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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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Presenting the #BonbonBears by AllAboutAmi!

Sweet golly, look at these #BonbonBears! Ahh! Too cute, AmiRight? (It’s the #BonbonBear Gang’s World… You just crochet in it.) You Can Get a Lot of Life from a Little Bonbon! Just when I thought it was going to be a mopey Wednesday, in swoops Stephanie from AllAboutAmi to brighten up the day with these colorful,…

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The World’s Cutest Hedgehog via MamaInAStitch

Today is a good day to be a forest dwelling mammal, if you judge good days by how many fantastic fiber creations are made in your likeness. Earlier, we fueled your hand-made-hand-bag inspiration with a truly transfixing Fox Purse by 1DogWoof. Now, it’s time to introduce you to an irresistible little critter by Jessica at…

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