Free Pattern – Heart of Gold Medal

Heart of Gold Medal - a free pattern on StitchesNScraps.com

This pattern came about from a conversation about the cyber-bullying that Gabby Douglas had to deal with during this year’s Olympics. No matter what critics (or even fans) might say, you know what really matters is what’s in your heart. If you know someone who has a heart of gold, show them you see it with this special gold medal. This … Continue reading →

Edging – Slip Stitch Edgings

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One very popular edging technique is the slip stitch edging. It’s easy to do and creates a nice, finished edge without adding a lot of bulk or length. By adding a chain between the stitches, you can get an entirely different, stretchier edging. Basic slip stitch edging For this edging, just slip stitch into every stitch.The slip stitches form a … Continue reading →

Knit & Crochet Show 2016 – Goodies & a Giveaway

Goody Bag Prize Package - StitchesNScraps.com

Earlier I told you about all the fun classes I took at the Knit and Crochet Show this year. My full schedule left very little time for shopping, but I definitely made the most of it. There were lots of goody bags and freebies from the sponsors, and some late night trading sessions in the hotel lobby too. When you … Continue reading →

Red Heart Baby Hugs Giveaway!

Re Heart Baby Hugs Giveaway on StitchesNScraps.com

I’ve loved working with the new Baby Hugs yarn from Red Heart. It’s soft and squishy, and comes in lovely bright colors. It’s washable too! I tested several of the brighter colors in warm water and, as you can see, I had no bleeding issues at all. I took this picture after soaking all these yarn in the bowl of water in the middle. … Continue reading →

Free Pattern – Anemone

Anemone Security Blanket - a free pattern on StitchesNScraps.com

After making my Seahorse Teether pattern, I had quite a bit of yarn left, so I made this blanket to go with it. The design is reversible, and was inspired by pictures of “flower” anemones. It’s made in Red Heart Baby Hugs yarn, which has been tested to be free from harmful levels of over 300 substances! This pattern is protected by copyright. … Continue reading →

Edging – Working Evenly Across/Around

Inside of corner

Many edgings start by working evenly across or around the edge of your project. To make this edge nice and even, you need to work the right number of stitches, and space them evenly. If your stitches are too close together, you’ll end up with a ruffled effect. If they are too far apart, it will pucker. When using a pattern, it … Continue reading →

Knit & Crochet Show 2016 – Class Reviews

Irish Lace swatches - StitchesNScraps.com

I had so much fun at the Knit and Crochet Show in Charleston this year that it won’t all fit in one post! I want to tell you all about it, so I’m breaking it up into separate posts.  I took 6 classes, which made for quite a full schedule, so I’m going to start with those:   Bruges Lace with Mary Beth … Continue reading →