Lion Brand Notebook ®

Welcome to the Sampler Afghan Crochet-Along!

For the first Lion Brand crochet-along we gave you the opportunity to vote for one of three patterns. You’ve chosen the Crochet Sampler Afghan (click the name for the pattern), so it’s time to grab our hooks and jump on in! Depending on your level of experience there are a variety of challenges this simple…

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Blankets of Love for Fire Victims

Knitting and crochet are wonderful ways to reach out to others, whether you teach your craft to someone or you give handmade items to charity. Last winter I was contacted by Debra Riesenberg (pictured left), the owner of the Labors of Love yarn shop in Fallbrook, Southern California. The area was devastated by forest fires…

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Saving Crochet Swatches for Posterity

We noticed this post about how to save pieces of antique crochet–or even your favorite new design and color work, by embedding the swatch in resin. You can then make them into jewelry or other mementos.

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