Posts in the crochet & knitting category

  1. Knit to fit: step up your sweater game

    Sweater weather is coming, and a custom-knit sweater is one you won’t want to take off. How to ensure the perfect fit: get The NEW Knitter’s Template, the award-winning reference for crafting your ideal sweater. This extensive book includes nine gauges and 30 sizes, as well as options for body length, neckline shaping, and armhole […]


  2. First day of school: 6 picture-perfect kid knits

    It’s a ritual for parents everywhere. After the supplies have been gathered and lunches have been packed, it’s time for back-to-school pictures. You know the ones: standing in the front yard or in front of the school, backpack and all, smiling and ready for the first day. As you get ready for the new school […]


  3. Back to school? Don’t forget your bag!

    From trying on new duds to picking out school supplies, preparing for class is an exercise in self-expression. While you’re busy planning lunches and checking off supply lists, don’t forget a standout book bag! Check out this roundup of unique crochet backpack patterns for all grade levels. Bright and fresh backpack from Boho Crochet. Find […]


  4. How to host a stitchin’ picnic

    August is National Picnic Month! If you missed World Wide Knit in Public Day, now’s your chance to get out and get to knitting (or crocheting) in the sunshine while there’s still some summer left. (Right: Picnic basket embellishment from Contemporary Crochet.) Here’s a list of things you’ll need for planning your stitchin’ picnic: □ […]


  5. Refresh your technique + get FREE shipping

    The most versatile books you can keep in your library are those with knitting techniques or crochet help. One good reference book will get you through many, many patterns. Choosing a reference book is like pairing a fine wine with a delicious meal. Check out these popular technique books (and our pairing selections) below. We’ve […]


  6. Knit socks two at a time for double the fun

    I take my knitting with me whenever I can, and I’m not shy about knitting in public. Knitting can spark the most interesting conversations, don’t you think? The most bewildered looks and curious questions come when I’m knitting two-at-a-time socks on two circular needles, a technique I learned from Antje Gillingham’s book Knitting Circles around […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. 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 […]


  9. 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 […]


  10. 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 […]