Crafting for Beginners: Moving On from Chunky Yarns
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Now that you’re a confident crafter with chunky yarn, it’s time to try something new!
Chunky and super chunky yarns are the best choice for a beginner to start their crafting journey. The thicker yarn makes it easy for you to see the stitches you’re making clearly, and your project will work up quickly - giving you that I made this feeling in a flash. Once you’re confident with the basic techniques of knitting and crochet, you’ll be ready to take the next step, and try out a thinner yarn, such as The Lil’ Merino, or The Cotton One.
Knitting and crochet projects with aran weight yarns
Aran weight yarns are also known as worsted weight, or 10ply, and usually recommend a knitting needle or hook size of 5mm. They’re thinner than chunky and super chunky yarns, so you may find your project takes a little longer to make - more time to enjoy the process!
Knitting kits and patterns for aran weight yarn
This cotton jacket is a great, lightweight layer for warmer weather, with Miffy's iconic ears as the perfect finishing touch. Hop into this knitting kit and make it in a variety of children's sizes. They're perfect as a special gift and for Miffy fans.
Ivy Geometric Blanket
This unique throw will keep your knitting interesting and will make for a statement piece for the home. Consisting of only knit and purl variations, the effect is dramatic and full of textures in this geometric knitted throw pattern. Learn how to also create tassels for a touch of Scandi-design!
Peanuts: Snoopy Baby Hat and Booties Set
Perfect for a nesting or baby shower gift or to welcome the newest addition, this adorable Snoopy hat and Snoopy baby booties matching set is sure to give you plenty of picture opportunities with the little ones.
Do you put your hands in your pockets to keep them warm? Make that a thing of the past with the Alfie Wristwarmers. They're practical, stylish, and an easy project that's perfect for a beginner looking for their next knit. The pieces are knitted flat for simplicity, and you'll learn how to shape a thumb by working short rows.
Holiday Cable Headband
Learn a new technique with this stylish headband project. It's the perfect opportunity to build on the skills you've mastered in your first knitting project, with the added bonus of not having 'hat hair' when you wear it!
Sennen Garter Stripe Bag
Ready, set, stripe! Your essentials will get from A to B in the most stylish way. Knits, purls, and colour changes are all the skills you need to create a bag that's bold, and textured.
Crochet kits and patterns for aran weight yarn
Sophie la girafe: Sophie Easy Baby Blanket
Here's a keepsake that's so cosy you'll want one for yourself! Our crochet baby blanket is available in 5 different colour-combinations, and is made using super-soft Lil' Merino yarn.
Hello Kitty x Pusheen: Pusheen Amigurumi
Pusheen and Hello Kitty are celebrating their new friendship by swapping some style tips! We think Hello Kitty's signature bow is the purrfect shade of pink for Pusheen, don't you? Bring this stylish, tubby, tabby cat to life with our all-in-one amigurumi crochet kit.
Miffy Crochet Crossbody Bag
Every little explorer needs a bag for their essentials - especially their snacks! Crochet a cute bag for the Miffy fan who's always on the go, with our all-in-one kit.
Named after the town where Beauty and the Beast reside, one can definitely imagine the heroine of the story wearing this shawl as she strolls through the quiet streets in the early morning. Helda Panagary's pattern is full of fun and texture; crochet yours in the Cotton Braid yarn for a super soft, lightweight make.
Eco Cotton Pads & Pouch
Replace your disposable face pads with something more-lovingly handmade. You'll be taking a small step to a greener lifestyle, and enjoying the crafting journey along the way.
Crochet Zigzag Bag
Step out, arm in arm, with a bag so chic, you'll find a multitude of reasons to go shopping! Learn how to work into the back loop, and use tapestry crochet to bring this striking design to life.