You will not believe how easy it is to make these cozy flower yarn crafts!
You can create several looms from one package of plastic canvas. This yarn crafts project is a great craft for kids! I think it would be fantastic for a camp craft, or girl scouts, and a great way to use up yarn that was leftover from other projects.
Supplies needed to make your own flower yarn crafts:
- Plastic Canvas Circles (4 1/2″) (larger flowers) or
- Plastic Canvas Circles (3″) (smaller flowers)
- I just wanted to note here, that you will be making a re-useable loom for less than a dime! A dime, people.
- Easy Thread Blunt Needles
- Plastic Canvas Yarn or Regular Yarn
- Precision Scissors
Plastic canvas comes in circle shapes. There are multi-packs of circles in two sizes. Each pack has ten plastic canvas circles.
Open the package, and begin to trim the plastic canvas. I like to use micro tip scissors, to get the plastic cut flush to the connecting pieces. For this yarn crafts tutorial, you will be cutting your loom two rows down, and every two squares. You can experiment with different configurations on your looms!
Then move on to the next set of petals.
Bring the yarn over to the right notch, and begin at the top, and wind downward to the bottom.
Continue to wind the yarn until you have filled all of the notches on your yarn crafts loom.
Take the small section of yarn, and poke it from the top side, to the back of the loom through the middle cut-out circle.
You will need a 2-3′ section of yarn. Thread a blunt tip needle with your desired yarn.
Bring the yarn up from the bottom of the loom, and between a set of petals, on the left of the petal. Remember to use the cut out center of the loom. Do not stitch into the plastic canvas, or the flower will never come off! 🙂
Pull the yarn snug, leave a 1-2″ section and tie a knot on the bottom of the yarn crafts loom.
Make sure you separate out all of the loops for each individual petal and stitch them together.
Plastic canvas bends easily. Bend the notches inward slightly to allow the yarn to have enough give to slip off of the loom.
My ten year old caught on first try. Like I said before- this yarn crafts project is fantastic for kids!
Embellish gloves, hats or scarves.
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).