Accessories
That's right: the cutest pouch you've ever seen is only a few punches away! Take advantage of the punch needle trend and design a one-of-a-kind clutch that'll store your phone, cash and (of course) crafting supplies.
Beginner
Valentine's Day is for recognizing the ones you love, and what better way to do so than through the craft you adore? Cast on and stitch these knits for your favorite people in honor of all those warm and fuzzy feelings.
Ashley Little
When you crochet a scarf, some stitches are better than others — especially when you need both warmth and style. Play around with these options and find the one that fits your neckwear needs best.
Kathryn Vercillo
Now it's time to cast on and knit your shawl! Use three stitch patterns and a cute decrease detail that adds to the texture. Learn how to save your stitches by adding a lifeline. Then tackle more complex patterns; it's easy to rip back to your lifeline in case you need to start over.
Complete your shawl by weaving in the ends. Get Vanessa's tips for working with lace and color changes. Finally, see how a little steam blocking finishes your shawl up beautifully.
Start by measuring your gauge swatch to ensure your shawl turns out just as you pictured it. Vanessa shows you how to count stitches and rows, and what to do if your gauge isn't a perfect match.
Combine the garter stitch with two lacy textures to create this asymmetric wrap designed by Erika Flory. Your expert guide, Vanessa Vargas Wilson (aka the Crafty Gemini) shows you how, step by step. Get her tips on changing colors, weaving ends in invisibly (even with lace!) and more.
Vanessa Vargas Wilson, The Crafty Gemini
Vanessa Vargas Wilson, The Crafty Gemini
Sew
Let's be honest: you can never have too many headbands. Especially when you make them all yourself! Here are some go-to patterns that are easy to stitch and show off.
Veronica Lovvorn
Sew
Whether you're flying a red eye or simply trying to block out the light from your TV, there are many reasons to use a sleep mask and get some quality shuteye. The good news is that it's super easy to DIY, and only calls for a little bit of fabric. (Stash-buster project, anyone?) Whip up one for yourself, or go to town and make 'em for the whole fam so you can all get some beauty rest, stat.
Christine Haynes
Sew
There are so many reasons to have a neck warmer in your mix of cold-weather accessories. Like a winter scarf, you can wear it over a coat or jacket to keep you feeling cozy. But if you lighten up the fabric, you can also use it to give a new look to a round-neck sweater, dress or top. Plus, the simple pattern and minimal fabric requirements make this the perfect stash-buster.
Beginner
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