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Get Started Crocheting with These 3 Videos

If this is your first time venturing into the yarniverse, welcome! If you’re a knitting looking to cross-over to crochet, we’re happy to have you. We here at Lion Brand work hard to create accessible videos to help crafters pick up a new hobby, develop their skills, and try new things. With these 3 videos,…

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Our Spring & Summer Collection, Part 1: 7 Free Patterns!

We’re thrilled to bring you Part 1 of our Spring & Summer Collection! These 7 free patterns are perfect projects to stitch up for warmer weather. Not only are they juicily bright for the warmer months, but they’re also quick, so you can get outside! Read on to see all 7 patterns, and choose your…

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Color of the Year for April: Persimmon

Persimmon is a fruit with mystery. It’s rich, and velvety; sweet when it’s ripe, but acerbic and gritty if you pick it too early. It’s a mysterious color, too. Warm and rosy for an orange, with undertones of yellow that keep it from being truly red. Persimmon is one of the strongest warm tones of…

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London Kaye Crochet Hooks + A Giveaway!

We’re thrilled to be working with London Kaye, NYC-based yarn-bombing goddess. We love all the new ideas she’s bringing to Lion Brand! From her colorful and durable new yarn, to her inspired Theme Packs, she’s all about bringing a smile to your day. But one of our favorite collaborations by far has been her brilliant…

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Get Layered for Spring with These 12 Lion Brand Kits

As spring begins to peek around the next calendar page, we’ll cast off our heaviest outerwear in favor of lighter-weight options. What do you wear, when it’s too warm for a winter coat, but too chilly to go without? We’re in favor of layers! Keep your heavier knits in your wardrobe rotation for another few…

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All Eyes on the Eye Trend: Craft It Yourself with London

One fun trend peeking out everywhere for spring is the eye trend. Traditionally used as a protective talisman, these big peepers are also popular just as bright, fun images to appliqué anywhere. If you’re curious about crafting one for yourself, check out London Kaye’s new Theme Kit – the London Eye! She’ll have you crafting…

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2018 Trends: All-Over Texture, +15 Patterns

We’re back with the latest trend for 2018! Our 5 knit, crochet & yarn trends for the year started with Loose & Easy, and today we’re bringing you trend #2: All-Over Texture. For ideas to craft with all year long, read on for 15 patterns, and tips from our design team, to make all-over texture all your…

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Get Crafty with Mama in a Stitch! +8 Patterns

In the beginning of 2018, we welcomed the wonderful crafters who design with us to New York City for a Blogger Bash! One of those in attendance was the inspiring Jessica Potasz of Mama in a Stitch, the creative force behind some of your favorite Lion Brand kits. Knit, crochet, and other artsy things, Mama…

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Roseanne is back & so is her iconic afghan!

With the return of the hit TV show ‘Roseanne’, we’re also feeling a surge of nostalgia for her very 90s living room décor. In the spirit of this beloved sitcom family, ABC turned a New York subway car into their family room! Our favorite detail? The ‘afghan’ strewn across the back of the subway bench…

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Spring Ahead: 2 Farmers Market Tote Kits

Spring is just around the corner, and we’re planning to spring ahead with our crafting. Your local farmers market will be back in action soon with lots of fresh produce and baked goods, time to get ready! We’ve got two market tote crochet kits to help you carry all of those delicious local goodies home,…

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