Posts tagged: "crochet"

  1. How to join yarn in crochet: No knots needed!

    Posted by on August 22, 2014

    Even if you haven’t graduated to multiple colors in crochet patterns, inevitably you’ll run out of yarn and need to know how to introduce a new skein. The mistake most beginners make is to simply tie a knot and keep stitching. The trouble with that approach is that the knots can show or come untied. […]


  2. Patterns for pennies—so you can stock up!

    Posted by on August 8, 2014

    Do you like to stock your stash with beautiful yarn or fabulous patterns? Even if you’re on a budget, you can do both! Easy Crocheted Hats and Scarves is a collection of popular patterns—bundled together into a nifty budget booklet that will cost you less than 90 cents per pattern. Yes, you read that right: […]


  3. Amigurumi + your home = BIG fun

    Posted by on June 13, 2014

    If you’ve got kids (or if you’re a BIG kid at heart), you have the perfect excuse to fill your home with fun and happy accessories! Everything from ladybug ottomans (left) to cheerful cloud pillows fill the pages of Ana Paula Rímoli’s brand new book, Amigurumi at Home—along with plenty of tips for bringing smiles […]


  4. Ask your crafty idol anything

    Posted by on May 2, 2014

    We get the chance to work with truly incredible, well-known authors on a daily basis. Have we become less star-struck over the years? Definitely not! Many of our authors are role models to us, and working with them is one of our greatest privileges and joys. Left: from Everyday Style by Carol Rasmussen Noble Maybe […]


  5. Your how-to-crochet kit awaits (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on March 21, 2014

    Are you itching to learn how to crochet? Getting started can be the hardest part. You may be wondering what supplies you need, what books or patterns are the best for beginners, or even where to get help if you need it. If you’ve been asking yourself these questions, then you’ve come to the right […]


  6. Quirky Question: your week, the highlights (+ sale)

    Posted by on March 7, 2014

    Thanks for coming back for the monthly Quirky Question! The question is just for fun, answers are always welcome, and you could get an eBook for free. Left: from Contemporary Crochet by Sys Fredens. SALE ALERT: only $8.39! Imagine you’re a reporter and your editor has asked you to write a feel-good story about your […]


  7. The secret to having more fun with crochet

    Posted by on February 21, 2014

    There’s a little secret that prolific crocheters know. It’s a secret that allows them to put their own spin on almost anything using crochet, including afghans, scarves, hats and more. Plus, they can easily modify or embellish a pattern to fit specific tastes or styles with little to no effort. The secret? A really good […]


  8. Quirky question: oh, how we love yarn (+ 50% OFF)

    Posted by on February 7, 2014

    Welcome back to the monthly Quirky Question—where the question is just for fun, answers are always welcome, and you could win an eBook for free. Right: from Knit Bright by Kristin Spurkland. SALE ALERT: only $6.50! Can you believe it’s February already? The year is officially in full swing. We’re busy preparing for a fun […]


  9. Stitching resolutions

    Posted by on January 17, 2014

    ’Tis the season for resolutions. Do you make them? Do you keep them? Over the years, I’ve learned that setting strict resolutions is a surefire path to failure. Rather than declaring, “I’m going to lose 30 pounds by summer,” I go with, “I’m going to spend more time exercising so I can stay healthy.” That’s […]


  10. Learn how to crochet right now!

    Posted by on November 22, 2013

    So you’ve been eyeing an adorable amigurumi pattern. But you’ve never tried to crochet, and the sight of a hook makes you a teensy bit nervous. Not to worry—we’re here to take the anxiety out of learning how to crochet. After all, we love to hook and think everyone should try it! If not for […]