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Butterfly Boxes 2017 Update🦋

Wow - what a year it’s been!


First, thank you. We can’t say that enough! When KNITCRATE announced that Butterfly Boxes would be their charity of the year back in January, we were thrilled. But we didn’t really know what to expect. We thought we might see a few items trickle in here or there. We thought subscribers might send one item and call it good.

But you surprised us! We’ve received dozens of items, and most packages have contained multiples. Packages have come from international subscribers. They’ve come with notes telling us that the subscriber was also an immigrant or refugee. They’ve come with items made by both the subscriber and her daughter. They’ve come with your very best work. We are grateful and so honored to be able to share your talents with those who have been arriving in the last few months.

We thought you might want to hear a bit about those who are receiving your gifts. You might be aware that the number of refugees arriving in the US has dropped this year. But some are still arriving, and we’ve had the privilege of being at the airport to greet many of them.

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Little Village Artyarns Quarterly Luxe Crate

Little Village Artyarns Quarterly Luxe Crate:

We are relaunching the Artyarns Luxe Crate just in time for the Holidays! The perfect gift for a loved one or a treat for yourself! We are bringing it back as a quarterly crate at $99.99 per quarter (equivalent of just $33/month).  The Luxe Crate is packed with more goodies than ever: 800 yards to luxury yarn, glass stitch markers, needles, and bonus promo codes! Total retail value of $129! If you would like to join the quarterly Artyarns Luxe Crate, please do so here.

The Yarn

1 skein of Rhapsody Glitter Light in Turquoise or Sea Green AND 1 skein of Silk Essence in Green or Charcoal

Rhapsody Glitter Light: 85% Silk, 15% Kid Mohair, with Lurex (400 yards | 80 grams)

Silk Essence: 100% Silk (400 yards | 45 grams)


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Celebrities who Knit!

Celebrities who Knit!:

We had so much fun putting together this list of knitters that also happen to be celebrities! Take a look at how some of your favorite stars pass the time and relieve stress with one of our favorite fiber arts. Now, if only we could figure out how to get them a Knitcrate


photo credit Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato

This sassy, down-to-earth songstress shows a softer side with a simple...

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5 Easy Beginner Crochet Patterns

5 Easy Beginner Crochet Patterns:

5 Beginner Crochet Patterns

Knitcrate-approved beginner crochet patterns to keep crochet easy! We love crochet and feature a crochet pattern in each shipment of our monthly Membership Crates (along with gorgeous yarn and a knitting pattern, too). Get in on all the fun of being a ‘hooker’ with these easy beginner patterns.


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Little Village Artisan Crate Reveal

Little Village Artisan Crate Reveal:

This month’s Little Village - themed Artisan Crate is a real treat.   Artisan Crate members will receive 1 of the three color combinations below from Ancient Arts Fibre Craft and two patterns by indie designer, Kate Atherley!

If you would like to join the Artisan Crate membership, you can do so here.

Beginner Pattern: Ruby in the Rain by Kate Atherley


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Holiday cooking calls for oven mitts! Here is a free pattern that may be just right for your needs. Read more here.


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Tips and tricks for the November 2017 KNITCRATE by Dayana Knits

Tips and tricks for the November 2017 KNITCRATE by Dayana Knits:


I was so excited to get self-striping yarn in this month’s KnitCrate because I love knitting with it. Why? Even the simplest project becomes way more interesting when you’re waiting for the next color to pop up!

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December KnitCrate Membership Reveal

December KnitCrate Membership Reveal:

The Patterns

Keep cozy this winter with these awesome knit and crochet patterns in this month’s

KnitCrate Membership

.Knit Pattern: Tempest Hat by Emily Johannes


Crochet Pattern: Frost Flower Cowl by Carla Brady

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5 Tips for Washing Your Knits

5 Tips for Washing Your Knits:

Washing a knit can be downright frightening! Will it felt? Will the ends weave out?? Will it ever stop smelling like a sheep’s favorite spot in the stable?!


The answers are maybe, no and of course! Here are 5 tips that will ease your mind about washing your knits, from LEAST amount of effort to MOST.

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