If you’ve walked into any crafts stores as of late such as JOANN, you will no doubt have seen those rows of that really fuzzy looking yarn – and the catch phrase keeps repeating that you can do it with your hands and fingers? No tool..?
It’s cool! The perfect way to introduce someone into this type of craft if the tools looks too intimidating. It’s actually how I got my partner into fiber arts and it was such a fun way for her to get the basic grip of what it feels like to manipulate yarn.
The yarn is huge and it works up so quickly – so if you’re looking for a quick gratification project, this is a good place to be! There are a number of patterns that use this type of yarn with varying patterns – in this blog post, I am going to just show you how to get started with it and the way to use it!
Here are two projects that I’ve made using this one, head on over to get tarted to put your new skill into use!
Head to your local JOANN to grab any color – Now lets get started!
Begin with any color.
Laying down your yarn, you will be choosing the amount of loops you want for your desired length for whatever your project is! (It’s helpful to leave a stitch marker to know where you will be turning! at the beginning)
Into the first loop, insert your yarn into it. Repeat this process across the entire row.
Once you reach the end of the round, insert your yarn into the first loop to turn your work. Repeat the same steps from before!
Continue this same process for the amount of rows needed for the project you’re working on!
To finish your piece off, you will be working from left to right, putting the right loop underneath the left.
This is how it will begin to look:
One last tip – for sewing, you can use a normal worsted weight yarn to attach two panels!
And there you have it – how to use the loopy yarn! It’s a really soft and cozy yarn and I think it’s actually pretty fun to play with, I hope you do too!