Posts in the crochet & knitting category

  1. 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 […]


  2. 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 […]


  3. Knitting with sock yarn: it’s not just for socks! (+ giveaway)

    How much sock yarn do YOU own? Whether it’s a few balls, a dozen hanks, or more skeins than you can count, sock-yarn shawl patterns are a versatile—and stunning—way to put those luscious beauties to good use. And you won’t have to worry about overcrowding the sock drawer! Jen Lucas of Knitting Like Crazy is […]


  4. Pick your stitch: 80 knitting options (+ giveaway)

    A stitch dictionary can be one of the most exciting resources in your knitting library. But what if you’re new to turning those stitches into finished projects? Best-selling author Doreen Marquart has combined 80 unique stitch patterns and 11 blanket knitting patterns into one complete resource. This two-in-one reference guide and pattern collection also shows […]


  5. New year, new books! Knit and crochet sneak peek

    Welcome to 2015! We love a good resolution to stitch more, learn a new technique, or complete a record number of patterns. But truth be told, we also love the New Year for all the anticipation it embodies. After all, we’re in the business of creating all sorts of fabulous things for you to look […]


  6. 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 […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. 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 […]


  9. 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! <<< […]


  10. 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 […]