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Care home knits clothes for special care babies

Knitted breasts donated to neonatal unit (Thinkstock)

When a baby is due the temptation to knit it some tiny clothes can be overwhelming.

It offers the perfect excuse to handcraft something practical and creative and you know, as they're only small, babyclothing patterns shouldn't take you months to complete.

Even if you don't know of any babies, th... read more

Crafter crochets Cabbage Patch Kid wigs

Crafter crochets Cabbage Patch Kid doll wigs (Getty)

A woman in the US has decided to take her obsession with Cabbage Patch Kid toys to the next level by crocheting her own woollen wigs.

Mail Online reports that Amanda Lillie has made a range of crocheted wig versions of the iconic dolls' hair after looking through her old toys.

Back in the late 70... read more

Louth knitters bring colour to summer festival

Saltaire Festival celebrates woolwear

Knitters in Louth are bringing colour to the town's summer festivities.

Those who possess talents in crocheting and yarncraft are pooling their skills to help decorate the town with all manner of woollen items.

This is to help celebrate the three-week Zero Degrees arts and music festival, which b... read more

Albany woman crochets plastic bags

Detroit parishioners knit mats from carrier bags (Sainsbury's)

A woman from Albany, US has chosen to do her bit for the environment and begin recycling plastic bags.

But rather than simply reusing them she has begun cutting them up and crocheting with the bags.

Daily Tidings reports that Shirley Callahan has been doing this for almost 20 years and has become... read more

Knitting back in vogue, claims author

Unfinished knitted artworks on display in Norwich (iStockphoto)

As anyone with an interest in knitting and crocheting will no doubt have noticed, yarncrafts are currently very popular.

Enjoyed by men and women of all ages, these hobbies are very much in vogue, with no sign that the interest in them will wane anytime soon.

This is according to lifelong craftsw... read more

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