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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Pom Pom Makers

Have you tried the Clover Pom Pom Makers yet? I absolutely love them! (I am in no way connected to Clover, nor do I receive any compensation from them; I purchased my own set of pom pom makers.)

Here is a hat that I recently made using my large pom pom maker:

The only downside to these pom pom makers that I found was that the directions on the back of the package are scarce; however, there are several websites and YouTube videos that explain how to use the pom pom makers. There are even several websites that have projects that you can do using your pom pom maker.

For instance found at Raising Up Rubies blog:

Easy and inexpensive teacher gift

At any rate, the Clover Pom Pom Makers are on sale for 40% off on Craftsy, but this is the last day of the sale. If you are thinking about purchasing a pom pom maker, I highly recommend the ones made by Clover.

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Eight (8) Things... Look for When Buying Yarn Online is a new Craftsy blog post by Ashley Little. Ashley shares her tips "to make buying yarn online as easy as possible". Check out her blog!


Until Sunday, January 31st, Craftsy is discounting its crafting supplies. Some items are even up to 70% off! Get great deals on art supplies, fabric, yarn, baking tools and more. Browse the sale prices now before the best products are gone! For instance:

Lacis Yarn Winder regularly $45; on sale through Sun. January 31 for $29.25!

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Hearts for Valentine's...

From Leisure Arts...two thread crochet patterns from Leisure Arts; one is a paid pattern ($3.99); one is FREE when you sign up for "Free Pattern Friday" on Leisure Arts.

Approximate Design Size: 4-1/4" in diameter each

Skill Level: Easy

Clusters and V-stitches make up the designs' intricate appeal. The paid pattern ($3.99) resembles miniature doilies. The coasters are crocheted using bedspread weight cotton thread (size 10) and a size 7 (1.65 mm) steel crochet hook. Classic Coasters Pattern

If you sign up for "Free Pattern Friday", you will start receiving FREE patterns each Friday afternoon. For example, here is today's free pattern:

Sign up now to start receiving your FREE patterns!

Leisure Arts Warehouse Clearance Sale

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Calling all cat lovers!

Look at the C2C cat scarf pattern designed by Crochet Couch that is a FREE download on Craftsy!

Adorable or what?

Wondering what C2C is? It is short for corner to corner...a fun crochet stitch. If you haven't tried a C2C crochet item and love cats, this pattern might be the next "perfect" project for you; and how can you beat free?

Download your FREE copy (pdf) of the pattern by using my affiliate link.

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

What is DK weight yarn?

I have seen (and heard) this question asked numerous times, not only from newbies, but also from people who have been crocheting and knitting for years.

Ashley Little wrote a Craftsy blog to explain just what to look for when a pattern calls for dk weight yarn. She has also included links to several knitting and crochet patterns that you can download for FREE.

You can read her blog post absolutely FREE here!

Ashley also wrote "11 Easy-to-Wear Pullover Sweater Knitting Patterns", both FREE and paid patterns; one of them might just be the pattern you have been looking for as your next project.

If you like FREE patterns, be sure to Like and Follow my Facebook page at: snshooksandneedles

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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Ready to break out of project boredom?

From sewing a chic clutch and baking perfect puff pastries to personalizing your quilts with text, Craftsy has classes that are the perfect way to spark your imagination with fresh ideas, projects and techniques.

This weekend only, all NEW Craftsy classes are marked 50% off, but hurry this sale ends Monday night.

Not ready to spend money for a class yet? Craftsy has several FREE classes you can download and watch at your leisure.

Amazing Crochet Textures with Drew Emborsky is just one of the many FREE classes you will find waiting for you on Craftsy.

Get started today...Craftsy!

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Friday, January 15, 2016

All New Craftsy classes on sale!



This weekend only, Craftsy is doing something they almost never do — all new online classes start at $14.99.

That's right! That just-released class you've been eyeing from your favorite instructor? It's on sale at prices so rare, you definitely don't want to miss out. These deals will be gone soon, so shop now!

Link to Craftsy classes.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Craftsy’s FREE 2016 Knit-Along Class Is Here!

Bring three cute and cozy pairs of socks to life with three months of fun lessons and fresh techniques! Join popular instructor Lucy Neatby in Craftsy’s free 2016 Sock Knit-Along, and enjoy step-by-step video guidance through three toe-riffic patterns.

How does this Knit-Along work? During class, you’ll knit Lucy’s Smocked Guernsey Sock, Serpentine Sock and Window Pane Sock. As soon as you join, you’ll gain access to your first pattern and first two lessons. Then, on February 1 and again on March 1, you’ll receive a new pattern and two new lessons to walk you through it.

To learn more and/or to enroll, click here!