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8 Festive Patterns for Thanksgiving Crafting

It’s almost time for the best meal of the year, but there’s still time left to get crafty. Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year or venturing to a friend or loved one’s home, make it festive. If you’re setting your own table, make a statement with a colorful centerpiece or unique serving details. Not staying…

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Yarncrafting & Cosplay: A Knitter Goes to Comic Con!

I’m a huge fan of costuming, as you can see in my various yarncrafting costume posts (including designing an octopus headpiece, turtle shell, arctic fox, and light-up wings). And so, I was very excited for the opportunity to attend New York Comic Con for the first time earlier this month. Comic Con is a pop…

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Our 14 All-Time Favorite Afghan Patterns

One of the best ways to stave off the cold is to cuddle up, so we suggest starting a new project. Better yet, choose one that will keep you cozy while you stitch! Here’s a list of our 14 all-time favorite afghan patterns. Whether you’re crafting for yourself, or planning to make one as a…

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12 Weeks of Christmas Starts Now

Believe it or not, it’s time to get a start on your holiday crafting. So we’re starting our 12 weeks of Christmas now, to make sure you’ve got enough time! We have twelve beautiful projects designed by some of our favorite bloggers, so you’ll have plenty of options. Plus, we’ve divvied them into four categories,…

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Embrace Your Geekness with 12 Fun Patterns

If you’re a crafter out there who’s been hiding a geekier side, then it’s time to let your freak flag fly! Whether you LARP, game, or spend time in dungeons with dragons, Embrace Your Geekness on July 13th. We’ve rounded up fun patterns from various realms of geekdom, because what could be better than mind-melding…

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Bring it to the Beach: 5 Free Beach Tote Patterns

If you’re heading to the beach this summer, make sure you bring along everything for the perfect day! There’s nothing like finally making it to the beach or pool, only to realize you forgot SPF, or a juicy book. With the right beach tote, you can have your bag packed and ready for all your…

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It’s a Beach Party! 8 Projects for Fun in the Sun

If you’re planning to head to the sand & sun this summer (and we hope you are!), then check out these 8 patterns. Maximize your summertime fun with crafting ideas to work up for the beach! From sunhats, to beach blankets, to totes, and more, we’re throwing a beach party, and you’re all invited. Beach…

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Patriotic Patterns for the 4th of July

June 14th marks Flag Day, the day our flag was adopted by the newly-formed United States in 1777. Though it didn’t become a holiday until 200 years later, when Woodrow Wilson made it official in 1916. While several towns across the country boast being the home of the original parade, most cities save their celebrations…

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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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Earth Day Crafting: 12 Patterns for a Healthier Planet

Earth Day is coming up on April 22nd, and we’d love to celebrate with you. In the spirit of sustainability, we’ve put together patterns for reusable items – market totes and bags, and dishcloths, that you can craft in our cotton-y fibers. These Earth-friendly patterns are a wonderful way to go green with color! And…

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