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Bonita Patterns & Yarns Holiday Video Contest!

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I finally feel Christmas in the air! Here in New York City, the Rockefeller Center tree is lit, stores are putting up their holiday windows and I am 100% in the holiday spirit. In celebration of the most wonderful time of the year, Bonita Patterns and Yarns is hosting a holiday video contest! Here are the details: We want to see the creative ways that you use yarn for holiday craft projects. Not just Christmas, of course—show us what you celebrate this time of the year! Take a video of yourself making your favorite holiday craft involving yarn—it can be...

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Crochet Basics: Getting to Know Your Yarn

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You’re probably all exhausted from all of my breathless Halloween posts these past few weeks, so let’s change it up a bit. We’ve been welcoming some new readers to our blog and our newly revamped social media pages for the past few months, so I thought that today we could go back to basics, Christina Aguilera-style. Let’s talk yarn! Yarn is most commonly made of cotton, wool or acrylic and is made from strands that are twisted together into a thicker string, which are rolled into a ball called a skein. Yarns are differentiated by their weights/thickness, material types, and...

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DIY Halloween: Adult Crochet Costumes!

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Halloween is getting closer and I’m getting a little nervous…not because of the spooky decorations or the giant displays of tempting Halloween candy at the grocery store, but rather because I’m still trying to figure out a killer costume for this year! I’ve been browsing through Pinterest trying to get some ideas for a costume with a twist, and in the meantime I’ve discovered a ton of beautiful and creative crochet patterns that tie in perfectly with the biggest trends of the season. While they’re definitely above my crafting pay grade, I’m sure that some of our extraordinary readers will...

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