Posts tagged: "crochet"

  1. Who’s having a Black Friday sale? Your local shop!

    Posted by on November 28, 2014

    The annual Black Friday buzz is upon us. Where will you spend your dollars this year? Big ads from chain stores may be swamping your mailbox and TV, but check your last email or newsletter from your local quilt or yarn shop: we’ll bet they’re having a Black Friday sale too! We’re passing up the […]


  2. Holiday how-to: granny squares

    Posted by on November 7, 2014

    It’s called the granny square—but it’s definitely not old hat! Granny squares are making a comeback, and we’ve got the how-to for you. Follow this tutorial on how to crochet a granny square, and then put the holiday crochet patterns below on your gifts-to-make list. How to make a granny square From All about Crochet […]


  3. 5 ways to celebrate I Love Yarn Day + stash tip

    Posted by on October 10, 2014

    Each year the Craft Yarn Council sponsors I Love Yarn Day—an entire day honoring the love of our favorite fabulous fiber. Today is that day! Wondering how you should celebrate? Read on for 5 terrific ways to celebrate yarn today, plus a quick tip for stash knitting. 1. Visit your local yarn shop Your local […]


  4. Top tip for sweater making

    Posted by on October 3, 2014

    When you make a sweater from a pattern, how do you know it will fit you or that the proportions will be flattering? Forget the guesswork—start with a sweater you love that fits you well. Then follow the tip below! . . . . Find more tips for fit + 20 gorgeous crochet sweater patterns […]


  5. 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. […]


  6. 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: […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. 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 […]


  9. 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 […]


  10. 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 […]