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Good Finds: Lion Brand Bonbons


Beach color assortment

Bonbons is Lion Brand’s collections of 8 miniature skeins of yarn in one package. Each assortment includes 8 shades, perfect for any project requiring multiple colors, such as frinedship bracelets, amigurumi, colorwork, embroidery, and children’s crafts.  The cotton Bonbons are available in two assortments: mercerized cotton in brights (Beach), and mercerized cotton in spring shades (Nature).  Following is a photo of the Nature shades:

Nature color assortment

They have several patterns on their site, using this yarn, but our favorite is the Friendship Bracelet:

click on photo for free pattern

 Click here for several free patterns using this yarn.



The Winner is Susie H. with following comment:  “Oh wow! I’ve never seen these before, how fun!!!! Those nature shades are fantastic, and the bright colors are great too. Loving this giveaway! Thanks!”

The folks at Lion Brands are offering one lucky winner two sets of each of these cotton Bonbons, a total of four packages!  If you want a chance to win, please leave a comment below by Sunday, July 15th Midnight Pacific Time.  The offer is open to U.S. Residents only.  Thank you!


Posted by Living Crafts on Jul 11, 2012 10:00 AM | 459 Comments

Valentine’s Day Friendship Bracelets

Beautiful Valentine’s Friendship Bracelets tutorial from Purl Bee.

We loved making these friendship bracelets as children but have never made any with patterns like these, especially designed for Valentine’s Day!

What a great craft to make for  a special friend…time to get out the embroidery floss and check out the tutorial!

Posted by Living Crafts on Feb 2, 2012 11:01 AM | No Comments

Yarn Showcase: Linsey by Berroco

Bayarri pattern by Berroco knitted with Linsey yarn

This casual cardigan from Berroco uses two different shades of a beautiful, self-striping yarn (Linsey) made of cotton and linen. Linsey is offered both in solid colors as well as variegated. The yarn is soft and drapes well and the color palette has a natural look. The body is knit sideways in one piece from right front edge to left front edge.

Design: Bayarri

Skill Level: Intermediate

FIBER: 64% Cotton, 36% Linen

HANK WEIGHT: 1.75 oz / 50 g

HANK LENGTH: 114 yds / 104 m

KNITTING GAUGE: 5 sts = 1″ 20 sts & 26 rows = 4″ (10cm)

NEEDLE SIZE: 7 (US) / 4.5 mm

CROCHET GAUGE: 4 sc = 1″ 16 sc & 20 rows = 4″ (10cm)

HOOK SIZE: 8(H) (US) / 5 mm

CARE: Hand wash. Lay flat to dry.

Cardigan Kit Giveaway

To win a kit (includes Bayarri pattern and Linsey yarn (16 skeins in 2 gorgeous colors) to make this beautiful cardigan, please leave a comment here until 8 p.m. EST Thursday, February 10, 2011. Winner will be announced on Friday.  The kit is valued at over $150.

And the winner is…

  Monika     2011/02/10 at 8:13 am
  Beautiful Spring sweater, just in time for early Spring weather
  according to groundhog, Phil.

Posted by Living Crafts on Feb 9, 2011 10:04 AM | 641 Comments


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