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All Bundled Up: Wool-Ease Thick & Quick

Get bundled up! Your favorite Wool-Ease yarn is now available in Bonus Bundles for all your big ideas. It’s got the same stellar qualities of a wool blend: the warmth & softness of wool, with the easy care of acrylic. But now in a bigger size! With a yarn weight of 6 Super Bulky, all […]

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Beat the Chill with these 8 Fast-Finish Projects!

The first week of the New Year has come and gone, and we’re back to the daily grind. And if that’s not enough, many places have been experiencing unusually cold weather! If you’re looking at the daily temperature thinking, ‘This might be my first sick-day of 2018…’ we’ve got some patterns to keep you company. […]

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Touch of Alpaca: Now in Bonus Bundles! + 4 Free Patterns

Touch of Alpaca, now available in bundles! Our Touch of Alpaca yarn is a fast-favorite, claiming a spot on Ravelry’s top-five popular new yarns, and we couldn’t agree more! This yarn is special, and we hope it makes it onto your hooks and needles soon. Because it’s a blend of acrylic (90%) and alpaca (10%), […]

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Mandala: What’s in a name? + 4 Free Patterns!

Mandala comes in delicious cakes that has bewitched the hearts of crafters. A single ball works up into a scarf, a shawl, or a toque. The colors wind from one color to the next, and back again. Because of this, each piece has a totally unique coloration depending on which color and pattern you’re combining! […]

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Our Top 10 FREE Patterns in 2017

As we raise a glass to 2017, there’s so much to be grateful for, but especially – crafting with you! To celebrate, we’ve gathered up our Top 10 Free Patterns from the year, knit and crochet. From afghans to accessories, and some lovely shrugs and shawls, we’ve treasured every WiP and all the time we’ve […]

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Ugly Christmas Sweaters: The inspo you’ve been waiting for!

‘Tis the season for Ugly Christmas Sweater parties at offices & homes around the country. This silly tradition has blossomed in the last few years. Numerous websites boast the ‘ugliest’ sweaters of all, with categories like ‘3D’ and ‘Naughty’. There’s also the inviting ‘Sweater Customizer’ so you can wear your heart on your sleeve (and […]

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Get to Know Vanna’s Style: 6 Free Patterns!

Turn your focus to a sweet light-weight yarn that works up into beautiful garments for the whole family! Vanna’s Style is a DK weight yarn that will provide the drape and stitch definition you’re looking for in garments, accessories, and baby gifts. It’s 100% premium acrylic, and can be machine washed and dried for ultimate […]

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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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Be Happy! It’s World Smile Day!

October 6, 2017 is World Smile Day. We can always use a little happiness and today is dedicated to reminding us to be happy, smile, and spread that happiness by doing acts of kindness for others. As a yarn crafter, perhaps this means taking time out from your personal crafting to do a little charity […]

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Arrrrggghh Matey! Celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day with these Free Patterns

Ahoy, Matey! September 19 is Talk like a Pirate Day and we’re here with some free patterns to get you in the mood.¬†Take your pick, download, grab some yarn, maybe cook up some cackle fruit (eggs), throw on your favorite pirate movie to work on your vocabulary. Avast ye! All hands hoay! (Pay attention! Everyone […]

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