Norwegian Wristers via Lion Brand

I can’t knit for beans but if I could I would make this! So cute.

Lion Brand® LB Collection® Organic Wool

Pattern #: 90529AD

Rating: **** 4.0 (based on 1 review)

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Write a reviewSKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate

SIZE: Medium
Finished Length 9 in. (23 cm)
Finished Circumference 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)


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6 Stocking Stuffers for Yarncrafters via LionBrand Blog

6 Stocking Stuffers for Yarncrafters

December 10th, 2010 by Jess

It’s getting very close to the holidays. If you’re like me, then you’ve purchased all of your large gifts, but you still have to pick up a few stocking stuffers and small gifts. Here are 6 easy ideas that you can pick up almost anywhere.

1. Tape measure. Crafters can never have too many measuring devices. Tailor’s tape or a retractable, flexible tape measure can be purchased up at craft, art, and department stores.

2. Scissors. Small, portable scissors are a must-have for any crafter on the go. For a special gift, select embroidery scissors come with an ornate design. Another great option is a pair of folding scissors. Find a pair at your favorite craft or department store.

3. Highlighter tape. This is handy for marking a pattern without leaving anything permanently. Pick up a roll or two at any craft, department, or office supply store.

4. Hand lotion. Cold weather can dry out the skin. It’s especially important for knitters and crocheters to keep their hands moisturized.

5. Special yarn. Every yarncrafter has a special yarn that she or he really desires. A few skeins of alpaca, cashmere, or sparkling yarn make the perfect indulgence. Be sure to buy enough to make a small project.

6. Gift certificates. These are the perfect gifts for the crafter who has everything. Check out our gift certificates here.

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This entry was posted on Friday, December 10th, 2010 at 9:00 am and is filed under Community, Crafting, Crocheting, Knitting, Tips & How To .

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Last Minute Gifts via Bernat

I got this email from Bernat Yarns today and I wanted to share because these are great last minute gifts for yarn crafters to make:

Emergency Holiday Gifts!
Holiday Wine Toppers
It’s December already! If you’re falling behind on your Holiday crafting list, we have quick and easy gift ideas you can download and knit or crochet today.

Looking for last minute gifts in a pinch? A nice bottle of wine is often a good choice, but lacks a personal touch. Download these adorable wine bottle toppers to knit or crochet using Bernat Satin and make these last minute purchases stand out.

If you’re thinking accessories, it’s not too late to get started. Scroll down for some gorgeous, easy, fun, and fast fast fast projects in two of your favorite new yarns – Bernat Mosaic and Bernat Roving.

If all else fails, think about converting more knitters and crocheters to the cause! Fill a basket with yarn, an easy pattern from our Free Pattern Library, and the required needles or hooks. Volunteer a couple lessons to help the budding crafter get started. Don’t have what you need? Check out the Bernat Shop for yarn, accessories, baskets, and more.

Gingerbread Wine topper Holly Wine Topper
Roving Cowl Mosaic Scarf
No worries, the Bernat Free Pattern Library is loaded with projects you can whip up in an emergency. Here are just a few!
Gift Bag Coffee Cozies Market Bag Scarf and Hat
Doubleloop Cowl Crochet hat ZigZag Scarf LadderLoop Scarf

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I am not affiliated with Bernat.

Guest Post: Kitchen Towel in Basketweave Pattern

This is a patten by my good friend Corrina.  I actually own two of these towels hand made for me by Corrina! They are wonderful and soft. My 3 year old loves them because when she dries her hands and face the towels don’t fall off!

Kitchen Towel in Basketweave Pattern

by Corrina

Skill Level: Easy

Two 2 oz balls Lily Sugar’n Cream Cotton Yarn
in your choice of colors

Size 7 knitting needles

1″ button or whatever size works for you
Needle and thread to attach button

For this towel, I used two different colors of
variegated yarn–starting with the first 10 rows
of the darker color and then alternating every
two rows.  This is a good way to use two different
balls of yarn or you can do stripes and use lots
of colors.

Cast on 65 stitches

Bottom edge Knit 10 rows

Row 1   k5 (p5 ,k5) 5 times, ending with p5, k5
Row 2   k5 (k5, p5) 5 times, ending with k10

Rows 3-8  Repeat rows 1 and 2

Row 9   k5 (k5, p5) 5 times, ending with k10
Row 10 k5 (p5, k5) 5 times, ending with p5, k5

Rows 11-16 Repeat rows 9 and 10

Repeat rows 1 thru 16 four more times
Decrease rows

Row 1  (p3, p2tog) across
Row 2  (k3, k2tog) 10 times, end k2
Row 3  (p3, p2tog) 8 times, end p2
Row 4  (k3, k2tog) 6 times, end k4
Row 5  (p2, p2tog) across
Row 6  (k1, k2tog) across  = 14 stitches remaining
Top Tab with buttonhole

On remaining 14 st, knit 36 rows


Row 37  k5, (k2tog) twice, k5
Row 38  k6, increase 2 stitches, k6 = 14 st

Row 39 k2tog, k10, k2tog
Row 40 k2tog, k8, k2tog
Row 41 k2tog, k6, k2tog
Row 42 k2tog, k4, k2tog
Row 43 k2tog, k2, k2tog
Row 44 k2tog twice = 2 st remaining

Cut yarn and pull through these last two stitches.

Sew on button in center of first two knit rows of the tab.

Weave ends in.

Machine wash and dry or hang to dry.

Here are some pictures of the finished product:


Basketweave in blue. action!

Close up of the top.

Full shot of basketweave in a lighter multi-blue.

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Football Season is here! Make a hat for your favorite fan.

If your looking for a really easy pattern and want to make custom team colors visit Lion Brands website. All you need to do is sign up for a free account and you can save all you favorite knit and crochet patterns in one place!


Free Crochet Pattern: Home Team Hat

Home Team Hat

Lion Brand® Hometown USA®

Pattern #: L0104AD


SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner

SIZE: One Size
Finished circumference 20 in. (51 cm)



Lion Brand® Hometown USA®

Pattern Shown uses Syracuse Orange


7 single crochet and 9 rows = 4 in. (10 cm). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.


Hat is worked in continuous rounds. Do not join at end of rounds.

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Traveling by car for spring break? Here's some #crafty suggestions.

Going to be on the road for Spring break this year? Check out some of these crafty suggestions for making your car ride go a little smoother.

Free Knitting Pattern: Car Blanket/Pillow

Image of Car Blanket/Pillow This warm blanket easily folds into a convenient travel size. It can also be used as a pillow! Featured in YarnPlay at Lion’s Brand Yarn site.

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Free Crochet Pattern: Half Caf Cozy

Image of Half Caf Cozy This coffee cup cozy is an eco-friendly alternative to cardboard drink sleeves.(via Lion’s Brand Yarn)

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Free Crochet Pattern: Tic-Tac-Toe Game

Image of Tic-Tac-Toe Game This fun tic-tac-toe game set is the perfect travel entertainment. Featured in January 2010 BK4K.(via Lion’s Brand Yarn)

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(FYI most sites that offer free patterns require you to register for their sites.)

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