Category Archives: Knitting and Crochet

Helmet Hat

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Cooler temperatures have started trickling in where I live. Fall is returning and so is the need for knitwear. A close fitting cap makes an excellent bike hat to wear under your helmet. It provides extra warmth and some extra cushioning. A cable pattern gives this hat great texture. Though this pattern is for intermediate knitters, if you are a beginner knitter who wants to level up this is an excellent project to do so. Once mastered, cables are easy to do and are an impressive addition to knitted gifts.
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How to do the Single Crochet Join Method

By Crochet Contributors Sara & Helen. Follow them on their blog, Sunflower Cottage Crochet.

Today we’re going to learn how to do the single crochet join method.

Why use single crochet?

I actually really like how the single crochet join method looks because it creates a “pinstripe” appearance on the right side of your work.  It is a raised, visible line and when done with a pretty color to join your squares with, it looks amazing.

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Knit Monster

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Monsters make the best toys. They come in seemingly endless shapes and sizes. This pattern will make a small cute monster toy but do experiment to make your own unique creature. Though the pattern is written for intermediate knitters, if you’re a beginner and want to level up, try making a knit monster. The pattern will teach you increases, decreases, shaping, Icord and sewing knit pieces together. Create your own unique monster by using different yarn colors and different sizes for eyes and teeth. Remember, there’s no wrong way to make a monster!

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Bubble Blanket

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Need a cute baby gift but not sure what to make? This DMC yarn kit comes with yarn for a cute bubble stitch baby blanket and a cuddle monkey. The yarn is soft and washable which will make the new parents happy. And the pattern is an easy way to level up your knitting skills. You only need to learn one new knit stitch to make this eye catching pattern.

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Have You Tried The Grit Stitch??

By Crochet Contributors Sara & Helen. Follow them on their blog, Sunflower Cottage Crochet.

Have you tried the grit stitch yet?

The grit stitch is such an under-rated and under-used stitch! It is such a versatile stitch! You could literally use it for anything – garments, bags, washcloths, baskets, blankets ….

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