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Meet the newest members of the Caron Simply Soft family – Caron Simply Soft Neons! These 5 new shades are perfect for kids’ craft and kids’ gear projects as well as trendy and fun neon garments and accessories for adults! Plus, they’ve got the same amazing softness and stunning sheen as the rest of the Caron Simply Soft Shade range!

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Take a look at some of our favorite new projects to create with these hot new shades!

Stylin’ Sweater

‘Who’s There?’ Pullover

Kids’ Craft – Bookmark

Kids’ Craft – Hanger

Kids’ Craft – Mock Basket

Kids’ Craft – Scrunchies

Kids’ Craft – Sunshine Wall Hanging

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Stylin’ Sweater in Neon Coral

Want to get your hands on the new shades? Enter our giveaway and you could win 1 ball of each of the new shades to get started on your next project! To enter, just answer the question below!
The giveaway question is: What would you make with the new Caron Simply Soft Neon shades?
Comment on this post with your answer to the question, and you could be our winner!

We’ll be randomly selecting a winner from the comments of this post on Wednesday, July 17th, 2013.

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Free Yarn Giveaway: Sock Monkey Cuddle Blanket

If there’s one thing we learned recently, it’s that there’s an awful lot of you are big fans of knitting and crocheting baby toys—and we love it! One prize is ready to go, and that lucky commenter is…

Shanna Crabbe!

Winner!

Bunnies and bears and blankets, oh my! She’ll be receiving eight skeins of Caron yarns, enough to make the Sock Monkey Cuddle Blanket, in the mail.

Want to make a Sock Monkey Cuddle Blanket of your own? Pick up the latest issue of Crochet! for the pattern, and visit Buy.Caron.com for all the yarn you need!

Free Yarn Giveaway: Sock Monkey Cuddle Blanket

crochet-magazineIf you’re ever in need of a children’s toy, Belinda Carter’s Sock Monkey Cuddle Blanket is a great pattern to try out! From its expressive eyebrows to (peeled!) banana, kids will love cuddling and playing with their cute new monkey buddy.  Pick up the spring issue of Crochet! for the pattern.

Here’s an idea… why not enter to win all the yarn you need to make the Sock Monkey Cuddle Blanket!

How do I enter?

Between May 14 – 29, 2013, comment on this post with the answer to the giveaway question below. We’ll randomly choose a commenter on May 31 to win the yarn! They’ll be announced here on the Caron Blog, on our Facebook page, and on Crochet!’s Facebook page. Keep your eyes peeled (hahaha) to find out if it’s you!

What can I win? All of the following!

  • Caron Simply Soft “Nutmeg” (0013) (1 skein)
  • Caron Simply Soft “Red” (9729) (1 skein)
  • Caron Simply Soft “White” (9701) (1 skein)
  • Caron Simply Soft “Lemon” (0017) (1 skein)
  • Caron Simply Soft “Off White” (9702) (1 skein)
  • Caron Simply Soft Light “White” (0001) (1 skein)
  • Caron Simply Soft Light “Red” (0013) (1 skein)
  • Caron Simply Soft Light “Black” (0014) (1 skein)

The giveaway question is…

What kinds of toys are your favorites to knit or crochet for children?

That’s it—we can’t wait to read your answers!

For news on this contest and more, like Crochet! on Facebook.

Please note: This giveaway is only applicable to residents of North America. Thank you.

Pretty Posies Throw Yarn Giveaway!

We Have A Winner!

Over 350 people shared their favorite spring shades of Caron Simply Soft with us, and with the magical help of a random number generator, we have a winner!

The winner is… Teresa!

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Teresa’s favorite shades, Sage, Strawberry, and Grape, would also make an absolutely gorgeous Pretty Posies Throw – with an exciting modern twist!

Want to make a Pretty Posies Throw of your own? Pick up the latest issue of Crochet World for the pattern, and visit Buy.Caron.com for all the yarn you need!

Pretty Posies Throw Yarn Giveaway!

Crochet World coverDesigned by Terry Day, the Pretty Posies Throw is the perfect openwork project to launch your home décor into spring. You can find the pattern for this gorgeous afghan in the latest issue of Crochet World.

We’re teaming up with Crochet World to give you a chance to win all the yarn you need to make the Pretty Posies Throw!

How do I enter?

Between March 18 – 31, 2013, comment on this post with the answer to the giveaway question below. We’ll randomly choose a commenter on April 1 to win the yarn! They’ll be announced here on the Caron Blog, on our Facebook page, and on Crochet World’s Facebook page. Keep your eyes peeled to find out if it’s you!

What can I win?

  • Caron Simply Soft “Orchid” (9717) (2 skeins)
  • Caron Simply Soft “Lemon” (0017) (2 skeins)
  • Caron Simply Soft “White” (9701) (1 skein)

The giveaway question is…

What are your three favorite shades of Caron Simply Soft to use in the spring?

That’s it–we can’t wait to read your answers!

For news on this contest and more, like Crochet World on Facebook.

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St. Paddy’s day is on Sunday and it’s not too late to get ready. Here are a few quick and easy projects you can pull together this weekend!

Cindy from Skip to my Lou shares an easy crochet shamrock garland pattern.

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A wine bottle and a skein of Caron Simply Soft is all you need to make your own St. Patrick’s Day Vase!

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imagesHave a great day and don’t forget: Never iron a four-leaf clover, because you don’t want to press your luck!

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We love seeing all of the innovative and inspiring projects that you make with Caron yarns. We’re highlighting just a few of our favorites! Do you have any favorite Caron projects? Send us a photo and and we might include it on our next edition!

First up, we have the Easter Baby Sweater! Made by suet24 in Caron Simply Soft, this adorable pattern is available for free from the Craft Yarn Council.

Easter Baby Sweater

Twopeaedpod’s Madelyn’s Sheepy Anouk has the cutest sheepy accents! Knit in subtle shades of Caron Simply Soft.

Sheepy Anouk

EmmaLou09 posted her sweet Angel Wings Heirloom Pinafore on Ravelry, knit in Caron Simply Soft shade Sunshine.

Angel Wings Pinafore

What are your favorite Caron projects? Share with us in the comments or upload your photos on our Facebook page!