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Prime Publishing Raises Money for the Addus Hope Foundation February 26 , 2024

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Make Progress on Your New Year’s Resolutions by Starting a Healthy Habit

NORTHBROOK, IL — Survive the record-breaking winter weather and make progress on your New Year’s resolutions by starting a healthy habit sure to keep you warm.

According to the National Weather Service, the Chicago area saw its lowest-recorded high temperature on a New Year’s Day when the city’s low maximum temperature was set at 1 degree at O’Hare Airport. The previous record was five degrees above zero, which occurred in 1969. And the East Coast was hit with a “bomb cyclone,” bringing blinding snow and hurricane-like winds as strong as 80 mph. More than 13 million people were under blizzard warnings, from Virginia all the way to Maine. Additional warnings were in place all over the country, including wind chill advisories and freeze warnings from South Texas to Canada and from Montana through New England, and even snow was reported in Florida.

With more cold weather expected this winter, forecasters are urging residents to take precautions, including wearing layers and a hat and gloves. For those of you that might want to make your own hat or gloves, check out the free pattern library at AllFreeCrochet.com and AllFreeKnitting.com. Whether you’re looking to stay warm, learn a new skill, or improve your health, these free knit and crochet patterns can help! Recent studies have found people who participate in arts and crafts such as knitting and crochet “feel happier, calmer, and more energetic the next day.” The healing benefits range from simply calming you down and easing your stress to potentially relieving depression and reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists now believe that “crafts, such as crocheting, can help stimulate that dopamine release to allow us to feel happier and better about ourselves.”

The pattern libraries feature high resolution color photographs and step-by-step instructions; some include helpful video tutorials so you can follow along as you go.

AllFreeKnitting and AllFreeCrochet’s free pattern library includes:

Beginner’s Crochet Scarfvideo tutorial!

100 Free Crochet Patterns for Winter: Hats, Scarves, Blankets, and More

Winter Wonderland: 17 Winter Patterns to Crochet – free eBook!

Winter Cable Knit Beanievideo tutorial!

13 Knit Hat Patterns for the Winter

Knit Super Scarves: 12 Free Patterns

PLUS: Health Benefits of Knitting and Health Benefits of Crochet

Eddie the Eagle Movie Premier a Success

20th Century Fox and Prime Publishing, LLC hosted an early screening of Eddie The Eagle, a film starring Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton. Based on the true story of Michael “Eddie” Edwards, the film follows the British ski-jumper as he competes at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.  Eddie came from a family who supported his dreams through knitting, and we were excited to show our support, too!  See photos from the premiere on this events page.

On Wednesday, February 17 at 7:00pm, Prime Publishing, LLC and subscribers to their knit & crochet eNewsletters attended an advance showing of Eddie The Eagle at their local AMC theater. Attendees were invited to bring their knitting and crochet projects to the theater to show their enthusiasm for the yarn community. Join in on the fun via social media with the hashtags #iKnitForEddie and #iCrochetForEddie. Plus, you can knit or crochet your own hat inspired by Eddie’s story at JimmyBeansWool.com.

Eddie The Eagle will be released in theaters on February 26, 2016. Check out the movie trailer!

Prime Publishing, LLC is proud to be a part of the passionate knitting and crochet community. #iKnitForEddie… Do you?

 

Eddie the Eagle Movie Premier a Success

20th Century Fox and Prime Publishing, LLC hosted an early screening of Eddie The Eagle, a film starring Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton. Based on the true story of Michael “Eddie” Edwards, the film follows the British ski-jumper as he competes at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.  Eddie came from a family who supported his dreams through knitting, and we were excited to show our support, too!  See photos from the premiere on this events page.

On Wednesday, February 17 at 7:00pm, Prime Publishing, LLC and subscribers to their knit & crochet eNewsletters attended an advance showing of Eddie The Eagle at their local AMC theater. Attendees were invited to bring their knitting and crochet projects to the theater to show their enthusiasm for the yarn community. Join in on the fun via social media with the hashtags #iKnitForEddie and #iCrochetForEddie. Plus, you can knit or crochet your own hat inspired by Eddie’s story at JimmyBeansWool.com.

Eddie The Eagle will be released in theaters on February 26, 2016. Check out the movie trailer!

