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How To : Create a crochet American star for left handers

Fourth of July is coming up this weekend, and if you consider yourself any kind of patriot (and also happen to love crafting) then you're no doubt going to be honoring the all-American holiday with crafts festooned with vestiges of red, white and blue. Finish up a knitted Ame ...more

How To : Choose the right fabric for your sewing project

The success or failure of your sewing project relies only in part on your skill - if you choose the wrong fabric, it won't matter how good you are. But picking the right fabric will forgive many small errors you might make. Also, learn the difference between woven and knit fab ...more

How To : Pick Up Stitches on an Edge

There will be times when you will want to knit an edging onto your work. Here's how to do it. It's best to use a smaller needle for edging than the one you used for the project. Go into every stitch on the edge with your needle. Put the stitches onto your needle as you PICK TH ...more

How To : Make a crochet super star afghan for a baby

Baby clothes and accessories are the cutest around: delicate polka dotted bibs, fuzzy knitted booties, and of course perfectly cozy knitted Afgans to cover them up as the get their first ZZZs. In this tutorial, master crocheter Mikey crochets his way through the starting of a ...more

How To : Crochet a scalloped crochet edge

This crocheting how-to video shows you how to add a scalloped crocheted edge to your next dishcloth, loomed or knitted project. This scalloped edge is worked in two rows, the first row all around is just single crochet. The next row will be your pattern that makes the scallope ...more

How To : Make knit stitch markers

In this tutorial, we learn how to make knit stitch markers. First, knit to the middle, doing two stitches together, then flip stitch over. When you get to the middle of your item, place your marker on the stitch to keep track of where the loops are at. You can purchase a knit ...more

How To : Make a Fourth of July American Baby Hat

If your little youngster is celebrity his first Fourth of July and you want to get him decked out for the occasion without posing any potential choking hazard with beaded necklaces or bracelets, then this fuzzy hat is the perfect way to get him in the spirit. In this tutorial ...more

How To : Make a chainmail box pattern

Watch this instructional metalsmithing video to knit the chainmail box pattern. Use a quality set of pliers to knit this chainmail box pattern for complex chains. Use different widths of wire to make smaller or larger box patterns.

News : Medieval peasant house

Hey everybody, here is my entry for the medieval building contest. I don't actually care if I win, it was just fun to think about. I have this great book series called The History of Private Life which goes into wonderful detail about how people did everyday things throughout ...more

How To : Knit a Decorative Flower

This beautiful flower can be used as decoration on a hat, scarf, headband or purse. You name it. There are many uses. On the photo above, I added it to a hat. I have also used it as a decoration on a napkin ring. The flower is knit in three parts. Check out the instructions be ...more

How To : Crochet a 2 tog decrease pattern for right handers

Make lovely fans and circular knits by learning the 2 tog decrease crochet pattern, the opposite of the 2 tog increase pattern. Whereas the 2 tog increase pattern helps fan a stitch out and even bring about ruffles, the 2 tog decrease pattern brings the fan in, closing the fan ...more

League of Legends : Dominion Coming Soon

If you’re unfamiliar with League of Legends, you’re either not into PC gaming or you haven’t spent much time on the internet. Riot Games officially released League almost two years ago, and since then it’s become a huge hit. In fact, the Santa Monica based company recently ann ...more

How To : Knit a Lacey Eyelet Rib Pattern

There are not many stitches that are more beautiful than this LACEY EYELET RIB STITCH. And, there are few that are easier. Most knitters are apprehensive about knitting any lace patterns, and truthfully, many are difficult because of so many rows. This one, however, consists o ...more

How To : Make a custom dress form

Kick up your look by adding dresses you make yourself to your wardrobe. It's simple to create a patter and sew a dress that will fit your exact measurements. You'll be amazed at the differene of having a drees you made yourself makes. You can sew clothing for your specific me ...more

