Posts tagged: "knit and crochet gifts"

  1. Learn it once, knit it thrice: Jen Lucas returns with Stunning Stitches (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on May 31, 2017

    Knitters, take note: these stitches are too stunning to knit just once! Best-selling author Jen Lucas is back with her fifth book, Stunning Stitches, sharing more exquisite wraps that are way easier to knit than you might think! Jen’s dreamed up an all-new system for knitting through her latest book: first, she chose seven of […]


  2. Crochet a big hug for everyone you 💜 (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on October 14, 2016

    Need a hug? Monty Monkey from Huggable Amigurumi You’ll find a ton of fun ways to get your daily dose of hugs in with the new book Huggable Amigurumi! These sweet, snuggly crocheted animals are ready to give and get cuddles from kids and grown-ups alike. Big, amigurumi-style buddies measure from 9″ to 13″ tall, […]


  3. An easy knit beanie pattern for every noggin (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on June 29, 2016

    If you’re an avid knitter, you may find you’re not always in the mood to take on a big project like a sweater, yet you’ve already knit enough scarves to keep everyone in the neighborhood warm. What’s a dedicated knitter to do? Knit Beanies! Fair Isle Roll knit beanie If you’re new to knitting but […]


  4. De-stash in a flash ⚡ play with your yarn today (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on May 11, 2016

    Best-selling author Jen Lucas is back with a new book—and we can’t wait to share her BIG idea with you! Jen’s big idea is inspired by her BIG stash of yarns. Those hanks, balls, and skeins of yarn all have one thing in common: they’re greater in weight than the delicate sock yarns she designed […]


  5. To protect, serve, and snuggle: superhero knitting patterns! (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on March 30, 2016

    It’s a needle . . . it’s a skein . . . it’s . . . At your service, clockwise from top left: meet Heroic Herschel, Happenstance Hippo; Sampson Sheep, Supreme Super Stylist; The Magnificent Moo; and Landon Ludwig, Wonder Kid from Knit Superheroes. Never fear—best-selling author Rebecca Danger is here! She’ll help you save […]


  6. Creativity awaits: crochet coffee-cozy patterns

    Posted by on September 16, 2015

    As the days turn crisp, is there anything as pleasant as wrapping your hands around a warm cup of coffee, tea, or cider? If you dread wasting cardboard sleeves at your favorite espresso stand and want your drink to make a fall fashion statement, a handmade coffee cozy is the perfect quick project. In Crochet […]


  7. Holiday gifts: start knitting now! (yarn giveaway)

    Posted by on July 15, 2015

    Don’t believe that time flies? Here’s a convincing argument: there are only 23 weeks until Christmas. Eep! How many Christmas knitting projects can you complete in a week? July means it’s time to make a list of your Christmas craft ideas and start working (or sprinting) toward the goal. Check out these roundups of holiday […]


  8. Staff Stitch + Show: kids and baby gifts we’ve made!

    Posted by on February 27, 2015

    It’s baby season, and we’ve been inspired to make gifts for staff kiddos, from growing grandchildren to new arrivals. Here are some of the knit and crocheted gifts recently stitched by our staff for special little ones! P.S. Guess who’s next on our list? Tiffany, copy editor, is due in August—congratulations, Tiffany! We can’t wait […]


  9. 6 Valentine’s Day gift ideas to knit and crochet

    Posted by on February 6, 2015

    Looking for last-minute homemade gifts to make for Valentine’s Day? Here are 6 quick and easy Valentine’s Day gifts you can knit or crochet! Whether for friends or family, these knit and crochet valentine patterns are sure to please, while showing how much you care. Valentine Knitting Patterns Make a sweet hat for a niece, […]


  10. The gift of lace: how to knit comfort shawls

    Posted by on September 5, 2014

    When learning a new craft or technique, it’s easy to think that we should wait to give handmade gifts until our skills improve. When Alison Jeppson Hyde was new to (and lacking confidence in) lace knitting, she decided to knit and give away a wedding ring shawl. And it taught her that a few ounces […]