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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

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

Happy Wreathster!

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Spring has sprung (at least in parts of North America), and we could all use a little pop of color to get us into the spirit of the season. A quick and crafty way to do that is with a good ol' yarn-wrapped wreath! Cotton is the perfect choice for a

New Yarnspirations Pattern in Interweave Crochet Magazine

 

The Spring 2014 issue of Interweave Crochet magazine is out now! Make sure to snag a copy to get new spring-perfect patterns, including a new Yarnspirations pattern by our friend Vickie Howell.

Crocheted in light, airy Patons Lace, the "Lace About Extended Stitch Kerchief"

Vintage Patons Projects

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Community Update - Keeping Warm!

Yarnspirations customers are such creative souls. We are so inspired by your gorgeous hand knitted and crocheted work!

This week, we are all about keeping WARM in the midst of our North American winter.
Take a look at the projects we found on Ravelry, and in the Yarnspirations Forum:

How to Host a Frozen-Inspired Party

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Resident Frozen Enthusiast

Our whole family's rooting for Disney's Frozen for Best Animated film in this weekend's Oscars. It's my daughter's love for the movie however, that really runs strong and true -- if she had her way

Quick Project - Arm Crochet Cowl

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Arm Crochet Cowl

 The Yarnspirations team and I are having so much fun with arm knitting, that we thought we'd try arm crocheting (this actually may not have even been a thing -- it's different

The Road to Gold

Inspired by this year's Winter Games, the Road to Gold challenge is designed to help you step up your stitching skills by completing a fun and rewarding project before the Closing Ceremonies.

Want to get on the Road to Gold? Here's how it works:

First, determine your skill level:

  • If you're new to knitting or crocheting, master the fundamentals

Patons Next Steps Eight Fair Isle Knitting - Finished Hoot Mitts!

I am Louise from Wildflower Wool, a knitter who loves knitting and teaching others how to knit. Join me as I knit every pattern from 

Valentine Dishcloth CAL, with Video Tutorial

Right now, we are having our "Be My Valentine" Dishcloth Crochet-A-Long!

Here's the FREE Pattern: Be My Valentine Dishcloth
The design calls for 4 skeins of Lily Sugar'n Cream yarn in the colors Rose Pink, Robin's Egg, Country Red, and Soft Ecru. And

Staff Pick: Favorite Knit and Crochet Pompom Projects

The arrival of the Bernat Faux Fur Pompom has all of us here at Yarnspirations inspired to "put a pompom on it". And by "it," we mean EVERYTHING! 

Browse all of our Yarnspirations pompom projects that we think could easily use a cute, fuzzy pompom. Or pick from one of our favourites below.

 

8 Fun Pompom Projects!

There's no shortage of amazing knit and crochet projects that you can make using the Bernat Faux Fur Pompom or traditional yarn pompoms, but the pompom fun doesn't have to end there! We've rounded up eight fun and crafty projects that you can put a pompom on.

 

1. Quick Pompom Keychain Ring

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Santa Gift Tags - Quick & Fun Crochet!

As promised, I'm sharing a new Video Tutorial with you this week. I'm using the FREE Santa Gift Tag pattern - a Lily Sugar 'n Cream design, and the yarn is Bernat Handicrafter Cotton. Just like last week, this is a QUICK project, fun to make as a family for the

Quickest Gift: Arm Knit Eternity Scarf!

Arm Knit Eternity

Here we are in mid-December. How. Did. This. Happen? Next week is the last full school and work week for most people who celebrate Christmas, so if you're planning on making gifts for teachers or office mates it's time to haul holiday hiney! Not to panic though,

Best of 2013: Top 5 Baby Blankets

From cozy, pompom textured blankets to a whimsical butterfly motif and stunning crocodile stitch details, these are your most-loved baby blankets of 2013!
 

#5

One Skein Baby Blanket, crocheted in Caron One Pound

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Crocodile Stitch Baby

Best of 2013: Top 5 Cowls and Scarves

Our Best of 2013 countdown continues with today's roundup of your favorite scarves and cowls from the past year! From scarves with trendy neon accents to cozy, chunky cowls, here are our most popular scarves and cowls of 2013!

 

#5

Twirling Cowl, knit in Patons Cobbles

 

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Best of 2013: Top 5 Hats

From a whimsical dino hat perfect for cool kids to elegant cloches and berets for ladies and casual cool beanies for gents, these are your most-loved hat patterns of 2013!

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Beanie There, Done (T)hat, crocheted in Bernat Cotton-ish by Vickie

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