Giant Chunky Knit Blankets to Buy or DIY for Your Coziest Winter Yet

A few years ago, super chunky knit blankets started popping up on blogs and Pinterest, and I immediately knew I wanted to knit my own. Mine knit up quite quickly and easily, and I’ve been enjoying its cozy embrace ever since. Now I’m even considering putting one of these kits to knit another on my Christmas list, partly because my cat thinks that the one I made should be reserved soley for her use. Continue Reading

How To: Arm-Knit a Blanket in Just One Hour!

Arm knit blanket

Do you ever wish you could make a blanket yourself, but don't feel like you have the time to? Then a DIY arm knit blanket might be just the project for you! A chunky knit blanket can be completed in about an hour, and it's PERFECT for beginners. But what is “arm knitting,” you might ask? Basically, it's regular knitting, but instead of using needles, you use your arms. As you can imagine, arms in needle terms are big. Continue Reading

Amazing Fall Decor Ideas for Every Style, Budget, and Room

A cozy fall scene with a plaid blanket, hot chocolate, and fall leaves on a wood tray

It may or may not feel like it yet where you live, but I'm sure you don't need to be told that summer is nearing its last days. After a long, hot season, many of us are ready for cooler weather, colorful leaves, hay mazes, and apple picking. It can be fun to bring some of that fall flair into your home decor, too. So whether you want just a touch of fall decor, or want to kick summer to the curb and go all in with your fall decorations, we have tons of ideas for ways to turn your home into a celebration of autumn.           Continue Reading

You Know You Want to Cuddle Up in This DIY Flannel Throw

DIY Flannel Throw | Cozy up!

Ahh, autumn. You make me want to light bonfires in my backyard, start drinking cocoa on the daily, and cozy up in anything warm and snuggly. This fall I'm exploring my reignited love of flannel (I'm actually wearing a flannel shirt right now as I write this), and with these local Minnesota temperatures ever on the decline, a DIY flannel throw was in order. I just love blankets – you can never have too many, which makes them a wonderful gift. Continue Reading

Make This: Simply Striped Baby Blanket

Make This: Crocheted Gender-Neutral Baby Blanket

This project is brought to you by the following joyous news: I'm going to be an aunt! I'm over-the-moon excited, and can't wait to meet my first little niece or nephew. That's right, I said niece OR nephew, and that's because the gender isn't known yet! I'm too excited to wait around to find out whether it's going to be a boy or a girl, and I wanted to get started crocheting a blanket ASAP. I made this gender-neutral baby blanket from a sweet sunflower yellow and cute mint green with alternating white.       Continue Reading

Make It: Quick and Easy DIY Tassel Blanket

The way I see it, you can never have too many blankets. They ALWAYS come in handy and are a great way to switch up accent colors during different seasons.     

This DIY blanket from Tell Love and Chocolate is such an easy project, you’ll have a hard time not making one in every color! Check out the tutorial right here.

LINK: DIY Tassel Blanket by Tell Love and Chocolate

Winter Warmth: 15 Stylish and Cozy Throw Blankets We Love

It’s January, the coldest and dreariest month of the year. To combat the chill, we’ve rounded up 15 of our favorite throw blankets that are sure to keep you warm and cozy — and stylish! So, pour yourself a nice cup of tea, grab your favorite book, and check out our top picks.        

1. Tessa Throw: $45

2. Chain Lock Throw (available in 3 colors): $69

3. Henrika Throw: $15

4. Knit Tassel Throw (available in 5 colors): $20

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Bedding Guide: 16 Colorful and Patterned Duvets under $100

created at: 02/27/2013

After 7 years with the same bedding, I recently got the urge to switch things up in the bedroom textile department. In my search, I came across quite a few fun, stylish, and affordable options! If you’re looking to add some color or pattern to your bedroom, check out these 16 duvets under $100!      

1. Magical Thinking Triangle Chain Duvet

2. Eivor Farga Duvet

3. Organic Chevron Duvet

4. Floral Watercolor Duvet

created at: 02/27/2013

5. Dazzling Chevron Duvet

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Make It: A Giant Knit Blanket

created at: 11/29/2012

Okay, so I don't know how to knit and I've never tried. But, holy cow, if this DIY giant knit blanket doesn't make me want to learn STAT!     

Obviously, there's no way I can jump right in with this bad boy (Laura from Nocturnal Knits uses PVC pipes as knitting needles!! That's hardcore.), but maybe — maybe — I can work up to it. Any knitters in the house willing to give this giganto blanket a shot? Continue Reading

Make It: A Cozy DIY Felted Patchwork Throw!

created at: 10/31/2011

A spectrum of soft, felted wool offers up a quick, easy, and absolutely stunning patchwork throw!  

Perfect for bundling up on crisp fall evenings, this cozy throw is a simple weekend project.  If you’re feeling especially productive, there’s still time to make a few for the upcoming gift-giving season, too.  Here’s what you’ll need:

  • felted wool in a spectrum of colors
  • 100% cotton machine sewing thread
  • scissors
  • pins
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Check out The Purl Bee for instructions on how to piece this beauty together! Continue Reading