DIY Glow In The Dark Yarn


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This awesome blog post can be found over at the HodgePodge Crochet website!! 

http://hodgepodgecrochet.net/2014/09/diy-glow-in-the-dark-yarn/

hodgepodgecrochet.wordpress.com DIY Glow in the Dark Yarn

 

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45 thoughts on “DIY Glow In The Dark Yarn

  1. sara July 16, 2015 at 2:54 pm Reply

    I read the link about how to dye yarn first before I went any further. Lol my question is this. Did you add water to the glow paint like you did with the other paint?

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    • Tanya Naser July 16, 2015 at 3:04 pm Reply

      Hey Sara,

      The only water added was the water still left in the damp yarn. 🙂

      “So I went through the process of ‘dying’ my yarn by first making a small(ish) hank of white, but this time I wet the yarn really well, drained the water so that the yarn was still wet but not dripping, and then poured some of the paint directly over it and massaged it in.”

      The rest of the process is outlined in the post. Hope that helps!

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  2. discord1a February 9, 2015 at 8:31 pm Reply

    I am so excited to do this! Ever since the Bernat glow yarn disappeared, I’ve been looking for alternatives. Can’t beat DIY!

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  3. […] not always of the yarny variety—to try. My inquisitive nature is to blame for things like DIY glow in the dark yarn, DIY paper mache yarn bowls, and the crochet Indian […]

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  4. jmdenison November 3, 2014 at 1:22 pm Reply

    thanks for the post! I am going to try this by dying worsted white with glow in the dark paint and do it in hanks. Bernat made it once for a reasonable price, but now no one has it any more. My daughter wants a Zero dog crochet animaguri for christmas and I will try that.
    My only comment is that I would put a small fan in front of it so it dries faster.

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  5. […] Worsted-weight yarn in two colors, for the pumpkin and stalk (I was unoriginal and did orange and green, respectively. This would be a great use for that glow in the dark yarn!) […]

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  7. Trista October 7, 2014 at 1:00 pm Reply

    My question is regarding the amount of yarn and paint. I have weighed out 2oz hanks of yarn is 1 bottle enough or do I need more? Thanks!

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    • Tanya Naser October 9, 2014 at 1:22 pm Reply

      I only used a small squirt (enough to wet through all the yarn) so a bottle should last you through a couple of full 7 ounce skeins 🙂

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  8. Heather October 3, 2014 at 7:21 pm Reply

    Thankyou so much for posting this! Every year I make something cute for our trick-or-treaters, and I’ve been at a lost to find something unique for this year, but this is absolutely perfect! What kid doesn’t love things that glow in the dark?

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  9. […] don’t know how many of you saw Hodge Podge Crochet’s post about Glow in the Dark yarn, but I was super excited when I read it. I’ve been looking for Glow in the Dark yarn for a […]

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  10. Kristine October 2, 2014 at 11:01 am Reply

    So the boo bag you made… Now that it’s complete if you wash it will the glow dye run and leatch into the other non-dyed yarn???

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  11. Jeraldine October 2, 2014 at 8:02 am Reply

    So AWESOME!!!!! I CAN’T WAIT TO TRY THIS

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  12. Julie September 30, 2014 at 7:52 pm Reply

    My glow in the dark yarn is drying now-my kids think I’m awesome! lol And just in time for Halloween! Thanks for a great idea!

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    • Tanya Naser October 2, 2014 at 1:37 pm Reply

      I know how it feels to be a super hero mom!!! So tickled for you 🙂 Hope the kids enjoy! Mine have made so much stuff from this yarn including spiderwebs, ghosts, jewelry!! It’s amazing stuff to get your fingers into and play with!

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  13. Mary Ann September 30, 2014 at 1:55 am Reply

    Love the idea of DIY glow yarn. What yarn brand & type did you use?
    Thank you!

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    • Tanya Naser October 2, 2014 at 1:36 pm Reply

      I used regular Red Heart Super Saver in white, which seems to work the best to get the brightest and longest glow 🙂

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  14. Jennifer September 25, 2014 at 10:08 pm Reply

    Hi! I just used your tutorial to make glow embroidery floss, and so far so good! I don’t know how it will pull apart into individual strands, but I’ll keep you updated after it’s dried. I was so happy to find glow stuff! Thank you for your help!

