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Trellised Wisteria CAL: Let’s Get it Started!

As is customary in many crochet designs, this pattern begins by chaining a specific number of chain stitches. ¬†For this cowl, 110 chain stitches are needed. Using a slip stitch, you are then instructed to join in the round being… Continue Reading →

Join Our First Crochet-a-Long!

Our very first Crochet-a-Long begins on November 15. The Trellised Wisteria Cowl, designed by Abbey Swanson, is a great design in crochet that even beginner hookers can quickly master. Using just three skeins and two complementary colors of Juniper Moon… Continue Reading →

Planning Ahead: KALs and a CAL

These last few months have been a busy time here behind the scenes. A massive amount of beautiful yarns and patterns have been arriving at headquarters. Our warehouse team has been hard at work getting everything boxed up and sent… Continue Reading →

Noro Magazine Issue 8: Crochet

People are understandably excited about the new issue of Noro Knitting Magazine. It is full of beautiful projects to make! Four of those beautiful projects are wonderful crocheted garments. Let’s take a closer look. The “Shell-and-Mesh Squares Cardigan” by Yoko… Continue Reading →

Indie Designer Patterns: Kathmandu Aran 100

Back in November, we had a call for design submissions for the beautiful new Queensland Collection yarn Kathmandu Aran 100. Several independent designers submitted many wonderful patterns! We were very excited to see a nice mix of knitting AND crocheting… Continue Reading →

Book Review: Designer Crochet by Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby

If you are a crocheter, you’ve probably come across the patterns from Shibaguyz Designz. Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby creates beautiful, stylish designs in a range of sizes. They are the type of projects that will make people stop and say, “You made… Continue Reading →

Crocheting and Knitting for Easter

Easter is quickly approaching, but there is still time to whip up a handmade project to include in the basket. Or to maybe whip up a basket! Like this crocheted one from Katia. You can download the free pattern from… Continue Reading →

Noro Heart Blanket KAL: Crochet!

No, you didn’t read my post title incorrectly. I mentioned crochet in relation to a knit along. Today, Valentine’s Day, is the last official day of our Noro Heart Blanket Knit Along. Thank you for joining in. We hope you… Continue Reading →

Debbie Bliss Knitting Magazine issue 14

Have you seen the new issue of Debbie Bliss Knitting Magazine? As we’re deep into the winter blahs, it’s nice to have some fresh, spring-like images to inspire us. The print version started arriving in local yarn stores in the… Continue Reading →

Crochetscene 2014

Crochetscene 2014 magazine, from Interweave Crochet, is due in stores August 12. That’s next week! The patterns are already up on Ravelry, and it looks like an interesting issue. We were especially delighted to see this pretty top designed by… Continue Reading →

New Jenny King Designs

Accomplished crochet designer Jenny King has released a flurry of wonderful designs using Noro yarns. The Yoko Shawl is crocheted using 6 balls of Kibou yarn, a yummy 54% Cotton, 34% Wool, 12% Silk, sample in color 8. This oversized… Continue Reading →

Vogue Knitting Crochet 2014

The Vogue Knitting Crochet magazine is due to hit store shelves May 6th! Vogue Knitting doesn’t release Crochet issues very often, but when they do it tends to be fabulous. This issue is even more fabulous because it includes a… Continue Reading →

Butterfly Shawl Knit & Crochet Along

The free patterns for the Whitsunday Butterfly Shawls on our website have many of the ladies in my Tuesday night sit and stitch group all a flutter. (haha. I’m so punny.) Since there are both knit and crochet versions of… Continue Reading →

Crochet! Magazine Winter 2013

I like to say, “We might be Knitting Fever, but crochet makes us shiver in delight!” Sometimes people get confused by our name and think we’re focused exclusively on knitting. The truth is our company was founded, and named, back… Continue Reading →

Katia’s Recipe for a Handmade Winter

This new video from Katia is so adorable it makes me want to bake cookies and ask all my yarn loving friends to come over for a sit and stitch! Follow this link to see the video. You won’t be… Continue Reading →

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