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.
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.
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:
Crochet – Using a crochet hook to interlock yarn loops to make fabric.
Knitting – Using knitting needles to connect yarn loops to make fabric.
Weaving – Using a loom to weave yarn or thread into fabric.
Macrame – Tying knots in designs to make jewelry, plant hangers, and wall hangings.
Embroidery – Using needle and thread or yarn to decorate fabric or other things.
Rug-making – Knotting or weaving yarn onto a base material.
Pom-pom making – Using a pom-pom maker or cardboard to form fluffy yarn balls.
Arts & Crafts – Using crafts supplies like yarn, glue, cards, or paint to create yarn projects.
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:
Clothing – Yarn can create many types of clothing, including sweaters, scarves, hats, socks, and gloves.
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!
Yarn is also used in a technique called rug hooking. It is fast and very forgiving compared to crocheting and knitting. Its mainly used with sturdy fabric such as burlap or linen using a punch needle or latch hooking tool.
This fun but speedy yarn craft is easily customisable and makes for a great gift. By wrapping thread or yarn around nails you are able to spell out initials or words and create a lovely personalised present.
This lovely, winter-themed finger-knitted wreath is a great way to get your children involved with fun yarn crafts. By simply wrapping yarn around a ring, you will get this simple DIY wreath for the holidays.
Macrame is a fantastic knotting yarn arts and crafts technique. It adds a lot of color and spirit to a place without taking up much time. Hence, it is the perfect project for table backdrops at parties or a wedding.
You can use any leftover scraps from crochet projects to make pom poms in a variety of sizes. When you've gathered enough, make your own rug! This cool yarn craft is fantastic because it is cheap to make and only takes a few hours to complete.
This pumpkin was created using the finger knitting method. Finger knitting is a technique for creating a knitted appearance without using knitting needles. This is achieved by using chunkier yarns. A fantastic shortcut, indeed.
Doilies are one of the first few projects you can make as you are starting out your crochet journey. This puff stitch Pineapple Doily crochet pattern will be a beautiful addition to your house for sure!
One of the most popular things to crochet is definitely amigurumi animals! Although they may be slightly more complicated than other things, they make beautiful characters that stand out wonderfully on your mantle.
Locker hooking is another fun craft that can be done with chunky yarn or strips of fabric. Using a locker hook to weave the yarn into a base material to make pretty crafts. It is one of the no-knit yarn crafts you might want to try.
Yarn wigs are a fun way to use skeins of yarn that you no longer need. Even if you don't have yarns you don't need, this craft can be a fun project to do with your kids. It will also make for a great dressup accessory!
This lovely macrame curtain is made of thin rope. Its not overly complex so it'll be an amazing yarn craft for anyone. Its a lovely craft made from yarn that can be used to hide closet contents or spice up a plain looking wall.