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  15. Angel Cohn September 24, 2014 at 8:20 pm Reply

    Absolutely genius! I love it!

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  16. Linda Webb September 23, 2014 at 2:30 pm Reply

    Red Heart has reflective yarn now..

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  17. Marilyn September 23, 2014 at 1:39 pm Reply

    What brand is the pink in the pick?

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    • Tanya Naser September 23, 2014 at 2:05 pm Reply

      The pink yarn was dyed with regular pink acrylic paint. It does not glow in the dark. 🙂

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  18. Patricia @ Pops de Milk September 23, 2014 at 11:14 am Reply

    This is so beyond awesome! I cannot wait to try this 😀

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  19. Mortuum September 23, 2014 at 10:04 am Reply

    OHH, i guess it will also work with fluorescent painting so it will be visible only on UV light.
    I have to try that this week-end, thank you for the tutorial.

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  20. Shola September 23, 2014 at 9:43 am Reply

    Fantastic! I’m crocheting up some Halloween ghosts right now so I must try and find some glowing paint!

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  21. Seven days, seven links | Knitted Art September 23, 2014 at 5:03 am Reply

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  22. Love.Ewe September 23, 2014 at 12:32 am Reply

    Reblogged this on Clovers 4 Ewe and commented:
    Looking for a cool new project for that perfect Halloween decoration? This could help.

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  23. Michelle Warwick September 22, 2014 at 6:51 pm Reply

    Reblogged this on From Home Crochet and commented:
    Brilliant. Quite literally. 😉

    Awesome Tutorial on how to create Glow in the Dark yarn by Hodge Podge Crochet!

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  24. The Casting On Couch September 22, 2014 at 2:48 pm Reply

    This is really fab. Perfect for Halloween.

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    • Tanya Naser September 22, 2014 at 10:46 pm Reply

      So happy to see you coming over to visit with me again! ❤ I still have my scarf on my needles and I'm constantly checking your channel for more yummy knit patterns to try!

      Thanks so much for leaving me a comment! My kids are over the moon about this new discovery and used the yarn to make spiderwebs today that were glowing in our front window this evening. 🙂

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  25. Sandy Peterson September 22, 2014 at 12:48 pm Reply

    What happens when U wash it?

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    • Tanya Naser September 22, 2014 at 10:48 pm Reply

      Make sure you check out the FAQ at the bottom of the blog post! 🙂

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  26. Bagel Garrison September 22, 2014 at 9:29 am Reply

    I’d never have thought of this! I would have assumed that you’d end up with “crunchy” yarn. DEFINITELY trying!

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  27. Dawna C September 22, 2014 at 2:26 am Reply

    Would it be possible to dye a colored yarn with the glow in the dark paint? This really intrigues me!

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    • Tanya Naser September 22, 2014 at 10:48 pm Reply

      Make sure you check out the updated FAQ at the bottom of the blog post! 🙂

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      • fabiola March 30, 2015 at 6:13 pm

        Does it matter what depth of color it is used on? For example if I used it on a light pastel blue vs navy blue? Or will it not work on any blue at all?

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  28. gerri ann September 21, 2014 at 11:40 am Reply

    Omg def trying this i do beleive a trip to michaels is in order for this week .

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  29. Heidi Lee Yates September 21, 2014 at 10:06 am Reply

    This is fabulous and I love the new look of your blog! (POLKA DOTS rock). Thanks for trying new things and sharing.

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  30. isabella September 21, 2014 at 2:40 am Reply

    Great idea!
    Love,
    Isabella

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  31. Nana Rogers September 21, 2014 at 2:08 am Reply

    Oh my goodness I have to try this! Thanks so much for sharing Honey. xoxo Nana

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  32. laurascrochetedgifts September 20, 2014 at 11:33 pm Reply

    Awesome! Thank you for sharing! I made trick-or-treat bags for my kids. When they wear out, I think I’ll do the glow-in-the-dark thing.

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