puppets

Now you can make your own Presidential Puppet show. Hold Your Own Debate! Have a thumb wrestling match!Find free crochet patterns on Lion Brand's website: Crochet Barack Obama Crochet John McCainYou may have to create an account to see them, but with all the free patterns Lion Brand has to offer, it's totally worth your 47 seconds.And if you don't know how to crochet yet, what could possibly be a better incentive to learn?Check out tlmacnolan's great how-to series and set those needles ablaze!

Posted by scoochmaroo 9 years ago


How to Add a Name Into A Crocheted Blanket

I'm halfway done making a good sized granny square blanket and I was wondering if anyone knew how to go about adding a name to it.  Would I just chain a super long chain and try to form the letters I need?  I want a cursive style look to it. Any tips would be greatly appreciated! Zurichko

Posted by zurichko 5 years ago


For Sale Adorable and Beautiful Hand Made Items

I have two online shops that I think you might be interested in seeing..the sell handmade baby items and home decor items and pdf crochet patterns.http://www.capecodconsignments.etsy.com andhttp://www.thecraftsboutique.com I am under the shop name Sandy's Cape Cod Originalsplease go check us out and maybe sign up for an online shop for yourself at the crafts boutique..thanks for lookingsandy

Posted by capecodcrochet 10 years ago


Future Projects

Well, I am bored, so I thought I would give an outline of my planned projects I have planned so far. They are in the order I plan upon doing them, and I am going to attempt to give a rough estimate of how long it will take me.  First up there is a dragon. It leans towards the European side, if a little flatter than what is considered "normal". I have most of him complete, and he should be completed by next Monday. (He is completed and you can find him here I can't say anything about this project at the moment, as it is a gift for another instructables member. The project itself will take two or three weeks and be posted at the beginning of June. (This project is done, but can not be posted yet) Next I have a triforce from the Legend of Zelda franchise planned. It will be three dimensial, and I hope to make it able to stand up on its own. It will take a week, maybe two. (Completed and can be found here) Most likely to be the last project started in May, I want to make a jumping mouse from the movie Coraline. The key word there is want. I may not be able to follow through on it. It all depends if I can find a way to do all of the small pieces well, and if I can find a yarn color that I like. These are all projects that I want to do, but do not have a date or an order to do them in. The last project could be placed down here, but I know I will spend at least a day figuring out if I can do it or not at the end of May.  Finishing up a simple, but tedious project I have started a good while ago. I may just take it with me when I go places and work it when I am going places. I don't know. It needs to get done though. The project, by the way, is crocheting with thread around a headphone cord. Very tedious. In case you missed it, I have a thing for dragons, and I also want an oriental dragon. So that will happen at some point. For yet another dragon, I have a little one that I cartoon sometimes that I would like to make a version of. I m not sure if I really want to make, but at the same time I do. I also want another hat. I have several hats already, but there is a really cute one I saw that I want to make.  I want to make another pokemon. Maybe a Skrelp or a Dralage or perhaps a life size Joltik. One other note is, I am a student and final exams are approaching rapidly. It is entirely and likely possible that the projects will be delayed slightly due to extra study time. June Update: The next project is going to be a Skrelp from the Pokemon franchise. It has not been started but it is slotted to. I have recently purchased a jig, so I will be playing with it a lot. I may just be copying other's designs, but a few of my own my slip through as well. I have tentative plans to recreate Kyube from Madoka Magica. I have several papercraft projects spinning around in my head. Mostly drawing out templates to recreate some of my favorite characters. I am unsure if I will post them on instructables, as I am unsure as how I would manage it. If any one has any suggestions, I would love to here them. I have an instructable planned on how to do negative word art, and one working with zentangles as well. It will be a while before either happens, as I want more practice first.

Posted by Little Dragon and Company 4 years ago


Sculptural Crochet Primer

Here SuperNaturale features a curiosity cabinet of crochet figures, thus illustrating the basic elements which combine to form sculptural crochet.Much like a traditional Wunderkammer, the pieces are divided into subgroups, each of which explores a certain variable.I'm struck by the beauty obtained by using simple stitches and one color to make a striking, strangely biologically-evocative piece of artcraft. It's obviously left me with a loss for words.

