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Yarncrafting Costumes: Designing a Turtle Shell

My knitted costuming adventures continue, this time with a different mission: to create a costume for someone else! My performer friend often dresses up as a turtle, and while she had plenty of green costume items and a beautiful custom leather mask, she was missing a key component – her shell! Read along for my…

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Crafting for Your Pet: National Pet Day

Last week we celebrated National Pet Day, so we’ve rounded up some wonderful projects for your best furry friends! When you’ve got a special pet in your life, you know you’d do anything to make them happy. Make your pet a cozy new bed, a fetching sweater, or a new toy, just because they deserve…

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Craft for Chinese New Year: The Year of the Dog

Chinese New Year All About Ami created a very special new project to celebrate Chinese New Year, which starts today! It’s a two-week festival that marks the start of the new year, beginning on the second new moon (after the winter solstice) and ending on the full moon at the beginning of March. Chinese New…

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Crafting for a Cause: Blankets for Baby Rhinos

If the holiday spirit has you itching to craft for a cause, we’d love to introduce you to Blankets for Baby Rhinos. This ‘wildlife conservation craft group’ has been making a big difference for some of our planet’s most precious creatures. They provide crocheted & knitted blankets for orphaned baby animals in need. Who They…

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Community Spotlight: Helpful Animals

Welcome to Community Spotlight, where we’ll be showing you highlights from our Community Gallery. To be featured in the gallery, simply post a picture of your Lion Brand creations to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #lionbrandyarn. We’ll be choosing some of our favorites to post to the blog. We’ve noticed something in the Community…

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Yarncrafting Costumes: Designing an Octopus Headpiece

With Halloween just around the corner, I’m very excited to share the latest piece of my yarncrafting costume adventures with you — an octopus headpiece. Costuming is a year-round experience for me, and I love that Halloween invites everyone to join the fun!   For a costume party held right after my birthday, I wanted…

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Make Your Best Friend a Present for National Dog Day

Today is National Dog Day, a day to celebrate “all dogs, mixed breed and pure” as well as raise awareness about rescue and adoption, fight breed bans, and recognize all the ways dogs make our lives better. So why not pamper your pup today with one of these projects? Whether you knit or crochet, want…

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British Animal Shelter Will Let You Knit with Kittens

Crafting around kittens (or cats of any age) can be a challenge, with the little guys playing with your yarn while you’re trying to work. But they’re so cute you can’t stay mad, and a lot of crafters love their feline friends. That’s what the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in the UK is banking…

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OMG OWLS. OWL OWLERT! OWLS.

Oh. My. Goodness. LOOK AT IT! AHHHH. Words rarely fail me. Now they do. There are none to describe the SHEER MAJESTIC CUTENESS of this straight-up unbelievably cute little Baby Snow Owl by the truly one-of-a-kind MamaInAStitch. Avid movie goers know that sequels rarely compare to the unforgettable original. Well, Jessica has executed a rare…

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Happy World Lion Day!

We’re celebrating the King of the Jungle today, because it’s World Lion Day! Started by Big Cat Rescue, this very special holiday celebrates the beautiful beast whose name we share, in order to raise awareness of the declining lion populations around the globe. In its honor, we’ve collected a few patterns you could make today:

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