Prime Publishing, LLC is proud to be a part of the passionate knitting and crochet community. #iKnitForEddie… Do you?

 

Recent Survey Reveals Crocheters Interests and Habits

Northbrook, IL — A recent survey conducted by AllFreeCrochet.com revealed the interests and habits of crocheters who subscribe to Hooked on Crochet, AllFreeCrochet’s free daily email newsletter. The goal was to gain a better understanding of what inspires our online readers, what (and who) motivates them to crochet, how they interact with the online crochet community, and just how much this hobby really means to them — you’ll be shocked to hear what they’re willing to give up in order to crochet!

Medical professionals always stress the importance of getting a good night’s sleep. Although that may be true, AllFreeCrochet readers disagree; the majority of our readers have sacrificed shuteye in order to keep working on a crochet project. Out of 14,486 respondents, 61.7% of respondents admit they have chosen crochet over sleep at least once. And because there clearly are just not ever enough hours in the day, our readers also revealed that they to take their projects on-the-go – and are proud of it! 93.1% of respondents say they are not embarrassed to crochet in public.

Out of the 14,486 respondents to AllFreeCrochet’s survey, the majority were female crocheters over the age of 60 who crochet daily, and have known how to crochet since they were 18 years old or younger. Not surprisingly, the main reason they crochet is not for the money; only 98 out of 14,486 people (0.7%) say they crochet because of the profit they make from selling their patterns. Instead, 48.3% say they crochet because it’s relaxing, and 42% say they crochet because they like the feeling of accomplishment when a project is completed. 4.8% like the convenience of crochet (hooks and yarn are small enough to use on-the go), and 4.2% say it’s something fun to do with friends and family.

There are obviously many different types of yarn on the market today, but the majority of AllFreeCrochet readers (70.7%) enjoy working with worsted weight yarn the most, and 90% of readers choose to buy from yarn companies such as Lion Brand, Red Heart Yarn, Bernat, etc. Seeing a project they want to make excites readers the most, and 85% of readers find most of their crochet patterns online.

Aside from connecting with AllFreeCrochet through newsletters, respondents said they also enjoy interacting through a multitude of platforms including Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube. They are most active on social media in the morning and evening hours.

Key findings of the survey include:

– Favorite Reader Projects:
54% – afghans
21% – scarves
20% – hats
5% – sweaters

– Social Media Use:
33% check social media in the evenings
32% check social media in the mornings

– Main Sources For Crochet Patterns:
86% – online
8% – books
6% – magazines

– Top Purchased Yarn Brands:
50% – Red Heart
15% – Lion Brand
9% – Caron
7% – Bernat
2% – Patons
0.3% – Premier
0.3% Berroco

Finally, the survey also asked readers what they would like to see changed in the Hooked on Crochet newsletters, both in format and in content. Here is what a few readers had to say about the AllFreeCrochet newsletter, Hooked on Crochet:

“I love your newsletter. It is very inspirational for a crocheter.”

“I am very, very appreciative for the patterns and tutorials that AllFreeCrochet makes available. I have become a much better crocheter and am now even creating my own original patterns. Thank you!”

“I enjoy finding AllFreeCrochet in my inbox and opening to find what it is new.”

“I love that the projects are so well written, and great pictures to walk me through learning how to do it. I’m about 3 years into crochet now… still loving it.”

“Keep up the good work in giving us interesting patterns!”

 

Contact:
Jeanette Benoit, Editor
AllFreeCrochet.com
Prime Publishing
847-205-9375

About AllFreeCrochet.com and Prime Publishing:

AllFreeCrochet.com is a website dedicated to the best free crochet patterns, tutorials, tips and articles on crochet. Find all varieties and skills levels, from easy to crochet afghan patterns to complex Tunisian crochet patterns.

Prime Publishing LLC was established in 1995 as a traditional niche book publishing company. Today, they are an Internet Media Company that operates web site communities and e-mail newsletters in niche areas such as crafting and cooking. A full list of web properties, free newsletters and free eBooks can be found at www.primecp.com.

