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Discover a world of new crochet techniques, skills for making gorgeous crochet garments and more, with the Craftsy Crocheting Blog. Visit often for step-by-step tutorials, inspiring projects, sneak peeks with renowned instructors, and endless crochet fun!

How to Hand Dye Animal Fiber Yarn

By Ashley Little
Hand-Dyed Yarns

Hand dyeing yarn at home is like dyeing your own hair. Both yarn and hair are precious assets, and disastrous results could cause fits of crying and even anger. If you're not sure how to hand dye animal-fiber yarn at home, consider these tips on dyeing. The hardest part is deciding on a dye color!

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Let’s Hear It: Tell Us What You Want Craftsy Blog Readers!

By Karen Kelty
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The Craftsy blog team is passionate about creating great content that inspires our talented community of makers to expand their skills and create wonderful projects to be proud of. In an effort to produce more fabulous content that you love, we'd love to know more about YOU. So we have a small favor to ask you...

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Thanksgiving Crafts Contest 2013: And The Winner Is….

By Craftsy
Colorful Turkey Quilt - Craftsy Thanksgiving Contest 2013 Winner

It seems like Thanksgiving brings out the crafter in us all! There were so many fabulous submissions for the Craftsy Thanksgiving Contest 2013, and deciding the winner of this competition was not an easy task. All of us here on the Craftsy blog team want to congratulate everyone on your incredible work!

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Craftsy’s Thanksgiving Crafts Contest 2013

By Karen Kelty
Craftsy Thanksgiving Crafts Contest

November is full of family, food and falling leaves, and Craftsy wants to add another great tradition to your plate! Have you been busy creating turkey-themed treats, lovely leaf wreaths or adorable, autumnal amigurumi? We want to see your work! Show us your best fall and Thanksgiving-themed crafts for a chance to win a Craftsy Mystery Box!

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Ask an Expert: Lighting Demystified With Neil van Niekerk

By Craftsy
Neil van Niekerk ExpertThanks for tuning in for another week of Ask An Expert. Today, we share advice directly from our expert Neil van Niekerk, in response to popular questions asked by our community members within our Facebook Photography Club. Find out what to do in situations when you can't bounce your flash, how to best achieve a prime effect, how many cameras to use when shooting a wedding, and more. And, ask your own questions! Read more »

Make a Huggable Monster for a Child in Need

By Craftsy
Lovable stuffed monstersSometimes a small act can have a huge impact -- and the family-founded company A Monster to Love proves just that! Created by 12-year old twins Sam and Ben and their dad Ray, A Monster to Love designs, sews and ships adorable, wacky stuffed monsters to children in need all over the country. Read more »

Announcing the Craftsy Blogger Awards 2013!

By Lindsay Conner
Craftsy Blogger AwardsThis October, Craftsy wants to celebrate creative bloggers who have truly inspired us through their original content, vivid imagery and exceptional online personas. That’s why we are presenting the first ever Craftsy Blogger Awards, to honor those individuals who spend so many hours behind the scenes crafting the blogs you love to read! Nominate your favorites now! Read more »
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Give Your Needles a Break! Try Knitting with a Round Loom

By Ashley Little

Knitting looms are a great alternative to knitting -- and they have far more advantages than I ever realized. Whether you just don’t have needle skills yet or can’t physically use needles, round looms are a great alternative. Join along to explore how to use them and the variety of beautiful patterns you can make!

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