DIY Luxurious Bath Mat

DIY Hand Knit Bath Knit featuring a bamboo stitch, 100% cotton and all the luxury you can imagine

More from the cotton front – this luxurious bamboo stitch bath mat.  This Bath Mat features an easy but still fun bamboo stitch, 100% cotton yarn, and is perfect for any season knitting, and of course gift giving!

Now don’t be alarmed by the term bamboo stitch, after all, it’s all just knits and purls.  In the bamboo stitch pattern, we’ve just thrown in a few yarn overs to give that unique texture, and a richer fabric.

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Bamboo Stitch Bath Mat

Yes, I’m still indulging in all of that fabulous cotton yarn out there, and still finding new ways to use it in the house. I have been creating cloth after cloth, and now it’s time to broaden our horizons a little bit and to move on to this luxurious bath mat.

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Linen Stitch Spa Cloth Knitting Pattern

Linen Stitch Spa Cloth free knitting pattern in 100% cotton perfect for a quick spring project and even better for gift giving - I'm thinking of you Moms!

Carrying on in my cotton cloth obsession – I have decided to indulge in a luxurious linen stitch spa cloth.  This Spa Cloth features an easy yet interesting linen stitch, 100% cotton yarn, and is perfect for spring knitting, not to mention gift giving!

Now don’t be concerned by the term linen stitch, after all, it’s all just knits and purls.  In the linen stitch pattern, they just happen to be arranged in a certain way to give that unique texture, and a richer fabric.

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Earth Day Knitting Projects and Patterns

Knitting Patterns and Projects for Earth Day such as fun up-cycles, home decor and useful DIYs including fish scrubbies, dishcloths, and even a pencil case

Celebrate Earth Day every day with Knitting Patterns and Projects for Earth Day such as fun up-cycles, home decor and useful DIYs including fish scrubbies, dishcloths, and  even a pencil case.  Did you know you could make yarn out of a t-shirt?  Or how about replacing dryer sheets with a yarn ball?

Read on my friends, read on.

Earth Day Patterns for the Home

When your factory made dishcloths wear out, replace them with hand knit 100 % cotton ones, knit yourself ( and all of your friends!) fabulous pillow covers and a vase – and throw in a trivet or two!

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20 Super Cute Knit Easter Patterns

20 Super Cute and Easy Knitting Easter Patterns for Spring and Easter Projects

Spring, spring, glorious spring. And with it comes Easter and all kinds of bunny stuff, including,  yep, you guessed it, a plethora of super cute knitting Easter patterns.

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Nemcsok Farms – Hand Knit Easter Eggs

Gina Michele – Baby Bunny Rabbit Hat

Love Knitting – Sleepy Chick by Amanda Berry

My Poppet – Knit Hot Cross Buns

Red Ted Art – Finger Knit Bunnies

Food n Service – Knit Mini Easter Basket

Easter Patterns full of Bunny Cuteness

Some holidays just call for extra cuteness,  and Easter decidedly does not disappoint. And neither do these projects.

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Dish Cloth – Hand Knit in Waffle Stitch

Hand Knit Dish Cloth in Waffle Stitch

Not only can you always use another dish cloth, spring and summer are the perfect seasons for sprucing up and refreshing your home, and one really great way to do that is with some fresh knits for the kitchen, especially when they’re done in 100% cotton.  Another DIY you’ll feel great about.

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Dish Cloth

Dish cloths are great beginner projects because they work up quick, and provide something useful as the finished product – which in turn can be extremely satisfying to use or to gift.  They are also great projects for advanced knitters, as you can work them up en mass, and stockpile for gift giving.  This pattern is done in the currently popular waffle stitch.

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Charming Knitted Heart Patterns for Valentine’s Day

Knit Heart Patterns for Valentine's Day A collection of charming and satisfying projects

It just wouldn’t feel right if Valentine’s Day cruised by and I didn’t do a collection of Heart Patterns.  So, I gathered nearly a dozen for you to chose from. No sense overdoing it, right?

Knit Heart Patterns

Other than copious amounts of chocolate, handmade gifts for Valentine’s day is where it’s at. And if you’re a knitter, which you probably are, hand knit items are probably your go to for handmade gifts.  If you’re an aspiring knitter, have absolutely no fear, these are all newbie friendly, plus you can get our You CAN Knit E-course right here

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Heart Shaped Knit Throw Pillow Pattern & Instructions

Hand Knit Heart Shaped Throw Pillow Easy pattern for a DIY valentine gift heart shaped cushion

Looking for a great Valentine gift? DIY this knit throw pillow in an adorable heart shape for your Valentine, as well as for every couch, and comfy chair in your home. I created this super easy hand knit heart pattern last year, and now I’ve used it to make these delightful little pillows.

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Heart Shaped Throw Pillow

Using giant needles, and double stranded yarn ( two strands of yarn held together throughout) this knit throw pillow works up really fast.  The increases and decreases handle all of the shaping – and once you’re done, stuff it with your preferred pillow or toy stuffing material. I pretty much always use a polyester fiberfill, or cotton batting, because well, it’s washable. I like to wash things.

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Seed Stitch Messy Bun Hat

Seed Stitch Messy Bun Hat Knitting Pattern available for free. Beginner friendly that works up quick with stunning results

Introducing a beginner friendly free knitting pattern for the hat that broke the internet.  This Messy Bun Hat features a rolled brim, plus a classic seed stitch rise, and an uber convenient spot for your bun or ponytail. Merry Christmas!

Also, don’t be alarmed by the term seed stitch, after all it’s all just knits and purls.  In a seed stitch pattern they are arranged in a certain way to give that unique texture, and a denser fabric.

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Hand Knit Gingerbread Man Pattern

Hand Knit Gingerbread Man Pattern perfect for holiday gift giving and decorating this pattern allows you to whip up gingerbread cookies from your yarn stash!

Gingerbread Man = one part cute, one part sweet, one part kind, and three parts fun!

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Hand Knit Gingerbread Man

This sweet invention is going be just as popular as your Elf on the Shelf – minus the tattling.  Whether he ends up on the tree as a decoration, in the playroom with the other toys, or hanging from the chandelier, this Hand Knit Gingerbread Man is going to be a welcome addition to your home this holiday season.

About the Hand Knit Gingerbread Man Pattern

I have made this pattern beginner friendly by designing the entire project to be worked flat – that means that you need not get intimidated by those double pointed needles.  Becasue a gingerbread man has so many parts ( who knew, right?) the pattern may seem a bit longer than my usual ones.  Hang in there, and just follow along.  It will all turn out.  And this is a stash buster project!

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Quick and Cozy Knitted Scarf Pattern

Quick and Cozy Knitted Scarf Pattern worked in a super bulky yarn, on large needles. Perfect beginner project, perfect charity project and a perfect gift project.

Part of what makes this knitted scarf so awesome is the yarn itself.  I used a super bulky yarn and the one I have chosen, Patons Melody yarn in Pinky Girl is a show stopper.

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Quick and Cozy Knitted Scarf

Looking to create more handmade items as gifts for your family and friends? Perhaps you’d like to find wonderful meaningful, yet doable, ways to donate to charities?  Maybe you’d just like to be able to make incredible stuff for yourself?  In any case, knowing how to knit, and having a few great patterns in your repertoire, is a sure fire way to accomplish those goals.

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