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How to Crochet
Learn how to crochet as an absolute beginner with these easy-to-follow lessons. Get started on your crochet journey with step-by-step lessons. This beginner crochet guide will help you find the right yarn and hook, get started, learn basic stitches, and finish your project.
How to Knit
Learn how to knit as an absolute beginner with this step-by-step guide. Follow each lesson to learn the basics of knitting. This how-to knit guide will help you find the right yarn and needles, get started, learn beginner knit stitches and how-to finish your project.
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.
Peppermint Mug Hug and Jar Hug Gift Set
The Peppermint Mug Hug and Jar Hug Gift Set will take care of all the coworkers, teachers, coaches and neighbors on your Christmas list.
Comfy Chevron Super Scarf
Check out Bhooked’s Comfy Chevron Crochet Super Scarf pattern and learn how to make this great scarf featuring Patons Alpaca Blend!
Quick and Easy: Owl Knit Lovey
Bernat Baby Blanket Tiny Yarn is the same soft, squishy yarn you’ve grown to love, but in medium weight. It is the perfect weight for a lovey!
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?
Festive Yarn Wrapped Ornaments
Make something special and spice up your Christmas Tree this year with a few unexpected, easy, and modern yarn wrapped ornaments!
Simply Stylish! Yarn Wreath Tutorial
Join us in learning how to make this dreamy Yarn Wreath with our easy step-by-step tutorial. A festive way to use up excess yarns!
Super Easy DIY: Yarn Hula Skirt
Hula your way into Halloween with this Yarn Hula Skirt! A great way to whip up a Hawaiian Halloween costume, this skirt is a no-needle craft project.
Simple Yarn Wrapped Candy Corn
This no-needle Halloween decoration is a quick and easy way to “spookify” your house! All you need is styrofoam cones, hot glue, and Bernat Supervalue yarn.
At Your Service Knit Dishcloth
Knit your own classic cloth like Grandma used to do, but with an updated modern look. The At Your Service Knit Dishcloth puts a new spin…
Braided Gift Topper For Christmas
Easily dress up your gifts this Christmas with these easy, no-needle braided gift toppers! A great way to use up excess yarn!
Make this Staircase Crochet Afghan!
Check out Bhooked’s Staircase Crochet Afghan pattern and learn how to make this great blanket featuring Caron Simply Soft Tweeds!
Caron Simply Soft Christmas Stocking
A super easy Christmas Stocking made with a double strand of Caron Simply Soft yarn! The best thing about this stocking is that it is crocheted in one piece.