Whether you're an advanced knitter, a novice, or you've never even picked up a knitting needle, you can enjoy our favorite yarn projects. You'll find here a wonderful mix of knitted projects as well as plenty of no-knit ideas to make yarn crafts for your home and wardrobe.
Once a pastime of Indonesian court ladies, traditional batik can be a laborious craft: A single yard of the most sumptuous Javanese pattern might take up to a year to produce, as the fabric is successively rewaxed and dyed. But with our quick method, using kitchen tools and other household items as wax stamps, you'll be able to make a collection of bright bandannas in just a few hours or decorate a set of summer table linens in a day or two.
Little dabs of paint transform plain lightweight scarves into easy-breezy, one-of-a-kind wardrobe staples. The beauties shown here are a cinch to make, thanks to store-bought stencils in basic geometric shapes. Pick a design (circles, diamonds, or squares) and follow a few simple directions—you’ll be all wrapped up and ready for summer in no time.
Applique is a simple quilting technique that allows you to embellish just about any accessory by using a few stitches and a little fabric. Decorate tote bags, bibs, and robes using our favorite applique projects.