Sunday, May 31, 2015

Knit a Cable and Button Wrap Kit in Your Favorite Color

Combining the look of a vest and a wrap this knitting project is great to complete your outfit or just add to an ensemble.  This knitting kit currently is under $26.00 and includes the pattern and four skeins of yarn in the color of your choosing. The size when finished is about 18 x 70 inches. Make this in colors of reds, greens, black, blue, white or any color of yarn that you want.  Learn More...

Knit Kit - Easy Eyelet Yoke Dress

Friday, May 29, 2015

Get Creative with Yarn on Sale Save on yarn and SHIPPING

New Yarns!
Embrace your creative side and knit or crochet something beautiful with this wonderful collection of Yarns  
Discover yarn in a rainbow of hues so you can create an endless variety of wearable projects. Beginners and experts alike can unleash their imaginations!  Plus there is a free pattern available along with the large variety of yarns.  Several Lion Brand Varieties of yarn in packages of 3 skeins each for a discounted price. 

Go to Product: Caron Kindness Yarn, Tomato - Clearance Shades* in color TomatoRed Heart Super Saver Yarn in color AlmandineRed Heart With Love Yarn in color Aran

Free Pattern Friday Free Kindle Download Crochet Projects BOX SET 3 IN 1

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The BIGGEST Scrapbooking Templates and Stencil Sale of the Year!

All templates and stencils  Get your favorite stencil designs from Bo Bunny, Tim Holtz, FabScraps and much, much more ALL on sale! Check out a few of the bestselling templates below or shop all templates and stencils now.

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Free Crochet Pattern of the Day Summer Lace Afghan Pattern

5 & 1/2 Hour Neutral Tones Afghan Free Download

Easy Beginner Crochet afghan pattern to download

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Biggest Sale of the Year on Photo Books up to 75% Off

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How to Soften Yarn - Making Scratchy Yarn Soft

Some of our favorite yarns such as Red Heart Worsted Weight Yarn can start off a bit scratchy and whether you want to soften the yarn before you crochet or knit with it or wait until your project is complete there are several online tutorials available on how to do this.  But before you begin to wash your yarn in any type of detergent or shampoo be sure to read the instructions on the label for washing and care.  It also may be a good idea to test a piece of your yarn with the laundry soap or shampoo you are using to wash it in.
First thing to do if you are washing a skein of yarn is to remove all of the labels.
Next loosen up the skein a bit and place in a lingerie bag or a pillow case (preferably a white one).
Wash the yarn in cold water with like colors.
Dry on low to medium heat.
Remove promptly and your yarn should be soft and fluffy.
You can also wash by hand if you prefer before or after you crochet or knit a project.
Scroll down to watch a how to video on this

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn
After a project is finished you can easily wash an completed project by soaking it in cold water for about 20 minutes and use a gentle shampoo to hand wash it in and rinse carefully, next use a conditioner on the item and let soak for about 10 minutes and rinse and let dry.

There are several ways to soften yarn if you search online  use methods such as vinegar and fabric softener, but the most popular methods seem to be hand washing using a mild shampoo and conditioner.  Learn more by watching the videos below...

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Moda Meadow Quilt Kit Reminds us of a Summer Breeze

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Framed by arrowed corners, your choice of focal fabric will be front and center, making it perfect for featuring a favorite from your stash. You'll need just 3 one-yard cuts of fabric to make this quilt top and binding, and of course, a crafternoon or two amount of free time.

Finished size: 46" x 60". Backing Required: 3 yards. Skill Level: Beginner.

Snowflake Quilt Kit
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Memorial Day Knit or Crochet Scarves for Troops

One-Skein Beginner Scarf One-Skein Beginner Scarf - This weekend why not give back by knitting or crocheting a scarf for troops. The Scarves for the Troops program is for people who have knitting or crochet skills to make something special for a winter care package.  There are some specifications like keeping the yarn colors neutral and sizing the scarf to about 48" inches long and 5-6 inches across.  You can crochet or knit a scarf for either men or women in the military and attach a label with you name stating that you made this item. 

All of the information for if you are looking for some free scarf patterns check out a variety of Free Patterns Here

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American Pride Afghans eBook

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Our Favorite Books a Year of Afghans Crochet Patterns

Some of my favorite books are the Leisure Arts A Year in Afghans books.  The best thing to know is that Leisure Arts now has these books available on Amazon to download on your Kindle, Smartphone, Tablet, Laptop or PC. Leisure Arts allows you to download these from their website also which is great when you use the discounts All of the Year of Afghans books offer 12 beautiful afghan patterns to make. There are year of afghan books for baby, and books number 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc.  If you have ever had a difficult time finding one of these books this is wonderful news now you can download all of the following below....

A Year of Afghans Book 1 - 
Download on Amazon - Download on Leisure Arts

A YEAR OF AFGHANS Book 2 - Amazon

A YEAR OF AFGHANS Book 3 - Amazon

A Year of Baby Afghans, Book 4 Amazon Kindle edition

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