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The Surprising Way Our Color Cards Are Made

Color Cards are an inspiring tool for crafters to get ideas, and ours have an inspiring story behind them. Our color cards are handmade by Village of Progress, which is a special facility in Oregon, Illinois. Village of Progress provides resources to adults with development disabilities. They enable people to “live fulfilling and purposeful lives,”…

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How To Knit And Crochet Beanies For Babies In Need

If you’ve ever wanted to get involved in knitting and crocheting for charity, beloved blogger Stephanie Lau of All About Ami will inspire you. She received a request from the charitable organization, Beanies for Babies through Facebook to supply hats for a local hospital. While she had been crafting with her group of local knitters…

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In Honor of Memorial Day: Craft for the Armed Forces

Memorial Day hails the beginning of summer. It’s marked with a barbecue or get-together, traditionally decorated with red, white, and blue. But it’s also a day to honor armed forces members who’ve been lost in service. We pause for a National Moment of Remembrance at 3pm local time. However, if you want to do even…

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Knit the Bird Tracks Beanie (with 7 More Free Patterns for Knots of Love)

This is Marie from Underground Crafter and I can’t believe it’s my last visit with you for the Hummingbird Hat and Baby Bird Blanket Knit-a-Long! There’s still plenty of time to join in (and enter to win the end-of-KAL prizes). You can get all the details here. Remember last week I mentioned a surprise? Even…

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Knit Your Own Baby Bird Beanie (with 9 More Free Patterns for Knots of Love)

I’m Marie from Underground Crafter and I’m so excited to see what you’re working on for the Hummingbird Hat and Baby Bird Blanket Knit-a-Long! If you’re just finding out about the KAL, you can get all of the details here. We’re using Lion Brand Heartland to make a hat and baby blanket. You can donate…

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Knit Your Own Hummingbird Hat

This is Marie from Underground Crafter. I shared a teaser about the Hummingbird Hat and Baby Bird Blanket Knit-a-Long last week. To recap, this KAL includes a hat and a baby blanket in Heartland, one of my favorite Lion Brand yarns. Both patterns are designed for donation to Knots of Love, a nonprofit charity that…

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Hummingbird Hat and Baby Bird Blanket KAL

I’m Marie from Underground Crafter and I’m so excited to be kicking off a special Knit-a-Long in support of one of my favorite charities that accepts handmade donations. This KAL also features one of my favorite Lion Brand yarns, Heartland. About Knots of Love Knots of Love is a non-profit organization that distributes handmade hats…

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Charity Project: Make a Soap SACK

It’s not easy to find the right project to craft for charity, especially when there are so many out there! We’re thrilled to tell you about SACK, an inclusive idea started by Stacy Wiener. SACK stands for Serving a Community with Kindness. Stacy is starting a ‘soap sack movement’, donating much-needed basic toiletries in a…

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Supporting St. Jude: $1.9M with Vanna’s Yarns

Several years ago, we celebrated 1 million dollars of donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Through a partnership with our favorite crocheter, Vanna White, we donate a percentage of sales of all her yarns to this extraordinary hospital. We’ve been working with Vanna for over a decade, and it was essential to her that…

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Crafting for a Cause: Autism Awareness Month

World Autism Day was April 2nd, but all of April is National Autism Awareness Month. The Autism Society describes this month as an opportunity to bring awareness to autism and people living with autism, promote acceptance, and finally, encourage inclusion. Their puzzle ribbon and the puzzle piece are the most recognizable symbols for autism awareness in…

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