Posted by scoochmaroo 9 years ago


DIY Blog: Lots of Craft DIY Tutorials (Most are on Instructables too)

Feel free to check out several free tutorials I have on my blog: How to Make a Rag Basket:   http://handmadebyannabelle.blogspot.com/2010/07/how-to-make-your-own-rag-basket.html How to Make Crochet Washcloths:  http://handmadebyannabelle.blogspot.com/2010/04/crochet-pattern-not-your-grandmas.html How to Make Crochet Crochet Coasters: http://handmadebyannabelle.blogspot.com/2010/02/great-crochet-coaster-comeback.html Good luck! Annabelle

Posted by HandmadeByAnnabelle 5 years ago


Washcloth Bunny or Boo-Boo Bunny DIY **EASY**

Super easy but fun to make.  These are good for Easter or any Spring-time party.  The Boo Boo Bunny is for the little ones.  Stick an ice cube in the middle of the washcloth and give it to your child when they complain about a boo boo.  Somehow bunnies make it all better.  Here's the free pattern:  http://handmadebyannabelle.blogspot.com/2013/01/crochet-washcloth-bunnies.html.  The washcloth pattern is on my blog but also here on Instructables:  https://www.instructables.com/id/Free-Crochet-Pattern-Not-Your-Grandmas-Crochet-/  (I'll make an Instructable for the Bunny soon.

Posted by HandmadeByAnnabelle 5 years ago


DIY Tutorial: Make Your Own Crochet Washcloths, Bath Puffs, Etc. Most are on Instructables too

Feel free to use any of the tutorials on my blog - most are on instructables too! Reusable Crochet Washcloths:  http://handmadebyannabelle.blogspot.com/2010/04/crochet-pattern-not-your-grandmas.html Reusable Crochet Coasters:  http://handmadebyannabelle.blogspot.com/2010/02/great-crochet-coaster-comeback.html Reusable Rag Baskets:  http://handmadebyannabelle.blogspot.com/2010/07/how-to-make-your-own-rag-basket.html Good luck! Annabelle

Posted by HandmadeByAnnabelle 5 years ago


ETSY Shop - Crochet Washcloths and Baskets

Http://www.etsy.com/shop/HandmadeByAnnabelle Organic, cotton, and bamboo. My washcloths and baskets are all handmade by me, Annabelle. "Not Your Grandma's Washcloths" - That's right!  My washcloths are full of color and texture. :) Annabelle

Posted by HandmadeByAnnabelle 5 years ago


Existing Crocheted Instructables

I know there are so many cool instructables already out there about crocheted things. Anybody want to share any for inspiration for the contest? I love my muppets: https://www.instructables.com/id/A_Crocheted_Tribute_to_Dr_Teeth_and_the_Electric_/ They're actually on display at the American Textile Museum right now. And I did make Animal, I just haven't photographed him yet.

Posted by domestic_engineer 8 years ago


Not your grandma's crochet

I just discovered the artwork of Patricia Waller. She seems to mostly make stuffed crocheted items, but despite the bright cheerfulness of the first glimpse, the content is weird, spooky, gruesome, or otherwise unexpected. These are no lace doilies!Some of my favorites are the hermit fairy, man-eating tiger complete with bleeding arm, and the slightly annoyed-looking roasted pig. There are lots more. I can't decide whether I'm more impressed with the bizarre subject matter or the remarkable detail.

Posted by rachel 10 years ago


Epic Yarn Bombing!

New York yarn artist Olek has pulled off an act of epic yarn bombing. She crocheted a cover for the Wall Street bull. Incidentally the bull itself was another act of guerrilla street art, having been placed there without permission in 1987 by artist Arturo Di Modica.  OLEK AND THE CHARGING BULL ON WALL STREET from olek on Vimeo. Thanks to for the tip from our very own Natalina

Posted by Culturespy 7 years ago


The Secret to Better Crochet Design

I love this article by Robyn Chachula on how to take a beautifully patterned granny square design and turn it into a lovely garment of any shape or size.  Her use of post-it-notes to represent each square is genius, and makes the process dead easy for us visual-types.  Check it out!  It's too easy not to try. via: crochet me

Posted by scoochmaroo 8 years ago


FSM Hat

Check out this awesome FSM hat! Good stuff. My craft to-do list is getting too long.

Posted by canida 10 years ago


Why Doesn't My Instructable Show Up In The Search Results?

