Published on May 15, 2019

While summer is traditionally the season of friendship bracelets and tie-dyed T-shirts, we’d like you to know that it’s also a great time to get going on a knitting project. No, we’re not suggesting that you attempt to make a sweater that you’ll just give up on halfway through. The knitting DIYs we’re recommending you take up now are for cool, textural home decor, not to mention they’re easy, quick to complete, and warm-weather appropriate. Only one of the projects even requires knitting needles.

The four DIYs below are sure to give you bragging rights among your friends for at least a week. So pick up a skein of yarn and get started.

If you want plants in high places…

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Photo by Lucy Schaeffer for flax and twine

Give your succulent the sunshine it deserves with the help of this super-easy plant holder DIY. Linen yarn lends this project a lightweight, summery look with sturdy hold, so you can rest assured your greenery won’t come crashing down to the floor.


Get the full DIY on Flax and Twine.

If you’re keen on hosting more dinner parties…

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Say no to scorched countertops from hot pots and pans, and yes to this finger-knit trivet. It has an ever-so-slightly nautical vibe, thanks to cotton cord’s role in the project, and makes for a perfect, subtle accent in a minimalist kitchen.


Get the full DIY on Flax and Twine.

If you share your home with a furry friend…

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Why shell out for a store-bought cat bed when you can knit your own? Nearly every kitty loves snuggling up in a cozy little spot, and this knit bed is chicer than most. Don’t be surprised if you’re tempted to knit several so Fluffy has a place to curl up in every room of your home.


Get the full DIY on A Beautiful Mess.

If you’re heading to a housewarming…

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Surprise your friends with these pretty potholders, which they’ll be happy to have on hand when they decide to whip up some shakshuka for brunch or bake a just-because batch of cookies. There’s a plot twist: This project doesn’t involve knitting, but rather finger crochet. Time to expand your crafting boundaries.


Get the full DIY on Pattern Stitch Blog.

See more DIY ideas:
How to DIY a Woven Wall Hanging—No Loom Required
The Case for Painting Your Door Frame…Yes, Just Your Door Frame
5 Headboard Alternatives You Can DIY This Weekend

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