Category - How To & Tips

How To – Plastic Canvas stitches

We have been getting requests lately for more tutorials about needlepoint and plastic canvas and we would love to help out with that! Plastic canvas is a variation of traditional needlepoint and is used to create decorative 3D designs. We have many fun kits available here and they come with everything you need to complete your project. We also...

Bits and Pieces

We all have them. Tiny bits and pieces of yarn. Not really enough to do much with, but we don’t want it to go to waste. There are a lot of projects you can do with just one or two yards of yarn. And what about those 2-inch pieces that you cut off after you are done weaving in ends? There are a lot of things you can do with those pieces. If...

Technique Tuesday- How to Latch Hook

Latch hooks kits have been a staple in the Mary Maxim catalog almost as long as our graph style sweaters have. Latch hooking is an incredibly relaxing and rewarding hobby, and once you get the basics down, is simple to do. The variety of latch hook kits cater to many different decors and there are many seasonal options to choose from that make...

NEW How to Videos on YouTube – Intermediate

We are excited to share with you our next set of "How To" videos using Quick yarn and using slow motion to make learning how to knit and crochet quick and easy. We always love suggestions so please comment below if there is a specific how to video you would like to see. Be sure to subscribe and share if you find these videos helpful! How to...

Learn to Crochet

Learn to crochet with our how-to video series. We use our Mary Maxim Quick yarn to give you a nice, easy to see stitch, and keep the videos short and sweet. You get to watch in “real time” and slow motion to help make learning to crochet fun and simple! The slip knot is the foundation to starting projects in knit or crochet. This video...

Ask Mary All Your Questions!

We are thrilled to launch #askmary to help solve all your crafting questions! Comment below with any burning questions you may have and we will tackle them through a tutorial on the blog or through a live feed on Facebook or Periscope.  Do you have a Mary Maxim pattern or kit specific question you need guidance with? We have free expert project...

Organize your yarn with these handy tools

We would like to protect our yarn from our home elements of animal hair, our own hair, dust, and whatever else might be floating around our houses. Proper yarn storage will help with this, and also help you keep your yarn and projects organized. You can use grocery bags, plastic zip top bags, reusable food storage containers, storage totes, and...

Cable Without a Cable Needle

Cables are one of the techniques in knitting that really elevate the look of your projects; people can’t help but admire the “magic” that you made with your very own hands. Cabling is actually quite a bit easier than it looks, but it can be even easier if you throw caution to the wind and try cabling WITHOUT your cable needle. It takes a...