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Finalists Announced! Vote Now in the Craftsy Pattern Design Awards

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in All, Crocheting, Embroidery, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Paper Crafts, Quilting, Sewing |

It's time to take your favorite pattern design to the top in round two of the 2014 Craftsy Pattern Design Awards! You nominated your picks from thousands of incredible indie patterns in the Craftsy pattern store. Now the finalists have been selected, leaving you the difficult task of voting for your very favorite in each of our seven categories.

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Free Pattern Friday: Say Trick or Treat for FREE Candy Patterns!

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in All, Crocheting, Embroidery, Food & Cooking, Knitting, Paper Crafts, Quilting, Sewing |

From Life Savers leg warmers to a homemade twix bar recipe, these free candy-themed projects are all trick and no treat! Check out this super-sweet selection:

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Mustache Crochet Patterns to Show Support for Movember

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Crocheting |

Every November, the Movember Foundation asks men to grow a mustache to raise awareness for men's health, including men affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health problems. Movember isn't as simple as just growing a mustache, though. Men who sign up also promise to raise funds for the Movember Foundation. Even if you can't grow a mustache, you can still help! Lucky for us fiber lovers, mustache crochet patterns are a great way to support the cause. Download one of these mustache crochet patterns, then sign up here to help raise funds for the Movember Foundation.

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The Start of Something Wonderful: 13 New Online Craftsy Classes

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Crocheting, Drawing, Food & Cooking, Painting, Paper Crafts, Photography, Quilting, Sewing, Spinning, Woodworking | Comments

Let's end October on a high note with incredible online learning! From quilting to cake decorating, you're sure to find the class to fit your creative aspirations.

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The Craftsy Android App Is HERE…and It’s FREE!

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in All, Cake Decorating, Crocheting, Drawing, Embroidery, Fiber Arts and Felting, Food & Cooking, Gardening, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Painting, Paper Crafts, Photography, Quilting, Sewing, Spinning, Weaving, Woodworking | Comments

The wait is over! We’re so excited to announce that the Craftsy App for Android is live, and now, everything you love about Craftsy is available on the go! Enjoy unlimited access to high-quality classes with the world's best instructors, all from the your convenience of your Android device.

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British vs. American Crochet Terms: What’s the Difference?

Posted by on Oct 26, 2014 in Crocheting |

Have you ever happened upon a crochet pattern from another country and didn't even realize that there was a difference? Be prepared to translate any crochet pattern into the terms you're familiar with using this comparison of British crochet terms vs. American crochet terms!

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