Five Fun, Free Ways to Craft with Yarn with No Special Skills Needed!

If you love yarn, you should come to our shop in Broward County to visit.  I know you’ll be inspired!  We are much more than just knitting supplies.  Did you know you don’t have to have any special skills to enjoy yarn crafting? Do you love yarn but find the crochet hook intimidating? Do you need to build up some confidence before making magic with the knitting needles? Do you love the look of weaving but don’t know your way around a loom yet?

Five Fun, Free Ways to Craft with Yarn No Special Skills Needed by Sheep Thrills Yarn Shop Yarn Store Broward County Florida Caissa McClinton @artlikebread @sheepthrillsfl

Rest assured that you can definitely use yarn to craft things that are fun, useful, and decorative whether or not you already know how to knit, crochet, or weave. Today I’m sharing five fun, free ways to craft with yarn with no special skills needed!

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10 Free Crochet & Knit Patterns for Instant Gratification

Yay! I am excited to have something very special for you today!

I have hand-selected ten free crochet and knit patterns.  

I found these patterns on Ravelry, and each is crafted in either DK or worsted weight yarn and can be made with between 150 and 300 yards of yarn.  They are perfect stash busters or 1-2 skein projects.  I love these projects for instant gratification.  Making a perfect gift by hand doesn’t have to take a long time!

Ten Free Crochet & Knit Patterns RoundUp Sheep Thrills Yarn Shop Shops Store Broward County @sheepthrillsfl by Caissa McClinton @artlikebread

Aren’t they gorgeous?

Read on to find out more about these patterns and add them to your favorite and queue on Ravelry.  If you decide to make one, please let Sheep Thrills know!  It’s so exciting!

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Evanthe: A Sheep Thrills Exclusive Knitted Shawl Design by Corrina Ferguson

On the second day of our Socktacular September event, knitting expert Corrina Ferguson taught a class on how to make Evanthe, which is a beautiful, crescent shawl she designed exclusively for Sheep Thrills Yarn Shop in Broward County!

Evanthe Shawl by Corrina Ferguson @picnicknits Exclusive Pattern for Sheep Thrills Yarn Shop Shops Broward County buy the kit only from Sheep Thrills call 954-468-5577 855-YARNS-U 5Add This Pattern to your Favorites and Ravelry Queue Sheep Thrills Yarn Shop Shops Broward CountyAdd Evanthe to your Ravelry Queue and Favorites!

The pattern has gotten some great attention on Ravelry, so we know people are interested in making it!  If you’d like to buy a kit so you can knit this shawl now, click here!  For more details & tempting images, read on!
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Free Pattern Download: -UPDATED- Crochet Viva Glitz Fringed Scarf by Janice Krauser for Sheep Thrills

There is so much talent in Broward County and Sheep Thrills Yarn Shop embraces and celebrates your creativity!  We are lucky to have a particularly talented crafter on our advisory board, yarn crafter Janice Krauser.  Janice is accomplished in both crocheting and knitting.  When the FEZA Viva Glitz Neckpiece became all the rage at Sheep Thrills, Janice stepped in and wrote a pattern for a crochet version as well.

Viva Glitz Crochet Fringed Scarf Free Pattern by Janice Krauser for Sheep Thrills Yarn Shop Yarn Shops Broward County Knitting FL @sheepthrillsfl Caissa McClinton @artlikebread 107

Like the knitted neckpiece, the crocheted neckpiece is easy to wear, a beautiful addition to your wardrobe, and makes a great gift.  Every time I wear my knitted version, I get compliments and I am excited to whip up my own crocheted version as well!

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Recap: Warm Days, Cool Knits Book Signing & Trunk Show with Corrina Ferguson

Although it was rainy in the late afternoon, nothing was going to keep this stitch fan from braving the Broward County weather and making my way to Sheep Thrills Yarn Shop!  This was the event we were all so eagerly anticipating! As a fitting finale to our fun fiber festivities during Socktacular September, author, knitwear designer, and strong, independent businesswoman

Corrina Ferguson shared her expertise with us!  

Corrina displayed her beautiful samples from Warm Days, Cool Knits & signed copies of her book for us. Sheep Thrills Yarn Shop Broward County 4725 N University Drive Lauderhill FL 33351 Corrina Ferguson Book Signing

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What’s In Store? Patti’s Picks!

It’s exciting to visit Sheep Thrills Yarn Shop in Broward County.  There is always something new to see.  And when I say that, I mean it.  Patti keeps everything fresh and it’s a lot of fun to just come in and browse.  Last week, Patti showed me all around the store and showed me some of her favorite picks!

First Up: Malabrigo

Hello, Gorgeous!  We all love Malabrigo Yarn for crocheting, knitting, weaving, and cuddling.  Patti has an abundance of colors and weights in store right now.  If you want to shop Malabrigo in Broward County, come to Sheep Thrills!

Sheep Thrills Yarn Shop Broward County 4725 N. University Drive Lauderhill FL (954) 468-5577 @sheepthrillsfl Caissa McClinton @artlikebread Malabrigo Lace Weight YarnWe love lace weight Malabrigo, and we have plenty!

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September Spotlight: Knitwear Designer Corrina Ferguson!

Socktacular September is in full swing at Sheep Thrills Yarn Shop in Broward County!

We are counting the days until our in-store event with Corrina Ferguson.  In case you are not already jumping up and down from excitement, let me tell you a bit more about knitting superstar Corrina Ferguson.

Sheep Thrills Yarn Shop Broward County 4725 N. University Drive Lauderhill, FL 33351 Special Event with Corrina Ferguson @picnicknits Munchkinland Socks

(…pssst.  ewe can find the Munchkinland Socks pattern here.)
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Seven Super Reasons to Knit or Crochet Your Own Socks!

It’s September!!

And that means it’s sock season at Sheep Thrills.  In fact, we’re hosting a number of exciting events during our September Socktacular, including a visit from Corrina Ferguson, author of Warm Days, Cool Knits.

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Even though we’re in South Florida, we still love knitting and crocheting socks!  I am excited to share my Seven Super Reasons to Knit or Crochet Your Own Socks!

All photos except center via flickr license or license. See blog post for specific credits.
All photos except center via flickr license or license. See blog post for specific credits.

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Five Fantastic Reasons to Learn Weaving

Weaving is all the rage in Broward County because of Sheep Thrills Yarn Shop and our popular weaving classes.  In fact, my crafting buddy has taken up weaving on the rigid heddle loom and she learned the craft during a class at Sheep Thrills.  She absolutely loves it and it’s so exciting to see her finished objects.  Personally, I love seeing how the yarns we use every day for knitting and crochet are combined differently to create an entirely different textile through weaving.

We are loved. Made in class at SheepThrillsFL.wordpress.com by @artlikebread Caissa McClinton, Blogger Sheep Thrills Yarn Store 4725 North University Drive in Lauderhill, Florida 33351 (954) 468-5577

Since Sheep Thrills loves weaving classes and has so much to offer, I thought I would share five fantastic reasons to learn weaving.

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