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Over 25 Creative Yarn Crafts for Adults

Oh, how beloved is that wonderful section of craft and fabric stores full of all different types of yarns- the beautiful textures, colors.... the soft and shiny yarn for baby blankets…. I love it all!

My mom could crochet, and as a kid, I would go with her to pick out the perfect yarn for her projects.

Sadly, the art of crochet was not something I had the patience to learn as a child, and eventually I lost interest in trying.

But I still love yarn!  For those who love yarn and are not great with needles and hooks for yarn, scroll down for yarn projects for adults.  Throw yourself into projects with yarn!

There are so many beautiful yarn crafts to make that don’t involve knitting or crochet.

Who can make yarn crafts?

The great news is that yarn crafts are some of the best projects for beginners to the crafting world. There are so many yarn projects that are simple, yet return stunning results.

Children, young adults, teens, adults and even seniors can join in the creativity and fun of yarn crafts.

This page is full of fun yarn crafts for adults.  So crafters, get ready!

What can I make with just yarn?

There are so many things that can be made from just yarn.

On this page, projects made of just yarn include

  • Yarn garland
  • Phone cord yarn wrap
  • Scrap yarn Pom poms

However, by simply adding in a few extra supplies, there are many more yarn projects for adults.

A personal favorite on this page is the yarn covered hanger.  My great-grandmother was blind, but she made the grandkids and great grandkids mittens, blankets, and other knitted items.

One coveted yarn projects were the yarn covered hangers. Grandma would visit her mom and come home with all of the mittens and other knitted items, along with pretty hangers.

Use the directions below using just yarn and a wire hanger to make lovely decorative hangers that keep clothing from slipping off.

This page has many ideas for different wreath projects as well.  Check out the embroidery hoop wreath made with just yarn and an embroidery hoop.

Add a foam wreath form and make this delightful pom pom wreath!  Or add some florals and ribbons to create a sweet friendship wreath made with skeins of braided yarn.

Grab some 3D letters from the local craft shop and get to wrapping them with colorful yarn for cute monograms to decorate a shelf or wall.

For those who find wrapping yarn to be fun, there are projects to make pretty yarn-wrapped jars and vases and lampshades!

Scroll down to find these and many more decorative and useful yarn crafts for adults.

Some additional items for projects with yarn include

  • Googly eyes
  • Beads
  • Foam wreath forms
  • Frames
  • 3D letters
  • Wire hangers
  • Embroidery hoops
  • Craft glue
  • Scissors

Time to head to the nearest craft or fabric store and enjoy choosing yarn for projects that are fun, useful, decorative, and gift-worthy!

Happy crafting!

Over 25 Creative Yarn Crafts for Adults

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DIY Non-Slip Hangers

Upcycle those seemingly useless wire hangers into nonslip hangers with some yarn. Read how here. Brit + Co

DIY Tassel Chandelier

This is a bright idea for adding a boho vibe to your space. Make a tassel chandelier with these instructions. CBC

Embroidery Hoop Yarn Wreath

Embroidery Hoop Yarn Wreath

Do you have an assortment of scrap yarn? With this free tutorial make a one-of-a-kind wreath. Scratch and Stitch

Framed Christmas Tassel Tree

Framed Christmas Tassel Tree

Here is a tutorial for a Tassel Tree which is an adorable DIY project with a little bohemian flair. Making Manzanita

Friendship Wreath

Decorate your door or wall with a beautiful yarn wreath. Craft Yarn Council

Garland

Yarn garland is an easy way to decorate for any occasion. Learn how to make yarn garland here. Bower Power

Heart Garland

With colorful yarn, cardboard and beads, create a stunning Valentine's Day garland to decorate your home. A Wonderful Thought

Holiday Balls

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Here's a way to bring yarn into your holiday decorating without having to spend much time. Scrap wrap holiday balls - A great way to use up scrap yarn. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Lady Bug Magnet

Create this lady bug magnet with scraps on red and black yarn. Mielke's Fiber Arts

Lampshade Tutorial

A lampshade is a perfect canvas for yarn wrapping; whether the yarn is a solid color or has multiple shades, the results are stunning. Vintage Revivals

