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How to Make an All-Natural Dryer Ball from Yarn

Make a dryer ball that will eliminate static cling without the use of harsh chemicals.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Wrap the yarn Wrap the yarn around your first and middle fingers a couple of times to make the core of the ball.
  • TIP: If you want scented dryer balls, sew a sachet filled with dried flowers, and wind the yarn around it.
  • Step 2: Make the core Remove the loop from your fingers and continue wrapping the yarn tightly around the loop, forming a small ball about 5 inches in circumference.
  • Step 3: Cut yarn Cut the yarn with the scissors and use the crochet hook to tuck the loose end into the ball so that it doesn't unwind.
  • Step 4: Put ball in sock Put the ball into the bottom of the sock and tie it closed with a piece of string. Wind another ball the same size, put it in the sock opening, and tie the top closed.
  • TIP: Pantyhose can be used instead of a sock.
  • Step 5: Toss in washer and dryer Toss the sock by itself in the washer and then the dryer, with both on their hottest settings.
  • Step 6: Finish constructing the dryer balls Cut the string from the sock and remove the dryer balls. Wrap more yarn around them until you get a ball about 10 inches in circumference. Tuck the ends in with the crochet hook, and put the balls back in the sock, tied off the way they were before. Toss the sock back into the washer and dryer on high heat.
  • Step 7: Use it Your new, environmentally friendly static-cling remover is ready to go! Put it in the dryer with your next load of laundry, and admire the amazing results!
  • FACT: According to the Guinness World Records, Max Schoenemann holds the record for shearing five sheep in 13.71 seconds.

You Will Need

  • 100% wool yarn
  • Crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Trouser sock
  • String
  • Scented sachet (optional)
  • Pantyhose (optional)

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