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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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How To Read Vintage Crochet Patterns

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How To Read Vintage Crochet Patterns

Have you seen a beautiful vintage crochet border, cloth or garment that you simply have to make, but have been intimidated by the vintage pattern? It may even look to the uninitiated that you really do have a book written in code in front of you. However, learning how to read and getting the hang of vintage crochet patterns can open up a whole new world of design and patterns for you. You will see that the older the patterns are, the more difficult the pattern is to understand. Before you start, therefore, practice a few rounds with the yarn...

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Why Knitting and Crocheting While in Self-isolation Can Help You

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Why Knitting and Crocheting While in Self-isolation Can Help You

With the world in constant movement — and at the moment it feels like constant crisis — it’s important to take time to unplug from news feeds that run 24/7, all the social media channels, and to find an oasis of calm away from any anxiety you might be feeling.  Knitting, crochet, and other crafts can be the perfect thing to take your mind off the current crisis while you find yourself in self-isolation. Not only does this time of self-isolation give you a chance to dig into your stash and take out that yarn you’ve been saving for later...

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