Author: Plymouth Yarn

9 Ways to Cozy Up Your Craft Space

9 Ways to Cozy Up Your Craft Space By Kathryn Vercillo Feeling cozy is a little bit like feeling comfortable, but it goes so much deeper than that. Cozy is when you feel completely warm and safe, both on the outside and in your heart. Cozy is the toasty heat from a fireplace that matches the glow from your own soul. Cozy is when you’re all tucked in beneath a handmade blanket and it feels like your grandmother is giving you a hug. Cozy is a treat, and it’s a treat that you can give yourself every single day,...

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How to Teach Kids to Crochet

How to Teach Kids to Crochet By Kathryn Vercillo When you teach a child to crochet, you give them a gift. It’s a skill that they can come back to time and again throughout their lives. Plus, it has a lot of benefits for children, not the least of which is that it allows them to develop their motor skills, practice math, and exercise creativity. In fact, did you know that Waldorf schools teach knitting and crochet to students all throughout elementary school? The benefits may be obvious. But how exactly do you go about teaching a child to...

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How to Choose the Warmest Yarns for Winter Crafting

How to Choose the Warmest Yarns for Winter Crafting by Kathryn Vercillo Winter is the perfect time to work with warm, cozy yarn. During the hot summer months, some fibers can just feel too uncomfortable, but when it’s chilly outside it feels great to knit or crochet with those exact same materials. If you’re looking to load up on warm yarn, keep your eye on natural animal-based fibers. However, don’t rule out thick synthetic yarn as a possible option. Qiviut: The Warmest Yarn for Knitting and Crochet If you are trying to find the warmest yarn there is, then...

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Forget Me Not

From Brazil With Love Forget Me Not From Plymouth Yarn This softly textured 100% cotton yarn not only provides the perfect amount of texture so light and so soft, but also imparts a natural-looking, semi-matte finish to garments that look effortless. An unforgettable color pallet including natural, baby, and fashionable hues. This yarn comes to us from Brazil and is 100% cotton AND machine washable and dryable!  Inspired by the heat of Brazil, this yarn is perfect for summer knitting and great for sensitive skin. We have gotten great feedback that this yarn is good to use on baby...

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How to Relax with Mindfulness Crochet

How to Relax with Mindfulness Crochet by Kathryn Vercillo Crochet is a craft that lends itself so well to the practice of mindfulness. Learning how to implement some mindfulness techniques can be especially useful during the busy holiday season. After all, it’s a joyous time of year, but it’s also stressful. Even if you decide the holidays aren’t the right time to practice this technique, you might discover that it’s a New Year’s resolution to incorporate mindfulness crochet into your life on a regular basis. Mindfulness grounds us in the present moment and helps us to enjoy the little...

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