Category Archives: Tools

How to Make Your Own Ergonomic Crochet Hook

How to Make Your Own Ergonomic Crochet Hook, DIY Polymer Clay Crochet Hook

Does your hand cramp up when crocheting? Do you feel pain in your hand when holding your tiny crochet hook? Have arthritis that flares up when your crochet? An ergonomic crochet hook may be the answer to all of your problems! In the crochet industry, ergonomic is used to describe a particular style of crochet hook. Ergonomic hooks are utilized… Read more »

How to Paint DIY Yarn Swift and Niddy Noddy

DIY Yarn Swift and Niddy Noddy

With the weather getting nicer, I was finally able to paint my DIY yarn swift and niddy noddy! For those of you who know about my PVC yarn swift and niddy noddy, feel free to skip right onto how to paint your DIY yarn swift and niddy noddy. For all of my new readers, check out my tutorials on how… Read more »

DIY Yarn Swift: How to Make Your Own Yarn Swift

A yarn swift is a rotating device that is used in the process of winding yarn. The hank is placed on the yarn swift, and it then rotates as the yarn is being pulled off and wound on the ball winder. There are some pretty creative ways to make your own yarn swift (I found a blog that used a… Read more »

DIY Niddy Noddy: How to Make Your Own Niddy Noddy

A niddy noddy is used to create hanks for winding your yarn. I have seen many simple ways to create your own version, even by using two chairs at the price of $0! However, I wanted to make a more mobile version that would fit nicely in my craft room. After doing some research, I came across a PVC pipe… Read more »

DIY Yarn Bowl: How to Make Your Own Yarn Bowl

DIY Yarn Bowl: How to Make Your Own Yarn Bowl by Dances with Yarn

All avid crocheters and knitters have gawked at the gorgeous yarn bowls at craft shows and on Etsy. You gaze upon the gorgeous piece of pottery and begin to think about how much easier your life would be with one of those yarn bowls. No more chasing free rollin’ yarn, or watching a ball of yarn fall of the table… Read more »