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DIY Video & Step-by-Step: How to Make a Yarn Ornament

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I’m a little disturbed at how fast time is flying. It feels like only yesterday I was writing about how close we were to Thanksgiving, and suddenly I blink and it’s only two weeks until Christmas! Time is flying and I’ve got to get a move on with everything so I can properly immerse myself in the Christmas spirit. My to-do list looks something like: Buy a tree. Decorate said tree. Untangle Christmas lights. Bake Christmas cookies. Write Christmas cards…and on and on and on it goes! It feels like I haven’t gotten a thing done yet, and Christmas is...

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Bonita Patterns & Yarns Holiday Video Contest!

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I finally feel Christmas in the air! Here in New York City, the Rockefeller Center tree is lit, stores are putting up their holiday windows and I am 100% in the holiday spirit. In celebration of the most wonderful time of the year, Bonita Patterns and Yarns is hosting a holiday video contest! Here are the details: We want to see the creative ways that you use yarn for holiday craft projects. Not just Christmas, of course—show us what you celebrate this time of the year! Take a video of yourself making your favorite holiday craft involving yarn—it can be...

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DIY Yarn Bow Hairclip (Video & Step-by-Step)

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In the crochet world, there is one eternal unanswered question: “what on earth am I supposed to do with all of these yarn scraps?” Thankfully, I have an answer for you with this week’s super quick and easy video tutorial. We’re making hair clips this week using some supplies that you can probably scrounge up from around the house. You will need: A hot glue gun Scissors Medium-sized or small buttons Snap-in hair clips Yarn, of course! Any scraps will do. Step 1: For my yarn bow, I made a rather large one for the purposes of the video. I...

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DIY Pom-Pom Decorations (Video & Step-by-Step!)

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I’m super excited to bring you our very first video tutorial! I get a little nervous in front of a camera, but it actually turned out to be great fun and I’m pretty pleased with the result. I can’t remember where I learned how to make these fluffy pom-poms but I’m almost positive it was an old episode of Martha Stewart. Of course, mine will never be as perfect and high-quality as hers, but they’re fun to make regardless and there’s lots of room for experimentation! I’ve made them for all sorts of decorations and occasions, but I think my...

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DIY Halloween: The Spookiest Cookies Ever

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Hello crocheters! This week I’m writing to you from Pennsylvania, where I’ve been spending time with my family at home. My mom is possibly an even bigger fan of Halloween than I am, and the house is absolutely brimming with every Halloween-themed décor item that you could think of. Throw pillows, real pumpkins, fake pumpkins, bats, ghosts and ghouls are covering every square inch of our house! It’s really gotten me more excited for the holiday. Her obsession doesn’t stop there, though: as soon as I got home, we got to work on our very favorite tradition: baking as many...

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