25 Creative Ways for Kids to Learn, Craft, and Play With Yarn
Use drinking straws to weave. Drinking straws are another one of those cheap classroom supplies that have tons of uses.
Stick yarn to contact paper. Kids get hands-on learning when they use yarn to make shapes, letters, and numbers.
Create cute yarn turtles.
Make yarn-wrapped initials.
Take a trip to outer space.
Practice cutting yarn hair.
What can you make out of yarn without knitting?
Rainbow Wall Hanging. Add a splash of color to your walls with this cheery rainbow wall hanging.
Ornaments and Garland.
Woven Sunset Wall Hanging.
Woven Gift Wrap.
What can I do with lots of yarn?
Use yarn scraps to wrap your gifts.
Knit a bookmark.
Make a collage with tiny rolled-up yarn balls.
Knit (or crochet!)
Make tiny bunnies.
Or even tinier bunnies.
Crochet a quick and simple doily for an ornament.
Or crochet smaller ones to make earrings.
What can I do with yarn I don't want?
If you don't want to deal with the hassle of selling your yarn, you should seriously consider donating your yarn to a worthy cause or charity. Donating your yarn stash will get it out of your house quickly, that's for sure. via
What is the easiest thing to knit?
20 Easy Knitting Projects Every Beginner Can Do
Bitty Baby Booties. We can't get enough of these adorable little knit booties.
Easy Katy Knit Cowl. A beautiful chunky knit looks great on everyone!
Garter Stitch Knit Bag.
Cozy Ribbed Scarf.
Simple Knit Baby Hat.
Comfy Cocoon & Cap.
Knit Bow-Tie Dog Collar.
Can you Respin yarn?
After you remove the original twist, the unspun fiber does not need to be set. Yarn can be re-spun directly from the bobbin after removal of the twist (without use of a ball winder, if desired). via
What can I make with 50 yards of yarn?
50 Cute Projects to Make from Leftover Yarn – They Make Excellent Gifts, Too!
Make simple cable necklaces and bracelets.
Water bottle carriers.
Give your clock a cozy.
Make some colorful lanterns.
Make whimsical sculptures with yarn and glue.
Crochet a picture frame.
Crocheted cell phone cover.
Can you donate yarn to Goodwill?
Donate your unwanted yarn to charity. Some organizations, such as Goodwill Industries and The Salvation Army, resell donated yarn and use the profits to benefit local communities. Other community knitting groups or clubs accept donated yarn and make afghans for local hospitals, nursing homes or homeless shelters. via
Who needs free yarn?
11 Charities for Yarn Crafters to Support
Knitted Knockers. Breast cancer has certainly touched all of our lives in one form or another.
Project Linus. Project Linus may be a crafting charity that you have heard of.
Snuggles Project. Speaking of blankets, have you heard of the Snuggles Project?
How can I get yarn for free?
CRAFT/CHURCH GROUPS: Many churches, libraries, and non-profits have knitting/crocheting/craft groups.
GARAGE SALES: Visit Church and school garage/rummage sales on the very last day.
TELL YOUR FRIENDS:
ONLINE FREEBIE GROUPS:
What knitted items sell best?
Best Knitted Products to Sell at a Craft Fair
Accessories and Apparel for Women.
Washcloths and Bath Items.
Christmas Ornaments and Decorations.
Is crochet or knitting easier?
Once you've learned the basics, many people find crocheting easier than knitting because you don't have to move the stitches back and forth between needles. Crocheting is less likely to unravel by mistake than knitting is. This is a major benefit of crocheting when first learning how to crochet vs knit. via
What should I knit first?
1 – The obligatory scarf. This is what most knitters have started with in the past.
2 – Shawl. A shawl is actually more like a very large scarf.
3 – Ponchos.
4 – Baby blanket.
5 – Bags.
6 – Cowls.
7 – Cuffs.
8 – Hats.
How many balls of yarn does it take to make a shawl?
How Much Yarn Do I Need to Crochet a Shawl/Poncho? When it comes to shawls and ponchos, you are most likely going to need three to five skeins of yarn. via
How many balls of yarn do you need to make a jumper?
Take the total number of yards you'll need (1350) and divide that by the number of yards in each ball (200). 1350/200 = 6.75 balls. This means you'll need 7 balls of that yarn to have enough for your project. via