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What's It All About?
Our Learning Center has a wealth of information to help everyone from brand new beginners to experts develop their skills for a lifetime of yarn crafting pleasure.
Learn to Crochet
You can learn to crochet by following our simple, illustrated step-by-step instructions and by the end of chapter 4, you'll be on your way. Instructions are also available in French and Spanish
Learn to Knit
You can learn to knit by following our simple, illustrated step-by-step instructions and by the end of chapter 2, you'll be knitting. Instructions are also available in French and Spanish.
This page lists over 80 abbreviations that are commonly used in our patterns. Click any entry -- in addition to an explanation of the term, many have detailed illustrations!

If you have a question about an abbreviation that is not answered here, please click here to contact us and let us know how we can help you.
This comprehensive list of frequently asked questions is easily searchable. Enter a few key words relating to your question in the search box to get started.
Stitch Finder
With nearly 100 knit and crochet stitches, this section helps you learn an unfamiliar stitch for a pattern or create your own design utilizing a selection of stitches from this library. Choose from a variety of edgings, crochet motifs, lace stitches, cables and more.
Video Library
Learn special techniques like knitting with Ruffles or using a knitting machine by watching our video lessons.
Yarn Care
International Fabric Care symbols and their meanings.
Yarn Substitutions
Find out which Lion Brand yarns can be substituted for each other.
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