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Uses for Yarn That Do Not Involve Knitting

By Brian, June 30, 2016

So let’s say you bought yarn online for your knitting project and now that you’re done, you realize you bought a lot more than what you really needed. If you still have plenty of yarn and you don’t want to throw them away, you can actually use them for several other purposes. Check out our suggestions below:

Crocheting

Crocheting can be done faster than knitting. You can check out collections of scrap projects online which will enable you to make some pretty cool crochet.


Do you know how to crochet? If not, here’s a quick and simple guide for you:

First of all, you’ll need a crochet hook. Learn how to hold it the proper way.

Then, make a test swatch by practicing a certain kind of stitch without really trying to create anything.

Then, try to crochet a chain. Practice this for about 15 minutes every day until such time you can already hold the yarn so that it’s not too tight or too loose.

Next is to make a slip stitch, which is used to join work and reinforce edges. Once you learn how to make a chain stitch that is half a foot in length you can proceed to the next step.

The final step is to learn how to make a crochet. Start with a single crochet stitch by drawing a new loop through the chain stitch. Then do a double crochet.

Weaving

Before you get into weaving though, be warned that it can be quite addictive. So it’s entirely possible that you’ll end up buying more yarn because of it!

New to weaving? Here’s an easy guide to help you get started with weaving.

Begin by making the loom. Here’s a guide for how to make one. Once you’re ready, cut yarn about 2 feet in length. Thread it using the needle and tie a knot at the top part of the needle.

Then slide the needle underneath the warp thread and over the next one, then back under the third thread. Use this pattern until you reach the last thread.


Once you reach the end of row 1, pull it all the way and leave a tail, which should be approximately 3 inches. Tie this in a knot the first time.

On the next row, do the opposite of your first over-under pattern. Do the same steps until you have a few rows then use your fingers to push the yarn so they are secure.

You can experiment with colors and designs and once you reach the end, cut off the yarn and make sure to leave a tail.

Others

There are plenty of other things you can do with leftover yarn depending on how much you have left. You can start by making pompoms or a variety of other fun accessories.

Another idea is to use it as decoration for your gift bags. Instead of wrapping your gift, you can simply put them inside a nice paper bag and tie thr bag with colorful yarn.

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