Tired of dealing with knotted yarn? It can be a pain to untangle! To prevent snags and snarls, keep your yarn in an empty Clorox wipes container. String the yarn through the hole and pull it through when needed!
Mark your rows easily with a bobby pin, safety pin, or a paper clip! String it through the yarn and close. Easy!
If you are familiar with Microsoft Excel, you can plan out your patterns! Mark off the rows on the printed sheet as you do them, so you will never lose your spot! G-E-N-I-U-S.
If you have leftover yarn at the end of a project, but it isn’t enough to REALLY do anything with, make a pom pom instead! Wrap your yarn around a piece of cardboard (about three inches wide) about 40 times. Slide it off the carboard and tie a piece of yarn around the center. Cut the looped ends of the yarn.
When it comes time to “fasten off” your project, use a yarn needle instead of a hook! This secures your project better and reduces the chances of it potentially unraveling.
If you have kids (or grand kids) you know how likely it is that you may get interrupted! To avoid losing your stitches, make the loop on your current stitch really really large.
I’m that crafter that sometimes forgets what I have stashed away at home! Keep an index card in your wallet amd write down the different varities of hooks and other tools you already have. That way, if you find yourself at the craft store, you won’t have to worry about buying something you already have! Who doesn’t love saving a couple of dollars?
If you find yourself getting burnt out with your projects too often, start a small, fun project to keep you busy until you find yourself motivated to finish your project. It will keep your skills fresh, and you may learn a new technique or two!