How To : Do stockinette stitch

In this video, we learn how to do a stockinette stitch. This is where you knit one row and stitch the row after that. This will curl up if you don't stitch on the side of it as well. When you're on the right side, you will do a knit row making it as large or as small as you wa ...more

News : Bullet-Proof Silk Sheets

Enjoy rolling around at night in the sleek luster of silk? Also afraid of a mobster finding out you're rolling around with his cousin's wife? Solution: bullet-proof silk sheets. All you need is the strongest biomaterial ever found--Darwin's bark spider silk. So, grab a loom an ...more

How To : Knit on Double Pointed Needles

Knitting on double pointed needles (abbr: DPN or DP) is scary to most knitters. That being said, there will be times that you will want to, or need to use them, so you might as well learn now. You'll need to use DP needles for small projects when there are too few stitches for ...more

How To : Knit the Like Lace Stitch

The Like Lace Stitch This is a beautiful stitch that can be done on any size needle and with any size yarn. When you use a small size needle and thin yarn it will come out looking very delicate. When you use a larger needle and bulky yarn it will come out thick and cozy. It's ...more

How To : Knit the Garter Stitch

There are two basic stitches in knitting. One is the KNIT STITCH, the other is the PURL STITCH. The GARTER STITCH itself is quite simple. You knit every stitch on every row of your knitting. It's the first stitch one learns in knitting. It's the easiest of all the knitting sti ...more

How To : Make funky yarn pom poms

This video demonstrates how to make a funky yarn pom pom. Take a yarn of your choice that matches your scarf. Take one end of the string and start winding it not too tightly around your fingers. Leave back enough string for the pom pom for the other end. Cut the string using a ...more

Inventables : A Store for Superheroes & Hackers

Founded by Zach Kaplan, a "serial entrepreneur" with a B.S. in mechanical engineering, Inventables is a futuristic online hardware store based out of Chicago. The company sells innovative materials at much smaller quantities than typically available—largely to artists, invento ...more

How To : Knit a Mobius Dog Scarf

If you save scraps of yarn, and have a dog, this is an easy project for you. The Mobius scarf has the advantage of not having any ends to come untied, or dangle down for your dog to trip over, or get tangled in branches and stuff. I made this one for Pepper, my 16lb rat terrie ...more

How To : 5 Natural Ways to Remove a Crick in Your Neck

A crick is a sudden, spasmodic pain and stiffness in the neck caused by tight muscles that can absolutely ruin your entire day. It can last for more than one day and can be triggered by the smallest movement of the neck, such as a simple pandiculation, aka a yawn-stretch. Alth ...more

News : English Ladies Knit Entire Village

According to the UK's Daily Mail, a group of ladies have lovingly knitted their entire village. "...A small group of very twinkly ladies started 23 years ago with a couple of cottages and some pigs, and ended up creating more than 60 properties, complete with wheelie bins, ou ...more

Winter Hack : How to Turn a Dead Battery into a Hand Warmer

My least favorite aspect of the winter season is how my fingers always turn into stiff, numb digits, unfeeling and seemingly incapable of making even the slightest movement. Yes, that might sound overdramatic, but if you hate wearing gloves like I do, you probably know exactly ...more

How To : Fix a Snagged Thread in Your Favorite Sweater

You just bought a new loose-knit sweater, slipped it on, and your ring, earring, smartwatch, or even your fingernail snagged a piece of thread yanking an entire loop loose in the fabric. It's happened to me more times than I can remember, and if you cut that eyesore away you'r ...more

How To : Become a Better Worker by Taking More Breaks

I'll admit it: I've spent many eight-hour workdays stuck at my desk, staring at my computer as my breaks slip past unnoticed. I frequently tell myself I'll take one in a few more minutes—but somehow, the entire day will pass and I won't have taken a single break. It's common ...more

How To : Make Simple Mittens in Single Crochet

This is a simple pattern, designed to produce a well-fitting mitten. Both the right and left mittens worked the same up to the shaping for the top of the mitten. A slight adjustment for making one right and one left, then they are worked the same. The gusset for the thumb cons ...more

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