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Your Guide to Sustainable Knitting and Crochet Projects

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Your Guide to Sustainable Knitting and Crochet Projects

Sustainability can be practiced in all areas of your life — including your crafting. What’s more, your crafts can help you to cut the amount of plastics and non-recyclable packaging materials that you would normally use. Reducing your carbon footprint and being sustainable has never been this much fun!  Why think about sustainability in your knitting and crochet? As we learn more about our impact on the environment because of our actions, it becomes clear that only recycling the odd cardboard box, for example, is not enough to make a definite change in the world. And plastic that we use...

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How to Make Your Own Knitting and Crochet Planner

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How to Make Your Own Knitting and Crochet Planner

We’ve all been there - whether you crochet, knit or do both - there always seems to be more than one project that we’re busy with at any one time. Keeping track of these projects and the projects you’re planning for the new year is a lot easier when you have a knitting or crochet planner. In this article, we’ll show you how to create your own planner.  The different types of knitting and crochet planners Luckily, there are a variety of knitting and crochet planners to choose from and you can make your own bespoke one quite easily.     ...

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Your Ultimate Temperature Blanket How-To Guide

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Your Ultimate Temperature Blanket How-To Guide

You’ve probably seen some of the gorgeous temperature blankets that people have made. And who wouldn’t want to make one to commemorate a year’s memories in the stitches of a soon-to-be favorite blanket?  In this article we’ll take you through what a temperature blanket is, when to start it, what colors to use, and more. So, whether you crochet, knit or do Tunisian crochet, we have a pattern for you!  What is a temperature blanket? A temperature blanket is a multicolored blanket or afghan in which each row (or sometimes half row) represents one day of the year. That day’s...

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Knitted and Crocheted Items to Make for Charity

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Knitted and Crocheted Items to Make for Charity

In our previous article, we looked at how you can find a charity to donate finished knitted or crocheted items or supplies to. In this article we’ll give you a range of (mostly) free patterns that you can use for making charity items. Let us know in the comments what you’re planning to make or share some photos on the KnitPal Facebook Group - we’d love to see what you make! Here are some of the causes that you can make crocheted and knitted items for Schools and colleges - Many children in schools and colleges around the country -...

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How to make a difference with your knitting and crochet by supporting charity work

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How to make a difference with your knitting and crochet by supporting charity work

What may look to you like odds and ends in your yarn stash, could be used to keep countless people around the world warm during winter, give preemie (premature) babies in the NICU something to cuddle, and even help animals affected by wild fires and poaching, and abusive people. Giving back to the community is not only heartwarming, but can make a bigger change in someone or a family’s life than you could ever have imagined. You may be wondering where you can jump in and find a charity that needs your skills. The good news is that loads of...

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