Quick Crocheted Scrunchies

In just a few short minutes of crocheting in front of the TV and you can have new hair ties!

Being little and quick, these designs don’t use much yarn (woo!)

Skills required are nothing fancy. You really just need to be able to put a stitch or two into another stitch – and have the fine motor skills to grip an elastic hair tie and hold the yarn around it and somehow manage to keep the tension (stitches the same size and looking neat).

Stitches to know: chain, single crochet (begin with no additional loops on the crochet hook), half double crochet (1 extra loop), treble crochet (2 extra loops) and slip stitch (drop-it-like-it’s-hot stitch). Crochet stitches help

photo of crocheted scrunchies (hair ties)

FYI: I tested them and, yes, they stretch just fine to work as hair ties once complete! 😉

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Origami Leaf Tree Necklace

I had originally made an origami leaf tree necklace way, way back when I started making origami jewellery and had just moved on from folding more than cranes. Since then my skills and knowledge have increased (read: I’m better at making leaves more precisely and better glued); so I decided I wanted to upgrade the leaves on the necklace so it will be worn more and not waste the reusable elements.

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Sew a Beginner Skirt

This is an easy skirt that does not use as much fabric as some other designs: this good when using random fabric that’s been waiting years to be put to use! And you can make it with just a little sewing and maths calculations. I know this, because it is the first item of clothing I have ever sewn (that’s not a costume), and it is cute and awesome and I currently feel very accomplished!

(This skirt pattern is not a brand new idea; there are posts out there that describe the same kind of skirt. Some just make it sound more difficult than it needs to be. This really is an easy beginner skirt to get that confidence boost to do more sewing! )

*The hardest part for me: cutting fabric. Once it is cut it can never be whole again! :/

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