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Scrap yarn challenge #6

Scrap yarn challenge #6
It has been a little while since my last post about using up scrap yarn. I must admit that I have mostly been accumulating scraps lately without th...

Making a new project bag for me part 2

Making a new project bag for me part 2
This little bag is an extension to my first project bag and can be attached to the first via buttonholes on one side...

Making a new project bag for me part 1

Making a new project bag for me part 1
I was feeling a bit better about my sewing skills after making a nice fabric lining for my crochet project bag for the swap, so I decided to go back to finish off a bag that I'd started for myself 2 years ago...

Crochet bag swap part 2

Crochet bag swap part 2
As I mentioned in a previous post, the Kiwi crochet group I'm part of recently participated in a bag swap. Several of us (about 48 from memory) ma...

Crochet project bag swap

Crochet project bag swap
Introduction I’m a member of several crochet groups on Facebook. However, the one that I visit the most these days has got to be "Kiwis who CAL an...

Yarn scrap challenge #5

Yarn scrap challenge #5
Introduction This is my 5th post on ideas for use with my scraps of yarn. Like some of the other ideas, I've made these to go with a dollhouse. It'...

Yarn scrap challenge #4

Yarn scrap challenge #4
This post follows on from some of my other posts where I've challenged myself to find creative ways to use up my scraps of yarn.

Yarn scrap challenge #3

Yarn scrap challenge #3
Three more ways to use up scrap yarn.

White ribbon square dash

White ribbon square dash
As I've mentioned before, I'm part of a yarn bombing group called "Wooly Riot". Our latest yarn bombing was due to be put up in the centre of my ci...

Estimating yarn weight plus more uses for leftover yarn scraps

Estimating yarn weight plus more uses for leftover yarn scraps
Last time I wrote about uses I had for my leftover yarn tails, all the uses were related in some way to crochet. The uses I have this week are yarn...

Tuimāwhai

Tuimāwhai
Kia ora (hello), this week is known in Aotearoa (New Zealand) as "Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori" (Māori Language Week). While Māori is one of our officia...

5 uses for leftover yarn tails

5 uses for leftover yarn tails
I didn’t really like the thought of throwing away all my little bits of yarn, whether really short bits from weaving in ends, or slightly longer bits from amigurumi projects where the pattern recommended leaving a “long tail” to sew something together and I had been too generous with the amount that I left (and still am). Therefore, I decided to find some ways to use up those little bits of scrap yarn. Here are a few ways of using these that I’ve found so far. I suspect there will be more blog posts on this once I've found a few more things to do with my scraps (though not of those will necessarily be crochet related).