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Crafting the Olympics 2018: Cast on for Gold!

If you’ve been following the Winter Olympics 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea, there hasn’t been a dull moment! From firsts of all kinds – first triple axel landed, first gold medal of the games, first-time competitors, one of the most surprising firsts has been the crafting coaches on the sidelines! Athletes and coaches have whipped […]

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Our Most Popular Afghans: Free Patterns & Kits

It’s the perfect time of year to cast on a big project. Night are cold (depending on what part of the world you live in!), and long, and dark. And while it’s Valentine’s week, which is fun!, we’re still ages away from the celebratory vibe of warmer weather. Whether you’ve got a few good episodes […]

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2018 Trends: Loose & Easy, + 18 Free Patterns

If you’ve been following along with our trend-casting for 2018, you probably read about our 5 knit, crochet & yarn trends for this year. The time has come for the first installment of our trend-specific posts, and we’re thrilled to bring you Loose & Easy ideas to craft with all year long. From Lion Brand […]

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Color of the Year for February: Antique

For February, Antique. Paler pinks have become a staple in any good stylist’s palette, and we’re infatuated with our particular hue: Antique. Pink has held our imaginations in some shade for several years. Rose gold captivated our eye, and we were #rosegoldeverything no matter the season. Then, in 2016, Pantone elevated Rose Quartz as one […]

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Fun with Post Stitches! by Moogly

Fun with Post Stitches! by Tamara Kelly, www.mooglyblog.com Post stitches are one of the easiest techniques to add to your crochet toolbox, once you’ve got the basic stitches down. The only difference between a front post or back post double crochet, and a standard double crochet, is where you insert the hook to make the stitch! Here is […]

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Super Bowl Stitching Showdown

Stitch your way through Super Bowl LII: Patriots vs. Eagles Ladies, there is no need to be bored this year during the Super Bowl! If you’re about to find yourself at a Super Bowl party on February 4th, we have the perfect Stitch Along for you! Knitters and crocheters alike can participate with the game […]

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Color of the Year for January: Vanilla

January is for Vanilla. If you’ve stood in the home improvement aisle, staring at paint chips for a hallway painting project, you know there many ‘white’ tones, and they each give a very different feeling. This year, we’re drawn to warmer, more ambiguous colors… is it cream? Light taupe? When it comes to vanilla, we […]

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New Kit: Textured Afghan to Keep You Cozy!

We’re excited to share our latest afghan knit kit with you! Fresh from our Fall/Winter Style Guide, the Textured Afghan will keep you – or that special someone – cozy all winter long. For the knitters who crave a big project to kick off their crafting in 2018, this afghan might be just the ticket. […]

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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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Touch of Alpaca: 8 Patterns for Your Bundles!

Touch of Alpaca lovers, rejoice! This super-popular yarn is now available in skeins twice the size. Check out our Bonus Bundles, and cast on double the fun! For just a few dollars more, you’ll get double the yardage – an amazing value. And it comes in 12 of our Touch of Alpaca colors, so you’ll […]

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