For this week’s Top 10 In Craft, it’s all about Crafts For Teens.
Lots Of Cool And Fun Stuff That Isn’t Boring Or Stupid.
There is a gorgeous tassel scarf pattern and a fab tutorial on how to make a unique yarn craft.
But first a little craft progress report of my own…
On My Needles
I finished my seed stitch dishcloth using the cotton yarn by Omega 8. (I can’t believe I forgot to get a photo of it completed, before I gifted it to my friend!!)
Recently I watched the latest episode of Fruity Knitting and found the interview about the Winter issue of Pom Pom interesting.
Norah Gaughan was the guest editor, and she is renowned for her cable designs.
The sweater designs on the front of Pom Pom is one of Norah’s and Andrea from Fruity Knitting is currently knitting that sweater pattern.
I was intrigued by the fantastic cables and thought how difficult they looked to my novice eyes!
My curiosity was sparked, and I searched for a simple cable stitch knitted dishcloth pattern.
Why another dishcloth? They are a small project I can complete, while learning different stitch patterns.
The great thing is they are functional too.
I found a good looking design by Stitches N Scraps using a simple cable stitch.
The only thing was I didn’t have a cable needle!
Then I remembered that Andrea had talked about knitting cables without a cable needle. So the search began to find a tutorial I could follow.
Andrea’s video tutorial suits people who are advanced or intermediate knitters. Also, people who have had some simple cable experience.
As I was new to cables, I found a great video tutorial that meant I could knit the Stitches N Scraps cables without a cable needle.
Suzanne Bryan’s video tutorial Cabling Without a Cable Needle – a Comparison of Two Methods was excellent.
I am thrilled that I can now do simple cables and I like how the dishcloth is coming along.
Crafty Tools – Making Your Every Day Better
One day I hope to make a cabled sweater for myself.
The gorgeous tweed yarn available at Knit Picks would work well I think.
If you love tweed yarn, then take advantage of their 30% off sale.
This Week’s Top 10 in Craft – Crafts For Teens
Our teen has had a resurgence in creative output and has been paper crafting and drawing.
I love watching our teen craft, and I get a real buzz when I see the look of pride and joy that comes when they complete something.
Hence this week’s inspiration is all about Crafts for Teens…
Yarn Craft – How to Make God’s Eyes
My teen loves to make these.
The process of making them is very calming, and the results look fantastic.
Follow Alexis’ tutorial on Persia Lou.
Easy Tasseled Garter Stitch Scarf Pattern
Knitted scarves are an easy project to do and functional too.
The garter stitch is doing rows and rows of knit stitch.
Using a chunky yarn, it will knit up quick, and the tassels add interest and fun.
Follow Anne’s free knitting pattern and tutorial on Flax and Twine.
DIY Neon Geometric Umbrella Art With Fabric Paint
Fabric markers can be used for many teen crafts; this project caught my eye.
The geometric pattern on an umbrella in neon colors looks fab!
Follow Heidi’s DIY tutorial on Happiness is Homemade.
Button Heart Canvas
A simple craft project that would look great on a teen’s bedroom wall.
The look of the heart can be changed depending on what buttons are chosen.
Courtney at Crafts by Courtney shows you how.
Easy Ribbed Crochet Beanie
An easy Crochet beanie for teens to tackle if new to crochet.
Using a rib stitch Chiwei’s crochet pattern from One Dog Woof is excellent for beginners, aand you get a gorgeous looking beanie hat at the end.
Paper Craft – Giant Paper Bag Stars
Decorate walls with these giant stars made from paper bags.
Get even more creative and decorate them with paint or markers.
Follow Leah’s easy to understand tutorial on The Sway.
Emoji Zipper Pouches – Sewing Tutorial
Using a popular emoji as inspiration, this zipper pouch sewing tutorial is fun and easy to do.
Follow Kate’s instructions on See Kate Sew.
How To Make a Needlepoint Pendant
These are a fun craft to try.
The stitching comes up a treat and is a beautiful idea to make a pendant.
Follow the tutorial on Think Crafts.
DIY String Art Tutorial
This would be an ambitious project, but the result would be very satisfying.
A teen could find an inspirational word that speaks to them, which they would be happy having on their wall.
Follow Dina’s step by step instructions on Honey and Fitz.
How To Make A Duct Tape Wallet
Who knew that you could make a wallet from Duct Tape?
A fun craft project and easy to do.
Follow Sarah’s tutorial on Frugal Fun 4 Boys and Girls.
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