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?


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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New Tool Sets!

Did you know that we bundle our favorite tools together and have them available for a discount?! From sock knitting kits to tools perfect for trying an entirely new craft, we have you covered. I’ve picked three of my favorite tool sets from the most recent additions to give you a little preview of what we have in the Tool Set section on our site!

Premium Sock Knitting Kit -

Premium Sock Knitting Kit

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9 Things We’re Loving for May

In addition to warmer weather and sunshine-filled days, there are lots of things that we’re loving for May! First up – bright prints. Second – pops of coral with teal. Third – statement making accessories.

Check out our must-have list for May and discover something new that you’re sure to love as well!
knit picks may style guide

1. Huckle Wrap Pattern $4.99» 2. Palette Yarn (shown in Rose Hip) $3.49/50g» 3. Italia Shopper $15.00» 4. Caspian Interchangeable Needle Set $50.39 $55.99» 5. Arrowhead Hat Pattern $4.99» 6. Wool of the Andes Sport (shown in Marina) $2.15/50g $2.69/50g» 7. Namaste Double Wide Circular Case $40.00» 8. Soak Wash $12.80 $16.00» 9. Caspian Crochet Hook Set $34.99»

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Toy Extras: A Sweater for Dolly

Today we continue our Toy Extras Series, where we suggest free patterns already on the Knit Picks site, to make with the toys in our new books Cute, Cuter, Cutest: Toys to Love in 3 Sizes. Out of all the friends in the knit collection, the Human Beans are my favorite. They’re the kind of dolls I love – simple to make and easy to customize. I’d like to make a few different ones, with funny mouths and eyebrows in duplicate stitch, noses made with safety eyes, of different sizes, on each one. I’d make simple clothes for all of them, and I’d probably make my own patterns. For this cable sweater, however, I don’t have to!

free knitting pattern

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Knitting Needle Sale – Save 10%


Have you seen that our entire selection of beloved knitting needles is on sale? Whether you’re looking into adding a few interchangeable knitting needle tips to your collection or you want to invest in a set of double pointed knitting needles – you get 10% off!

Not sure where to start? Here’s a quick overview of our different needles including rainbow, sunstruck, caspian and nickel plated!

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Well Made Home Redux!

I’m in a swoon over the new Well Made-Home: Crochet pattern collection! There are so many great projects from throws to accent pillows and even a set of small storage baskets, ideal for gift-giving or housewarming presents for everyone you know. Who doesn’t need something homemade and cozy to decorate their abode? I wanted to take a moment and offer some ideas for alternate colorways for the projects I’ve come to love and covet.

Busy Bee Throw alternate colorway -

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