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Yarncrafting Costumes: Designing a Turtle Shell

My knitted costuming adventures continue, this time with a different mission: to create a costume for someone else! My performer friend often dresses up as a turtle, and while she had plenty of green costume items and a beautiful custom leather mask, she was missing a key component – her shell! Read along for my…

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Earth Day Crafting: 12 Patterns for a Healthier Planet

Earth Day is coming up on April 22nd, and we’d love to celebrate with you. In the spirit of sustainability, we’ve put together patterns for reusable items – market totes and bags, and dishcloths, that you can craft in our cotton-y fibers. These Earth-friendly patterns are a wonderful way to go green with color! And…

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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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Crafting for Your Pet: National Pet Day

Last week we celebrated National Pet Day, so we’ve rounded up some wonderful projects for your best furry friends! When you’ve got a special pet in your life, you know you’d do anything to make them happy. Make your pet a cozy new bed, a fetching sweater, or a new toy, just because they deserve…

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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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Happy National Crayon Day! Knit this cute crayon caddy.

We here at Lion Brand love color! We love color so much, in fact, that we chose not one but twelve colors of the year. So it’s no surprise that National Crayon Day is one of our favorite niche holidays. If you’re a color-lover too, check out some of our celebrations of color below, and…

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Crafting ‘Black Panther’, Inspired by the Hit Film

Have you seen it yet? ‘Black Panther’ just passed ‘The Avengers’ to become the highest-grossing superhero movie of all time! Whether you’re a classic comic book ‘nerd’, or a newly-minted fan, the excitement is real. It has a stellar cast of known & newer stars, and all the excitement we look forward to from our…

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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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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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