Celebrate the Fall Season with New Crochet Patterns

Northbrook, IL — Treat yourself to a new crochet pattern this fall. Autumn officially begins on September 22, and you’ll need some new clothes and accessories to keep you warm as the weather cools.  Browse our latest collection of fall crochet patterns to find flattering and fashionable styles for the season for both yourself and your home. Get started on your homemade scarves, shawls, wraps, and ponchos today.

A recent survey by the Craft Yarn Council in 2011 found that the most popular projects to crochet today are smaller projects. 77% of crocheters said they prefer to make scarves and 70% prefer to crochet hats. 48% of readers also said they enjoy making shawls, ponchos, and wraps. Luckily, our latest eBook, Fall Crochet: 16 Free Crochet Patterns, includes patterns for all of the above! We hand-picked each one of these patterns with the autumn months in mind. Decorate your home or your wardrobe (or both!) with these beautiful autumn-inspired patterns.

In this eBook you will find 16 free crochet patterns with a fall theme. There are beautiful home decor crochet patterns that will add a fall color palette to your home, as well as fashionable patterns to wear as the weather turns chilly. The beautiful fall colors of these patterns are impossible to resist. Download the eBook for free at http://www.allfreecrochet.com/Seasonal-Crochet/Fall-Crochet-16-Free-Crochet-Patterns-eBook

Contact:

Jeanette Benoit, Editor
AllFreeCrochet.com
Prime Publishing
847-205-9375

About AllFreeCrochet.com and Prime Publishing:

AllFreeCrochet.com is a website dedicated to the best free crochet patterns, tutorials, tips and articles on crochet. Find all varieties and skills levels, from easy to crochet afghan patterns to complex Tunisian crochet patterns.

Prime Publishing LLC was established in 1995 as a traditional niche book publishing company. Today, they are an Internet Media Company that operates web site communities and e-mail newsletters in niche areas such as crafting and cooking. A full list of web properties, free newsletters and free eBooks can be found at www.primecp.com.

Knit and Crochet for All Ages with New Red Heart and FaveCrafts eBook

Northbrook, IL — Don’t let a busy lifestyle get in the way of crafting for loved ones. Inside Red Heart Yarn’s and FaveCrafts’ latest eBook, From Head to Toe, Young to Old: 26 Knit and Crochet Accessories, knitters and crocheters will find an assortment of easy-to-make accessories for people of all ages, young and old.

According to an online survey conducted by the Craft Yarn Council, 80 percent of 5,000 knitters and crocheters taught at least one person to knit or crochet in 2009. Along with this desire to pass on their hobby to others, came a desire to work on smaller projects – mainly scarves, hats and gloves.  Thanks this new eBook, crafters will find plenty of smaller projects that are portable, easy to work on, and are great tools for teaching others how to knit and crochet.

Inside the From Head to Toe, Young to Old: 26 Knit and Crochet Accessories eBook, is a project for every knitter and crocheter. Starting at the beginning, choose from ten hat patterns including men, women, kids and even a hat for Baby.  Keep extra warm with a selection of four scarf designs complete with child-size versions. And don’t worry about sacrificing style for warmth, inside From Head to Toe are two feminine wraps that are perfect for a night on the town. Last but not least, keep hands and feet toasty, too, with 11 slipper and glove designs made especially for comfort.

From easy gifts, to practical knit and crochet accessories, crafters will find it all in the From Head to Toe, Young to Old: 26 Knit and Crochet Accessories eBook.  Download a copy for free at http://www.favecrafts.com/Crochet-Hats-Scarves-Gloves/From-Head-to-Toe-Young-to-Old-26-Knit-and-Crochet-Accessories-eBook-from-Red-Heart-Yarns or on the “Latest Free eBooks” page on FaveCrafts.com.

Contact:

Caitlin Eaton, Editor
FaveCrafts.com
Prime Publishing LLC
847-205-9375

 

About FaveCrafts.com:
FaveCrafts.com is an exciting resource for all things craft – from expert tips to project ideas for every style and skill level. We also publish Quick & Crafty, a free e-mail newsletter, publish crafting eBooks, and create crafting related product promotions, contests and giveaways.

Prime Publishing LLC was established in 1995 as a traditional niche book publishing company. Today, we are an Internet Media Company that operates web site communities and e-mail newsletters in niche areas such as crafting and cooking. To learn more, visit www.primenewsletters.com.