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Top 10 Perfectly Cozy DIY Projects

Why go out?! Stay in and make snuggly DIY projects. Below are ten perfectly cozy DIY ideas if you have the time, mood and patience  to create beautiful projects at home…

 Quickie Blanket – This is an amazingly beautiful quickie blanket. The blanket is cuddly, warm and soft and extends you extreme luxury. Additionally, it is a very easy project to undertake and one that calls for little time and very minimal concentration to undertake. Again, its pattern is very easy to make and you only need to use size 35 needles together with six skeins of Twinkle Hand Knit Soft Chunky. Also add 3 skeins of French Grey and 3 skeins of Pink Champagne to complete the project. Start by casting on till you reach the width of the blanket that you prefer, follow this procedure… Knit, then purl, then knit again and purl it again until you reach the end of the row. Purl and knit and purl and knit again until you come to the end of the second row. Repeat both the first and second rows till when the blanket reaches the size you wish for it to be. You can now wrap yourself in it and feel all the warmth!

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 Tassel Scarf – You will have to purchase a piece of fabric like a piece of cotton that is 40inches by 70inches or settle on a scarf that you wish to customize. The tassels you make should be about 4iches long and you should use up to 7 matching embroidery yarn. Cut a cardboard piece that is 4inches long and wrap the yarn around. Using a piece of yarn, you should create a knot that attaches all the yarn together. Tighten it as much as you possibly can. Take the cardboard off and cut a side of the yarn. Take that side of the scarf as you place the tassel and gather the fabric using a thread and a needle. Now sew the tassel using the scarf. To get a nice finish, wrap the thread round the fabric. And form several stitches that will fix it.

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 Pom-Pom Rug – Minor rugs are a wonderful way of adding color, grain and ease in a room. That said however, they can be costly. Since not usually thought as an element that someone can make by themselves, there exists a simple DIY process which will only need you to use a pair of scissors and yarn. Start by making a cluster of yarn pom-pom’s. Select a color of yarn and start wrapping it round your fingers, tie a thread round the middle of the yarn so that you are able to hold it into place and proceed to cut off the trimmings of every ring of the yarn. The amount of pom-pom’s needed are dependent on the size you want the carpet to be. Once you are done with the pom-pom’s, position them in a design that you wish built on their color and size. Start cutting bits of yarn measuring both the extent and the height of the rug and proceed to position them in a network form. Now link each and every pom, pom to the specific plug on the network wherever every yarn piece intersects. It’s best that you begin from the exterior as you labor your way in the middle. The instance all the pom, pom is added, tie any extra yarn and place the carpet as the grid faces down towards the floor. Now relish your new DIY rug!

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 Winter Vest – You can piece together this vest from several individual crotched sections. Create a V pattern at the back of the vest where the seams meet together. Make sure you follow the pattern on the photo as it’s very unique, the dimensions from one should to the other should be 20inches long and the top of the cowl extending to the longest point at the bottom should be 22inches long and the cowl’s width should be 12inches long.

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Linen Wreath – You will need the following tools & materials: wire cutters, linen blend fabric or linen, pliers, wire coat hanger, ribbons, flowers or ornaments (whichever you prefer). Follow the instructions: Start by washing and drying the fabric. This process helps you enjoy a wrinkled texture that you want for the wreath. Alongside the edges of the selvage, cut tiny snip on every four inches. On every snip, rip up the fabric so you can now have 4icnh long fabric strips. The pliers should be used for opening up the wire hanger. Wire cutters on the other hand should be used for the purpose of snipping the curvy neck area of the hanger. The wire that remains should be used to make a circle and finally curve one end of the wire in smaller loops. By utilizing a strip of fabric, that is around 3” to 4” from the end, start poking the un-looped wire end till the middle of the fabric. Four inches from the hole, you can pass the wire through the fabric again, over and over till you reach the end. Don’t aim at getting flat rods that are aligned perfectly, make sure that you twist and crumple as you proceed. Repeat this process using the strips that remain till you reach the desired size and fullness. Make use of the pliers to make the straight end of the wire forming a loop. Intertwine these two loops closing up the wreath. You might have to adjust the wire in sections that will form a circle that is much more perfect. Find the spot where the fabric hangs best and does not clump together. Make use of a quarter to a half inch of the fabric strip to form a loop round the wire and use it to hang the wreath.

