Quick and Easy Yarn Projects for On-the-Go Knitting and Crochet

Every yarn crafter needs a quick, easy, and portable knit or crochet project to keep on hand. School pick-up lines, doctor’s offices, airports, and any kind of waiting room necessitates something to do to pass the time. I always have an easy, small project stashed away in my purse or tote bag to keep myself from getting antsy in such situations. 

I usually work on a place mat or dish cloth, but at this point in my life, everyone in my family has more placemats than they need. New ideas for quick and easy knit or crochet projects are always appreciated. 

Several new pattern books for quick and easy knit or crochet projects have come out recently or will come out soon. Be sure to check these out:

60 Quick Knits for Beginners: Easy Projects for New Knitters from Cascade. Lots of cold weather projects – hats, wristlets, cowls, pullovers, and scarves. Geared for beginning knitters, but we veteran knitters also like a quick and easy knitting project, too.

Loom Knitting: 35 quick and colorful knits on a loomby Lucy Hopping. A terrific collection of fun patterns for loom knitting. Along with a good collection of loom-knitted hat patterns, this book also includes lots of fun projects to make for children – a rag doll, finger puppets, a pencil case, and even a baby activity block.

Crochet in a Day by Salena Baca; Danyel Pink and Emily Truman: Lots of new ideas for quick and easy crochet projects – hats and headbands, phone or tablet covers, coffee cozies, baskets, bags and totes. There’s even cute patterns for the proverbial dish rags and placemats. I especially liked the home decorating projects; after the winter hat-making season, it’s fun to crochet something new and different. Coming this spring, available for pre-order. 

Happy Crafting, Cindy


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