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The Wicked WIP: A Halloween Costume Contest!

Gather round ghouls and gals because Halloween is right around the corner and we want to celebrate with a spook-tacular costume contest! At Lion Brand, we love seeing all the ways that you can get creative with yarn. This Halloween we are launching our first-ever Halloween Costume Contest, The Wicked WIP! This is a chance…

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My Go-To Blanket Stitch: The Wavy Chevron

One stitch pattern in particular has become my go-to, my buddy, my best friend and it’s the wavy chevron. It’s classic ripple stitch goodness that works with just about all yarns no matter what the weight or texture. So far I’ve worked this pattern using Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®, Totally Tubular, Feels Like Butta with Mandala Roving, Feels Like Butta with Winter Nights (on…

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80 Blankets: Sparkling Waves

What a luscious combination! If you love sparkles and a little bit of velvet than you’ll love this pairing of Lion Brand Vel-Luxe and Winter Nights. Both yarns are worsted weight (CYC4), but held together they become a nice super bulky. I used a size 11.5mm crochet hook and finished this 45″ x 45″ blanket…

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80 Blankets: Speed Hook Crochet

Welcome back to my #80Blankets for my wedding journey! If you missed the intro you can catch up HERE. Time is of the essence! With 70 more blankets to complete before my December 2020 wedding (I’ve made 10 so far in the past 2.5 weeks!), designs and yarns that are beautiful, but fast are becoming…

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2020 Yarn Color Of The Year: Succulent

We are thrilled to tell you about our newest year-long initiative, Yarn Color of the Year! Every year we work hard to pinpoint the colors that are inspiring you. Pulling together the most influential colors of the upcoming year to make sure we are bringing you the yarns you want to see. In past years…

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6 Free Patterns For Cupcake Yarn

Cupcake yarn is calorie free and deliciously sweet! If you’re a fan of Mandala® yarns then you’re sure to love Cupcake as well. Just like its name, everything delicious is in one cake of this CYC 3 100% acrylic yarn. Beautiful color combinations, great stitch definition and enough yardage to make a baby blanket, shawl,…

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Faux Fur Trend: Knit This Free Cowl Pattern in A Night!

Looking for a nearly instant project? This cowl knit in the CYC#7 jumbo Go For Faux Thick & Quick might be exactly what you need! It works up in just a few episodes of your favorite show. I made mine one night and wore it out the next day. I made my cowl nice and…

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9 Free Afghan Patterns You’ll Want To Make Now!

Aside from scarves, I think afghans might be the project that attracts people to knitting or crochet. You can create these projects with just basic skills since many don’t require shaping. All you really need is to start, stitch, have some patience for the size of the project, and finish off. Besides just being functional,…

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Fall Ready: 8 Free Patterns That Work Up Fast

Fall is officially here! If you’ve been dreaming of cooler weather it’s here, or should be soon enough. Get your wardrobe ready with some quick accessories projects. Tip: These also make great quick gift ideas if you find yourself procrastinating on holiday crafting. (Pretty much me every year. Not alone, right?) Quick Knits For Cool…

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5 Free Sweater Patterns to Snuggle Up This Fall

You know those times when you end up with the perfect yarn and no design, so you end up spending long hours of browsing through pattern databases? Well, if it’s snuggly bulky sweaters you’re in search of then hopefully this list of 5 free sweater patterns will help! 1. Betina Cardigan The Betina cardigan is…

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