Fun with yarn

Date: 14th August 2014 | Category: Fun with yarn, Tutorials


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On a recent trip to our LYS we overheard a young girl (around 5 or 6) complain desperately to her mother that she wanted to leave because "yarn is boring". It stirred up a mixture of emotions, from pleasure that she knew what it was to sadness that she hadn't yet learned the joys of finding that perfect skein, or browsing yarn and imagining all of the many things you could use it to make.
Then it struck me, of course to a child who doesn't know how to knit or crochet it's boring and while you can teach a child to crochet from an early age sometimes they just don't want to learn.
But yarn can be used for all sorts of projects, especially ones they can create themselves. In fact, in our experience if you give a child a ball of yarn they can really be quite creative! In case they need a few ideas for inspiration... check out part 1 of our favourites below.

Pom-poms
Pom-poms have long been a staple in most craft cupboards. From cute pom-pom animals to household decorations and evening clothing accessories and charms, pom-poms have many uses. 

We have a free pom-pom tutorial here.

Decorate with a cute pom-pom garland

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Source: www.craftedlove.com

Celebrate with pom-poms

Get creative with colourful wreaths which can be used on doors, walls, as a table centerpiece or more...

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Source: www.mypoppet.com.au

If you're in the mood for decorating wreaths, or the kids are tired of making pom-poms you could try a yarn-wrapped wreath

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Source: www.houseofhumble.com

Create hair accessories with petite bows. Made in a similar way to the pom-pom you'll find these bows addictive to make.

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Source: www.craftsnob.com

Continuing with the hair theme, check out these holiday braids you can create yourself.

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Source: www.abeautifulmess.typepad.com

Yarn balloons

And finally, one of our favourite ideas for decoration with yarn are these amazing yarn balloons from Ruche.

Try playing around with the colourscheme or go wild with all the colours of the rainbow!

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Source: www.shopruche.com

What are your favourite 'no crochet' projects?


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