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Ready to KNOT? Lion Brand Yarn Has Landed at AR Workshop!

The trend of super chunky knit blankets continues this season and you can get in on the fun with AR Workshop and Lion Brand! We’ve teamed up to created a super soft, jumbo chenille yarn that’s perfect for arm knitting or hand looping. No needles or prior knitting skills required to whip up your own…

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Design With Me – My First Blanket Design: Part 3

Phew, gauge swatching is officially over with! Now onto the math… via GIPHY Guys…one thing I hate more than gauge swatching…math. I’ll admit it now, I’m awful at it, always have been and always will be. That’s why I wanted to keep this blanket very simple with garter stitch. To find out how many stitches…

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The Craze: What Is A Temperature Blanket?

First, what is a Temperature Blanket? Over the last few years, temperature blankets have been taking the crafting world by storm (pun intended). And it’s easy to see why! They’re fun to make, can incorporate lots of colors, and have the potential to be a truly unique gift or heirloom piece. To make one, the…

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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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