Okay. I LOVE food. But…I’m going to be the first one to admit it right now – I’m a tiny bit over food right now – I mean. It was JUST Thanksgiving.
Instead, I thought I’d show you how to dye yarn with Kool-Aid. < WHAAT?! Yes..It is SO easy! Plus, it’s December – which means it’s crafting time 🙂 < Oh geez. Have you not started your DIY Christmas presents yet?! Eeekk..I’d be in total panic mode!
- Buy yarn. It needs to be a light color – or – undyed. It also needs to be 100% wool. < Or, mostly wool. If you use a yarn that is partially wool and partially something else, only the wool will accept the dye (which can be cool as well!)
- Wrap the yarn into skeins (if it isn’t already)
- Soak the yarn in warm water for at least 10 minutes
- Add the koolaid to a mason jar or a large pot (if using more yarn) and fill half full with boiling water
- Add the yarn to the jar and swirl around
- Leave until the yarn has soaked the color up and the water is clear again
- Gently remove the yarn from the jar or pot and carefully rinse with room temperature water
- Hang to dry
- Knit or Crochet something awesome 🙂
Colors above (Left to right, top row first): 1 – 1 package grape, 2 – 1 package lemon-lime, 3 – 1 package mixed berry, 4 – 1 package pink lemonade, 4 – 1 package cherry (left to right bottom row): 1 – 1 package lemonade, 2 – 2 packages ocean spray blueberry pomegranate, 3 – 1/2 teaspoon mixed berry, 1+1/2 teaspoon lemonade, 4 – 1//2 teaspoon mixed berry, 1/4 teaspoon black cherry, 5 – 1 packet lemon, 1/4 teaspoon black cherry, 1 packet orange
🙂 There are a lot of other techniques you can do to make the yarn variegated or different colors throughout. It was super fun and so easy to dye! Below is a video with much more details…
I’d love to hear about it if you try your hand at dying the yarn!!
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