2014 Year of Yarn block patterns

As we welcome 2015, we also welcome our new Year of Yarn. We are continuing to offer a FREE knit and crocheted block pattern every month, and these blocks can be pieced together to make a unique sampler blanket at the end of the year. January’s free knit and crocheted block patterns are already available, so you can get a jump start on this inspiring project. Each block features different techniques, making it a fast and fun crafting lesson you can take anywhere.

If you weren’t able to finish the 12 blocks from our 2014 Year of Yarn, you can now purchase them from the Crochet and Knit Shop! Available in both crochet and knit versions, these blocks were a big hit. They look amazing stitched into an afghan, but you are not limited to only blankets. Make two of the same block to create a fun pillow cover to freshen up your living room or bedroom, or adapt your favorite stitch pattern to make a scarf or cowl!

Grab the 2014 Year of Yarn block patterns (if you haven’t already), then join us in knitting or crocheting the brand new free blocks for 2015. If you’re finished with your 2014 Year of Yarn blanket, send photos to us at mail@loveofknitting.com or post them on our Facebook page. We’d love to see your completed blankets!

2014 Year of Yarn

We hope you enjoyed the monthly free block patterns from our 2012/2013 Year of Yarn, as well as the weekly yarn reviews in our 52 Weeks of Yarn. We’ve heard that many of you are in the process of sewing your blocks together to create a beautiful sampler afghan, and we’d love to see pictures of your finished project!

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As we are in the process of stitching up our finished afghan, we are already thinking about next year’s free block patterns and reviews. To give us all some time to focus on our holiday crafting, we will begin our next Year of Yarn in January of 2014. We will continue to offer monthly free block patterns and weekly yarn reviews on the Love of Knitting website, but in 2014, we will feature a free crocheted block pattern every month on the Love of Crochet website as well!

We can hardly wait to share some fabulous new yarns with you in 2014. In fact, we’ll be offering sneak peeks on our Twitter pages to hold us all over until the New Year. Don’t forget to send pictures of your blocks or finished afghan to us at mail@loveofknitting.com! We love seeing what our friends are working on. Happy crafting!