Blogs

Blog Post

Lantern Moon
How to Increase Stitches in Knitting to Give Your Project Shape

How to Increase Stitches in Knitting to Give Your Project Shape

Once you’ve learned to knit and purl, you would be getting straight to cast stitches on your knitting needles and make some projects. Projects like a dishcloth or a scarf (flat and rectangle) can be worked with these steps, but for projects such as a cardigan or sweater (made in the round or even flat), there is a need to know knitting techniques for increasing and decreasing stitches. Learning to increase and decrease will instantly elevate your knitting skills. They are techniques to shape your projects. Increase simply means to increase stitches than the previous rows or rounds. In this...

Read more


Lantern Moon
Crocheted heart basket

Spread Love with Hand-Knit and Crocheted Gifts this Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is at our doorstep, and love is in the air! With hearts and flowers being the symbols of the day, the feast has been celebrated for over 1500 years as a day of love and affection. We have just the perfect solution if you want to add a personal touch to your Valentine's celebration.  With our fun and easy-to-make knitted and crocheted Valentine's Day patterns, you can surprise your sweetheart with a gift made straight from the heart. So why not let your creative side show and spread some love this month by crafting some one-of-a-kind surprises for...

Read more


Lantern Moon
Knitting or Crocheting? Differences, Similarities and what’s better

Knitting or Crocheting? Differences, Similarities and what’s better

Knitting and Crocheting are both wonderful yarn crafts. Both require creativity to create woven fabrics, accessories, and garments with yarn. But they use different tools - knitting needles or crochet hooks. Knitting versus crochet is a debate that has been raging for centuries in the crafting community. While some find knitting easier there are many who prefer crocheting but, generally, among the yarn artisans you’ll find many who are experienced in both. In this guide, we’ll discuss knitting and crocheting. We’ll walk you through the techniques, tools, and final fabric. This will help you understand the knitting differences, similarities, and...

Read more


Lantern Moon
Crochet Increase and Decreases in Easy Steps

Crochet Increase and Decreases in Easy Steps

One of the key skills to master as a crocheter is the ability to increase and decrease stitches. This is how you shape your hats, socks, sweaters and anything other than blankets, scarves and dishcloths. Once you’ve mastered the basic crochet stitches, you can try out any crocheting techniques with your single-ended crochet hook or Tunisian  In this article, we're going to explore a few basic tricks that can help you create all sorts of fun and interesting shapes and sizes. From a flared skirt to a tapered leg, and from a wide collar to a fitted sleeve, we'll show...

Read more