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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 Life In Yarn

Every crafter has a yarn story. Maybe it’s the first time you successfully bound off a scarf, a memory of the person who taught you how to double crochet, or even the first time you attempted intarsia. We all have stories like that, but we rarely have a chance to share those stories with fellow…

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Show Us Your Bundle of Joy! A PHOTO CONTEST!

We love getting the chance to see all of your photos every day. Your projects make us smile from ear to ear. This is especially true when it comes to seeing pictures of your baby projects and accessories! Many of you have been hard at work creating baby projects for your loved ones and the…

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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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Yarn On Cones? Lion Brand’s Silk City Fibers Line Pays A Visit To Weaver House

Are you a fan of yarn on cones? If you answered yes then you might be interested to know that Lion Brand is the new home of Silk City Fibers, a brand of luxury fibers available on cones. Perfect for weaving, large projects, and more compact storage. At Silk City Fibers you’ll find high-fashion yarns…

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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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Ready to KNOT? Lion Brand Yarn Has Landed at AR Workshop!

The trend of super chunky knit blankets continues this season and you can get in on the fun with AR Workshop and Lion Brand! We’ve teamed up to created a super soft, jumbo chenille yarn that’s perfect for arm knitting or hand looping. No needles or prior knitting skills required to whip up your own…

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How To Crochet A Classic Granny Square

All these fancy granny squares are fun and beautiful, but this time I’m taking it back to basics with the classic granny square. These basic grannies can be worked using a different color for each round (a great way to use up scrap yarns and stash!) or with a solid color. Each 6″ x 6″…

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How to Crochet A Floral Granny Square

Continuing on our floral granny square journey! This next square is approximately the same size as the Daisy Granny Square (when worked with the same yarn and hook), which means you can pair them together to create afghans or pillows. Materials Basic Stitch Premium Yarn; 1 ball each in Opal; Ivy; Cream J-10 (6 mm)…

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How To Crochet A Daisy Granny Square

I had so much fun stitching up the Sunflower Granny Square in Re-Up yarn that I decided to continue on my granny square journey with more flower variations! Below you will find round-by-round instructions for a Daisy-look granny square. For this (and the new few flower granny squares) I am using our new Basic Stitch…

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