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Dear Friend,

As the saying goes, "April showers bring May flowers," so this month, we're celebrating with flower-inspired patterns each week! To start us off, we have 6 patterns that take their cue from flowers of various kinds. Plus, we'll be sharing designs excerpted the new book, Crochet Garden, all month long!

Looking for a last-minute Mother's Day project? Whip up a quick flower scarf (or even just a single flower as a pin) in an evening! The special lady in your life will love a handmade gift!

With Warm Regards,
Your Friends at Lion Brand

In This Issue: May 4, 2012

Celebrate May Flowers: 6 Floral-Inspired Patterns

Excerpts from New Book Crochet Garden by Suzann Thompson

Cozy Up with 3 Afghan Patterns

Stay Organized with Pattern Magnets

From Our Blog: Mother's Day Project Ideas, Badges for Your Blog & More

Lola, Tip of the Week

Celebrate May Flowers: 6 Floral-Inspired Patterns
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Crochet Blossom Scarf
Crochet Blossom Scarf
Crochet Garden Coverlet
Crochet Garden Coverlet
Knit Colette Scarf
Knit Colette Scarf
Crochet Magnolia Afhan
Crochet Magnolia Afghan
Crochet Summer Flower
                                          Baby Throw
Crochet Summer Flower
Baby Throw
Knit
                                          Flower Power Afghan
Knit Flower Power Afghan
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Excerpts from Crochet Garden by Suzann Thompson
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Crochet Garden by Suzann
                                        Thompson

If you love to embellish with flowers, you'll want to check out the new book, Crochet Garden by Suzann Thompson, author of Crochet Bouquet. With four distinct sections of flowers, as well as wonderful project ideas, Suzann's book is an inspiring resource for crocheters.

See the book on Amazon.

Just for Our Readers: 4 Designs from the Book

To celebrate the release of this new book, we'll be featuring a new pattern from the book each week in May! Our first flower is the European Rose (pictured left).

See the directions for the European Rose.

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Cozy Up with 3 Afghan Patterns
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Crochet Easy Windy Ripple
                                          Afghan
Crochet Easy Windy
Ripple Afghan
Knit Log Cabin Pocket
                                          Blankie
Knit Log Cabin Pocket Blankie
Crochet Mitered Afghan
Crochet Mitered Afghan

Warm & Cozy.
Wrap someone you love in a warm, handmade afghan. With over 700 patterns on our site, you're

bound to find a pattern that fits their (or your) style. We have designs in palettes from bright colors to neutrals for children and adults. 

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Get Organized with Pattern Magnets
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Pattern Magnets

Keep track of your place in your pattern (or book) with these sets of 3 pattern magnets. Just wrap each magnet around your page and slide it up and down to mark which row you're on!

Featuring designs like "Just one more row..." and "It's not a mistake; it's a design element!" as well as a set with kitchener stitch directions, each set is as adorable as it is useful! A great value at only $10 each, these sets are handmade in the USA.

Learn more & order.

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From Our Blog: 8 Mother's Day Gift Ideas, Badges for Your Blog & More
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                                    BrandThis week, on our blog, the Lion Brand Notebook, we feature 8 fast & easy patterns for Mother's Day gifts. We also have badges for you to use on your blog or website. Plus, we want to know

what your favorite pattern books are--be sure to leave a comment with your suggestions. Finally, continuing with May Flowers Month, we also feature some of our favorite flower designs from our StitchFinder.

Visit the Lion Brand Notebook.

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Mother's Day with Lola

Click for a new Lola comicWhat should Ray get Lola for Mother's Day?

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Tip of the Week

After printing out numerous knitting patterns, I needed a way to organize them. I put each