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Swatch This! This Simple Square is the First Step

By Craftsy
How to swatch to knit a sweaterThere's only one way to know how a yarn will knit, how a yarn will feel after it's been washed, how to know if you're using the right gauge: swatch! It's not the most popular knitting project, but it's a crucial first step for when you're knitting a sweater. Here, Amy Herzog explains the benefits of swatching, the pitfalls of not swatching, and how to measure your swatches. Read more »

How to Make Your Own Birthday Cards

By Craftsy
How to make birthday cards You'll love this fun and simple step by step tutorial for creating adorable birthday cards. Join along and make a handful of these at once. Handmade and beautiful. Everyone will love them! Read more »

Amigurumi Projects and Patterns: Crochet Trends

By Craftsy
Amigurumi is one of the hottest trends in crochet, because it has crafters making the cutest little creatures quickly and easily. They make great toys, decor, and they are unforgettable gifts! Here at Craftsy, we have two online classes to help you learn and perfect your Amigurumi skills. The Craftsy Pattern Marketplace is also home to tons of irresistible Amigurumi patterns. Here are some of our favorite Amigurumi projects from Craftsy members just like you! Read more »

Knitting Hats for Toddlers is No Small Feat!

By Emily Vanek
From basic patterns to intricate and elaborate motifs, hand knit hats are becoming all the rage for the little guys and gals. We took a look at animal crochet hats for kids a few weeks ago, and some of you asked how to make them. So here we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite toddler hat patterns! Read more »

Colorful Adventures with Stranded Knitting

By Craftsy
Stranded Knitting: HatStranded knitting produces incredibly eye-catching garments, and knitting with two or more colors also tends to make these items quite a bit warmer than single-color items. What’s not to love about knitting projects that are both beautiful and practical at the same time? Read more »

Sewist Diana on Giving Back to Children in Her Community

By Craftsy
Sewist Diana Gives BackWe were lucky to run into sewist Diana Klebenow. Diana gives back to her community by teaching kids and adults needing life skills how to sew. We think it's terrific and we admire her generosity, so we wanted share her story in the hopes that it also inspires you! Read more »

Yarn Bombing: The Sky’s the Limit!

By Craftsy
Yarn Bomb Guerrilla ArtYarn bombing, the art of decorating public places with knit or crocheted swatches of yarn, is everywhere these days. While most people love the pops of color and cheer, not everyone is a fan of the yarn bombing movement. If you want to yarn bomb your city, there are three things you must do. Read more »