Part of living green is learning to do more things for yourself instead of buying expensive products from a store. These products are often produced in factories that generate a lot of waste and come with tons of packaging! Learn how to do more things for yourself, including making clothes, gifts and products for your home. Many of these projects include upcycling or reusing material to turn it into something new. Leave a comment for your own ideas and suggestions!
Choosing the perfect baby gift can sometimes be difficult, but this free pattern for a hat, sweater and bootie set, is easy to make and would be cherished gift for any mom to be.
Knit a shell stitch afghan using simple lace knitting techniques. The shell stitch knitting pattern is simple enough for a beginner but interesting enough for an experienced knitter. Knit an afghan for yourself or someone else using this shell pattern knit afghan tutorial.
Use this tutorial to create a ruffled crochet scarf that spirals as it hangs around your neck. Make your scarf in any length or width you like for a custom fit. Crochet a ruffled scarf in a few simple steps.
Round up your favorite crochet hook and a crochet thread in your favorite color, settle into your couch, then begin crocheting your own hair net. Even if you are a beginner at crochet, you can quickly learn how to complete the mesh stitch.
With a small amount of yarn and a few hours, this free crochet chemo hat pattern is an easy to make hat for a family member, friend or an organization that donates to patients undergoing chemotherapy.
It is easy to make your own cooling collar – one that ties around your neck or is used as a headband. Use a narrow scrap, or a special fabric that matches a piece of summer clothing. Here are instructions showing how to make the collar, and pictures of the steps.
What kinds of gifts do you plan to give this Christmas? Instead of laying out your money for items you buy at the store, make Christmas gifts instead. If you have a creative talent, such as cross stitch, small gifts that you make and give with love will be appreciated more than something you buy.
Turn an easy to make pineapple square into a varity of unique and homemade items to keep or give as gifts. This crocheted pineapple motif pattern is easy to make and easy to use as the beginning of afghans to table scarves.
Learn how to make a basket weave crochet stitch. Use the stitch to make a dish cloth with free pattern!
Learning how to make log furniture may seem like a daunting task but it really is quite simple. There are only a few new techniques to learn and you’ll be well on your way to constructing everything from bar stools to bed frames.