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The Best New True Crime Books You Can Read Right Now
Do you love reading about murder and mayhem? I've picked out the best new true crime books that you can read right now, because you should never pass up a criminally good read. Of course, true crime ...

Crazy for Felting eBook

In this pocket-size fold-out publication, Lion Brand Lion Wool yarn is featured in three crochet fashion accessories. Felting instructions are include

Faux Mosaics Golden Sun Clock & Tissue Box Cover Craft ePattern

Try our simple, inexpensive way to make decorator-look mosaic treasures. Our faux mosaic clock and tissue box cover resemble costly traditional versio

Sweetheart Swag Thread Crochet ePattern

Number of Designs: 1 Heart Motif SwagApproximate Design Size: 7 hearts create a 28″ long swagDesigner: Anne HallidayOriginal Publication: Crochet With

Ornaments Galore eBook

Trim the tree and deck the wall with 50 cross stitch designs for Christmas ornaments by Ursula Michael. There are snowmen, gingerbread folk, bears, a

Knit Hats for Babies eBook

Let your playful side show when you‚'re knitting cozy caps for the babies in your life! These precious designs by Lee Ann Garrett reflect the fun of h

Calendula Sachet Thread Crochet ePattern

Number of Designs: 1 sachetApproximate Design Size: Designer: Anne HallidayOriginal Publication: Leisure Arts Leaflet #2988, Crocheted Birthday Sachet

Gooseberry Patch: Knitter's Night Out eBook

Getting together with friends is always great, so why not host a knitters‚' night out? it’s a terrific way to catch up! Invite your best girlfriends o

Daffodil Sachet Thread Crochet ePattern

Number of Designs: 1 sachetApproximate Design Size: Designer: Anne HallidayOriginal Publication: Leisure Arts Leaflet #2988, Crocheted Birthday Sachet

I Can't Believe I'm Knitting Socks

Cozy, comfy, colorful socks-with this book, knitting them by the dozens is incredibly easy! Make them cabled or plain, striped or solid, ribbed, lacy,

Mini Rug Coasters Embroidery ePattern

If you’re a fan of traditional hooked rugs, then you’ll love these coasters inspired by their homespun style. The thirsty table savers are made using

Lovely Decor in filet Crochet eBook

Lovely Decor in Filet Crochet (Leisure Arts #5126) presents 7 designs by Susan Lowman, featuring an airy stitch she calls Lacet. The designs portray a

Great Warm-ups featuring Lion Brand Homespun

Lion Brand Homespun is featured in 6 crochet afghans: TV Lapghan (worked with 3 strands and a Q hook), Graphic Block Lapghan, Magnolia Afghan with a m

I Can't Believe I'm Knitting Socks eBook

Cozy, comfy, colorful socks-with this book, knitting them by the dozens is incredibly easy! Make the

Knits for the Modern Baby

Knitting for children means thinking about the child with every stitch and giving an item that is fi

Bear Profiles Toy Sewing ePattern

This cute trio of jointed bears is sure to find a place in your heart as well as your home. The set

50 Fabulous Knitted Lace Stitches eBook

Rita Weiss of Creative Partners shares her love of old knitted lace patterns in this book which incl

Pink Bubblegum Baby Dress Crochet ePattern

Number of Designs: 1 baby dressApproximate Design Size: Size 12 to 18 monthsDesigner: C. Strohmeyer

Life Tips From the Garden

Cross stitchers will cherish this harbinger of springtime… five heirloom stitch pieces celebrating

Cupcakes eBook

Cupcakes is a handy collection of delicious and adorable cupcake recipes that start with prepared ca

Lilac Lane Quilt Quilting ePattern

Number of Designs: 1 quiltApproximate Design Size: 78″ x 98"Designer: Debbie FoleyOriginal Publicati

Girl with Pansies Cross Stitch Tapestry ePattern

In the language of flowers, every blossom has a special significance. Transforming even the simplest

Make in a Weekend Shawls eBook

Need a quick shawl to make a fashion statement or to wrap someone special in your prayers and friend

Cross Stitch Handy Hand Towels Thru the Year April thru June ePattern

Brighten up your kitchen decor with these handy hand towels, featuring designs for April, May, and J

Plastic Lacing & Pony Beads

Perfect for kids, plastic lacing and pony beads are great for making fun stuff to wear and share wit

