Category Archives: Yarn

How to Soften Red Heart Yarn (and Other Itchy, Acrylic Yarn)

How to Soften Red Yarn (and Other Acrylic) Yarn

Buying yarn for your hobby can be expensive. Many people enjoy crocheting and knitting, but they cannot afford to buy pricey yarn. Some of them utilize coupons and discounts to make these nice yarns cheaper. Others must resort to another method, and buy the cheaper, acrylic yarns. Red Heart Super Saver (RH SS) yarn is a popular brand of acrylic… Read more »

How to Select a Color Palette [Introduction to Color Schemes]

How to Select a Color Palette [Introduction to Color Schemes]

Choosing a color palette can be one of the most difficult decisions when completing a needle art project. What colors go best together? Do these colors work well together? Would my friend like these colors? This post addresses the basics of selecting a color scheme for your yarn creations with the help of the color wheel. Within the color theory,… Read more »

6 Quick Tips on How to Save Money on Yarn

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6 Quick Tips on How to Save Money on Yarn by Dances with Yarn

As a broke college student, I try to save money whenever I can. Many people tell me to cut things out, or be more frugal with my spending, but I cannot bring myself to cut out one of my favorite hobbies! Yes, crocheting/knitting is an expensive hobby. However, there are several ways to save a few bucks on something you… 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 »