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Amy’s Thread: Back-to-School Cardigan

The beginning of August is the dog days of summer for most, but for me it's time to start planning for my back-to-school fall wardrobe. The back-to-school sweater is the staple sweater you wear everyday, with everything, like a uniform. These are relatively easy knits (or crochets!) - projects that make for good summer take-along knitting.… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Back-to-School Cardigan

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Ashley’s Adventures in Crochet: Building on a Blank Slate

While I'm not the most (or even third most) creative person in our design office (there are four of us, in case you're wondering), I do enjoy a pattern that allows for a bit of customization. Sutton, a simple, single-crochet bolster pillow from our new collection is the perfect example. When I first saw the… Continue reading Ashley’s Adventures in Crochet: Building on a Blank Slate

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Designer Spotlight: Eleonora Shawlette by Andee Graves

Andee Graves learned to crochet from her mother when she was a little girl. More than 44 years later, she still loves crocheting, designing and generally playing with yarn. Andee designed her Eleonora Shawlette after falling in love with Berroco Boboli Lace at her local yarn shop. She got the idea to crochet a mesh… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Eleonora Shawlette by Andee Graves

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What Inspires: Thoughts of Home

Growing up, I moved a lot. With each new place we would unpack the boxes, hang the quilts and paintings on the wall, and make the beds with lots of blankets and pillows. Textiles that my mom made and collected were a huge part of what made a new strange place a home. I love how handmade blankets,… Continue reading What Inspires: Thoughts of Home

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Designer Spotlight: Modern Stripes Baby Blanket by Kelly Komejan

Kelly Komejan is living the dream… or at least working it. As an employee at her LYS, Country Needleworks, Kelly not only spends her days surrounded by yarn, she also gets to teach classes on knitting, crochet and beading. It’s a great way to fund her habit! Kelly’s Modern Stripes Baby Blanket is a reversible,… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Modern Stripes Baby Blanket by Kelly Komejan

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Designer Spotlight: Asymmetrical Shrug by TheMailoDesign

Creative is the first word that came to my mind when browsing through patterns in TheMailoDesign’s shop on Ravelry. Interestingly enough, the woman behind these designs never considered herself an artsy person. At least not until her friends and family urged her to share her unique creations with the world.  TheMailoDesign’s Asymmetrical Shrug is a fun… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Asymmetrical Shrug by TheMailoDesign

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Designer Spotlight: Oh, The Places You’ll Go Baby Blanket By Linda Thomas

Linda Thomas has always loved Dr. Seuss’s book “Oh, The Places You’ll Go.” When she discovered the baby version, “Oh Baby, Go Baby,” she was inspired to crochet a blanket to match the book’s colorful cover. Linda’s Oh, The Places You’ll Go Baby Blanket is currently available as a free pattern on Raverly (through May… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Oh, The Places You’ll Go Baby Blanket By Linda Thomas

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Disney Classic Crochet Winner

Thanks to everyone who entered our Disney Classic Crochet Giveaway! I really enjoyed reading about your favorite Disney characters. Congratulations to our two giveaway winners... Anna Cruz (entered April 23) Michelle (entered April 27) You each will receive your own copy of Megan Kreiner's adorable book, Disney Classic Crochet & the Berroco yarn to make her… Continue reading Disney Classic Crochet Winner

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Disney Classic Crochet Giveaway

We don't often get yarn requests like the one Megan Kreiner sent last April. She had just landed a contract for an exciting project with Disney and needed one skein of each of our Vintage yarn colors as soon as possible. We happily obliged because we love Megan's work...and who doesn't love Disney? It took a… Continue reading Disney Classic Crochet Giveaway

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GIVEAWAY WINNER: Furls Crochet Hook & Dionne Shawl Kit

We had a great response to our giveaway with Furls Crochet! I hope you all get to try one of these hooks at some point. Congratulations to our giveaway winner: Lynn Hardy If you didn't win and are interested in buying one of these handcrafted hooks, you can get more information on the Furls Crochet… Continue reading GIVEAWAY WINNER: Furls Crochet Hook & Dionne Shawl Kit