Posts in the crochet & knitting category

  1. Top 5 knit + crochet books: your 2014 favorites

    As 2014 comes to a close, we look back on a fabulous year of sharing handmade love with you, our readers. From knitting and crochet tips and tricks to heartwarming stories and friendly giveaways, we had, without a doubt, an incredibly full year. And best of all, we shared dozens of delightful books with brand-new […]


  2. 12 last-minute Christmas gifts to knit or crochet

    There are only 12 days until Christmas! How are your handmade gifts coming along? If you’re crunched for time and still want to give something handmade, here’s a roundup of last-minute handmade Christmas gifts. With six quick, easy crochet projects and six quick-knit projects, you can make one every day between now and Christmas. Don’t […]


  3. The secret to warmer mittens: stranded knitting

    It’s one of the coldest places on earth, and its heritage of stranded colorwork knitting inspired this gorgeous design (at left). Can you guess the location? (No, it’s not Buffalo!) If you guessed Russia, you’re right! Charlene Schurch, author of Mostly Mittens, was inspired by the Komi people, an originally nomadic population who began settling […]


  4. Save big during Cyber Week – 20, 30, 40 percent!

    Posted by on December 1, 2014, in crochet & knitting, quilting & sewing,

    Skip the car, skip the crowds, and enjoy rare discounts on popular books during our Cyber Week sale! This week only, save big on nearly 100 books about quilting, sewing, knitting, and crochet. Get printed books or eBooks—the choice is yours! >>> Buy print books, get free eBook versions* Buy eBooks, save even more! <<< […]


  5. 72 seriously cute amigurumi patterns + giveaway!

    This is BIG: a newly released compilation chock-full of Ana Paula Rímoli’s best-selling small amigurumi patterns. How many patterns, you ask? Over 70 patterns, and all for just $22.99! That’s less than 50¢ per pattern. If you’re a newbie to amigurumi, here are three reasons to love the adorable little crochet designs in The Big […]


  6. 7 crochet baby shoes to support charity

    They’re sweet and adorable. They’re full of character and they’ll keep tiny toes warm. And we couldn’t be more excited to share with you the wonderful social charity they represent. Cozy Toes for Baby is a cute collection of 7 crochet baby shoe patterns designed by Chantal Garceau of Chantal’s Little Shoes—a pattern company that […]


  7. Holiday how-to: granny squares

    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 […]


  8. Yetis, monster, robots—oh my! 12 spooky projects

    Boo! It’s October 31, and we have a special Halloween-themed knitting roundup—all sourced from our resident monster expert and best-selling author, Rebecca Danger. From mini yetis and other small Halloween knitting projects to monster booties and caps for babies, this roundup will inspire your spooky Friday. These projects are cute enough to be played with […]


  9. Patterns for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month—an annual campaign to bring awareness about the impact of this all-too-prevalent illness. Breast Cancer has affected many of us, either directly or indirectly. Take the opportunity to offer your support in an actionable way—whether in October or after. Not sure where to start? Here are three suggestions: 1. Knit […]


  10. What’s your knit style? Take our quiz to find out!

    What’s your fall knitting style? Take our knitting-styles quiz to find out which fall knit trends you’ll love! Check out the pattern suggestions with each result—then bookmark them for your fall knitting to-do list. Bonus: give this quiz to your friends and family to curate gift ideas. 1.    Your ideal palette is: a.    A blend […]