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Monthly Archives: March 2011

  • Gestrickt Planeten! (Knitted Planets!) Mochimochi Worlds in Berlin

    If you're going to be in Berlin from April 6 to 10, stop by the Pictoplasma Festival--an annual celebration contemporary character culture--to see a whole solar system made in yarn!

    Our friend Anna Hrachovec, the amazing knitter behind the popular blog Mochimochi Land and the book Knitting Mochimochi, will have a new installation called "Mochimochi Worlds" held at the Smallspace gallery. Learn more about the project on her blog.

    The adorable planet bodies include a snowman and a big yarn-ball sun, in addition to the bear planet above, and are all made with Hometown USA and Wool-Ease Thick & Quick.

    We wish Anna a great show, and we hope that if you're in the Berlin area, you'll check it out!

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  • FAQ: Selling Items Made with LB Patterns

    Many people have asked us if they can sell items made with our patterns. The short answer is most of the time. You have permission to sell any finished item you make using a Lion Brand copyrighted pattern. So, for example, you could crochet and sell a completed Fast and Easy Cowl.

    When you sell an item from one of our patterns, there are two rules. First, you cannot sell or give away our patterns; if you want to share our patterns with others, you should either use the "Email" function on our patterns or direct your friends to LionBrand.com. Second, you cannot reproduce our photographs, as they are copyrighted. Remember, your own photography will be the most accurate depiction of what you're selling; after all, your customer is buying your handmade goods, not ours!

    While the vast majority of patterns on our site are owned by Lion Brand, select patterns are sampled with permission from books, designers, etc. If the caption under the photo of the pattern indicates that the pattern is reproduced with permission, please contact the original copyright holder to find out their policies. Click here to view some of the patterns that are reproduced with permission. We also carry a selection of physical patterns from other designers; again, please respect their copyright and policies.

    Of course, if you have a question, please don't hesitate to contact us! Click here to get in touch with your questions.

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  • Round-Up: Knit & Crochet Toy Food

    When I was a child, one of my favorite games to play was "kitchen." I loved creating food to serve my brother and my dolls, a love that's translated into a passion for cooking as an adult.

    For creative crocheters and knitters, making your own toy food for your kids (or maybe even your pets) can be a fun way to use yarn scraps. Here are a few patterns from LionBrand.com that you might want to check out:

    (Click on the photos to see the full patterns.)

    This jumbo burger is a mouthwatering crochet project.

    Not the burger type? Try this sandwich with knit and crochet elements.

    Pair your sandwich with a drink!

    These cupcakes make a great little dessert.

    Finally, if you're looking for something special for that feline friend, perhaps these little guys will do the trick:

    Fill these sardines with a little catnip to make it kitty's favorite toy.

    Have you created your own knit, crochet, or crafted food? Leave a comment and share your tips and suggestions!

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