Posts in the crochet & knitting category

  1. Oh say, can you crochet?

    A quick note: Knit & Crochet Friday is moving to Wednesdays at Stitch This! Now, onto today’s post. Have you got any red, white, or blue yarn in your stash? How about all three? You’ll want to dig them out—in all their star-spangled glory—for this roundup of crochet projects. Row 1 (left to right): Cobblestone […]


  2. Slip some color into your knits (+ yarn giveaway)

    Remember the BIG box of crayons you owned as a kid? The one with nearly 100 colors to choose from? Browsing the local yarn shop can feel just like pawing through those colorful crayons. So many fabulous, fantastic, phenomenal hues! If you’ve never tried knitting with multiple colors, you’re in for a thrill. Best-selling author […]


  3. 3 ways to have fun with these cute crocheted cars

    Playing with occupational vehicles like fire trucks and ambulances, as well as being fun, gives kids a chance to act out their "when I grow up" dreams. The possibilities are endless! Between moving, racing, honking, and beeping, it’s no wonder play cars and trucks are such a hit with boys and girls. In Honk! Beep! […]


  4. The 6 best places to knit in public tomorrow

    Do a happy dance! Tomorrow is—you guessed it—World Wide Knit in Public Day. Whether you’re used to knitting alone or with friends, knitting in public is a great way to meet other knitters, raise public awareness for handmade goods, and impress your acquaintances. Plus it’s a super-fun way to spread the love of knitting! Where […]


  5. How to felt cute shoes for Baby—and for a good cause

    What book delivers adorable designs for crochet baby shoes, loads of stitching and construction tips, and the chance to donate to a worthy charity? If you said Cozy Toes for Baby by Chantal Garceau and Mary J. King, you’d be right! These aren’t your average crochet booties. These cute shoes are felted to give them […]


  6. Be the star of the baby shower: free knitting pattern x 3!

    Spring means colorful flowers, bright green leaves, and, of course, baby showers! Why not combine all three in an adorable handmade gift that’s quick and easy to knit? We’ve got a darling blanket, hat, and bootie set that any Mom-to-be would adore—and best of all, the pattern is free. FREE PATTERN: “Flowers” from Blankets, Hats, […]


  7. Need a vacation? Plan a “yarncation!”

    Imagine the perfect vacation for knitters and crocheters: a cruise to the Shetland Islands—that paradise of supple, chunky wool yarn—on a luxurious cruise ship loaded with stitchaholics who each have a serious yarn stash and a collection of knitting patterns to back it up, just like you. Yes, such a thing really does exist! Knitting […]


  8. How to knit a dog sweater with seamless results (+ giveaway!)

    Your dog needs a sweater. You want to knit that sweater. But figuring out how to make a dog sweater from a human-shaped pattern is downright daunting. Enter Seamless Knits for Posh Pups. What’s your pooch’s personal style? Pearls and a little black dress? All-American sports mascot? Celtic-style cable aficionado? Take your pick from these […]


  9. Scared of socks? 6 other ways to use sock yarn

    Welcome to another installment of Stash Dash! We’re covering all the bases and rounding up patterns for every type of yarn in YOUR stash. If you missed the worsted-weight roundup, check it out here. (Remember: if you don’t want to miss our regular Stash Dash, you can subscribe to the blog.) Last time we asked […]


  10. Knitting socks with extra strength

    We’ve been having a wonderful time stitching projects from Jen Lucas’s gorgeous new book, Sock-Yarn Shawls II. It’s filled with great ideas for using those lovely yarns in your stash. But that doesn’t mean we’re not still knitting socks. We love sock-knitting and we know you do too! After all, isn’t that why you acquired […]