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Plumwood: Our September Color of the Year

Our September Color of the Year is the perfect hue to introduce autumn: Plumwood. This color is a rich combination of purple and brown, which makes it what we like to call a ‘colorful neutral’. Since Violet was introduced as Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2019, purple has been getting a lot of play.…

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9 Free Hats to Make In A Day & A Special Reason to Craft

One of the quickest projects to craft to get ready for cooler weather is a hat! Here are 9 free hats, all of which can be made with just one skein. They are also all Level 1 – Beginner patterns, so whether you’re looking for a quick project or attempting your first hat, they are…

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Take ZZ Twist Yarn for a Spin + 6 Patterns

Have you tried our ZZ Twist Yarn? This new yarn was created with crocheters in mind, but it’s got qualities any crafter will love. What makes it so special is the twist. ZZ Twist is spun with a ‘Z’ twist, which happens to be the same direction yarn wraps around the crochet hook. Because of…

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Another 14 Top Patterns for our 140th Anniversary

Lion Brand is turning 140 this year, so we just had to find the perfect way to celebrate. For the past month, we’ve been counting down our top 140 patterns, and we’re not done yet! This is the roundup for weeks 5 & 6 featuring another 14 top patterns. Follow us on Instagram and check out…

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Do You Love Jeans? You’ll Love Our Jeans Yarns!

If you’re a big fan of denim, then you’ve got to try our Jeans yarns. We have options with or without the cotton content, depending on what kind of project you’re working on. And our Jeans Yarn family is growing. In addition to our classic Jeans Yarn, we now offer Jeans Colors and Cotton Jeans…

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Join the #HatNotHate Campaign: Donate a Hat

If you read about our new #HatNotHate campaign to end bullying, then you might be wondering how to get involved. We’ve teamed up with STOMP Out Bullying™, and we want you to join us! October 1st is the World Day of Bullying Prevention, so we’re embarking on a very special project. To participate, you can…

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Finish Your Phoenix Wrap and 18 More Free Crochet Patterns for Women’s Garments and Accessories

This is Marie from Underground Crafter and I’m here for the last post of the Phoenix Wrap Crochet-a-Long. I hope you’ve been enjoying this CAL as much as I have! In today’s post, I’m sharing a sneak peek of the third and final part of the Phoenix Wrap along with a roundup of 18 more…

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August’s Color of the Year: Sapphire

For our August Color of the Year, we chose Sapphire blue, which is omnipresent in all levels of fashion. Consider the lowly blue jean, worn by the masses, yet still incorporated into every designer’s collection. All of America has fallen in love with blue hues, and Sapphire in particular is embraced as one of the…

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Phoenix Wrap, Part 2, and an Interview with Sue Rock

This is Marie from Underground Crafter. I’m excited to be back for the third part of the Phoenix Wrap Crochet-a-Long, a free mystery CAL to make a rectangular shawl in Lion Brand Jeans, one of my favorite soft yarns. If you’re just joining us, you can read the announcement here and get a roundup of…

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What to Do for Relaxation Day + 6 Patterns

Summer is the perfect time to take it easy, but you can really put your feet up on August 15th. It’s Relaxation Day, so we’re thinking of ways to celebrate. One excellent way to relax is by grabbing your latest WIP. Crafting is proven to have positive effects on stress levels, so it’s no wonder…

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