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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
Get ideas and detailed instructions for your next project or creation. Content is provided by leading hobby and craft magazines. Log in with your Vernon Area Library card number.
Books from the library
Check out available e-books instantly or place a hold on printed books; you will be notified when your items are ready for pick-up.
Find books about knitting in the library catalog or check out one of these books:
Knits from Nature by
Inspired by walks in nature, Dee Hardwicke designed this breathtaking collection of knits in beautiful heathered yarns that echo the natural themes. Featuring flowers and other botanical motifs, the sweaters, scarves, and shawls are fashioned in favorite classic silhouettes but with a fresh, new look.
Gradient Style by
Gradient yarns and colorful color-shifting patterns are everywhere in knitting today! Knowing what and how to knit with color-shifting yarns, and how to combine colors for successful color-fade projects, can be a challenge. Let the Editors at Interweave be your guide to the colorful world of knitting gradients with Gradient Style.
AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary by
200 new motifs for stranded colorwork in non-traditional charts derived from graphic design elements. Includes sections on choosing colors, working floats, reading charts, and five projects utilizing modern motifs.
Tutorials & projects
Tutorials and patterns for knitting and crocheting.
Many patterns are free, while there is a charge for others.
New to knitting? Check out these helpful beginner (and advanced) videos, and ask questions on the Knitting Help Forum.
Project Linus patterns
Patterns to get you started making blankets with Project Linus.
A free website for knitters, crocheters, and fiber artists. Create a login to access all content, including lots of free patterns.
Hosting consumer fiber events across the country.
Wool and Fiber Arts
An online fiber festival held through Facebook Live.
Chicago's indie fiber fair.
Next event April 1-2, 2023