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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 blue hues, and Sapphire in particular is embraced as one of the most…

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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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Where are all the Left-Handed Crafters?

National Left-Handers Day is coming up on August 13th, so we’re shouting out our left-handed crafters! There are different options when it come to knitting and crocheting, but there’s something new to learn for any crafter who’s curious. If you’re interested in trying something new, then read on! Or if you’re a new crafter, who…

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14 More Free Patterns to Celebrate our 140th Anniversary

When you turn 140, it’s key to have a fun way to celebrate. So we’ve been counting down our top 140 patterns, and this is the roundup for weeks 3 & 4! To keep up, you’ll want to follow us on Instagram, and check out the hashtag #LBY140. In case you don’t use Instagram, you…

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Start the Phoenix Wrap and 13 More Free Crochet Patterns for Garments and Accessories!

This is Marie from Underground Crafter. I shared a teaser about the Phoenix Wrap Crochet-a-Long last week. To recap, this is a 3-part project where you can make a beautiful rectangular shawl in 3 colors of Lion Brand Jeans (or Jeans Colors). I designed the Phoenix Wrap to meet the donation requirements to Sue Rock…

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Christmas in July: 13 Big Projects to Start Now

How many of us have waited until the last minute to start a massive holiday gift for someone? We’re guessing the answer is: everybody! It can take ages to find just the right pattern for the project you have in mind. And by the time you’ve decided, there’s hardly any crafting time left. There’s nothing…

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Top 140 Patterns Countdown: Weeks 1 & 2

Earlier this month, we announced a special countdown in honor of our 140th Anniversary. We’ll be sharing our top 140 patterns, one each day, on social media with the hashtag #LBY140. And now, we’ve decided to do a roundup and share them on our blog, as well! Here are all the patterns featured in the…

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Phoenix Wrap Crochet-a-Long

I’m Marie from Underground Crafter and I’m here to kick off the Phoenix Wrap Crochet-a-Long in the versatile and soft Lion Brand Jeans! Why the “Phoenix Wrap”? I designed this pattern in support of one of my favorite charities that accepts handmade donations, Sue Rock Originals Everyone, Inc. This is a local New York City…

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Use Crafting to End Bullying: #HatNotHate

Nowadays, younger and younger kids are reporting instances of bullying, with negative behaviors showing up as early as elementary school. Lion Brand Yarn Company is excited to announce the anti-bullying campaign #HatNotHate. Lion Brand is partnering with STOMP Out Bullying, the leading national anti-bullying and cyberbullying organization for kids and teens in the U.S. to…

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