Learn the basics of working a latch hook project from square one, so you can try this fun craft for yourself (and use up your yarn ends in the process)!
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.
Latch hook is back! Check out 9 inspiring ideas for a contemporary take on this shaggy, well-loved craft.
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!
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, particularly popular among those wanting to DIY wall hangings, cushions, and other home decor items. Why not give it a go?
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.