Friday Finds: 12 Yarn Projects You Don’t Have to Knit or Crochet

Something about all this polar vortex-y weather makes me want to snuggle up in warm knitwear.  And of course, I don’t knit.  Or crochet.  Even though I continue to buy yarn thinking I’m on the brink of picking it up.  But no… all I have in this cold weather is a hot cup of coffee and a dozen skeins of yarn.  Haha.  But – that doesn’t mean I can’t still get crafty!  In fact, there are a lot of other projects you can make with yarn, even if you can’t knit or crochet!

12 No-Knit, No-Crochet Yarn Projects at Happy Hour Projects

So if you are like me, and don’t have the skills yet – or you do have the skills and you’re just looking for some fun uses for your existing yarn, check out these great projects!

Yarn Wrapped Letters at Repeat Crafter Me

Yarn Wrapped Letters at Repeat Crafter Me

Pom Pom Wreath at Crafts Unleashed

Pom Pom Wreath at Crafts Unleashed

Woven Yarn Basket at Happy Hour Projects

Woven Yarn Basket at Happy Hour Projects (one of my earliest projects!)

Yarn and Twine Wrapped Vase at Creative Ramblings

Yarn and Twine Wrapped Vase at Creative Ramblings

Yarn Wrapped Monogram at One Artsy Mama

Yarn Wrapped Monogram at One Artsy Mama

DIY Loom Knit Boot Cuffs at Crafts Unleashed

Easy DIY Loom Knit Boot Cuffs at Crafts Unleashed

Felted Bracelets at Petals to Picots

Felted Bracelets at Petals to Picots

Yarn Eggs

Yarn Eggs at Happy HourProjects

Pom Pom Pumpkins at Crafts Unleashed

Pom Pom Pumpkins at Crafts Unleashed

Pom Pom Scarf Refashion at Sum of Their Stories

Pom Pom Scarf Refashion at Sum of Their Stories

Yarn Wrapped Wreath at Restoration Redoux

Yarn Wrapped Wreath at Restoration Redoux

DIY Yarn Headband at Crafts Unleashed

DIY Yarn Headband at Crafts Unleashed

What do you think?  Are you feeling nice and cozy now?  What are you thinking about raiding your yarn stash to make?

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Comments

    • says

      Those are loom-knit. Loom knitting is a different technique than needle-knitting (traditional “knitting”). It’s easy enough it’s considered a kids’ craft – and no needles required! ;)

  1. Molly says

    I am an avid follower of several craft blogs but have never posted a comment – mostly because I really just enjoy that blogger’s creativity or people have already said what I was thinking before I logged on. One of the things (among many) that I admire about Adrianne is that she is crazy busy, creative, and talented… yet also manages to make time to share that with all of us. I don’t make a ton of money from what I love to do but I make jewelry (bracelets, rings, earrings and pendants) from baseballs, which I sell locally to fans of my fiance’s baseball team and from my Etsy shop to people who are interested in a field tested (literally), carefully crafted, mildly OCD and much loved product. Most of the things that Adrianne makes and shares I just wistfully covet but she did inspire me to make a personally adapted version of the cascade earrings. I wear them all the time and get a lot of compliments on them – that project actually then gave me the confidence to make a pair of earrings for one of my best friends for her wedding day. (Thank you thank you Adrianne). This friend is an incredibly awesome knitter – she is in the process of making me a hat with beads incorporated into the pattern(!!!) and despite the fact that she thinks that what I do is ‘intricate and time consuming’ (she helped me get out a 35 piece bracelet order so she would know) I am beyond amazed by her ability to knit. Knitting really takes a lot of talent and perseverance and I really don’t understand Jacque’s comment… and I also don’t know why (if she had read the whole post) that Jacque would then not have the same issue with the felted bracelet…? I think that posting something like what she said is what would be considered “rude”. As much as I might just want to defend Adrianne because I think she is so talented, articulate and generally awesome (and also not to disparage any of the really neat projects she included in her post) I have watched my friend knit and I would think that Adrianne is technically correct that “loom knitting” is not the same as actual needle knitting. I really didn’t see anything misleading about the title.

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