"No, what I love best", Lotte said "Is when I'm asleep in my bed, and the Angel of Music sings songs in my head" Christine Daae, Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of The Opera Cue the organ overture and chandelier crash. I've loved the costumes from The Phantom of The Opera ever since I saw… Continue reading Making Christine’s Dressing Gown For Under $10
Copyright Yarnbending 2021 Free patterns have come a long way from the days of patterns printed on yarn bands and there are now many sites that cater specifically to publishing and / or sharing free patterns, both knit and crochet along with many wonderful designers who are generous enough to share their creations for free.… Continue reading The Best Places To Find Free Knitting & Crochet Patterns
I love the craft store, but sometimes the craft store is not the most economical place to buy your crafting supplies, especially when the exact same (or very similar) item is much cheaper elsewhere. For today's post, I'm going to share three things that are cheaper to buy from Walmart than from the manufacturer or… Continue reading 3 Craft Supplies I Always Buy From Walmart – Save Money, Craft Better
If you have to wear a mask for long periods of time, you know how much the elastic loops pull on your ears and hurt after awhile. I've seen patterns for ear savers (aka mask mates) going around since after this whole situation started last year. While those ear savers were functional, they were often… Continue reading Buttons & Bows Ear Saver Pattern
Whether I like it or not, math is an integral part of designing and aside from my crochet hooks, is probably the tool I use the most. It's used in everything from figuring out stitch count, sizing, and finding the yardage of yarn used in my designs or projects. This last point is what today's… Continue reading How To Find Yarn Yardage Without Unraveling
Copyright 2021 Yarn-bending.com By far, the single item I made and sold the most of last year were my simple 3 round face rounds, with a total of nearly 150 face rounds! Because they're quick, simple and functional, the free pattern for them has also been popular and the simplicity of the rounds make it… Continue reading 2 Sides Are Better Than One Scrubby
This morning we had our first and probably only snowfall of the year and so, as I sit here watching the snowfall and listening to Vivaldi's Winter Concertos (from The Four Seasons) and the Frozen soundtrack on repeat, I thought that now would be an apt time to share the non melt-able snowflake flurry I… Continue reading My Own Personal Flurry!
I have a love hate relationship with wrapping presents. For some reason, I have a hard time getting the wrapping paper to fold properly and look nice and neat. Because of this, I love gift bags. No worrying about wrapping a weirdly shaped item, just put the present in there and cover it with tissue… Continue reading Tag, You’re It!
I rarely do holiday themed projects, but this year I thought I'd make an exception. After making scads of my 1-2-3 Facial Rounds for orders, I wanted to give the otherwise solid colored face rounds some holiday flair. The red and white yarns I already had in my stash put me in mind of peppermints… Continue reading Peppermint Facial Rounds
Even if you're a master yarn bender, once in awhile it's nice to have a quick and simple little project. With 3 rounds and taking less than 10 minutes in total, these little facial rounds are one of those such projects. This is also a great etude that yields a functional finished item if you… Continue reading 1-2-3 Facial Rounds