Posts in the crochet & knitting category

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

    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 […]


  2. How to read crochet patterns (+ chart)

    What’s one important part of mastering a new skill? Learning the lingo! Understanding what the standard crochet abbreviations mean is one of the first steps you’ll take when learning how to crochet. Patterns generally use abbreviations to describe different crochet stitches to avoid making the instructions too lengthy. Even if you’re a seasoned crocheter, you […]


  3. FREE knit + crochet tutorials (+ anniversary SALE)

    Have you been following our third-anniversary celebration this week? We’re wrapping up the festivities today with our top knit and top crochet posts of the past year, plus a roundup of FREE knitting and crochet tutorials. Woohoo! But the fun doesn’t stop there—yesterday we shared some staggering stats: 798 posts, 1.4 million (yes, MILLION) page […]


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

    Posted by on March 6, 2015, in crochet & knitting, , , ,

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

    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 […]


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

    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? […]


  7. 14% off select eBooks with code VALENTINE

    Posted by on February 13, 2015, in crochet & knitting, ,

    We LOVE our readers—quilters, knitters, sewists, and crocheters, we love you all! To show how much we care, we’re giving you 14% OFF select eBooks for Valentine’s Day Weekend with code VALENTINE. Add as many to your cart as your heart desires and enter the code at checkout for a sweet discount. Better hurry—this offer […]


  8. 6 Valentine’s Day gift ideas to knit and crochet

    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, […]


  9. 2 easy ways to knit with two colors

    (Left: scarf from Knit One, Stripe Two) Here’s an easy technique to add to your knitting repertoire: two-color knitting! If you know the basics of knitting, you can master knitting with two (or more!) colors. Following are two easy ways to add a second color to your knitting, from the bestseller, A to Z of […]


  10. Quick quilts, famed designers, low price, ship free (+ giveaway)

    Introducing…three new titles in our popular “Make It Martingale” series! What can you always count on in our “Make It Martingale” books? Quick quilt patterns—enjoy favorites from some of our best-selling books Popular designers—like Kim Diehl, Vicki Bellino, Country Threads, and Amy Smart, to name a few A great price—all 18 books in the series […]