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Even though Valentine's Day has passed, you can still make something for someone you love. Whether it's a special afghan like the ones below to mark a milestone or just a little something to say "I'm thinking of you," handmade gifts give us the opportunity to show our love. Find pattern inspiration and ideas on LionBrand.com.

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Your Friends at Lion Brand

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In This Issue: February 15, 2013

Wrapped in Love: 6 Patterns for Heirloom Afghans

Lion Brand and Vanna White Donate $1 Million to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Great Beginnings: How to Start Your Crochet Project Off Right

Store with Care: Bags & Cases for Knitters & Crocheters

Join Us for 16 Weeks of Floral Blocks!

Floral Block #1; New on Our Blog

Wrapped in Love: 6 Patterns for Heirloom Afghans
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Knit Tree of Life Afghan
Knit Tree of Life Afghan
in Wool-Ease
Knit Colorful
                                                  Fair Isle Throw
Knit Colorful Fair Isle Throw
in Wool-Ease and Amazing
Argyle Crochet Afghan
Argyle Crochet Afghan
in Wool-Ease Chunky
Crochet Floral Hexagon
                                          Afghan
Crochet Floral Hexagon Afghan
in Vanna's Choice
Crochet Nature's Bounty
                                          Afghan
Crochet Nature's Bounty Afghan
in Vanna's Choice
Knit Erin Afghan

Knit Erin Afghan
in Fishermen's Wool
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Celebrating Our $1 Million Donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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Vanna with child at St.
                                          Jude

David Blumenthal shares his experiences visiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for a very special occasion.

Yesterday, as President of Lion Brand, I had the honor of joining my cousin and EVP of our company, Dean Blumenthal and Vanna White, Lion Brand's spokesperson, at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to present a check representing donations of $1 million. When we first introduced the Vanna lines of yarns and Vanna shared her wish that we donate a portion of the proceeds to this fantastic cause, I had a dream to donate $1 million. Yesterday that dream became a reality.

As the fourth generation in our family-owned business, we learned the importance of giving charity in both our business and personal lives from our parents...

Continue reading and see a video.

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Great Beginnings: Start Your Crochet Project Off Right Send to a Friend Share on Facebook Tweet this

Crochet adjustable ring

Technical editor and yarncrafting expert Kj Hay joins us for a series on starting your crochet project on the right foot. Join us next week for articles on knitting.

Foundation Chains: Ever wonder how to get the right tension on your crochet chain? Get tips and tricks in part 1 of the series. Read the blog post.

Foundation Stitches: Did you know you can combine your foundation chain with your first row of stitches? Learn how in part 2. Read the blog post.

Adjustable Ring Foundations: Learn this neat and easy way to start your circular projects in crochet in part 3. Read the blog post.

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Store with Care: Bags & Cases for Yarncrafters Send to a Friend Share on Facebook Tweet this
Various bags and cases

Treat yourself to a great project bag or hook case! There's no better way to get organized and get moving on your next knitting or crochet project than the perfect tote to keep your yarn and tools neat. See dozens of options hand-picked by our editors!

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Join Us for 16 Weeks of Floral Blocks to Knit & Crochet
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75 Floral Blocks to Knit & 75
                                  Floral Blocks to Crochet

Do you love to knit and crochet unique motifs? Get inspired with 16 designs excerpted from two new books: 75 Floral Blocks to Knit by Lesley Stanfield and 75 Floral Blocks to Crochet by Betty Barnden.

Thanks to our friends at St. Martin's Griffin, we'll be featuring a new design each week, alternating between knit and crochet. From colorwork squares to lace and bobble designs, each one can be used as the basis for scarves, afghans, and more!

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Knit Iris
Floral Block #1: Iris

Our first design from 75 Floral Blocks to Knit by Leslie Stanfield is the classic Iris rendered in knitted colorwork.

View the instructions for the Knit Iris.

New on Our Blog

Each week, find helpful articles and pattern ideas on our blog! Here are a few recent posts:

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