A Book of Patterns for Knitting and Crocheting Lovely Gifts

Gifted: Lovely Little Things to Knit and Crochet, a craft pattern book by Mags Kandis. Interweave is the publisher of this book.
Gifted: Lovely Little Things to Knit and Crochet, a craft pattern book by Mags Kandis. Interweave is the publisher of this book.

If you enjoy creating gifts to give to your family, friends, and colleagues, you might enjoy Mags Kandis’ colorful, creative craft pattern book called Gifted: Lovely Little Things to Knit and Crochet. Interweave publishes this book, which features a wide variety of craft patterns. Most of the included items are reasonably quick to make, and there are items that will suit many different recipients. The majority of patterns featured are knitting patterns, but there are a few crochet patterns included; there are also ideas for felting, needle felting, sewing, and even a few recipes.

My three favorite projects in the book are a pair of knitted socks, a simple but elegant crocheted scarf and a colorful felted granny square tote bag. I think the granny square bag is especially clever. If you crochet a lot of granny squares, I think you’re going to enjoy seeing how this bag is put together. It is soooo simple, yet the finished results are totally fabulous.

More details are available in my book review.

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Knit or Crochet Yourself a Pair of Texting Gloves

Crochet Rainbow Texting Gloves: Free Pattern
Crochet Rainbow Texting Gloves: Free Pattern

Mobile technology is a top trend in 2019. And along with smartphones, tablets and hand-held GPS systems came a need for gloves that could be worn while using these gadgets. Enter the texting gloves trend.

If you own a pair of texting gloves, it’s a lot easier to use your phone and other devices while you’re warming up the car, waiting at a bus stop, boating in the early morning hours or keeping an eye on your kids at the playground. You won’t have to fumble to take your gloves off before you can swipe. Don’t you agree these are an excellent invention?

The best part of all this? You don’t have to buy texting gloves. If you know how to knit, crochet or sew, you can make your own. I’ve compiled a list of knitting and crochet patterns for texting gloves that will most certainly be of interest to you if you want to try this. I hope you’ll enjoy the patterns, and that you’ll make yourself a lovely new pair of texting gloves.

Happy Scrappy Thrifty Crochet Projects

Crochet Rainbow Texting Gloves: Free Pattern
Crochet Rainbow Texting Gloves: Free Pattern

I’ve been sorting my scrap yarn into piles, and working on new ideas for what to do with it all. I’ve already made bunches of rainbow projects, daisies and crochet flowers. I’m trying to decide whether to start on a scrap afghan, or finish the baby blanket that’s been hanging around on my to-do-list forever.

I’ve already posted lots of scrap yarn patterns, but there’s always room for another project on the list…

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Pom Pom Craft Ideas

Pom Pom Craft Ideas.
Pom Pom Craft Ideas.

Pom poms have been trending up, up, up lately — so we’ve put together a list of fantastic pom pom craft ideas for you to enjoy. Whether you’re interested in finding fun pom pom craft ideas for kids or adults, you’re sure to find suitable tutorials, projects and patterns linked here on this page.

To create this list of free pom pom craft instructions, we first looked through hundreds of pages worth of pom pom projects on the Internet; then we picked the ones that we thought were absolutely the cutest, prettiest, most interesting and all-around best pom pom craft ideas to share with you. We hope you’ll enjoy the list and find it inspiring.

Learn How to Make a Pom Pom With Free Tutorials and Videos

Many of the pom pom craft ideas on this page begin with simple yarn pom poms. You can make these easily using free instructions posted online.

Learn How to Make a Pom Pom With the Clover Pom Pom Maker — This free video is posted at the Knitpicks website. If you need pom pom making supplies, Knitpicks sells yarn, pom pom makers and pom pom craft idea books plus a whole bunch of knitting and crochet supplies too.

DIY Pom Pom Toys

You can make some super cute children’s toys using yarn pom poms and a little creativity. Check out these fun patterns and instructions for DIY pom pom toys:

How to Make a Panda Bear Pom Pom — Want to make a panda pom pom using black and white yarn and a Pom Maker loom? Try this step-by-step tutorial.

How to Make a Bunny Pom Pom — This little bunny looks surprisingly realistic considering he’s made out of yarn. This page includes a free video and step-by-step tutorial teaching you how to make the bunny pom poms entirely out of yarn. You won’t need to hassle with sewing on plastic safety eyes or other pieces.

How to Make a Pom Pom Dog — Learn how to transform yarn into a cute little pom pom that looks just like a bichon frise dog. This page includes a free video and step-by-step photo tutorial that teaches you how to make a dog pom pom you can use as a toy or craft project embellishment.

How to Make Pom Pom Kittens — You can use a medium Doodle-Loom tool to make pom poms and then tranform them into cute toy kitties. In addition to yarn, you’ll need plastic eyes, glue and felt plus a Bucilla Doodle-Loom Tool Kit.

How to Make a Pom Pom Eye — If for some reason you need a disembodied eye made out of yarn (Halloween decorations, maybe?), these instructions for making an eye pom pom might be just what you need. This page includes a video and step-by-step photo tutorial.

Crochet Pom Pom Patterns

Crochet Edging With Little Pom Poms -- Photo and Free Pattern Are Courtesy of Michelle at the Heartfelt Company Blogspot
Crochet Edging With Little Pom Poms — Photo and Free Pattern Are Courtesy of Michelle at the Heartfelt Company Blogspot

Crochet Blanket Edging With Pom Poms — Want to find a cute crocheted edging that’s perfect for finishing off granny square afghans, baby blankets, fleece blankets or all kinds of other fun crochet and craft projects? If so, this edging is one you’ll want to take a look at.

Crochet Baby Hat With Pom Poms — If you’d like to crochet a one-color baby hat and then embellish it with a couple of cute pom poms and other embellishments, this is the pattern for you. The pattern is designed for babies ages 3-6 months old.

Pom Pom Décor

Pom Pom Topiary Craft Idea by Kara: Get the Free Instructions at the Petals to Picots Website.
Pom Pom Topiary Craft Idea by Kara: Get the Free Instructions at the Petals to Picots Website.

Pom Pom Topiary — Real potted plants are amazing, but what if you can’t have them? Perhaps you’re allergic. Your cat digs them up. Your dog knocks them over. Your apartment doesn’t have enough light for them to grow. You can’t be trusted to water them. Whatever the reason, this cute pom pom topiary could be an interesting substitute.

Where to Buy Pom Pom Makers

If you want to make bunches of pom poms, a good pom pom maker can help you make them look professional. This type of tool can also speed up the pom pom making process significantly. Here are some links to online shops that sell pom pom makers you might want to check out:

This page was last updated on 12-12-2018.