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Welcome to Hands Occupied! I’m so glad to have you. Let me give you a quick run down of how to find your way to all of the patterns, projects, how-to’s and inspiration for adding a little knitting and DIY to your world. I’m Heidi, the blonde in the pictures. Knitting and crochet are my favorite crafts, but I also have tutorials on sewing, home decor DIYs, candle making, homemade accessories and more. I try my hardest to make my how-tos straightforward and accessible, even for newbie crafters.

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Hands Occupied features dozens of free knitting & crochet patterns, over 250 step-by-step How-to posts, and 100+ inspiration posts to help you dream up your own DIYs. That’s a lot of content! Beyond that, there are knit alongssponsored posts & giveaways (there’s more about that in my policies), and knewbies, a series to help beginners learn to knit.

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Reader Gallery

If you make a Hands Occupied project, let me know! I’d love to feature your take on a project in the Reader Gallery. Just drop me a line at heidi-at-handsoccupied-dot-com, or tweet/comment/whatever you like to give me a heads up on social media! I love, love, love seeing reader projects. :D