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How to knit cable stitches

Cable stitches are used in traditional Aran knitting and are a way of raising the pattern to give a cross over effect. In the Scottish Highlands, the Aran knitting was traditionally used for fishermen, and was performed with home spun wool. In this day and age, Aran wool is more easily available,... More

How to make a ghost garland

A little translucent and a fun craft This garland is a fun Halloween craft for kids to make. It is rather flimsy and does not usually last more than one season. However, it is a family favorite and every year it seems like one or two strings have to be made, strung and hung. It also seems like... More

How to cast off in knitting

Easy ways to cast off stitches for knitting projects Casting off the stitches left on the needle is one of the final parts of finishing a part of your knitting project. Depending on the type of project you are working on you may have to cast off stitches many times. A blanket that... More

How to make drawer organizers using empty cereal and food boxes

Making your own drawer organizers is very easy to do using empty food boxes that originally packaged cereal, crackers, and cookies. In this tutorial you will learn how to be resourceful in using recycled materials such as the empty boxes combined with wall paper scraps. The wall paper makes the... More

How to make a Fourth of July window greeting card using rub-ons

Fourth of July is a holiday that Americans look forward to celebrating. Many parties and smaller get-togethers require a little bit of preplanning. This 4TH of July card is perfect for the occasion. The colors alone are very festive. What makes this card exciting is the clear window front that... More

How to join yarn and change colors in knitting

Using different colored yarn to produce a pattern As knitters become more proficient in their craft they try more complex patterns which may involve using yarns of different colors. It is important to know how to join the different yarns properly. Some different types of knitting that use more... More

How to make a paper-cutting

The art of paper-cutting (or scherenschnitte), is a fascinating and rewarding paper-craft, most often recognized as a bold black cut-out, set against a white background. Sometimes they can also be the negative image, in its white form, set against a black background. Both look right, so it's a... More

How to Make a Fleece Scarf

Create an easy fleece scarf Fleece is warm and colorful and it keeps out the cold. That makes it perfect for winter weather gear. Even if you flubbed 6th grade sewing class, and would prefer not to sew at all, you can create a no sew fleece scarf. The good thing about that is you can leave your... More

How to dress like a zombie for Halloween

Getting inside the mind of a zombie It's not easy being one of the undead. You walk funny. You lose your ability to speak. You wander the earth at night seeking the human flesh you crave. Your only desires revolve around these strange habits, so living beings run away in fear when you come... More

How to make a dried corn garland

Celebrate the season Dried corn garland can take one from Halloween all the way to Thanksgiving. It can be used indoors or outdoors. It is one of those back to nature crafts that celebrates the harvest. If used outdoors the birds and squirrels may shorten the life time of the garland, so make a... More