Yarn We Heart: Lion Brand Heartland

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Allow us to introduce you to our latest obsession, Lion Brand's Heartland yarn. Inspired by the American landscape and made in America, this collection features 28 subtle shades of yarn. It's an easy-to-care-for worsted weight yarn that belongs in everyone's yarn stash. Our friend and crochet blogger Sarah Zimmerman of Repeat Crafter Me was kind enough to review Lion Brand's Heartland yarn for us, as well as design an original pattern using a few skeins of this wonderful new … [Continue reading...]

Crochet Around the World

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I'm going to let you in on a little secret....I'm a little bit of a travel nut. By a little, I mean completely obsessed to the point that it's borderline unhealthy (kind of like my love for crochet). I've been fortunate enough to travel quite a bit in the past, but it's been a few years since I've been able to step off a plane, train, or boat and been some place completely new. Lately, travel has been at the forefront of my mind. After hearing of the stories from a few of my friends and family … [Continue reading...]

Animal Inspired Knit Hat Patterns

Animal Inspired Knit Hat Patterns

One of the best parts about knitting for kids is that you get to use your imagination and get a little crazy without actually having to wear your creations. Some of my favorite knitting pieces have been those I’ve made for my tiny nieces and nephews. Whimsical knit sweaters with shooting stars and orbiting planets, […]

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Summer Crochet Patterns: Beach Bags, Beach Totes & More

Summer Crochet Patterns

I’ve been longing for the nice weather to get here so I can bask in the sun and smell the freshly cut grass again. Alas it’s finally here! Unfortunately summer isn’t here yet, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. I’m going on vacation in a few months, so I’m already looking for the proper […]

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35 Out of This World Patterns

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Did you happen to catch the lunar eclipse this past week? If you, like myself, happened to miss it due to cloudy weather, now’s your chance to capture that same beauty with your yarn. It’s not just the lunar eclipse that’s spurned this space post, I’ve noticed a “Space” trend everywhere! From Gravity winning  a […]

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Dream in Color: 24 Colorful Crochet Patterns

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Do you want to know my favorite part about spring? I mean beyond the warm weather, blooming flowers, lighter layers, and everything. COLOR. Winter’s scenic white slopes are fine for a while, but after a few weeks I begin to crave a little color. Bright blues, radiant reds, the perfect shade of pink, I want […]

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How to Knit Cables Without a Cable Needle

How to Knit Cables Without a Cable Needle

Special thanks to Mark Rougeux for this guest blog post.   Cables can really spice up your knitting.  Traditionally, the simplest way to do 2×2, 3×3, or larger cables is to use a cabling needle. There is a very simple way, however, to get the same effect when doing a 1×1 cable that requires no […]

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16 Insanely Cute Crochet Motifs

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Basic crochet patterns are nice, but sometimes it’s fun to give your crochet patterns just a little something extra to make it your own. Crochet motifs usually a quick and easy way to add a personal touch to practically any crochet pattern such as hats, bags, home decor, and more. Plus, they usually only require […]

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Experience STITCHES with the Grand Prize Giveaway

STITCHES Grand Prize Giveaway

Knitting with friends is one of my favorite things to do as a crafter.  There’s nothing more enjoyable than working on my latest project while chatting with friends; there’s always something to talk about (what are you knitting, where did the pattern come from, what yarn are you using), and I’ve found that knitters come […]

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Adding Ruffles to Your Crochet Patterns

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Guest post by Jessie Rayot of Jessie At Home Do you ever look at a crochet pattern and think, “That would be awesome with a ruffle!” Or maybe you are working on your own pattern and can’t quite decide the best way to attach a ruffle without having to sew it on. Well, there is […]

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