Posts tagged: "crochet"

  1. How to crochet a flower: free pattern!

    Posted by on April 24, 2015

    Spring is finally here and blossoms are bursting out all over. To celebrate the arrival of the new season, create some cheerful flowers of your own with a crochet hook and a small amount of yarn. Easy crochet flowers are fast, fun, and a great way to use up leftover yarn. Learn how to crochet […]


  2. The happiest amigurumi you’ll ever see (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on April 17, 2015

    Have you heard the latest buzz? No, it’s not the bees taking up residence in your garden. It’s the happiest collection of amigurumi toys ever! But there’s something unique about these crochet designs: many of them have puppet-style mouths. Vanessa Chan, author of Happy-gurumi, started incorporating open mouths for her crocheted softies after studying animation […]


  3. Crochet + knitting ideas: 2015 color of the year

    Posted by on March 27, 2015

    Starting a new project this weekend? Here’s a little crochet and knitting inspiration: a roundup of patterns, yarn, and accessories that all look stunning in Marsala, the 2015 Pantone Color of the Year. 1. From Get Hooked on Tunisian Crochet // 2. Spud and Chloe Sweater in Red Velvet // 3. Knit Picks Rainbow Wood […]


  4. Here’s why 2015 is a great year for yarn

    Posted by on March 6, 2015

      Did you know that the Chinese New Year is the most important social and economic holiday in China? February 19 marked the celebration of the new year in Chinese culture, and with it, a 2015 zodiac symbol: the sheep! Needless to say, yarn lovers everywhere are pretty excited. The original Mandarin word for this […]


  5. Boho meets crochet: 30 fun patterns (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on February 20, 2015

    You’ve seen those popular vintage crochet motifs—the granny square, the mandala, the flower—but you won’t believe their new, bright makeover! Everything from crocheted hair accessories to slouchy bags gets dipped in bright, fresh colors in Boho Crochet, a collection of 30 hip and happy crochet projects. Why not give YOUR style a cheery, boho-chic makeover? […]


  6. New year, new books! Knit and crochet sneak peek

    Posted by on January 9, 2015

    Welcome to 2015! We love a good resolution to stitch more, learn a new technique, or complete a record number of patterns. But truth be told, we also love the New Year for all the anticipation it embodies. After all, we’re in the business of creating all sorts of fabulous things for you to look […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. 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 […]


  9. 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 […]


  10. 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 […]