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On Anna and Clara’s travels, Anna always brings her knitting and crochet projects so her desire to create can run free on the road as well.
The bag makes it easy to bring the yarn projects. There is a hole for the yarn, and the compartments inside the bag keep track of crochet hooks, knitting pins, scissors and yarn.

Anna has added a personal touch to the bag by embroidering a lovely pattern on the strap.

Materials:
Bag for knitting and crochet projects €6.69
Embroidery thread
Needle


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Create reusable yarn make-up remover pads

Cut back on the disposable cotton pads and crochet a collection of reusable yarn make-up remover pads made of the sisters’ soft bamboo yarn consisting of 50 % bamboo and 50 % cotton. This is a crochet project ideal for beginners.

TIP: The sisters recommend that you, before use, place the make-up remover pads in cold water for 24 hours before washing them with similar colours at 40 degrees. This increases the suction capacity of the yarn pads.

List of materials for this DIY project:
The sisters’ bamboo yarn
Crochet hook
Scissors

Abbreviations:
Rnd = round
st = stitch
dc = double crochet

Crochet needle size 4 mm

Start with a magic ring with 6 dc.
Rnd 1:
2 dc in every dc (12 st).
Rnd 2: *1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc* repeat until end of round (18 st).
Rnd 3: *1 dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc* repeat until end of round (24 st).
Rnd 4: *1 dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc* repeat until end of round (30 st).
Rnd 5: *1 dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc* repeat until end of round (36 st).
Rnd 6: *1 dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc* repeat until end of round (42 st).
Rnd 7: *1 dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc* repeat until end of round (48 st).
Rnd 8: *1 dc in next 7 dc, 2 dc in next dc* repeat until end of round (54 st).

Create reusable yarn make-up remover pads
Create reusable yarn make-up remover pads

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Knitting pattern by Søstrene Grene

Knitting is a sweet activity which can result in something highly useful, if you ask Anna.

Have a look at the video in which Anna knits useful dishcloths for the kitchen.

DIY knitting pattern by Søstrene Grene

Anna’s dishcloth in one-colour brioche stitch

When the day draws to a close, Anna likes to make herself comfortable in her favourite armchair with a hot cup of tea and her knitting. At the moment she is occupied with knitting a lovely dishcloth, which brings a personal touch to this practical, everyday item.

Anna recommends that you knit dishcloths in your favourite colours, and if you wish, you can knit dishcloths in seven different colours – one for every day of the week.

Materials:
Anna and Clara’s cotton yarn (approx. 25 g per dishcloth, depending on gauge).
Circular or double-pointed knitting needles no. 3.5 mm

Abbreviations:
k: knit
p: purl
st: stitches

How to knit a one-colour dishcloth:
The dishcloth’s measurements: 25 cm x 25 cm
Gauge: 26 st x 22 st = 10 x 10 cm

Cast on 52 stitches around either the circular or double-pointed knitting needle no. 3.5 mm
Knit 5 rows
Row 6: (right side) 3 k * 1 p slip stitch with yarn over, 2 knit together, 1 p slip a stitch * Continue from * to * until there is 3 m left on the needle, 3 k.
Row 7: (wrong side): 3 k, 1 p slip stitch with yarn over, 2 purl knit together, 1 p slip a stitch with yarn over, continue from * to * until there are 3 stitches left on the needle, 3 k.
To finish: Finish with 5 rows garter stitch. Cast off.

If you would like to knit a small hand towel, simply increase the number of stitches to how many you want, or e.g. to 80 m. Always cast on an even number of stitches. You could also knit a wider border around it, e.g. 9 rows at the bottom and top and 5 k on either side of the towel. Make a strap for hanging the towel by casting off over 6 stitches on 3. The last knit row (on the border at the top) and on the second to last row, bring the yarn over 6 stitches again by bringing the yarn over the centre row. Knit 1 k row more and cast off.

Anna wishes you the best of luck with your knitting

DIY knitting pattern by Søstrene Grene

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Turn yarn into adorable birds and let them adorn the living room or children’s room. For Anna, this is a cosy way to work with yarn which even brings a feeling of spring into the home. She recommends that you explore the abundance of carefully selected yarn colours in stores right now.

