Craft · Yarn

Easy Christmas Coaster – free knitting pattern

Easy Christmas Coaster – free knitting pattern

Easy Christmas Coaster – free knitting pattern
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Knitting · Yarn

Caron Cakes Triangle Knit Shawl — Two Paws Knitting Co.

This is a great pattern for a shawl from Diana!

The best things in life are free, or at least, they come for free when you buy yarn. I found this pattern on the inside of a paper sleeve of yarn. This pattern is simple, gorgeous, and oh-so squishy. I love Caron Cakes yarn (or any self-striping cake yarn) because I don’t have to think […]

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Lucky: a free lace knitting stitch pattern

This is a really beautiful pattern! Check out the details…

String Geekery

The word I drew from my word hoard for this stitch pattern is Lucky, suggested by Natasha on Patreon. I like the word, and I like the result!

Each month, my Patreon backers have the chance to suggest words for me to encode as knitting stitches. I make two of these into knitting stitches each month: the first is drawn from the collection of new words; the second is drawn from the collection of unused words. A random number generator helps me choose these, and then I get to work, first turning the letters into numbers, then charting the numbers onto grids in various ways. Finally, when I make the chart into lace, I turn the marked squares into yarnovers and work out where to place the corresponding decreases. (I usually make lace; occasionally I make cables instead.) I also make a chart for any craft that uses…

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Five Tips For Commuter Knitting — Did You Make That?

I love this blog post about knitting on the go. There are some great tips shared here!

Having spent a year knitting my Heaven And Space Shawl on commutes around the world, I thought I’d share a few tips I have learnt! This shawl has gone on holidays, retreats, trains, through airport security, smuggled into meetings and even to the pub. It’s kept me calm, sane and occupied at key times when […]

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Back to School — cheathamsgirl102211

I can’t believe school is already back in session. Check out this post for cool ideas about creating spirit scarves!

Back to school… that means it’s time to make your team (or sorority/fraternity) scarf! @yarnasylum has many colors of @plymouthyarn Spirit Stripes, which will knit or crochet this awesome argyle print! #nehseaglepride #knitting #crocheting #yarn #northwestvikings #clarksvillehigh #austinpeay #rossviewhighschool #kenwoodhighschool #montgomerycentralhighschool #westcreekhighschool #ftcampbellhighschool @apsugreeks #christiancountyhighschool #hopkinsvillehighschool

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Craft · Crocheting · Knitting

Toys to Warm the Heart

Do you like knitting or crocheting little toys? I find it to be terrifying but exciting at the same time. As a novice knitter, certain shapes just look too hard still, but I’ve found a few basic patterns and made my first teddy bear recently:

Yes, he may kind of look like a mutant, but I also think he’s pretty cute! Still, I wondered if it would be worth it to make more toys since they’re not what I think of as things that can be donated to charity. However, when I was showing a picture to a family friend, she asked me if I was donating it to a police station. I was really confused, so she explained that a lot of police departments take donations of toys. Officers keep them in their vehicles to give out to frightened children. I thought this was really great, so now I’m more excited to get started on more toys!

Have you donated any yarncraft toys to the police or any charities? What are your favorite toys to knit? Be sure to let me know in the comment section! 

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Craft · Crocheting · Knitting · Yarn

Welcome to Warm Up Ohio

Welcome to the official website for Warm Up Ohio, a local chapter of Warm Up America. We exist to spread love and kindness throughout Ohio by donating hand-knitted and crocheted items to:

  • Homeless Shelters
  • Domestic Violence Shelters
  • Animal Shelters
  • Nursing Homes
  • And More!


Gray Cyan and Red Knitted Sweater

We’re based in the Cincinnati area but want to impact all of Ohio. To get involved or to learn more about our donation sites, please contact us at

We accept all yarn-craft donations, including: afghans, gloves, socks, sweaters, scarves, small toys, and more! We’ll even take donations of yarn, which our volunteers can use to create more items to donate.

Thanks for stopping by the website! I hope you’ll consider subscribing to this site. This blog will keep you updated on our latest calls for donations, but this is also going to be a space for free knitting and crochet patterns and some yarn-themed inspirational posts to help jumpstart creativity.

Stay crafty, my friends!