Here's the url:  https://www.instructables.com/id/Free-Crochet-Pattern-Not-Your-Grandmas-Crochet-/ When I search from the Instructables home page for "Free Crochet Pattern" or "How To Crochet a Washcloth" my instructable doesn't show up.   It doesn't show up when I drill into the category it's under. What have I done wrong? Thanks, Annabelle

Posted by HandmadeByAnnabelle 8 years ago


Free Amigurumi Patterns from NeedleNoodles

Remember needlenoodle's winning crochet project Amigurumi and the Perils of Deep Sea Diving?  She's back to share another free pattern for these adorable baby puffer fish with us on her website!  While you're there, scope some of the other awesome free patterns, and get a look at the book, Creepy Cute Crochet, which I know some of you used as inspiration for your own Critters Contest entries. And as always, be sure to share your creations here on Instructables! Click here for free pattern

Posted by scoochmaroo 8 years ago


New Wool Stainless Steel Yarn from Lion Brand

Our friends from Lion Brand just sent us some of their new Wool Stainless Steel yarn in shimmery black and gray. Now we need to come up with some great projects to show it off!Here's the what-what:75% Wool25% StainlessSemi-conductive (offers a lot of resistance)Size 0 needles, lace weightWe want to wow them with what we can come up with to use this delicate, ethereal fiber. What would you do with it?Post your ideas, pictures or patterns and we'll get to work!

Posted by scoochmaroo 9 years ago


HOW TO CROCHET ELEPHANT HEADS FOR GRANNY SQUARES??????

DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO CROCHET ELEPHANT HEADS IN THE ROUND WITH A TRUNK TO PUT ON GRANNY SQUARES???MY 11 YR OLD LOVES ELEPHANTS AND I WOULD LOVE TO MAKE SOME TO PUT ON SQAURES TO MAKE HIM A LARGE BLANKET WITH THEM ON IT..ANYHELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED THANKS......

Posted by pebbles1 10 years ago


FS: Ruffled scarves <3

Hello! I design and crochet my own ruffly scarves. They are for sale here: www.justscarves.webs.com Thanks so much! :) I hope you like them..

Posted by emiiclare 6 years ago


Motorcycle Cosy

Check out this fantastic thing, someone has knitted and crocheted a cosy for an entire motorcycle! Some of the pix are clearly from a gallery so this is obviously Art. It probably says a lot about the dichotomy of speed and slowness or metal and wool or the hardness of modernity vs the softness of your grandmother's afghans or something... Either way, how awesome is this! Robert, I want your bike. (I could not find these pix on equality.ws as they're watermarked... if anyone knows the original source please post it!)

Posted by rachel 8 years ago


Giant Knit Animals Storm CHA

Our friends at Lion Brand Yarns recently suffered a collective wave of gigantism when they set about designing this Winter's offering for the Craft and Hobby Association.  What may have started as a collection of delicately detailed stuffed animals has grown to monstrous proportions.  (Monstrously adorable that is!) Scroll through their flickr stream so you can get a fair idea of the full scale of these creatures.  And if that's not enough, come see them in person at this year's Maker Faire! While you're checking out these amazing creations, get your inspiration on for our upcoming Critters Contest with Lion Brand.   Ladies and gentlemen, start your needles!

Posted by scoochmaroo 8 years ago


Upcoming Lion Brand Summer Yarns Contest

Summer isn't typically the time we think about taking up needles and wool, but the availability of light-weight and gossamer yarns these days, it's the perfect time to whip up some new projects. We're teaming up with our friends from Lion Brand to bring you the Summer Yarns Contest! Show off your lace techniques, craft up new totebags, make some summer shawls or sundresses. Think beach, bbq, and long, hot days, and get your needles, hooks and looms ready to go.  We'll be launching this one soon!

Posted by scoochmaroo 8 years ago


Free Patterns from Lion Brand Yarn

Lion Brand Yarn just announced that all of their patterns online will be available for free!I don't know if anything else really needs to be said, as that's awesome enough by itself. But if you're curious: Lion Brand used to have a whole lot of free patterns, and quite a few more that you had to pay for. All of the patterns people used to have to pay for, no longer require any monetary exchange.Let me be the first to apologize to you if you've ever purchased a patten from Lion Brand. There's one easy way to get them back: go find as many free amazing patterns you can, and craft away!

Posted by StumpChunkman 9 years ago


Leggos

I have tried several times to download the PDF for the knitted Leggo doorstop and the crocheted Leggo box.  Why can't I download them? Thank you Yvonne

Posted by VonnieM 5 years ago


Fiber Arts Contest Questions

If you're looking at that new Fiber Arts Contest and just can't figure out what the heck it's supposed to mean, you're not alone. Traditionally we've run knitting contests on Instructables.  I love our knitting contests, but I know our community is capable of doing so much more with yarn and other fibers that I wanted to open it up to all sorts of skills.  The contest page describes acceptable entries as involving "Spinning, Weaving, Felting, Knitting, Crocheting, and Tatting," but I also encourage entries for tools and tips that accompany these crafts.  You might notice it does not mention sewing.  This is not a sewing contest.  Let me repeat that: This is not a Sewing Contest We will be launching a sewing contest next week, so fret not!  So my takeaway from this is to stop with the confusing contest titles, but "The Spinning, Weaving, Felting, Knitting, Crocheting, Tatting Contest" just wouldn't fit on the thumbnail!

