Posts in the crochet & knitting category

  1. Crochet blankets for baby’s 1st year

    Binkie, blanky, lovey—whatever you call it, a baby blanket is a little one’s best friend! Even if you missed the shower or want to make a crochet blanket for your own tot, there are plenty of reasons to crochet a blanky during the first year (and beyond) of a child’s life. Check out these crochet […]


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

    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 […]


  3. There’s a knitting app for that: stitch counts, gauge, more


    (Right: “Knitter’s Project Tote” from Sew the Perfect Gift) Summer knitting is all about portability. When the sun is shining, why not grab your yarn and your favorite book of patterns so you can knit and purl in the great outdoors? But what about keeping track of row counts, remembering how much yarn you’ve got […]


  4. 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 […]


  5. 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 […]


  6. 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! […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. 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 […]


  9. 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, […]


  10. 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 […]