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DMC Mother’s Day Gift Guide For Crafty Moms

Thursday, April 9, 2015

What do you buy the woman who can make anything? Our Mother’s Day gift guide caters to all the talented crafty moms out there with a fun assortment of projects, patterns, and supplies. Whether the mom in your life is a knitter, mad about cross stitch, or incorporates yarns and threads into all sorts of amazing DIY concoctions, these gifts are for her.

Top This

z36Ge00KqmMvostUuB4b3gBDcsPTeRhcrAkkIP7ftuIGet your mom a-head of the crafting curve with DMC’s newest sensation, Top This. Available in 12 insanely-cute styles—including Owl, Bunny, Bear, and Cat— Top This provides everything needed to knit an adorable children’s hat—with a plushie animal head on top! Comes with yarn, hat-topper, and pattern.




Storage Solutions Wooden Cabinet

DMC Threads_OliverScottPhoto-523Yarn, thread and needles everywhere! Don’t watch helplessly as the crafty mom in your life stashes her stash in a shoebox or plastic shopping bag…get a Storage Solution, the DMC way. Our wooden storage cabinet features three molded plastic storage drawers—and a bunch of compartments to organize a variety of crafting items. Dimensions are 12 ¾”W x 10”H x 14 ½” D, and the classic DMC logo is emblazoned on the side.


“Amigurumis” Fruits and Vegetables Kit

DMC cocina 0291-600x400Mother always told us to eat our veggies…and now she can knit them! Introduce your mother to the amigurumi crochet-craze with this simple all-in-one kit, which includes all the supplies she needs to make a super-cute set of fruits and vegetables plus a step-by-step booklet. Best of all, this kit includes 12 super soft and durable skeins of DMC Natura “Just Cotton” crochet threads.


 Victorian-Style Needlework Accessories

casesGive your mom a sample of the glamour of yesteryear with these vintage-styled DMC accessories: scissor case, needle case, and thread/yarn cutter. Each metal accessory features a brushed-pewter finish, the classic DMC logo, and can be attached to a chatelaine for handy use.


DMC Floss Color Card With Thread Strands

color cardOur prismatic best-selling favorite that every stitcher and crafter will love! Our floss color card includes actual thread samples of ALL DMC six-strand embroidery floss colors: 454 solid and 18 variegated. Plus: notations for Pearl Cotton in Sizes 3, 5, 8 and 12.






Take Yourself To A Better Place…Mat!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

place mats 2Ah, there’s nothing like the look of a new table setting to make you feel inspired and brighten up your entire home. But let’s face it, stocking up on our favorite place mats can be pricey — that’s why we’ve made our own, of course!

These crochet place mats are made from our incredibly durable and soft Natura XL. They’re easy to make and so creative and original your friends will be asking you “where they can buy them!” — and you’ll feel even better when you tell them you actually crafted these yourself!

Below is everything you need to know to give your table a new, festive look.


3 balls of of DMC’s Natura (in any color you like!)

A Bamboo crochet hook (Also available at DMC)

The Process:

Make a chain of 33 basis points and make a crochet in the second chain stitch counting from the hook.

Weave a dwarf in each of the 14 points following chain stitch.

Make 20 chain stitches more.

Once woven, base sheet continues to form following the pattern for the next 18 passes.

place matsNote: You will use several points besides the ridges and crochets described: High Point, High Point Double and Double High Point; there are increases and decreases for each one.

Send us photos of your finished products or post on our Facebook page! We can’t wait to see your creations…


Free Valentine’s ideas around the web!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Heart Wrist Pin Cushion on MessylaI hope you’ve been enjoying our Valentine’s posts! Today I thought I’d tour the web, and find even more inspiring Valentine ideas for you!

This Heart Wrist Pin Cushion on Messyla is so lovely, isn’t it? I spy our beautiful DMC Goa Tricot Yarn in Peach in this wonderful crochet tutorial.

How handy is it to have your needles in ready reach on your wrist? Clever and sweet!

Ironic Conversation Hearts on Honey ThistleI absolutely love these Ironic Conversation Hearts on Honey Thistle – since you can stitch your own sentiment on a heart, be it silly, sarcastic, or loving!

Since all these take are bits of pastel-colored felt, you can use up your scraps, along with a few strands of floss. I’d also love to try some pearl cotton on these, to experiment with a chunkier line.

Valentine Key Ring on Dream a Little BiggerThis Valentine Key Ring Tutorial on Dream a Little Bigger makes such sweet, stylish hearts!

I’d add a sweet sentiment, or loved one’s initials for an extra bit of goodness. You could also vary this idea using pastel felt for a conversation heart, or bits of scrap fabric, for a quilted look.

Of course we were so happy to spy our lovely DMC floss in the tutorial!

Free Stamp Pattern on Bored and CraftyLast but not least, this sweet Free Stamp Pattern on Bored and Crafty is a great way to experiment with a simple stamp carving project – and the results are adorable, as you can see!

