DIY Puff Daddy a Knit Ottoman

DIY Puff Daddy a Knit Ottoman

I wanted a Knit Ottoman. Do I need to explain why? They are cute and functional! I saw one I liked at a retailer… but it was pretty expensive. I can’t even remember exactly how much but definitely over $100. Enough for me to be hesitant, off to google!  There has to be a free knit pattern out there. Spoiler, THERE IS and I found it!  

DIY Knit Ottoman | leave it to Joy
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5 Easy Beginner Knitting Projects

5 Easy Beginner Knitting Projects

As a beginner knitter myself I thought I would compile a short list of the beginner knits I have tried. I wanted to make a list that was simple and that anyone trying to learn how to knit can do!

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Easy Knit Dishcloth Pattern

Easy Knit Dishcloth Pattern

I love my knit dishcloths. They are scrubby, but also a perfect quick little project that you can start and finish in an hour or two. They are perfect for beginners or anyone who’s a novice, casual knitter – like me!
I’ve made dishcloths for a while and have slowly morphed the pattern into one I like. Here is my pattern.

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I Heart Cables Knit Beanie

I Heart Cables Knit Beanie

I started this touque in 2015. I know that because I was pregnant with my first daughter and was making it as a gift for a friend’s son. I got frustrated with the cabels and how long it was taking and packed it away. Covid-19 comes and brings with it the motivation to finish it. It won’t fit him now but, luckily, one of my girls will fit it next year.

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Vintage Window Command Centre Tutorial

Vintage Window Command Centre Tutorial

I used to crank out DIY projects monthly. However, I now have two littles and I cook more. Here is a DIY that took me 4 months, but should have taken a weekend, or an afternoon. *shrug* Here is my Vintage Window turns Command Centre! Also known as that place I put my toddler’s crafts.

Vintage Window turns Command Centre Decor | leave it to Joy

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Vintage Glider Refresh

Vintage Glider Refresh

Vintage Glider Refresh | leave it to Joy

I bought this vintage glider second hand from a nice lady who had rocked all her babies, and grand-babies to sleep for naps in this chair. I got it for $40 Canadian. I probably could have bartered a little harsher for it, but I see them for sale often for over double that! The cushions were worn from all the baby rocking and needed some extra padding and a fresh fabric.

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Woodland Cuddle Quilt

Woodland Cuddle Quilt

Woodland Cuddle Quilt | leave it to JoyA new little nephew calls for a new quilt! In the spirit of keeping things simple I impulse bought this fabric. It was on sale, fit the theme I was told his nursery would be in, and finally the billy goats stole my heart!! Read more