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Dear Friend,

Love a contest? Be sure to scroll down to learn more about our latest giveaway and enter for a chance to win! We also share spring-inspired patterns to cheer you up during these last days of winter.

Plus, save 20% off your next order of $35+ for a limited time!

With Warm Regards,
Your Friends at Lion Brand

In This Issue: March 15, 2013

A Touch of Spring: 6 Adorable Projects for Kids

Barbara Breiter: 7 Ways to Organize Your Stash

Heather Lodinsky: Unlock the Secrets of Crochet Cables

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Book Feature: Enter Our Giveaway!

Floral Block: Knit Rose; New on Our Blog

A Touch of Spring: 6 Adorable Projects for Kids
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Crochet Bella the Bunny
Crochet Bella the Bunny
in Vanna's Choice Baby
Knit &
                                                  Crochet Grass Rug
Knit & Crochet Grass Rugs
in Wool-Ease and Wool-Ease Chunky
Crochet Amigurumi Little
                                          Lamb Egg Cozy
Crochet Amigurumi Little Lamb Egg Cozy
in Wool-Ease
Knit Little Lamb Sock
Knit Little Lamb Sock Critter
in Wool-Ease
Knit Bunny Hat and
Knit Bunny Hat and Booties
in Vanna's Choice and Vanna's Choice Baby
Crochet Amigurumi Bunny

Crochet Amigurumi Bunny Basket
in Vanna's Choice
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Barbara Breiter: 7 Ways to Organize Your Stash
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Yarn shelves

Knitting expert Barbara Breiter returns for her regular column on tips and techniques for yarncrafters.

I don't need an extra closet for my stash...I need a whole extra house! If you've been crafting for any length of time, I'm sure you know the feeling: you've sworn off buying anything new but still..the new skeins always call your name. There is an infinite number of ways to store yarn and supplies. Whatever method(s) you choose depend to some extend upon your available space, your budget, and the size of your stash.

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Heather Lodinsky: The Secrets of Crochet Cables
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Crochet Celtic Afghan

Yarncraft teacher and author Heather Lodinsky joins us for an article on crochet cables. Click here to see her earlier piece on knit cables.

Creating cables with yarn may conjure thoughts of knitting--but did you know that this magic twisting of stitches can be worked in crochet? Last month, we explored how cables in knitting are created by the use of a cable needle to change the order of the stitches and to shape the resulting left or right twist of the cable. The first time I saw a crochet cable, I though there must be a complicated technique to "twist" stitches that were already worked...

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[Afghan pictured: Crochet Celtic Afghan.]

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Book Feature: Pattern & Giveaway!
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100 Granny Squares to Crochet
                                  & Big Bloom Pillow

Springtime is the perfect time for a colorful new project. In honor of National Crochet Month, we're featuring a beautiful block and pillow design from 100 Colorful Granny Squares to Crochet by Leonie Morgan.

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PLUS five lucky winners will get their very own copy of the book, as well as 3 balls of our colorful Kitchen Cotton yarn. 

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Floral Block: Knit Rose Square
Knit Rose Square

This season, we're featuring 16 designs from the books 75 Floral Blocks to Knit by Lesley Stanfield and 75 Floral Blocks to Crochet by Betty Barnden, courtesy of our friends at St. Martin's Griffin. Use them as a jumping-off point for scarves, afghans, and other projects!

View the instructions for the Knit Rose Square.

New on Our Blog

Each week, find helpful articles, stories, and pattern ideas on our blog! Here are a few recent posts:

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