Knitting, crocheting, weaving and spinning are all what we call handcrafts, major emphasis on the hand part of that description so maintenance is the name of the game! You can’t work your magic without healthy, happy hands and the Bee Naturals Cuticle and Nail Oil is just the ticket for strong nails. I like to rub a good coating on each nail just before bed so that it has plenty of time to soak in and hydrate. I can’t get enough of the fresh, herby lemon, lavender and tea tree oil scent and I absolutely find myself looking forward to my little nighttime routine! It’s such a calming way to end the day and I know my hands will be in tip-top shape when I wake up. Save 40% off with our tool sale!Read more »
Welcome to our last installment of Toy Extras, where we’ve taken free knit and crochet patterns from our site and added them to the adorable toys in our new books “Cute, Cuter, Cutest: Toys to Love in 3 Sizes“. Today we’re highlighting some cold weather accessories for the cutest crochet giraffe ever!Read more »
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!
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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.Read more »
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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?
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.Read more »
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.Read more »