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Simple Slouch Hat – Materials: Yarn: Skein yarn, should be; 355 yards long and 100% acrylic / needles: make use of 16inches long circular needles / notion: a darning needle that is appropriate for weaving the ends / gauge: 4inches in stockinette. Process: Use a long tail process with a cast on of 64, 72, 80 stitches. Place the marker to join but be very cautious not to twist it. Knit all the stitches around. Repeat the knitting stitches around process till when your hat measures 9, 10, and 11 from the edge of the cast on. Shape the crown. Decrease the knit as you stitch around and instead knit two stitches together. Repeat the decreasing knitting around till when you no-longer work in the round. Break the yarn and leave a long tail. Make use of a darning needle for threading the yarn through the stitches that have remained. Pull the yarn tightly and securely finish of by weaving all the ends.

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Leather Trimmings – Cut the patches form the leather. This is a technique that is commonly used for many woven patches. Use a piece of chalk to mark the patch placement on the fabric. Place the patches on the fabric and pin them once on the centre. To stretch the leather, use an embroidery loop. Use large baste stitches to hand saw the patches. As you slightly pull the knit fabric, make sure that the patch edges are sandwiched with the knit fabric. Use a sewing machine to sew the fabric all the way round at 3milimetres. Turn on the right side, iron it and top stitch it. Your leather trimmings are ready!

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Hand Warmers – Materials needed: a quarter of whichever type of fabric you have, a pair of scissors, needle or sewing machine, thread, long pins, rice, pinking shears. Process: Use the pair of fabric scissors to cut the pattern. Cut out two three quarter inch squares. You will require two pieces for every hand warmer. Place two fabric squares with the wrong sides pinned together and start stitching a quarter inch seam round the exterior leaving one and a half inch opening. Start back stitching at the start and the end. Place the fabric write sided together and sew them together, turn the right side out when you are done. Fill up the bag three quarter way up with rice. With a long pin, block the rice from falling off the opening and sew it closed. Use the pinking shears to trim the edges and this will keep them away from fraying. Warm them up using a microwave for twenty seconds!

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Autumn Socks: you will need the followings: 2inch needles / One Skein Indieway, the first string stock yarn for the main color / One skein Spring-tree road Navarre stock yarn so that you have a color that contrasts. Follow the instructions: The gauge should be 32 stitches, meaning that there are 4inches in the woodland stitch pattern. The woodland stitch pattern should be: 1st Round K1 and P 1 to the end, 2nd round P1, and K1 to the end, 3rd Round K all stitches. The socks get worked from the toe all the way up. By utilizing your favorite toe-up cast on together with the contrasting yarn, cast on 32 stitches. Knit only one round and use a marker to show the beginning of the round.

Toe: 1st round, K1, M1, Knit 14, M1, K1 two times, 2nd Round, knit all the stitches. Just repeat 1st and 2nd rounds as you increase each round at the toe edges until when you make 64 stitches.

Foot: Switch to the main color and work the woodland stitch pattern over the first 32 stitches as you continue to knit the other 32stitches on every round. Work the foot till when you reach the desired length and switch to the contracting color to work on your heel.

Heel: The instant you are done with the heel, you should immediately switch back to the main color.

Leg: Make use of the main color and start working the woodland stitches until when your leg reached the length you desire.

Cuff: Go back to using the contrasting color, knit a single round, work K2, P2 ribbing for one and a half inches and bind them loosely.

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Wrap Cape – Start by cutting a semi-circle using the pair of fabric scissors at the fabric’s corner. Unfold the circle and proceed to make a cut from the edge to the circle’s centre. Wrap it round your shoulders, overlapping the fabric to a comfortable spot, pin it and remove it. Cut 2 slits on the exterior edge for the button holes. Sew two buttons beneath the holes in the flaps inside and stitch round the button holes. Add trim at the edges and use one inch wide velvet ribbon to wrap it round the edge. Make use of pins to hold it in position as you continue sewing. Now stitch two hooks and clasp at the edges of the inside end and use them as a hook as you wear the garment. Attach the 2nd part on the opposite side. Enjoy!!!

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