Worsted Weight Watch Cap Knit ePattern

The guy in your life will be grateful for the knitted warmth provided by this simple watch cap. This

Plastic Canvas Kissers eBook

If you love your friends, give them a kiss! These playful pals are called kissers because their mout

Berry Nice Coasters ePattern

Berry‚ Nice Coasters features a strawberry on each coaster and the coaster holder. Design by Ann Sco

Guardian Angel Prayer Cross Stitch ePattern

Number of Designs: 1 pillow designApproximate Design Size: 5−½"w x 7−3/8"h (when stitched on 14 co

Cluster Mile-A-Minute Crochet Afghan ePattern

Number of Designs: 1 afghan Size: 43″ x 61"Designer: Jay Joyce StevensOriginal Publication: Leisure

School Bus Photo Magnet Plastic Canvas ePattern

Showcase your little one’s portrait in our whimsical school bus magnet! Stitched with pearl cotton a

Catherine Colonial Doll Crochet ePattern

Number of Designs: 1 set of doll clothes (dress, hat, and muff) Approximate Design Size: clothing fit

No-Sew Fleece Throws & Pillows eBook

Now there are more reasons than ever to love fleece! This book is chock-full of new ideas for using

Texas Bluebonnet ePattern

Projects made using the colored cross stitch chart of your state flower is an added addition to your

Cushy Cross Stitch Rug & Runner Crochet ePattern

Number of Designs: 2Approximate Design Size: Scatter Rug 24″ x 40″; Runner 24″ x 60"Designer: Anne H

It's All About Travel & Vacation eBook

Discover dozens of ingenious, creative ideas for travel/vacation page layouts, headlines, and copy.


Give Baby a royal welcome to the world with these precious nursery must-haves that you’ve crocheted

Kids' Knitted Hats eBook

Knitting hats for children has never been so easy. This leaflet features seventeen projects from the

Winter White Bear Crochet ePattern

Number of Designs: onestuffed teddy bear Approximate Design Size: 10″ tall (seated) Designer: Michel

Small Shell ePattern

Snuggling up to the fireplace is so much more enticing with this richly textured, crocheted afghan.

Knitting for a Cure eBook

Knowing the power of encouragement, Kay Meadors has created 18 designs to knit and share with loved

Christmas Accents Santa and Holly Plastic Canvas ePattern

What says Christmas better than Santa and sprigs of holly? These little creations are easy to make a

Socks to Knit for Those You Love

Want to warm your loved ones right down to their toes? Hand-knitted socks are the most thoughtful of

3 Times the Charm Book 2 eBook

An encore presentation of its best-selling predecessor, this quilt collection showcases 21 small qui

Special Sayings

These beautiful expressions are perfect for the special person in your life. Whether you stitch a de

Welcoming Door Signs Plastic Canvas ePattern

Welcome your guests before you even open the door with one of our three friendly signs! They’ll also

100 Any-Size Applique Blocks

Getting the right size templates for applique quilting just got easier, thanks to this book by Linda

Friends for Baby in Plastic Canvas

There’s a new kid on the way! Surprise the mom-to-be with these bears, ducks, bunnies, and other cut

Pincushions eBook

Take your pick of these pretty, precious, puffy pincushions by Linda Gillum! Have fun cross stitchin

Sweet Affection Cross Stitch ePattern

Number of Designs: 1Approximate Design Size: 77w x 66h5 ½"w x 4 ¾"h (when stitched on 14 count f

Baby Shower

Throw a baby shower with 14 adorable baby designs.

Rose & Butterfly Duo Cross Stitch ePattern

Number of Designs: 2 — Rose & Butterfly plus printable decorative matting paperApproximate Design Si

Cool Cord Bundle

6 Packages Perfect for crafting jewelry such as bracelets, necklaces, key fobs, and more. 4 yards ea

Baby's Diagonal Aran Afghans

See your crochet from a different angle -- and reap the rewards of making these gorgeous baby afghan

Fleur-de-Lis Fanfare Afghan Crochet ePattern

Celebrate Mardi Gras everyday with a majestic wrap featuring the French Quarter’s favorite emblem, t

Dressed to Chill eBook

All the fun elements of the freezing season are here in this collection of appliqued quilts by Jan K