The mug design would look equally sweet as an embroidery design, with or without some wool felt accents!


Holiday Crafting Ideas

Friday, November 21, 2014

Free Christmas Village Pattern on Create and DecorateThis week, how about getting a jump on your holiday crafting? We’ve found lots of sweet ideas online to inspire you!

This Free Christmas Village Pattern on Create and Decorate is just lovely, isn’t it? Stitch all the designs together, or break up the designs and stuff each one individually to make a cute cross stitched village!

Dr Wholiday Cross Stitch Pattern on Phoebe’s Craft ClosetHow about our Whovian stitchers? This Doctor Wholiday Cross Stitch Pattern on Phoebe’s Craft Closet is so awesome and perfect for a true fan.

The free pattern includes all the DMC floss colors you’ll need and a quick stitch tutorial if you’re new to stitching on Aida cloth!

Felt and Sequin Snowflake on Ordinary Mommy DesignThis dainty Felt and Sequin Snowflake on Ordinary Mommy Design looks delightful – all you’ll need is a few sequins, felt, and some DMC floss.

I’d love to stitch these up in light brown felt for a gingerbread look, or with some metallic floss – they’d make perfect ornaments or embellishment for a special gift!


Felt Christmas Mouse on Molly and Mama MakesI’m loving this adorable Felt Christmas Mouse on Molly and Mama Makes – another great project to break out your felt, sequins, and metallic floss!

Customize the stocking with initials or the year to make this little ornament a special keepsake.


Crocheted Hoop Earrings on Gossamer TanglesThese Crocheted Hoop Earrings on Gossamer Tangles are gorgeous, and a perfect color combination for the holidays, no?

Crocheted with DMC Pearl cotton – they’d also look lovely in a snowy color scheme for the holidays!


Spooky Halloween Hatspiration

Friday, October 10, 2014

Crochet Pumpkin Hat on Hopeful HoneyI am loving all the free tutorials out there for spooky Halloween Hats to make! Cozy little hats like these are perfect for chilly nights and they’re a low-impact costume to make and throw on.

This Crochet Baby Pumpkin Hat on Hopeful Honey is simple and perfect for Halloween!

How cozy and sweet would a baby look sporting this hat and an orange blankie or onesie? So sweet! And better yet, you can hold onto your hat all through November for a fall theme!

Anna and Elsa Inspired Crochet Hats on Rick A Bam BooThese sweet Anna and Elsa Inspired Crochet Hats on Rick A Bam Boo are adorable enough to keep you cozy every day.

I think they’d also look perfect with a little embroidered embellishment, maybe some Light Effects floss for a sparkly frozen effect?

Frankie Hat Pattern on A Chick With SticksThis Frankie Hat Pattern on A Chick With Sticks is another sweet idea that is perfect for embroidered embellishment – using a couple of shades of DMC floss and bits of felt.

Just a bit of customization and you could make this cute idea a zombie hat, too!

Monster Hats on Fleece FunThese Monster Hats on Fleece Fun look like a super-adorable, easy stitch – using multicolored fleece or fleece and felt, you can craft something really cute for a little (or large) monster!

Don’t miss Angel’s other free hat patterns, the Halloween Hat Pack, for more fleecy fun!

Ewok Hat on Tiny PurrsOne of my personal favorites is this awesome Ewok Hat on Tiny Purrs! Adorable on a baby, a child, or even the grown-up Ewok in your life.

I love how the length in the front can keep you especially cozy – perfect if there’s a chilly Halloween in your forecast!


Spooky Stitch Inspiration

Friday, October 3, 2014

Glow in the Dark Hipster Ghost on CrafteandoI adore this Glow in the Dark Hipster Ghost Amigurumi on Crafteando! This free pattern comes from a lovely Spanish language blog – but you can scroll down on her page for the English language instructions.

Jenny has the ingenious idea of combining DMC Glow in the Dark floss with regular white acrylic yarn to make her little ghost glow!

And you can’t be a hipster ghost without some black felt hipster glasses, right? Adorable.

R.I.P. Cross Stitch Coasters by Eva Monleon on Handmade CharlotteThese simple, quick R.I.P. Cross Stitch Coasters by Eva Monleon on Handmade Charlotte are another perfect use for DMC Glow in the Dark floss.

I love that all you need for this craft are some black Aida cloth squares and a bit of thread, and in no time at all you have a quick Halloween craft!

Say Boo! Wall Hanging Tutorial on Gen X QuiltersThis Say Boo! Wall Hanging Tutorial on Gen X Quilters is perfectly charming – a perfect way to combine a bit of embroidery with a basic sewing project.

I love this idea as a simple fabric sign to hang on your door to say Trick or Treaters are welcome!

I’m Wicked pattern as stitched by A Hole in the Basket PrimitivesI’m loving this cross stitch finish by Ann on A Hole in the Basket Primitives– you can find the Free Wicked Cross Stitch Pattern on Stitches n Stones.

Visit Ann’s blog for more inspiring spooky finishes!



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