21 Awesome DIY Baby Shower Gift Ideas That Are Gender Neutral

Looking for baby shower gift ideas that will work whether the baby is a boy or a girl? Maybe the host is designing a gender neutral nursery. Maybe they’re having twins, one boy, one girl. Maybe you want to give a gift that can be used for future babies. Maybe you just want to start […]

Knit Nordic Book Review

Knit Nordic: 20 contemporary accessories inspired by 4 traditional sweater patterns by Eline Oftedal My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is an interesting nordic project book that gives a detailed background on Nordic life and has really pretty patterns that aren’t just relegated to sweater. There are cozies, accessories, and home decor projects as […]

Soap Sock {Knit and Crochet Pattern}

Soap socks make great gifts that work up fast! The wool felts as you use it, making it a great natural exfoliant. It shrinks with the soap. This is a very customizable project. All you need to do is knit or crochet wide enough to snugly wrap around the soap, then close it off. My […]

Need help mixing and matching with multi color coordinates?

To get to this page, click HERE or go to the YARN page, and you will see the MULTI COORDINATES LIST just to the right of the main picture below the copy paragraph.      Another way to view solid coordinates is to click on the individual multi shade and scroll down – the actual swatches of the matching solids are displayed below the individual multi shade.  http://www.redheart.com/

Modern Methods: Learn to Crochet or Knit in Six Simple Steps

Learning a new craft can be challenging at first, but seeking the help of friends and experts will make the first stages much easier and allows you to socialise while you learn. Learning to knit or crochet is more than just a hobby, it enables you to create beautiful items of clothing or home ware […]

Free Knitting Pattern: Fan Lace Tunic

  Awesome free knitting pattern to work on for Thanksgiving from Lion Brand! This long fan lace tunic/vest/sweater is perfect with leggings! Click here to go to the free pattern. Materials: • Pound of Love Yarn: Beige ball • Circular Knitting Needles 16 inches Size 9  • Circular Knitting Needles 29 inches Size 9  • […]

Kitchen-Safe Dyeing Part 1 – Turmeric

Photo Credit: Lion Brand   Creating your own dyes can be a fun and exciting way to personalize projects.  This month, we show you how to make all-natural dyes and use them with different cotton and wool yarns. We used only edible items purchased at our local market, boiling water (and in some cases, salt […]

How to Russian Join Yarn in 7 Easy Steps

Hate weaving in ends? I know I do. Lion Brand has this awesome tutorial on How to Russian Join Yarn in 7 Easy Steps. Check them out for more specifics. I love this!

How to Knit a Cord With a Crochet Hook {diy}

I just LOVE this finger knit cord that utilizes a crochet hook by Lebenslustiger. Check it out!

Design Your Own Afghan Pattern {diy}

Lion Brand has come out with this nifty tool to create your own afghan pattern in which colors you choose and email it to yourself. Really cool tool if you wanna play with different color combinations and styles before buying the yarn. Would be awesome if they added it to their other big afghan patterns […]

How to Make a Yarn Spool Box {diy}

I have yarn knotted together and jumbled up all over the place beside my bed (where I generally work on knitting and crochet projects while watching TV). So when I came across this yarn spool box, I thought it was perfect. Now more chasing the ball around, or even turning a perfectly made skein into […]

Another Great Technique on How to Make a Center Pull Ball of Yarn

Read more detailed instructions on how to make a center pull ball here.

How to Do Tunisian Knit

  According to Crochet Today: “Tunisian Knit Stitch makes a crochet fabric that is even denser than Tunisan Simple Stitch. You will need a longer hook to work larger Tunisian patterns, but a regular hook works fine for smaller items and practice swatches. Begin by making a foundation chain, then work one row of double […]

How to Make a Center Pull Ball {diy}

This is a brilliant idea on how to make a center pull ball of yarn with a paper towel holder!

Free Knit-Stitch Photoshop Brushes

Knitting fans, check out this super cute free knit stockinette stitches Photoshop brush.

Save Time by Doing Finishing Work as You Knit or Crochet! {diy}

Lion Brand has a few awesome “finish while you knit/crochet techniques”: The Russian Join: This is a fantastic way to add a new skein of yarn to your work without weaving in any ends. It creates a steady, secure join, so it’s great for most yarns. The Felted Join: Working with wool or another feltable […]

Knit Monster Pillows

These Knit Monster Pillows are just too cute! SUPPLIES & TOOLS: Worsted weight yarn, 5 colors Knitting needles, size 7 Double-pointed knitting needles, size 7 Crochet hook, size G Yarn needle Polyester stuffing Sewing machine, optional

What Are Selvages?

Basket stitch (Photo credit: Wikipedia) You may see patterns that talk about selvage stitches (sometimes spelled “selvedge”) and wonder what they could be referring to. All fabric has selvages; they are simply the left and right edges of the piece, or the first and last stitch of each row. Some patterns specify to work a […]

Dog Sweater to Knit/Crochet Roundup Part 2

Here is part 2 of the Knitting and Crochet dog sweater pattern roundup: “The Boyfriend” Dog Sweater Ruffrageous Dog Sweater Pink is the New Puppy Sweater Button-up Dog Sweater Satin I-Matey Dog Coat Cable Sweater for Ollie Pup Sweater Hearts and Bones Dog Sweater Dog Sweater – Linda’s Version Dog Sweater Knitting Pattern How to […]

Dog Sweater to Knit/Crochet Roundup Part 1

My little handsome man, Ralphie, is a 6-month-old Chihuahua. It’s starting to get chilly outside, so I bought him a jacket (super cute and I will post pics when it comes in the mail!), but I want to hand make him a sweater in the house. Poor lil guy shivers and it breaks my heart. […]