List of materials for this DIY project:
Anna and Clara’s OEKO-TEX®-certified cotton yarn
Kitchen towel or napkin
Cardboard
Circle frame for mobile, set of two pcs.
Glue gun
Scissors


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When Anna and Clara go on vacation or an outing with their nephew, they always bring entertainment for the little one. Anna has created three versions of a suitcase for play and storage that are personalised with paint and self-adhesive foil.

List of materials for this DIY project:
Play suitcase
Self-adhesive foil
Søstrene Grene´s acrylic paint
An empty kitchen roll
Small cloths for the teddy bear’s bedding
Scissors
Pencil
Paintbrushes


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Bring ‘hygge’ into your everyday life by having a journal that you fill with nice memories and moments of ‘hygge’ such as drawings, notes and your favourite recipes. The journal is made with special sections for drawings and scribbles, and you can reflect on everyday ‘hygge’ daily, once a week or when an opportunity presents itself. “Take time to dwell on everyday ‘hygge’ and experience how it brings a feeling of joy and tranquility,” Clara says.

List of materials for this DIY project:
Anna and Clara’s ‘hygge’ journal
Fineline pens
Photos and cosy memories


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Anna is fond of imbuing every stitch with a thought for her loved ones. The shawl is knitted in the finest warm and colourful wool, which is sure to spread joy on cold days.

MATERIALS FOR ANNA’S WOOLLEN SHAWL:
Anna and Clara’s 100% wool (50 g)
5 balls (250 g)
Circular knitting needle, size 6 mm.
length 80 cm.

ABBREVIATIONS
st(s): stitch(es)
r(s): row(s)

HOW TO KNIT A WARM WOOLLEN SHAWL
Using circular knitting needle, size 6 mm, length 80 cm, cast on 8 sts. (Work back and forth on the circular needle)

Row 1: (right side)
Slip 1 knitwise, *increase 1 st in each of next 2 sts, knit 1 st*, repeat from * to * once more, knit 1

Row 2: (wrong side)
Slip 1 knitwise, purl to end (12 sts)

Row 3: (right side)
Slip 1 knitwise, *increase 1 st, knit 2 sts*, increase 1 st, knit 1 st, repeat from * to * twice

Row 4:
Slip 1 knitwise, purl to end (16 sts)

Continue increasing 4 sts on each knit row until the shawl has the desired size.
If you have knitted the shawl in single- colour yarn, you could choose to switch to a different colour for the last 8 rows.
Finish by working 1 row in garter stitch on wrong side and cast off on the next knit row.
Weave in ends.

DIY uldsjal



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This lovely tea cosy helps keep your tea hot during the cold months of the year.
”It is both practical and cosy,” believes Clara.

You can print the template here:

MATERIALS FOR THE TEA COSY:
Anna and Clara’s woollen yarn,
3 grey balls (150 g)
+ 1 purple ball (50 g)
Circular knitting needle, size 6 mm.
length 80 cm.
Double-pointed knitting needles, size 6 mm.
Crochet hook, size 6 mm.

ABBREVIATIONS
st(s): stitch(es)
r(s): row(s)
rnd(s): round(s)
ch = chain stitch

PATTERN CHART
X = purple

 = main colour (grey)

HOW TO KNIT A TEA COSY
using a circular needle size 6 mm and grey yarn,
cast on 108 sts. Work 15 rds in garter stitch.
Using purple yarn, work the pattern (13 rds in all).
Work from the chart. Each square is 1 st.
There are 4 sts between each star; but 7 sts
between the first and the last star in rnd.
Now, using grey yarn, work 15 rnds in garter stitch.
Decrease.
*Knit 16 sts. Knit 2 sts together.*
Continue from * to * 6 times in all.
Next rnd: knit.
Next rnd: *knit 15 sts. Knit 2 sts together.*
Continue from * to * 6 times in all.
Next rnd: knit to end of rnd (switch to double-pointed
knitting needles when there are no longer enough
stitches on the circular knitting needle).
Continue decreasing in alternate rnds
until 12 sts remaining. Work 25 rnds. Cast off.

BOBBLES
Using the crochet hook and purple wool,
pick up 1 st at the centre of the star.
Work 3 ch. Then work 4 treble stitches in
the same st. Gather the 5 sts by going into
the first st and pull the yarn through.
Pull the end of the yarn through to the
back of the work and tie a knot.
Remember to make a bobble on top
of the work. Weave in ends.

FELTING
Machine-wash the tea cosy at 40°C without detergent.
Tease the cosy into shape when wet. If necessary,
place the cosy over a bowl and leave to dry.
Stitch the top together.


