Posts in the crochet & knitting category

  1. 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 […]


  2. 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 […]


  3. 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 […]


  4. 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 […]


  5. 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 […]


  6. 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 […]


  7. 5 ways to celebrate I Love Yarn Day + stash tip

    Posted by on October 10, 2014, in crochet & knitting, , , ,

    Each year the Craft Yarn Council sponsors I Love Yarn Day—an entire day honoring the love of our favorite fabulous fiber. Today is that day! Wondering how you should celebrate? Read on for 5 terrific ways to celebrate yarn today, plus a quick tip for stash knitting. 1. Visit your local yarn shop Your local […]


  8. Top tip for sweater making

    Posted by on October 3, 2014, in crochet & knitting, ,

    When you make a sweater from a pattern, how do you know it will fit you or that the proportions will be flattering? Forget the guesswork—start with a sweater you love that fits you well. Then follow the tip below! . . . . Find more tips for fit + 20 gorgeous crochet sweater patterns […]


  9. From seams to blocking: top finishing tips

    Posted by on September 26, 2014, in crochet & knitting, ,

    Believe it or not, finishing is as important for sweaters as it is for blankets, toys, and anything else you knit or crochet! From weaving in the ends to blocking your finished project, we’ve got the know-how you need for success. Check out the super quick guide to finishing techniques below, and then be sure […]


  10. Knit to flatter: 14 plus-size knitting patterns

    Posted by on September 19, 2014, in crochet & knitting, , ,

    According to Women’s Wear Daily, size 14 is the average for American women—yet most knitwear designers neglect larger sizes. If you’re looking for women’s plus-size sweater knitting patterns, you shouldn’t have to settle for baggy styles or solid colors. The late Carol Rasmussen Noble, well-known author and designer, became disillusioned with the lack of plus-size […]