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Happy, Fast & Free: One Skein Crochet Gift Patterns with Lion Brand Yarn!

While many are just beginning their shopping, we crafters know it’s crunch time! Quick gift patterns are the order of the day – so here are 10 of my favorite crochet freebies that use just one skein of Lion Brand yarn apiece!   Openwork Shawl by Lion Brand A fantastic beginner pattern featuring Shawl in […]

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Two New Designs: Knit or Crochet! Cardigans w/Face-Framing Collar in Heartland

Today we’re featuring two garments from our new Fall/Winter Style Guide – knit and crochet versions of a unique and breezy cardigan, available exclusively as kits! The long lines of these sleeveless cardigans make for easy layering. We love the dramatic collar on these cardigans! The oversized collar adds interest and warmth, while framing the […]

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Process v. Product: What’s your crafting style?

Do you love the doing, or do you love being done? In the age-old debate of process v. product, most of us fall to one side of the spectrum. Does your brain delight in the aspects of process, each step coming into focus along the way, or is your mind always holding the end-point in […]

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Modular Knitting with New Basic Yarn, Part 1: The Autumn Palette

Modular knitting requires first, that you knit a shape—let’s say, a rectangle—and second, that you enlarge the shape. To enlarge, you pick up stitches along an edge, and knit out from them. You could accomplish this enlargement by knitting separate pieces and sewing them together like patchwork, but it’s easier, faster, and seamless when you […]

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Binky Patrol: Crafting for a Cause

If you’re looking for a cause to craft for as we head into colder weather, check out Binky Patrol. For years, Binky Patrol has provided homemade blankets to children in need. Susan Finch started with a simple idea: anyone can volunteer. For those who feel constrained by a lack of time, money or talent, she […]

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CAL Introduction – Simple Stitch Top

Our favorite crochet piece from our new Fall Winter Style Guide By: Abby and Lindsay When we first started developing this Style Guide we were so excited to create a collection of gorgeous hand knit and crochet pieces that you’ll be dying to add to your closet. Each item in the Style Guide is brilliant, […]

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Yarn on Garnet Hill

I don’t normally pay attention to the catalogs that my wife receives in the mail but this on caught my eye. The cover of the October edition of Garnet Hill featured my passion, yarn! Inside there were beautiful garments made with natural fibers including cashmere, alpaca, and merino. In this modern world is it great […]

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8 Designs to Make in Scarfie Yarn

Scarfie is a bulky weight, single ply yarn that comes in 150 gram / 312 yard skeins. The fiber content is an easy-care blend of 78% Acrylic and 22% Wool (machine washable, lay flat to dry). Resulting items are soft and appropriate for wearing against the skin. This means Scarfie is perfect for garments and accessories like cardigans, […]

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How to Make Tassels in 6 Easy Steps

Tassels and pompoms are hot accents for Fall 2017. However, as a crafter you probably learned to appreciate the look of these extra add-ons to your projects before it became trendy to attach them to everything. Tassels are easy to make and are great for using leftover yarn. Materials Cardboard cut to desired dimensions (see […]

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Put a Pom on It: 7 Patterns for the Pom Pom Craze

Put a Pom on it! One of Fall’s hottest fashion crazes is pom poms. Fun and quick to make, poms are great for using up leftover bits of yarn. They’re also easy embellishments and add a touch of whimsy to projects, as you can see below. Aside from the scarf, any of these projects can […]

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