How-ToTips & Tricks
The Yarnspirations How To hub is your one-stop shop for all you need to know to pick up a new skill or level up the skills you already have. With a library full of videos, tutorials, pictorials, diagrams and tips & tricks, you're sure to find something to help you get creating.
Helpful Learning Categories
Want to take up knitting? Know how to crochet but would like to learn a new technique? Need a refresher on an embroidery stitch? Our learning categories will help you gain the knowledge you need no matter what your crafting goals are.
Color-Coded Skill Types
Our How To hub is full of information on a number of different crafts. Thanks to our color-coded organization system, it's easy to find your skill type at a glance. And with six needlework types, you're sure to find your favorite fiber craft here.
Additional Info At Your Fingertips
Over the years, our team of experts have learned a lot of shortcuts, timesavers and project-saving lessons. Look for the 'Tips' icon for their clever advice and ingenious tricks. Bolded words contain helpful popovers full of definitions where you need them (just click on them to open).
Handy Illustrations, Images and Videos
There are many different types of learning techniques. Whether you're the visual type or the reading kind, our How To section has the instruction style for you. We’ve included written instructions as well as pictures, illustrations, step-by-step videos and pattern tutorials.
Tight Knit Community of Learners
Learning is so much more fun when you do it with other passionate people. Visit our comment section to ask questions, share lessons learned and get support from our welcoming community of talented crafters and creators.
How to: Wishlist
Your wishlist can save patterns and products. Anything from your favorite thread to that blanket pattern you’ve had your eye on. Use your wishlist to keep everything saved in one space when you’re ready for your next haul.
O'Go Tips and Tricks
All the info about your O’Go is right on the label including the shade name, yarn weight, knitting and crochet gauge, and care instructions. Access hundreds of free patterns by scanning the QR code.
Multi-Color Coordinate List
Need to find the perfect match? Check out suggested solid coordinates to multicolored yarns. These are colors that blend but are not necessarily exact matches.
Skill Level: Experienced
Breezy Dolman Knit Top with Patons Yarn
Selecting sizing can be tricky when it comes to knit and crochet patterns. What happens if you choose the wrong size and don’t find out until the end?
How to Make Any Scarf a Super Scarf
Get your needles and hooks ready because Super Sized scarves are the hottest trend right now when it comes to winter accessories!
9 Ways to Tie Your Super Scarf
Watch as we show you 9 ways to tie your super scarf! This trending fall accessory is great for layering and super cozy!
Customize Your Granny Super Scarf
Our designer Emily walks through how to customize your Granny Super Scarf with the endless color combinations of Caron Simply Soft!
Skill Level: Experienced
Stylish Ways to Wear Your Poncho!
A poncho can be a fashionable way to protect you from those cold fall days when sweater weather is upon us. While we love a good sweater…
Color Work: 4 Rules of Striping
Gayle, our Head Designer, shares 4 rules of striping and how to pick the perfect shades for our Knit Crew Neck Pullover.
5 Tips for Working with Wool
Wool is such an exceptional fiber to work with! Find out the five reasons why we love to work with Wool from our Lead Designer, Gayle!
How to Use Stitch Markers in Knitting
Stitch markers are necessary to denote special stitch panels, to mark armholes when making drop-shoulder garments or to mark the beginning or end of a round in circular knitting.
Ombre Yarn Guide: How To Create an Ombre
Ombre designs are trending in all areas of craft, fashion and decor. You can create your own ombre in crochet or knitting. This article shows you how to create blue ombres using Red Heart Super Saver yarn.
Office Supply by Guest Blogger Janice Ogata
Sometimes you have to be away from the comfort of your own home, and if you're like me you run out the door without all your supplies. I enjoy knitting and crocheting during my lunch break at work.
Color Suggestions for Ombre
If you're interested in creating an ombre effect but aren't sure which colors to use, read on! We have eight color combination suggestions for you, plus more ideas on creating your own effects.
Tips on Photography
We've gathered some tips for you to take better pictures of your projects, so the focus is on your hard work and everyone can see what you're doing.
5 Tips for Crocheting for Men
How many times have you made something for the man in your life only to have it collect dust in the coat closet or in the …