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Thanking Our Veterans: 4 Patterns & 3 Charities

On November 11th, we have the opportunity to honor American veterans. Veterans Day was created at the end of World War I, when fighting ended as the Allies and Germany declared a truce on the eleventh day of the eleventh month at the eleventh hour. Originally, it was called Armistice Day, which means truce. Some…

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8 Festive Patterns for Thanksgiving Crafting

It’s almost time for the best meal of the year, but there’s still time left to get crafty. Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year or venturing to a friend or loved one’s home, make it festive. If you’re setting your own table, make a statement with a colorful centerpiece or unique serving details. Not staying…

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New to NaKniSweMo? 10 Free & Easy Sweaters

Chances are, you may have heard of National Novel Writing Month. Adorably shortened to ‘NaNoWriMo’, this annual write-a-thon sends aspiring writers into a flurry every November. But for those who get creative with needles & hooks, there’s a much more low-key movement to join: NaKniSweMo. National Knit a Sweater Month is the chance to join…

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Add a Touch of Luxe with 9 Free Patterns

Add a touch of luxuriousness to projects when you craft with our new Touch of Luxe Yarn Collection. This new collection features three premium yarns: Touch of Alpaca, Touch of Mohair, and Touch of Merino. Each of these three yarns will give your crafting an elevated quality both in drape and texture. This also makes…

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12 Favorite Vanna’s Choice Patterns

As many of our crafters know, a portion of every purchase of Vanna’s Choice is donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This past week, we reached a milestone in our decade of donations – $2 million. Such an extraordinary gift was made possible because of crafters like you, who choose Vanna’s Choice for your…

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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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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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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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