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Published on July 3rd, 2015 | by Angie

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Don’t miss these 5 crochet hacks!

Optimizing your time with these crochet and yarn hacks is a no brainer. Don’t miss these 5 crochet hacks, guaranteed to make your life easier. 

Crochet hacks - learn more at LoveCrochet!

1. Make a mini pompom with a fork

How to make a small pom pom with a fork - learn more at LoveCrochet!

 

By winding yarn around a fork, and passing another strand through the tines to tie it together, you can slip it off the fork and cut it apart. Trip it up, and voila! A mini pompom!

2. Bend your crochet hook so that it fits on your key ring

Crochet hacks: bend your hook to make it a keyring

 

You can bend the end of your hook around to make a loop that can slip onto your keyring for on-the-go crafting. Don’t feel like bending your hook, or use wood hooks? Check out these ready-made keyring crochet hooks: you can get it with a variety of charms, like a donut, a tree, a teapot, or a Hobbit door.

3. Make a giant pompom in less than 5 minutes

Make a huge pompom in less than 5 minutes - read more at LoveCrochet!

 

Just like it’s mini-sibling, the monsterpom can be made in about 5 minutes with a ball of yarn and some scissors. Who doesn’t need an oversized pom pom?

4. Make a makeshift yarn bowl

Make a makeshift yarn bowl - read more at LoveCrochet

 

When you lose all patience for your cats attacking your yarn, pull out a paper clip and a bowl to create a fabulous makeshift yarn bowl.

5. Wind a center pull ball of yarn

Crochet hacks: wind a center pull ball of yarn

 

Center pull balls of yarn are the best thing since sliced bread. They don’t tangle and they don’t roll. Make a center pull ball of yarn using a crochet hook by keeping one tail outside as you wind the yarn around the hook. At the end of the yarn, take the hook out, and voila! Center pull!

What are your favorite crochet hacks? Tell us in the comments below!

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A Jack of all crochet, but a master of Netflix and video games. When not crocheting, you might find me on the archery range or in choir practice!




9 Responses to Don’t miss these 5 crochet hacks!

  1. sharyn foster says:

    well I have never been able to keep a pom pom together so I will try this one

  2. Jillian says:

    Tip #4 is going to save me a ton of money! Thanks for these!

  3. Jennifer Reichenberger says:

    I love the pom pom hacks, easier than using a pom pom maker! The yarn bowl hack is so easy, and cheaper than buying a wooden or ceramic bowl. I have a wood bowl, but don’t use it since I bought a great yarn spinner from a crater on ETSY.

  4. Erlinda says:

    Thanks so much for sharing center pull yarn balls. Also the paperclip in a bowl. I definitely will be using both these ideas.

  5. Caroline Lennek says:

    Love the yarn bowl trick although I think technically that is not a paper clip, it’s an alligator clip…but the picture makes it all clear.

  6. alison middleton says:

    Thanks for the idea about the Yarn Bowl , that’s one to try ! I already use the other knacks and they are great time savers and make for fuss-free creations !

  7. Renee says:

    I just love the makeship yarn bowl and using a crochet hook to make a center-pull ball of yarn.

  8. Linda Mock says:

    The pom pom hacks, never thought of either one. I will try the fork one. Also the bowl, that is a great idea. Thanks

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