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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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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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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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Spring Ahead: 2 Farmers Market Tote Kits

Spring is just around the corner, and we’re planning to spring ahead with our crafting. Your local farmers market will be back in action soon with lots of fresh produce and baked goods, time to get ready! We’ve got two market tote crochet kits to help you carry all of those delicious local goodies home,…

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Color of the Year for March: Succulent

Succulent hails the first shoots of spring. It honors all things beginning to bloom! If you’re following our Colors of the Year trend-casting, you know this month marks a departure from softer winter tones. Our March hue welcomes warmer weather and new growth with a bold green tone that leaves no doubt as to what’s…

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How to Knit the Hygge Look + A Special Giveaway!

If you haven’t yet found the Hygge in your everyday, now’s your chance! We’re sharing two great chances to knit the hygge look, and add some cozy to your space & vibe. This Danish movement swept our nation and given a new sparkle to cold nights, and we’re feeling the squishy benefits in yarns &…

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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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