June 2015 Wallpaper Calendar

Whether you’re switching over to smaller, portable projects or getting a jump start on your projects for fall, we know that your needles and hooks are always by your side – even during the start of summer!

To get the free calendar background of your choosing (for smart phones, tablets and desktop computers), simply click the applicable device icon below. Enjoy!

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Desktop wallpaper calendar for mobile 2015
Desktop wallpaper calendar for tablet 2015
Desktop wallpaper calendar for desktop 2015

 

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IDP Pattern Round-Up: Hats!

I am a hat fiend – I constantly have a hat on my needles or hook, no matter the weather. And with it getting warmer out, hats are a perfect project – small, portable and quick – and when the cooler weather comes along, you’ll be all set with keeping your noggin warm! We’ve had some really fun new IDP hat patterns recently and I thought I’d highlight a few.

First of all, I immediately cast on Stana Sortor‘s newest pattern, Bicycle Hat.

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Get a free ball of Chroma!

Give your yarn stash some love with a free ball of Chroma*, our favorite shade-shifting yarn! Available in both fingering and worsted weight yarn, you can create stunning colorful projects with minimal effort – the yarn does the hard part for you! The colors move gently through a single ply, creating subtly blended and shaded sections.

Wanna know how to get in on this colorful deal? First -do a bit of shopping ($25+), then add your favorite color of Chroma to the shopping cart and then enter CHROMA at checkout! It’s that easy and the one ball of Chroma is yours, for free!

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Toy Extras: Blankets for Baby Animals

This week we’re continuing our series called “Toy Extras”, where we offer up free patterns on our site to complement the patterns in “Cute, Cuter, Cutest: Toys to Love in 3 Sizes“. This week is a quick one: Why not knit or crochet some dishcloths, as the perfect blankets for the smaller sized stuffed friends?

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Here we’ve made some of our favorites from 52 Weeks of Dishcloths: A Knit Picks Kitchen Spectacular, but you could just find your favorite dishcloths (both knit and crochet) in our free patterns section, and tuck in your “lovey” for a cozy night’s sleep. Liza, the smallest size knitted raccoon, is loving her comfortable bed.

For more toy extras, check out A Sweater for Dolly and Snacks for Hungry Sloths

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Stuff We Love: Amour Crochet Hook Set

When I first started on my crochet journey, I soon discovered that the metal hooks most crocheters I know use hurt my hands a lot. Even though I thought I crocheted faster with the metal hooks, I switched to a set of wood hooks and my hands were happy. However, one day I had a sudden inspiration for a new pattern while in the KP office and could only find our set of Amour Crochet Hook Set to use. So I grabbed them…and my crocheting life changed.

Amour Crochet Hook Gift Set

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