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Anna has created a colourful and flowery decoration from branches and lovely paper flowers. “Let the fine, adorned birch branches decorate nicely during the spring months while we patiently wait for fresh summer flowers,” Anna advices.

List of materials for this DIY project:
A bouquet of branches
Tissue paper
Felt flowers
Jam jar or vase
Carton
Utility knife
Scissors
Glue gun


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With Anna’s template, the entire family can easily create personalised and creative masks. Make it a fun-filled joint activity when creating these festive masks, that can be made from both paper and felt and decorated with tremendous trimmings such as felt balls and feathers.

List of materials for this DIY project:
Anna’s template
Felt
Cardboard
Tissue paper
Felt balls
Feathers
Glue gun
Scissors


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Do you wish to give a special person a heartwarming gift? Let Valentine’s Day be the occasion to give a creative and personal box filled with caramels and small notes with loving words and expressions. It will arouse joy with the recipient, who in time can open the sweet notes.

List of materials for this DIY project:
Anna and Clara’s heart-shaped box
Beads
Paper
Pen
Ribbon
Tissue paper
Caramels or other sweets
Scissors
Glue gun


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Enjoy a peaceful moment to create sweet cards and invitations for this year’s upcoming celebrations and festivities. “It is wonderful both to be the sender and recipient of a card made especially for a loved one,” Anna tells.

List of materials for this DIY project:
Anna and Clara’s A5 cards
Paper
Stickers
Masking tape
Scissors
Stamps
Stamp pad


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Carefully created invitations are a pleasure to hand out, and with Anna’s creative details, you can easily add a personal touch to your invitations. Apply a manila tag, dried flowers and finally a stamp seal to create unique invitations that surely will bring joy.

List of materials for this DIY project:
Anna and Clara’s cards with envelopes
Manila tags
Ribbon
Seal and sealing wax
Dried flowers


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Combine paper with Anna and Clara’s glue and discover how you can create unique and personalised bowls with few means and materials. Layer by layer, the paper is glued together, thus creating the bowls which are ideal for decorative storage.

List of materials for this DIY project:
Anna and Clara’s glue
Paper
Brush
Bowl
Baking paper
Scissors


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With just two ingredients, you can create the finest letters and figures that will look lovely displayed on a pennant. “It is wonderful how glue and yarn can be transformed into small unique creations,” Anna says.

List of materials for this DIY project:
Anna and Clara’s glue
Yarn
Cardboard remains
Pins
Fork


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Self-hardening clay is a wonderful versatile material for creative projects, if you ask Anna, and most recently, she has used it to create lovely wall decorations. Learn more in the video and on the website where Anna shares her templates for the moon and rainbow figures.

List of materials for this DIY project:
Anna and Clara’s self-hardening clay
Anna’s templates
Paint
Baking paper
Rolling pin
Knife
String


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“Say it with yarn!” Anna says smiling, as she has come up with a splendid idea for your creative acquaintances. With knitting needles, balls of yarn and a little greenery, you can conjure the loveliest yarn bouquet that is nice to look at, as well as highly useful.

List of materials for this DIY project:
Anna and Clara’s knitting needles
Balls of yarn in different colours and sizes
Fresh, hardy greenery
Steel wire
Beads
Tissue paper
Ribbon


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New Year’s Eve is moving ever closer, and the sisters enjoy offering a helping hand for setting the New Year’s table. Follow the link and find Anna’s simple template for the lovely napkins rings which only require that you print, cut and arrange the festive napkin rings around the linen napkins.

List of materials for this DIY project:
Anna and Clara’s linen napkins
Anna’s template for napkin rings
Printer
Paper
Scissors


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“You can save gift-wrapping paper and ribbon from the Christmas gifts with advantage,” Anna tells. With this and Anna’s template, you can create decorative New Year’s rockets which will embellish the New Year’s table or be used for small gifts for your guests as shown in the video.

List of materials for this DIY project:
Anna’s template
Cardboard tube from kitchen roll
Remains of gift-wrapping paper and ribbon
Cardboard
Pencil
Scissors
Glue gun


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Do you need to sort out the last of your Christmas gifts? If so, Anna will be happy to help you with this fine template for a printable gift card which will bring joy with the recipient. Follow the link, print the template and fill in the card with the gift you wish to give. Fold the gift card before gifting it.

You can print the template here:


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