Friday, 18 July 2014

The Yarn Truffle Crochet or Knitting Challenge

Once again inspired by Vicky I set out to show people what could be made from one of these:

A bag of Yarn Truffles. 50g of colour themed yarn!
This is the contents of the bag shown but each bag is slightly different and this is not the bag I used.

We have a box of these ready, so to make it a fair challenge I just put my hand in the box and pulled a bag out without looking.

This shows all the things that I have made from one bag of yarn. Four large brooches, a big purse and a little purse, three hair clips, a beaded bracelet and a tie on thing that could be a necklace or a head band or you could tie it on to any other bit of you, you fancy.

Of course these makes needed some extra bits so I raided the haberdashery and embellishments. I didn't use the whole packet of the beads, buttons, bells , hair clips or brooch backs so I will be able to do this all again with the remainder.

The rest of the pictures are mainly close ups of the things that you can make.

The jungle brooch/pin
 The garden brooch
 The coral reef brooch
The solar system brooch

I have made a sort of pattern for these three.  They only use three very simple motifs - a circle, a flower and a coral. You can probably see that I have cheated and used a few orange beads.

It has been  really interesting to work out how to use the yarn to the best effect - if you fancy the same challenge the bags of yarn truffles are for sale as are the packets of haberdashery and embellishments

The really annoying thing is that I had this much yarn left .
As I was writing the title I thought I was being knitist by excluding the knitters. So if you knit why not try the great yarn truffle challenge - what can you make????


  1. Wow! That's amazing!
    What fabulous results from 50g, a few bits and pieces and a very creative mind!
    (I have had some similar brooch ideas recently...they are all waiting to be pieced together...working in stages....and at tangents!)
    Hope you use the items to publicise your yarn truffles - great idea!
    Ali x

  2. Thanks again for your kind comments. I would love to see your finished brooches ....oh how I understand the working at tangents thing!!!

    1. Don't hold your breath...but will let you know when they are complete!! A

    2. I was thinking about the number of incomplete projects I have in the cupboard and was trying to convince myself that I would finish them in the winter when I suddenly realised what the problem is -- I love yarn and cannot resist wool shops, I also cannot resist trying the new yarn immediately which means I have to put aside the current piece - I am sure you know what I mean!

    3. ....sure do!!
      Just come back from holiday with some colourful new hanks - though I'm more of a resisting-to-try-as-I-might-use-it-all-up-and-will-find-it-hard to-replace-it person at times too!