Scrub It Yarn

Scrub It Yarn is one of the most unique yarns Mary Maxim has ever produced. Scrub It is made of 100% cotton and has a fringe on each edge, creating almost a terry cloth when finished. Our Scrub It yarn is perfect for kitchen and bath projects, and using one of the many books or patterns we have available will give you a ton of ideas for Christmas...

Breast Cancer Support

Did you know that Breast Cancer is the 2nd most common form of cancer in women? A staggering 1 in 8 women will end up with Breast Cancer at some point in their lives. October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as pink items pop up in every store with the purpose of not only raising money to help fight this disease, but also to get conversations...

Pain Relief for Crafting

How often do you get so excited about a new project, or have a deadline for a gift, and you end up knitting or crocheting for literally hours on end? The next day you were most likely rewarded with stiff aching hands and shoulders. The longer you craft, the worse the inflammation and pain can become, and unfortunately sometimes gets to the point...

DIY Yarn Cake

The yarn “cake” craze is on the rise! Knitters and crocheters everywhere are looking to have some of these great color combinations in their own hands. If you are unable to locate any at your local craft store, don’t worry, you can make your own. When making your own, the possibilities for colors are truly endless. What you...

Free Pattern: Apple A Day Dishcloth

These Apple Dishcloths are sure to put a smile on your face! Using Sugar ‘n Creme cotton and a G-6 (4.00 mm) hook, you can have a stack of these crocheted in no time for a perfect Fall gift for anyone, or keep them for yourself! Hope you enjoy this pattern, please share with anyone you think would enjoy it.  Pattern here.

Color Pooling

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

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...

Crafting Tips – Check your gauge!

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...