Category Archives: Knitting and Crochet

Pompom Banner

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Pompoms are easy to make, super cute and make a great gift. With a pompom maker kit and some stash yarn you can quickly make a pompom banner. Make one in your favorite colors to brighten up a room or follow my lead and make one as a child’s birthday present.

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Pompom Maker

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Pompoms are super cute and make a great accessory. You can add them to hats, make curtain ties, earring and more. Yarn comes in so many colors and textures that the type of pompom you can make seems endless. With this pompom maker kit, you’ll be able to make four different sized pompoms.

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Jar Openers

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Have trouble opening up tight kitchen jars? Me too. When I’m cooking my hands are often too wet or too greasy to open up jars. To fix this problem I made my own jar openers with crochet collars. The simple collar gives the openers some flair. This pattern also makes a great last minute housewarming gift.

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Setting Yarn Twist

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

New to spinning? I’ve recently returned to the craft after years away. After finishing a skein it is important to block the yarn just like you would block a finished sweater. Beginner spinners can easily put too much twist into their yarn as they are learning to spin. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to block your handspun and how to weight your yarn to help distribute the twist. Continue reading

Baby Mobile Pattern

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Need a baby gift idea that is certain to delight new parents? Using the leftover yarn from two yarn kits, this baby mobile pattern is a great way to display your amigurumi creatures.

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Amigurumi Llamas

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

This yarn kit comes with all the yarn you need to make two little llamas that are utterly adorable. The kit includes instructions that are easy to follow. Plus, there’s enough yarn to personalize each llama. I made a blanket for each of mine.

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