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12 Days of Craftsy: Stuff Your Stocking With These Free Resources

The 12 Days of Craftsy may be winding down, but we will keep the gifts coming until the very last day! For Day 11, we’re sharing essential crafting resources that can be yours for FREE. From stitch dictionaries and helpful charts, these freebies were designed by experts to make your projects even easier.

12 Days of Craftsy: Free Crafting Resources

Cake decorating references

Pricing Cakes Craftsy Guide

A Cake Pricing Guide: How Much Should I Charge?

Figuring out how much your sweet creations are really worth can be even more difficult than the decorating! Professional cake decorator Wendy McGowan shares her advice for charging a competitive but fair price for your cakes.

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Craftsy's Bakery Name Generator

Bakery Name Generator

You’ve already dreamed up running your own bakery or cake shop, right? Bring it to life by choosing the perfect moniker for your little business! Jessie Moore has a few creative ideas to get you started.

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Fiber arts references

Schmetz Sewing Needles

A Guide to Schmetz Sewing Needles

Gone are the days of mixing up your sewing machine needles! This go-to guide will help you choose the right needle every time.

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Knitting Abbreviations

Need-to-Know Knitting Abbreviations

P2tog, ktbl, psso… knitting sometimes seems like a completely different language! Instead of feeling stumped by weird-looking terms in your pattern, conquer them with this must-have stitch dictionary.

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Knitting Needle Guide

Knitting Tool Advisor from Susan Bates ®

This reference includes a handy chart for matching yarn weights with needle sizes and gauges, so you can pick the perfect needles for your next project.

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Crochet Hook Guide

Crochet Tool Advisor from Susan Bates ®

Which crochet hook should you use? Find the answer in this essential crochet resource, which helps you choose the right hook size for every yarn.

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Art and photography references

Crosshatching Guide on Craftsy

Crosshatching in Art: Add Value & Texture With Simple Lines

Did you know there’s more than one way to crosshatch? Discover six mark-making ideas that can add interest to your pen-and-ink sketches.

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What to Draw

What Should I Draw?

When you have that urge to take out your pencils or paintbrushes but come up short in the inspiration department, turn to this reference of 140+ art prompts.

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Color Wheel

Craftsy’s Quick Guide to Color

There’s a big difference between hues, tones, tints and shades. Make sure you’re using each term (and color) correctly with help from this resource by Craftsy instructor Paul Heaston.

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Lightroom Workflow

16 Essential Lightroom Shortcuts

Your editing workflow can be even more efficient — really! Get to know these 16 keyboard shortcuts to make your Lightroom process faster than ever.

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Photography Tools

The Ultimate Photography Glossary

Do you speak photographer? Learn 150+ common photography words and phrases that’ll make you sound like a natural in the studio and on location.

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12 Days of Craftsy Class Pass Giveaway

Want to Win 5 Free Craftsy Classes?

For the 12 Days of Craftsy, we’re spreading some cheer — and lots of creativity — with a big giveaway for five Craftsy classes of your choice.Enter to Win


Vanessa K VanTrease

Craftsy has the BEST resources! I have ordered over ten quilt kits and have been extremely pleased with each and every one of them that I’ve sewn. I love the extremely large library of Craftsy classes. Thank you!


Thank you Craftsy for a wonderful Christmas. More than filled my stocking this year!


Thank you Craftsy for the 12 days of christmas gifts.


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