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May’s Featured Yarns: Cottons

May 2nd, 2016

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May Featured Yarns

Save 20% this month on these cotton favorites: Cotton-Ease®, Kitchen Cotton, and NEW 24/7 Cotton! Cotton and cotton-blend yarns are perfect for the warmer months. You don’t have to put your crafting away just because the temperatures rise! Small projects like market bags are excellent for spring and summer, but afghans are also a great choice when they are constructed in pieces. With the right yarn and an exciting new project on your hook or needles, you can craft with confidence all year round!

Check out our LookBook below for pattern inspiration; these yarns are 20% off through May 31st so stock up for all of your warm weather projects now!

Get the Look for Less – Make a Jumbo Pom Pom Bag Charm!

April 20th, 2016

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Celebrities Love Bag Charms: Emma Roberts, Cara Delevigne, Kylie Jenner, and Lily Allen

Jumbo pom pom bag charms are the must-have accessory for spring. We’re seeing them on celebrity purses everywhere – Emma Roberts, Cara Delevigne, Kylie Jenner, and Lily Allen are all fans, just to name a few! We love this trend because it’s so easy to DIY – all you need is a ball of yarn and a jumbo pom pom maker. Give it a try with our easy to follow photo tutorial!

1 ball of Vanna’s Choice® (pictured in NEW Shocking Rose)
Clover Jumbo Pom Pom Maker
Keyring with chain (you can find keychain parts on Amazon, or get thrifty and repurpose the parts from an old keychain!)

PS –  this look is vegan-friendly!

Make a Jumbo Pom Pom!


April’s Featured Yarns: All Vanna’s Yarns are on Sale!

April 1st, 2016

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Vanna's Yarns on Sale for April!

Save 20% this month on all of Vanna’s yarns! Now is the time to stock up on staples like Vanna’s Choice® and Vanna’s Choice® Baby, sparkling Vanna’s Glamour®, or discover new favorites like Vanna’s Complement, Vanna’s Palettes, and Vanna’s Tapestry! You can feel good about your purchases because a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each of these yarns benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!

Check out our LookBook below for pattern inspiration; these yarns are 20% off through April 30th so stock up now and craft all year long!

Pin Your Favorite Patterns for a Chance to Win Free Yarn!

February 8th, 2016

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Pin It to Win It!

Hey yarn lovers! What are you knitting or crocheting in 2016? Share it with us and you could win all the Lion Brand® yarn you need to make it!

What to do:

1. Find your favorite Lion Brand® pattern on Pinterest, the Lion Brand web site, or from your favorite designer like Moogly (pattern must use Lion Brand® yarn) and pin it to a Pinterest board of your choice. Don’t have Pinterest? Sign up now – it’s free and fun!

2. Copy the Pin URL
Pin It Contest Instructions

3. Then submit your Pin here:

The prize:

Once a month we’ll randomly select a “Pinner” to win all the Lion Brand® yarn to make the project they shared!

Need some pattern ideas? Check out what others have been pinning!


Contest open to US residents only. Please read the official rules on the bottom of the submission form before entering.

Color for a Chance to Win Free Yarn

January 25th, 2016

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Grab your pencils, markers, and crayons – it’s time to color again!

Color for a chance to win!