Posted by scoochmaroo 5 years ago


Yarn work Question

Hello! I'm Jordan the Knitter and I'm new to instructables. This website is amazing! I thought it would be fun to start out with a question. Is there anything you would like to learn in the realm of yarn work? I've been working yarn for about eight years. I spend a good bit of time avoiding homework by instructing others and making my own designs. 

Posted by neonneedles 5 years ago


cold porcelain tree

steps to make cold porcelain tree

Posted by halla 7 years ago


Seed Bead Spinners - Bead Stringing Tool

This is a very easy to use bead stringing tool! No special skills, batteries or electricity required.Based on a very simple scientific principle, the beads are "forced" onto your needle by the 100's - in a matter of seconds!Simply place seed beads into the bowl, insert the wire needle and spin!The BeadSpinner bead stringing tool easily strings ALL sizes of seed beads.The Bead Spinner stringing tool comes complete - with illustrated instructions and needles. VISIT US AT: http://www.beadspinner.net

Posted by BeadSpinner 10 years ago


Amigurumi Contest Question

I have a question about this contest. Is it only open to knitted or crocheted creations, or are felted items welcome too? I.e., anything made of wool/yarn? Thanks, Susan

Posted by susanrm 6 years ago


Seed Bead Spinners - Bead Stringing Tool

Seed Bead Spinners - Bead Stringing Tool This is a very easy to use bead stringing tool! No special skills, batteries or electricity required. Based on a very simple scientific principle, the beads are "forced" onto your needle by the 100's - in a matter of seconds! Simply place seed beads into the bowl, insert the wire needle and spin! The BeadSpinner bead stringing tool easily strings ALL sizes of seed beads. The Bead Spinner stringing tool comes complete - with illustrated instructions and needles. Please visit us at: www.beadspiner.net beads beading bead spinner beadspinner spin-n-bead DIY crafts knitting crochet fiber jewelry

Posted by BeadSpinner 9 years ago


Seed Bead Spinners - Bead Stringing Tool

Seed Bead Spinners - Bead Stringing Tool This is a very easy to use bead stringing tool! No special skills, batteries or electricity required.Based on a very simple scientific principle, the beads are "forced" onto your needle by the 100's - in a matter of seconds!Simply place seed beads into the bowl, insert the wire needle and spin!The BeadSpinner bead stringing tool easily strings ALL sizes of seed beads.The Bead Spinner stringing tool comes complete - with illustrated instructions and needles. Please visit us at: www.beadspinner.net beads beading bead spinner beadspinner spin-n-bead DIY crafts knitting crochet fiber jewelry

Posted by BeadSpinner 9 years ago


What calms you down?

These are things in life which you don't do with an intention to help calm you down, yet they have a calming effect on you. For example I water my plants and it is very calming to me. Someone mentioned weaving or crocheting is very calming for them. Please share your thoughts.

Posted by Tarun Upadhyaya 4 years ago


Searching within a category

I am searching through all the crochet instructables. Every time I click on one I want to Favorite and I go back to the list of projects, it brings me back to almost the beginning of the list instead of where I left off. This is very frustrating. Is there any way it can be fixed? Thank you,

Posted by kathieb 1 year ago


Printing Instructable Not working

Tried to print the Crochet Mustache Hat, but every time I click on 'print' link I get this message: 403 Forbidden Request forbidden by administrative rules. It's forbidden to print an instructable? Hmmm BTW the HP wireless advert that pops up when I click on the print link is really annoying. thanks, jamowa

Posted by jamowa 9 years ago


Melt and Mold Plastic Grocery Bags

Hi - I have been crocheting, knitting and sewing with plastic bags for several years.  Now, I'm wanting to try something new with the plastic bags by molding them into beads, brooches and other fun stuff. Can you safely heat plastic bags to be moldable?    Thanks for any help I can get..... 

Posted by crochooley 7 years ago


How to Full a Sweater into Felt

Scope this post at CRAFT to learn how to upcycle your old wool sweaters into felt!  Brookelyn compares and contrasts the techniques and benefits of hand-fulling vs. machine-fulling, and shows us samples of the results.  Fulling is the process of turning knitted or crocheted wool into felt. So check it out, and start upcycling those old wool sweaters into new Instructables!