Macrame Yarn Garland

Macrame Yarn Garland

With these instructions, create a bohemian-style yarn garland. A Beautiful Mess

Octopus

Octopus

This yarn doll octopus is a great rainy day craft for kids to learn and practice how to braid. Craft Bits

Phone Cord Yarn Wrap

Learn how to use the Chinese Staircase knotting method to wrap yarn around a phone or computer cord. Studio Knit

Pom Pom Rug

Pom poms are simple to make and then turn into a rug with these pom pom rug instructions. Simplfy Create Inspire

Pom Pom Wreath

Pom Pom Wreath

Want a fun and beautiful Pompom wreath for your front door or even inside your home? Girl Just DIY show you how easy it is to make this colorful DIY Pompom Craft Wreath. Girl Just DIY

Scrap Yarn Pom Poms

Scrap Yarn Pom Poms

Pom poms are so easy to make, and a great way of using up leftover yarn scraps from knitting and crochet projects. My Poppet Makes

Shabby Dog

This pom pom dog is a cutie. If you wish to make one of your own, go to Handmade Charlotte for the free directions. Handmade Charlotte

Shaggy Latch Hook Cushion Cover

Shaggy Latch Hook Cushion Cover

This latch hook cushion is a color explosion that will brighten up any room. With detailed instructions for sewing the pillow cover and creating a design. My Poppet Makes

Yarn Balls

Yarn Balls

Make some super fun decoration balls with leftover yarn, Styrofoam balls and glue. Super easy too! Champagne and Sugarplums

Yarn Bird

Yarn Bird

How to make a yarn bird. Scrap yarn idea. Sum of Their Stories

Yarn Covered Coat Hangers

Yarn Covered Coat Hangers

If you'd like to make a thoughtful gift for a friend, or just need to keep your silky blouses from falling off of plain wire or plastic coat hangers, then yarn covered coat hangers could be the perfect craft. Craftbits.com

Yarn Embroidered Desk Organizer and Accessories

Give your office a facelift, by embroidering a design on standard steel mesh office desk organizer and accessories. Camille Styles

Yarn Fringe Pillow

Yarn Fringe Pillow

For bohemian flair, add some colored woven fringe to a store-bought pillow. Learn how here. A Beautiful Mess

Yarn Ghost Halloween Garland

Yarn Ghost Halloween Garland

This bead and yarn ghost garland Halloween craft is a perfect one for everyone in the house. It’s kid-friendly (with supervision) too! Needlepointers.com Associate

Yarn Wall Hanging

Yarn Wall Hanging

Learn how to make this unique yarn wall hanging with a stick and some cute colors of yarn. DIY Candy

Yarn Wrapped Frames

With this tutorial make some yarn wrapped frames to display on a shelve or mantel. Centsational Style

Yarn Wrapped Letters

Yarn Wrapped Letters

This tutorial shows how to use a Cricut with a knife blade to cut chipboard and then wrap the cutout letters with yarn for a fun home accessory. Handmade in the Heartland

Yarn Wrapped Snowman

Yarn Wrapped Snowman

With this free tutorial, create some cute and inexpensive snowmen for your holiday decorations. Frugal Mom Eh

Yarn Wreath

Yarn Wreath

This yarn wreath works up really quickly! It's easy to customize to any color scheme, holiday theme or any personality. Artsy Fartsy Mama

Yarn-Wrapped Easter Eggs

Yarn-Wrapped Easter Eggs

A fun way to upcycle plastic Easter eggs is by wrapping them with yarn for an Easter or Spring decoration. Great craft for kids too! Needlepointers.com Associate

Yarn-Wrapped Flower Pot

Yarn-Wrapped Flower Pot

A quick, fun DIY flower pot tutorial you can make just using yarns! Craftsy Hacks

Yarn-Wrapped Glass Vase

Yarn-Wrapped Glass Vase

Have lots of glass vases? Here is something to do with a bit of leftover yarn to dress them up. Craftsy Hacks

Yarn-Wrapped Plant Pots

Give your indoor plants a touch of bohemian style with this fun planter project. Plaid





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