Color Pooling

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Color pooling is a trend that is on the rise. There is more to color pooling than meets the eye. It is a matter of trial and error to get the look that you wish to achieve. Not all yarns have the proper variegation to get the tartan design that is being flashed around the web. Red Heart is the most readily used for this pattern. We wanted to see...

Free Pattern Friday- Fall Pattern Round Up

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We are just now getting our first cool nights here in Michigan and it is getting us all in the spirit for some cozy nights inside; with knitting needles or a crochet hook in our hands of course. We've put together a round-up of some free patterns perfect for Fall, from drink cozies for tailgating, warm cowls for a trip to the apple orchard, or a...

Crafting Tips – Check your gauge!

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When following a pattern, you will find in the beginning it will give you a hook/needle size and a measurement. It will indicate how many stitches per how many inches. This is called gauge. This is a very important piece of information. Example: if a pattern has squares that are 4 inches across and you have to make 5 squares across, your piece...

Crafting Trends: Elephants !

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Crafting trends are constantly changing, this can be easily seen by logging into your social media accounts. On social media pictures of projects and patterns are always being shared, liked, and appearing on everyone’s Timelines, many of which follow a theme. One trend that we have seen has been all about Elephants. I decided to gander at...

Free Pattern- Pumpkin Tower Plastic Canvas

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For a fun fall project we are giving you access to our Pumpkin Tower plastic canvas pattern. We hope you enjoy this! It would make a great gift or a decoration  You will need chenille stems, yarn, and 7 mesh canvas.  This pattern will only be available for download for one week only, so be sure to share with anyone that you think would like...

Back to School Crafting

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The start of a new school year can be very hectic and stressful, and crafting with your kids is a great way to spend some quality time with them and help alleviate a bit of the stress of summer vacation being over brings on. Handmade items are also perfect gifts for a new teacher! Sometimes the idea of putting together a craft to do with your kids...

How To – Provisional Cast On

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There are so many different ways to cast on in knitting, and each method has its own perks. The Provisional Cast on is a method where you are casting on using a scrap or waste piece of yarn, with the intent on pulling it out later and revealing live stitches that can be picked up and worked in the opposite direction. An example of this is when you...

Free Pattern- True Aran Afghan

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This week we are bringing you a gorgeous pattern that will challenge you, an Aran blanket. This pattern combines a Honeycomb stitch with several different types of cables to bring you a finished project that will be cherished for years to come. This blanket requires a 36″ size 9 circular needle  and a cable stitch holder. The yarn we...