For The Birds Cross Stitch ePattern

Number of Designs: 1Approximate Design Size: 6"w x 7−½"h (when stitched over two fabric threads on

Hearts and Bows Baby Afghan ePattern

Your little princess will look precious in this sweetheart of an afghan, which features filet croche

Blossom Street Collection Book 3 eBook

New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber has teamed up with Universal Yarns to create Bloss

Reading Is Fun! Bookmarks Craft ePattern

Number of Designs: 4 felt bookmarksApproximate Design Size: average length is 10″ Designer: Kathy We

Itsy Bitsy Spiderweb Baby Afghan ePattern

Single and treble crochet stitches and chain loops form the delicate spiderweb pattern on this light

Rejuvenate Spa & Bath Set Knit ePattern

Number of Designs: 4 — Bath Mitt, Soap Sack, Facecloth, & HeadbandApproximate Design Size: Bath Mitt

A Way With Words eBook

Words can add so much to a design, but some papercrafters are uncomfortable using their own handwrit

Fur Brim Hat Crochet ePattern

Number of Designs: 1 HatApproximate Design Size: Not AvailableDesigner: Mary Jane ProtusOriginal Pub

The Ultimate Paper Crafts Collection

With more than 650 inspiring projects and ideas from Paper Crafts magazine and its Stamp It! special

Beautiful Wire Jewelry

This book presents 22 new projects including necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, brooches, and pe

Pineapple Perfection Doily Thread Crochet ePattern

Number of Designs: 1 DoilyApproximate Design Size: 17″ diameterDesigner: Delsie RhoadesOriginal Publ

Everyday Shawls

With the variety of styles featured in Everyday Shawls, you can make wraps for every occasion ± for

Honeycomb Baby Wrap Crochet ePattern

Number of Designs: 1 baby afghanApproximate Design Size: 41″ from straight edge to straight edgeDesi

Watercolor Classics

Gayle Laible, a Certified Decorative Artist who taught painting classes in acrylics, oils, and water

Baby Talk Basics Plastic Canvas ePattern

New mommies and babies will go ga-ga over this adorable nursery set! Stitched in pretty pastels, the

Christmas Sparkle eBook

Christmas decorating has never been so jolly and fun! These seven merry designs offer festive ideas

Sedona Style Afghan ePattern

Crocheting since she was 9, Julene S. Watson has created numerous unique designs. The one shown here


Put on your dancing shoes! it’s easy for this knit dishcloth to be both functional and fun. Get read

Take-Along Afghans

Take-Along Afghans (Leisure Arts #4963) presents 5 versatile and stylish crocheted afghans by design

Seaside Sun Fun Cross Stitch ePattern

Number of Designs: 1 framed designApproximate Design Size: 6−½"w x 9−7/8"h (when stitched over two

Raglan Cardigan & Booties Knit ePattern

Number of Designs: 2Approximate Design Size: Size 12 monthsDesigner: Marion GrahamOriginal Publicati

Home Sweet Home Tissue Box Cover Plastic Canvas ePattern

(Leisure Arts Leaflet #1955) Stitch up this sweet tissue box cover to celebrate your own home or to


Make your kitchen more colorful! Add a little luxury to your bath! These cloths to crochet include t

Advent Calendar in Plastic Canvas eBook

Gift yourself or someone special with the fun plastic canvas projects for the home. Children of all

Little Knitted Creatures eBook

Meet the cutest creatures in the animal kingdom! The newest amigurumi from Amy Gaines, they’re cuddl

Four Seasons Tissue Box Cover Plastic Canvas ePattern

This timely tissue topper will help you stay in touch with the seasons! Simply turn the cover and wa

Easy DIY Jewelry Book 2 eBook

Enrich your wardrobe with stylish jewelry for every outfi t and occasion. it’s so easy with today‚s

Easter Bunny Cross Stitch ePattern

Celebrate Easter by stitching this charming bunny design. It’s sure to become a treasured family hei

Safari Coasters Thread Crochet ePattern

If your home decor is a little on the wild side, these safari-colored coasters should fit right in!

Think Snow ePattern

The two little words on this cheerful door sign are sure to inspire plans for skiing, sledding, and

Better Home and Garden Storage

Hundreds of the best storage solutions for the bath, closet, kitchen, mudroom and home office.

