Yarn Hacker

Novelty Nonsense


It’s Project Crochet time again. Welcome to the Unconventional Materials challenge!

The month of February has been set aside for experimenting with novelty yarns. This means ruffle yarns, pom-pom yarns, eyelash yarns, and any other yarn you’ve seen and thought to yourself, “what on earth would you make with THAT?” (Assuming, of course, that you have disregarded the yarn companies’ usual suggestion of “make a scarf!”).


My plan is to see how many novelty yarns I can find a non-scarf use for, but I’ve had a small amount of experience with these yarns, perhaps your challenge could be to test out these yarns by making scarves. Whatever makes sense for you, just remember to challenge yourself!

For this challenge, you can use regular yarn as part of your project, but remember that the goal is to find a novel way of using the novelty yarn! (As in: using mulin as a base is fine, but the judges frown on using tablecloths and umbrella fabric :P)


  1. Hmmmm… if I plan to use novelty yarns to make a hat, I need to go digging through my stash to see what I have. I’m sure I have something I can use!

  2. After digging out some ribbon yarn I’ve had for a long time, I opted for fun fur instead. I had a specific hat pattern in mind for the ribbon yarn, but couldn’t find it, so I’ll save it for another day.

    I made a hat ( with RHSS and the fun fur. The hat is actually pictured inside out, since the fur looked better on the wrong side, and I couldn’t be bothered to pull it all through to the right side. I figured that only someone who crochets would be able to tell the difference!

    I don’t think I like crocheting with fun fur very much…

  3. I just realized that I didn’t use novelty yarn in a novel way, so I’ll have to think of something else to make…

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