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What Can You Make From Yarn?

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As Made From Yarn makes its debut, we wanted it to be an introduction to the amazing yarn crafts you can DIY.

A lot of things in our daily lives are made from yarn.

By sharing carefully chosen articles and how-to guides, I’m hoping to inspire others to realize the enormous potential yarn has to transform from a ball of fiber into a lovely creation.

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Our Mission For This Website – “Made From Yarn”

In case you missed our About page, you may wonder, what this Made From Yarn website is all about.

Through my years of crafting, I’ve learned that yarn is one of the most important things in the world of crafts.

We hope you’re able to find inspiration through the hundreds of tutorials we have scoured the web to compile for you to fill your life with yarn crafts made from scratch.

When you browse through our website, you will also find how-to tutorials that really go into depth to break down the technicalities of crafts with yarn.

What Is Yarn?

Yarn is a long, continuous strand of interlocked fibers usually made from natural or synthetic fibers like wool, cotton, silk, acrylic, or polyester.

Yarn comes in different weights and thicknesses, from thin to thick. They can be put into four groups: thread, floss, knitting yarn, and rope. Yarn can be used to make, among other things, fabric with different textures, decorative embroidery, accessories, home decor, and toys.

Check out this post on “What is yarn?” (coming soon). It is a basic guide to yarn, for a more in-depth look at the different kinds of yarn, their pros and cons, and other yarn-related things like yarn weights.

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Types Of Yarn Crafts

Yarn crafts are any projects or works of art that use yarn or thread as the primary material, such as crochet, knitting, weaving, macrame knotting, embroidery, and arts and crafts for children and adults, to name a few. You’ll see how a skein of yarn can be completely transformed into gorgeous projects that are both functional and beautiful, and that’s what Made from Yarn is all about.

Examples of yarn crafts methods:

  1. Crochet – Using a crochet hook to interlock yarn loops to make fabric.
  2. Knitting – Using knitting needles to connect yarn loops to make fabric.
  3. Weaving – Using a loom to weave yarn or thread into fabric.
  4. Macrame – Tying knots in designs to make jewelry, plant hangers, and wall hangings.
  5. Embroidery – Using needle and thread or yarn to decorate fabric or other things.
  6. Rug-making – Knotting or weaving yarn onto a base material.
  7. Pom-pom making – Using a pom-pom maker or cardboard to form fluffy yarn balls.
  8. Arts & Crafts – Using crafts supplies like yarn, glue, cards, or paint to create yarn projects.
  9. More….

What Can You Make From These Yarn Crafts?

Yarn comes in a wide range of colors, from bright and bold to soft and subtle. This enables artists and crafters to select the ideal color for their project or to mix and match colors to create a unique look. As a result, we can make a wide range of items using the yarn crafts mentioned above. Here are a few examples; you can find more in the list of patterns below:

  1. Clothing – Yarn can create many types of clothing, including sweaters, scarves, hats, socks, and gloves.
  2. Home Decor – Yarn can be used to make blankets, pillows, curtains, and other home decorative items.
  3. Toys – Yarn can be used to make stuffed animals, dolls, and other toys.
  4. Accessories – Yarn can be used to make a variety of accessories, including bags, purses, and jewelry.


And that’s it! A short list of everything you need to know about yarn crafts before you start, whether you want to crochet, knit, tie, wrap, glue, etc. This introduction is, of course, just the tip of the iceberg. You can soon expect to see more basic guides on yarn and its art, curated posts, and how-to tutorials.

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34 Free Yarn Crafts Ideas

Here at Made from Yarn, we have compiled a list of 34 Free Yarn Craft Ideas that you can get inspiration for your next big yarn project. In this curated list you will see all kinds of crafts with yarn incorporated in them.

Treat this as a brief introduction on the yarn crafts curated posts you will see in the future!

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About Joanne, owner of Made From Yarn

Joanne Loh

~ Founder and Editor ~
Born into a creative family, Joanne Loh has over 40 years of experience in knitting and crocheting. Well-known for her creative approach to yarn crafts, her creations demonstrate a strong dedication to quality and spreading her enthusiasm among the crafting community.
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