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One-of-a-kind patterns, technique tutorials, and projects galore: what more could a knitter ask for? Enjoy endless knitting inspiration daily on the Craftsy Knitting Blog!

Wrap and Turn In Tutorial, Enjoy!

By Craftsy
Wrap and Turn in TutorialAs you progress in your knitting you'll surely encounter short rows and the wrap and turn. Enjoy these step by step instructions for a wrap and turn which will come in handy for knitting socks, sweaters, and more! Read more »

Fix-It Friday: How to Tink

By Sarah Johnson
How to TinkIt’s a fact of life that if you knit, you’re eventually going to make a mistake. The trick is knowing how to fix it, because all mistakes can be fixed. Learn how to unknit and remedy a dropped stitch. Read more »

Free Pattern Friday: Knits, Quilts & More

By Craftsy
Free Knitting PatternsCheck out this new Friday series, where we post our favorite free patterns. From knits, to quilts, to jewelry, to embroidery (and more), we have the free pattern perfect for your next crafting endeavor! This is definitely the best way to kick off a weekend filled with creative crafting. So be sure to make the Craftsy blog a regular stop for you; that way you can stock up on fantastic free patterns! Read more »

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 »