15 fun yarn crafts that aren't knitting or crochet

Published on June 11, 2021 By Sarah Jones 4 min read

Not a fan of knitting or crochet? Not to worry, there’s so much fun to be had with yarn! Get ready for easy yarn crafts for kids to use up your yarn stash with pom-pom projects and macramé designs, as well as exciting new craft ideas like Bargello and punch needle for you to give a go today!

1. Weave a wonderful wall hanging

Dig out your colorful yarns to craft the perfect home decor project. A woven wall hanging is a great way to use yarn when you’re not in the mood to knit or crochet - ideal for the summer months!

how to weave a wall hanging free tutorial by christine leech

2. Give punch needle a go

Another great yarn craft if you’re not a fan of knitting and crochet. Punch needle is a type of embroidery to create gorgeous cushion covers, wall hangings and more. Everyone is loving punch needle right now and so will you!

punch needle supplies

3. Sweet strawberries and cream pom-pom bunting 

Freshen up your space with this sweet pom-pom project! Pick out some red, pinks and whites to craft this gorgeous garland and hang around the house or outdoors ready for your summer garden parties!

strawberry pom pom garland

4. Macramé plant holder 

For something quick and easy, a macramé plant holder is the ideal introduction to the basics of macramé. Bulky yarn or t-shirt yarn is great for this, to show off your succulents like a proud plant parent!

how to make macrame plant holder tutorial by christine leech how to make macrame plant holder tutorial by christine leech

5. Pom-pom popsicle

Another fun pom-pom project to take your pom-pom making skills to the next level! This pom-pom popsicle project is a great summer craft for you and the kids to enjoy making in the sun. 

fun popsicle pom pom project

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6. Llama string art

You’re sure to have fun with this one! You don’t have to be a craft champion to give this one a go and create fantastic wall art for your space, kid’s bedrooms and more! Grab some spare wood, nails and your favorite yarn colors to string together a fabulous design! We love llamas at LoveCrafts, and we think you’ll love this nail art project too.

string art tutorial

7. Finger knitting

Looking to get the kids knitting but not sure where to start? Give finger knitting a go! Learn the basics of finger knitting with our handy guide and find some tips and patterns for creating your first finger knitting project.

finger knitting two row swatch finger knit coaster

8. Arm knitting

Take things a step further with the biggest, bulkiest version of knitting - arm knitting! Arm knit beautiful blankets, snugly snoods and other accessories and homeware, sure to keep you warm all year round! Learn how to arm knit and explore our top arm knitting yarns to get you started.

how to cast on arm knitting

9. Macramé rainbows

We are absolutely loving these macramé rainbows by Karina at Miss Banana Crafts. A fabulous little project to make, come rain or shine! Choose traditional rainbow shades or switch up your color palette with shades that work for you. 

A lovely little gift or project to make with the kids. Follow along with our video to see exactly how to make them! 

10. Yarn sticks for kids

This craft using yarn by Ana might seem simple, but the little ones will love this! Why not turn this into a fun adventure around your yard? Collect up some sticks and wrap them in the most colorful yarns. 

You don’t need many supplies to keep the kids busy with this one. When they’re done, string them together and hang in your trees for everyone to see! 

colourful yarn wrapped sticks

11. Tassel earrings

If you have some lighter yarns to hand, why not make your own jewelry? These tassel earrings will make a statement with any outfit you wear - they are sure to be the talk of the party!

DIY tassel earrings yarn wrapped cardboard letters

12. Yarn letters

These yarn wrapped letters from Art Bar Blog make for a super easy, fun craft project - another stash-busting idea for the kids to give a go. Cut out cardboard letters and wrap them in your favorite yarn shades for hours of fun.

13. Pom-pom bunnies

Make these fuzzy friends, ideal for bunny lovers, little kids and an extra special Easter craft! These cute-as-a-button pom-pom bunnies will be loved by anyone making them or receiving one as a gift. 

pom pom bunny project with felt ears

14. Bargello wall hanging

Say hello to your new favorite hobby with Bargello! Bring this tapestry style to life with eye-catching patterns and gorgeous colorways. This Bargello wall hanging is the perfect place to start and learn the basics. DK yarn works perfectly with the plastic canvas used in this yarn craft.

15. Latch hooking cushions

Latch hooking brings all the texture you could want to yarn makes! Latch hook uses pre-cut pieces of yarn, which is pushed through your fabric to create tufts that create these fun and fuzzy designs. A latch hook cushion is a great project for a latch hook newbie! 

3 latch hook cushions with different colourful patterns

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About the author

Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones is SEO Content writer at LoveCrafts. Lover of chunky yarns and colourful paper crafts, Sarah works alongside the content team to create helpful guides and tutorials across all our crafts to keep the makers informed and inspired! 

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