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Get Organized with Crochet and Knit Patterns in 2016!

January 20th, 2016

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Today’s guest post is brought to us by Tamara Kelly, author and designer of Moogly Blog.

New year, new resolutions – and one of the most common ones for us crafters is getting our stash and supplies organized! You can by bins and shelves and all sorts of sorting things… but you can also use your stash to make organizational supplies! Two in one, and so much more fun than store bought items. Here are some great free knit and crochet patterns using Lion Brand® Yarn to get you started!

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1. Valentine Pouch (Lion Brand – Knit): You don’t have to wait for a special occasion to make this pouch – made with Vanna’s Choice®, it will keep all sorts of goodies organized and show your supplies some extra love!

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2. Felted Acorn Pencil Case (Lion Brand – Knit): This pouch, made with Fishermen’s Wool® and Vanna’s Choice®, is excellent for storing pencils, pens, cable needles, stitch markers, and all sorts of notions!

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3. Felted Hook Book (Lion Brand – Crochet): What good is yarn without hooks? Make this pattern with Fishermen’s Wool® or LB Collection® Pure Wool and try felting while giving your tools a pretty new home!

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4. Nifty Needle Case (Moogly – Crochet): Keeping the yarn needles, scissors, and stitch markers out of the couch cushions and carpet can be tricky – but this pattern made with 24/7 Cotton keeps it all under control!

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5. Fettuccini Knit Bowl (Sarah E. White – Knit): A simple knit basket/bowl worked from the circular bottom up with one ball of Fettuccini® – quick, easy and sturdy!

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6. Felted Needle Holder (Lion Brand – Knit): Knit with your needles… for your needles! Perfect for Fishermen’s Wool® or LB Collection® Pure Wool!

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7. Large Crocheted Bowl (Lion Brand – Crochet): Featuring Fettuccini®, this quick crochet project will hold it all, and look good doing it!

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8. Moroccan Basket (Moogly – Crochet): This basket is sturdy, pretty, and big enough to hold several skeins of yarn – made with Heartland® Thick & Quick®!

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What are you doing to get your stash and supplies organized in 2016? Using Lion Brand Yarn to make new containers of course means you need new yarn to fill them – it’s a win win all around! Happy Organized New Year!

 

Play to Win – Is It Knit or Crochet?

January 19th, 2016

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Tell us which one you think is crocheted, the Henniker Headband or the Hebron Headband, and you’ll be entered into a draw to win a 2-in-1 Tote Lion Brand Bag and five (5) balls of Color Clouds!*

Mobile users, click here if you can’t access the voting tools below.


* Only one entry per person. Promotion ends Tuesday, January 26 2016 at 11:59pm EST. One (1) winner will be randomly selected and contacted by email before February 5th, 2016. Open to residents of the USA and Canada. No purchase necessary. Retail value of prize is approximately $55 USD.

 

Lion Brand Yarn Wins Best Booth at CHA!

January 16th, 2016

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Members of Team Lion Brand recently visited the Craft & Hobby Association Mega Show in California!

There, new yarns were shown, as well as new patterns … don’t worry, they’ll be available soon! Our brand ambassador, Shira Blumenthal served as MC for the Lion Brand Fashion show, where new designs are shown for the first time.

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To top things off, Lion Brand won “Best Booth” at the show! Our booth featured yarnbombing by none other than our friend London Kaye, who created two beautiful sweeping yarnbomb pieces (using all Lion Brand yarn!) for the booth.

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Hip, Hip, Hats! Celebrate National Hat Day with These 6 Patterns!

January 15th, 2016

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Your head may already be topped off due to the winter chills, but, today, wear your hats with pride — it’s National Hat Day!

This winter staple is always a great go-to project for colder seasons, and is the ideal portable project. Play up your pattern with decorative stitches, yarn substitutions, or embellishments like crocheted motifs or pom-poms!

Snowy or sunny, you’re sure to get use out of a beanie or toque. Celebrate by starting on a new hat (or two!) for the new year — see a few of our favorites below!

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Crochet Bathgate Hat made with 24/7 Cotton Crochet Embellished Beanie made with Homespun® Crochet Romantic Hat made with Vanna’s Choice®
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Earthy Crocheted Hat made with Vanna’s Choice and Vanna’s Palettes Knit Tivoli Hat made with Vanna’s Complement Knit Half Caf Hat made with Landscapes®

 

6 New Patterns for January’s Featured Yarns!

January 14th, 2016

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New year, new works in progress! With a collection of yarns all made here in the U.S.A featured for the month of January, now’s a great time to get started on a new project.

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Through January 31st, save 20% on Homespun®, Homespun® Thick & Quick®, Country®, Hometown USA®, Heartland®, and Heartland® Thick & Quick®!

See some of our newest patterns for our featured yarns below!:

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Knit Falmouth Shrug made with Country® Knit Pom-Pom It Up Scarf made with Heartland® Thick & Quick® Knit Sunday Stroll Vest made with Homespun®
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Crochet Sorrento Ripple Shrug made with Heartland® Crochet Newfield Afghan made with Hometown USA® Crochet Liz’s Loopy Hat made with Heartland® Thick & Quick®

 
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