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Newborn Bunny Hat and Bottom Cover by Briana K Designs

32 Easter Knit & Crochet Patterns To Try

Easter Knit & Crochet Patterns Easter is a special time of year with a deep religious foundation that many people celebrate every year. However, for many people, it is simply fun especially for our little ones. Easter egg hunts, the famous Easter Bunny Peter Cottontail, coloring eggs, chocolate, sugary peeps and all those wonderful family dinners […]

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Knitting Basics

Knitting Basics: How to Hold Your Yarn and Knitting Needles

Knitting Basics: How to Hold Your Yarn and Knitting Needles First things first learning how to hold your yarn is the first thing to learn when learning how to knit. Do you hold your yarn in the right hand or the left hand? How do I hold my yarn is a question we all have […]

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Knit and Crochet Popular Ponytail Hat Patterns Showcase

Knit Ponytail Hat Patterns – AKA Messy Bun Hats Ponytail or Messy Bun Hats have been all the rage this winter. Whether you are a knitter or a crocheter I have found some beautiful and fun ponytail hat patterns for you to work up and show off the rest of the cold season. I generally […]

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Illusion Love Cushion by Steve Plummer

What Is Illusion Knitting?

What is Illusion Knitting? So, Have you ever heard of illusion knitting and wondered what it was? I recently was designing a baby blanket for my daughter. She asked for a giraffe in all yellow. As I was planning her pattern I discovered the hidden images in these shadow knitting designs and can not get […]

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temperature blanket

What is a Temperature Blanket and How to Knit One

What is a Temperature Blanket and How to Knit One Temperature Blankets have been all the rage in the past few years. Whether you knit or crochet these are wonderfully colorful afghans that are so much fun. They are based completely on what the weather is doing in your neighborhood. Simply put you check the […]

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Snowflake motif knitted swatch

Finishing Your 2016 52-Week Knit Sampler Afghan

2016’s 52-Week Knit Sampler Afghan Well, the year is almost to an end. We all have been busy knitting and learning new stitches and patterns for this years 52-Week Knit Sampler Afghan. So far you should have 49 squares and the last 3 weeks are for, blocking, assembling, and adding a border to your blanket. […]

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joining knitted stitches

Joining Knitted Squares to Make a Blanket-2016 Sampler Afghan

Joining Knitted Squares This post is for those of you who have been working a knit along (KAL) whether the 2016 52-week Sampler Afghan KAL that we have been working on all year or any of the other wonderful KAL on Ravelry. This is a short article post on joining knitted squares into a wonderful blanket. […]

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how to block knitting

How to Block Knitting Squares For Your 2016 Sampler Afghan

Learning how to block knitting and crochet is an essential skill every knitter or fiber artist must learn to do. Recently, we have been knitting squares for our 52-week afghan. In order to join these squares, you will need to block each square once you’ve finished knitting it. If you are like me at all, blocking […]

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25 Advent Scarf Patterns to Knit for Christmas

25 Advent Scarf Patterns to Knit in time for Christmas

December 1st is just days away and we will all be counting down until Santa comes. However, more importantly, the day the Lord arrived or returns which are the purpose  advent calendars. Knitters love these type of projects. A few designers have blessed us with a variety of advent scarves over the years I thought […]

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12 Knit Advent Calendar Patterns for Christmas

12 Knit Advent Calendar Patterns for Christmas

12 Knit Advent Calendar Patterns In every store, you will see advent calendars with candy inside for the kids. My mom made one for me and my sister when we were children out of felt. Each pocket had an ornament that she hand sewn with sequins to attach to the Christmas tree above. Every day […]

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