Learn the best tips for getting perfect tassels every time. Tassels are the fun part of yarn crafting – you don’t have to count stitches or take yourself too seriously when you make them. They can show off your yarn in different ways than standard patterns may allow, which can be really refreshing!
On Hands Occupied, yarn crafts are everything that fall outside the scope of knit and crochet. You'll find ideas and tutorials for pom poms, tassels, macrame, weaving, latch hook & more in this section of the site.
This easy weaving project puts your best yarn scraps to good use! Quick, easy and oh-so-adorable, you can crank out a set of woven burger baskets for any summer soiree!
Weaving is having a moment this year, particularly for those wanting to DIY wall hangings, cushions, and other home decor items. I jumped on board this trend by taking a workshop and checking out some vintage weaving books, not wanting to miss out on this beautiful trend.
Check out two fresh ideas for how to incorporate tassels in your holiday gift-giving, and both take just minutes to DIY.
Pom poms are super fun. And DIY ones, where you can see the threads of yarn, are extra cute. You can do things like make them look like smiley faces or pieces of fruit if you know what you’re doing – you don’t even have to be a knitter or crocheter to become a master pom pom maker.
Braid a beautiful, no-sew headband, perfect for summer!
Check out this video tutorial to easily DIY a modern fashion staple – the haute couture tassel.