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Dyeing Natural Fibers Yarn Collage Scarf

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Being an avid crocheter, I am often asked about what kinds of yarns I use. Some people don't like acrylic or polyester yarns and want natural fibers like cotton.

But to find brightly colored natural fiber yarns at the craft store is a challenge, and if you go to a gourmet yarn store, they can be really expensive. I decided to make my own!

 

 
What you need is Tulip One-Step Dye in assorted colors.
 
 

It comes with gloves and rubberbands, but you'll also need a plastic tablecloth. OK, I know I've had a tutorial before on how to dye your yarn, but I only used the skinny cotton yarn. For this project I used
 - wool
 - rayon
 - silk
 - cotton


 
They came out gorgeous! Follow my tutorial above to see how I did this. 
To crochet the scarf, I used a "J" hook, I chained 70, then did double stitches on one side and single on another. For every row thereafter, I used a different color of yarn. I alternated between single and double stitched rows. Don't forget to save some extra for the fringe!
 
See that sparkle in there? That is sparkly eyelash yarn - it's polyester, but I couldn't help but add it in for a little light and shimmer!
 


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Published Date

January 15, 2015