Downy Soft ZigZag Baby Afghan ePattern

Long and extended double crochets accent the contrasting zigzags on this dramatic wrap. The downy-so

Traditional Elegance Tree Skirt Thread Crochet ePattern

Encircle your Yuletide evergreen with the traditional elegance of this divine tree skirt. Red ribbon

Crazy Quilt Pocket Guide eBook

This handy reference guide offers you a variety of basic embroidery stitches, variations, and combin

I Can't Believe I'm Cross Stitching

Never thought you could learn to cross stitch? This guidebook will have you turning those tiny x’s i

Angel Ornaments & Tree Topper ePattern

Number of Designs: 4 (3 ornaments and 1 tree topper) Approximate Design Size: 3"h, 4 Ω"h, 5 Ω"h, and

Fun Fun Foam

All ages love making these wonderful projects from craft foam. All you need is foam sheets, precut

Relaxed Fashion

Casual dressing has never looked so good! These light and lacy designs were crocheted using Caron Sp

Tribal Spirit Cover-Up Crochet ePattern

Number of Designs: 1 afghanApproximate Design Size: 40″ x 53"Designer: Kathleen GarenOriginal Public

Love & Luck Cover-Ups Plastic Canvas ePattern

Be ready to celebrate two of spring’s most popular occasions with this pretty pair of tissue toppers

Big Book of Loom Knitting: Learn to Loom Knit

Knitting looms are amazingly easy to use, and they’re available in a wide variety of shapes and size

Noah's Ark Afghan ePattern

«Noah‚s Ark is a popular theme these days, and I just had to try my hand at it!‚» says First Prize w

Faux Mosaics Metallic Balls Craft ePattern

Make decorator-look mosaic treasures the easy way. Our faux mosaic metallic balls resemble costly tr

Ecru Ski Mask Knit ePattern

Keep him warm on the ski slopes, in the woods, or even just out playing in the snow with the kids wi

Must Have Handbags eBook

Here’s a bag for every reason, with styles that keep you on the cutting edge of fashion--in crochet!

Granny Square Tote Crochet ePattern

Number of Designs: 1 purseApproximate Design Size: 14"w x 14"h x 3"dDesigner: Katie Galucki Original

Simply Beautiful Baby Afghan ePattern

Simply beautiful, this blanket of shells will soothe baby to sleep. The cozy cover-up is quick to cr

Simply Samplers Plastic Canvas ePattern

With our medley of mini samplers, you can add traditional charm to a room in a jiffy. Their petite s

Violet Sachet Thread Crochet ePattern

Number of Designs: 1 sachetApproximate Design Size: Designer: Anne HallidayOriginal Publication: Lei

Hats & Diaper Covers eBook

Baby will be cute as a bug or a bunny, a chick, a puppy, or a giraffe in these whimsical play sets.

The New Macrame

This book features knotted jewelry and accessory projects that sizzle with fresh colors fashionable

A Tribute to Teachers Cross Stitch ePattern

Number of Designs: 1 framed designApproximate Design Size: 4−5/8"w x 4−5/8"h (when stitched on 16 ct


With yarns that are easy for beginners to use, this pocket-size 24-page booklet from Lion Brand Yarn

Snowflake & Jack-O'-Lantern Hot Pad Patterns for Crochet ePattern

Number of Projects: 2 Size: Snowflake approx. 11″ diameter; Jack-O'-Lantern approx. 8 ½″ diameter

Family Living's Hooray for Salads eBook

In an age fascinated by both fitness and good food, salad has naturally come into its own. It appear

Treasury of Holiday Crochet eBook

Crocheting items for holidays throughout the year is always at the top of the list for most crochete

Stylish Texture

When color and texture work together, the results are always exciting--just see how both of these gr

Holiday Lights ePattern

LIght up the holiday season with these symbolic magnets, a menorah for Chanukah and an Advent wreath

Crazy for Felting eBook

In this pocket-size fold-out publication, Lion Brand Lion Wool yarn is featured in three crochet fas

Rosebud Crochet Afghan ePattern

Number of Designs: 1 afghan Size: 43 ½″ x 63 ½″ Designer: Terry Kimbrough Original Publication:

Gift Bag Pizzazz eBook

Leisure Arts' talented staff of designers have contributed unique gift bag ideas for most any occasi