Kickstart Monday: Crochet Alligator Pencil Case

Welcome to Kickstart Monday! Some of you may remember this feature from the Bernat blog. If you're not familiar, here's how it works: Every Monday we'll bring you a quick and easy free pattern to kickstart your week. If there are specific types of patterns you'd like to see more of, let us know! 

This week's Alligator Pencil Case

Caron United Mystery Adventure Scarf Knit & Crochet-Along!

Are you already signed up for the Caron United Mystery Adventure Scarf KAL/CAL? It's going to be the most adventurous KAL/CAL you've ever participated in, so you won't want to miss it! 

The Yarnspirations Web Team's got our yarn ready, and we're so excited to start knitting and crocheting-along with

Trendspotting: Geometric

If you're signed up for the Yarnspirations newsletter or if you've stopped by the homepage in the past few days, you'll know that we're all about geometric projects right now!

With geometric patterns and shapes popping up everywhere from home decor to fashion, there's no denying that this stylish trend is super hot this season. 

Stitch.Rock.Knit-Along: Classic Wool Bulky Mittens!

Grab your needles and get ready for another Knit Simple Stitch.Rock.Knit-Along with Vickie Howell!
The "Mitts and the Tantrums" bobbled mittens are worked up using 2 balls of new Patons Classic Wool Bulky for extra warmth and speedy stitching. They'll make a great project to give as a

Introducing Patons Glam Stripes

Meet the newest addition to the Yarnspirations family of yarns, new Patons Glam Stripes! This lightweight self-striping metallic yarn is great for sophisticated garments and accessories.  It's available in 14-statement making metallic shades to suit any mood.

At $5.99

Glam Stripes Wrap in Interweave Crochet!

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Wrap shown in: Patons Glam Stripes, color: Navy #09114  

The Summer issue of Interweave Crochet is out now, which includes a really fun, ode to glamping (glamorous camping) spread. Since this term definitely falls in line with my

Patriotic Project - Red, White, and Blue Hearts

Yarnspirations Web Graphic Designer Amanda worked up these quick, patriotic crochet hearts to help celebrate the launch of our new Caron United yarn! Some of you might remember them from our Valentine's Day Heart yarn bombing project, and others of you will have seen them on our Caron

Distressed Denim-y Knits!

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Photo source (clockwise): HowtoChic.blogspot.it, AFakeArtist.blogspot.ca, EldysPocket.com, LaughingLatte.com, CaptainandtheGypsykid.com

I was a teenager when Seattle grunge fashion was born, so seeing the distressed denim trend make a (much chicer; less grungy) comeback has me feeling nostalgic for some torn jeans and

Week #1 - Knit Doily Dishcloth

Happy Summer! It's time for our first dishcloth of the season. If you read my last article, you will remember that I plan on making a dishcloth every week this summer. My choice for this week is the Knit Doily. It's fast and beautiful....just like me. Ha! :) It is knit in the round

International Yarn Bombing Day Photo Recap

To celebrate International Yarn Bombing Day (June 8th, in case you missed it), we decided to spread the yarn bombing love around our neighbourhood here at the Design Studio.

Designer Nicole came up with this fun knob cozy pattern, and we all crocheted and decorated the knob cozies into little animals (and a few fruits, and one adorable monster) to

Introducing New Patons Venus!

We're so excited to welcome the newest member of the Yarnspirations family, Patons Venus! A lightweight, easy-care cotton-blend blend with a stylish thick and thin texture, Patons Venus is an ideal yarn for summer stitching. Plus, it's available in a range of 14 standout summer

One Dishcloth A Week

If your summer is as hot as mine always is, you prefer knitting and crocheting small projects. This summer, I plan on making a dishcloth a week, just for fun. I will be choosing a different Yarnspirations project every week - sometimes knit, sometimes crochet. And I would like to know what YOUR favorites are, to help me make my

Tee up for Dad's Day!

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Golf Club Cozy
 
With dad's day coming up I thought I'd dig up a pattern from the archives of a golf club cover I made for my father-in-law a couple few years ago. Admittedly,

DIY Arm Knit Necklace with Vickie Howell!

Looking for a fun and fashionable summer project? 
Join our Google Hangout Summer Camp and learn to make an arm knit necklace with Vickie Howell!  
 
Vickie will take you through step-by-step and at the end of

Come On Yarnspirations, Light My Fire!

Lately, I've had a dry spell with my knitting and crochet. I've lost my mojo. I think it all got started when I had that wrist injury a couple months ago, and I couldn't knit or crochet for six weeks. Now, I am finally able to do yarn crafting again, but none of the projects I've already started are keeping

10 Mother's Day Gift Ideas for Knitters and Crocheters!

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1. Make mama a pretty, tote bag to hold her latest project in!

2. Create a package of beautiful yarns --- like Patons Lace, Cotton-ish or Simply Soft Light -- in mom's favorite colors. Accompany

Yarn Musings

You've been knitting or crocheting for a while, and have made some simple projects. Maybe a granny square or two, or some dishcloths. Sometimes, you're interested in learning some new stitches, so that maybe you could actually make a cardigan or a hat. But, you're just a little intimidated. You don't want to spend time and money on something you

D.I.Y. Prom!

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Prom season is almost upon us, so whether you're a kid on the committee or a parent prepping a party here's a round-up of ideas to add a little D.I.Y. to the dance experience! --Vickie

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Yarn Reviews by Shandeh

One of the perks of working for Yarnspirations is getting to try out lots of fun yarns. I just love it when I see a new box of fibery goodness at my doorstep! One of the first things I do when I get new yarn is make a video, showing my first impressions of the yarn.

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