Posted by scoochmaroo 8 years ago


Trash-Burning Car, Giant Bristlebot, 25 Cent Ring

Trash-Burning Car Giant Bristlebot 25 Cent Ring Magnetic Rubik's Dice Cube Paper Wallet Weld a Barbecue Easy Rain Barrel Build an Artificial Reef How to Freeze Blueberries Beach Towel for Two Terra Cotta Fountain iMac Desk Clone a Tomato Plant Crocheted Fairy Wings Stainless Steel Patio Heater

Posted by randofo 7 years ago


World's Smallest Workshop, Mead Honey Wine, Making Glove Molds

  World's Smallest Workshop Mead Honey Wine Making Glove Molds Stainless Steel Rose Catch a Cockerfly Fun Stool from Trash Chair 55 Gallon Drum Easy Coffee Liqueur Sandwiches Leather Mountain Bike Grips Crocheted Peas in a Pod Field Sink Featured Author: noahw Triple Chocolate Brownie Cake Transform a Lawnmower

Posted by randofo 8 years ago


Instructables UK Weekend Meet up - Day One

Present at the UK Meet up were - SteveAstroUK LizzyAstro Jayefuu gmjhowe Rainbow_Han Kiteman Kitewife Roger-X No 2 Son PKM Lemonie Willywoozle Jonnybo111 Perryscope Various Projects Including -  BBQ which then fed everyone present! Laser Chessboard Laser cut chess pieces CNC Milled Chess Pieces Metal Lathe Practice Crochet CNC Emroidery Laser Cut Toast Stencils Please Find attached some sample pictures!

Posted by gmjhowe 8 years ago


Lion Brand Yarn Slideshow Challenge Winners Announced!

Instructables and Lion Brand Yarn are happy to announce the winners of the Lion Brand Yarn Slideshow Challenge!We were incredibly impressed by the variety and creativity of your entries! There were over 450 slideshows with thousands of pictures, making it incredibly hard to choose winners. Check the Lion Brand group to see more great project ideas you might have missed the first time around.We appreciate your enthusiasm for sharing your projects, ideas, and patterns, and will definitely be hosting more great yarncraft contests in the months to come!This contest may be over, but the Lion Brand group will live on! Keep on submitting your yarn creations to the group and share the wonderful things you make with the rest of the world! Lion Brand Yarn SelectionsEach winner will receive a $25 Lion Brand Yarn coupon, an Instructables patch and stickers. (in alphabetical order) Crochet Goldfish Dread Crocheted Cthulhu Frowny Marshmallows My First Lighthouse Afghan Purple Fans - Childs Afghan Instructables Selections Each winner will receive a $25 Lion Brand Yarn coupon, an Instructables patch and stickers. Ratings Winners* Pageviews Winners Random Winner Log CabinRainbow Afghan Kilt Hose Happiness is awarm gun Knitted Kebaya Monster Socks Random winner selected by robot. *Negative and duplicate votes were eliminated.

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Jayne's Hat

Hello! So i want to make a hat like what Jayne Recieves from his mom in the show Firefly. If anyone has seen or is in love with this show, it is something that a guy would want to make. I do a lot of sewing, but have only knit once (a while ago) and am willing to learn to Crotchet. If anyone could check out the hat and provide some opinions on which is best (knit versus crochet), patterns, hints, or maybe post an instructable that would be incredible. There are some places where you can buy them (namely Etsy), but i find more joy in making it. Any takers?

Posted by sanderson-3 6 years ago


Been a long time...

I'm back.  I've got some projects that I'd like to post but it's going to take a while to do so.  It's hard to take good pics of a tiny crochet hook, thick thread, and the minute stitches that you just created!  I think I'll just take pictures of the bigger version, the stitches are the same either way.  As for the other project, I think I bit off more than I could chew so I need a new approach or to actually come up with the math equation for something I just wing without thinking...  Lots of problems to solve! Shy Silver Leaf

Posted by shysilverleaf 5 years ago


I made a storenvy

Hello Friends! Well, in my last forum I said I would start an online store, and I did. Yay, go me. I made a storenvy called twostars (http://twostars.storenvy.com/). I am currently selling, the whale, dragon, Espeon, and a bag I made using the crocodile stitch. If you like what I make, but can't crochet yourself, this is a great place to get them. For the dragon and bag, I have tons and tons of color options to make is super customize-able. If you have any suggestions on what else I should make and sell there, I would love love love to hear them. Enjoy your day and don't forget to do that one thing you have been putting off doing.

Posted by Little Dragon and Company 3 years ago