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What patterns can you find online at Leisure Arts?

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LeisureArts.com offers a variety of free and paid patterns for cross-stitch, knitting, crochet, sewing and quilting. It also provides paper craft, scrapbooking, embroidery, jewelry making and beading patterns.

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Leisure Arts is a publishing company that helps people learn a new art or craft by providing a large selection of do-it-yourself books and craft tutorials, including e-books, videos, DVDs and printed publications. Other categories on the website include painting, plastic canvas, holiday entertaining, home decorating and general crafts.

An example of a free pattern available on LeisureArts.com, as of 2015, is the orchard boxes craft e-pattern, an orchard-themed pattern designed to complement home decor. To create the paper-embellished boxes, a person uses pressed and dried leaves of any type and pieces of decorative papers. The tutorial includes directions to cover a circular or oval box, and it makes three pressed-leaf boxes. The approximate size of the bay leaf box is 7 inches, while flowering cherry leaf boxes are around 6 inches in length. Individuals can also use the tutorial to create 8-inch apple leaf, oval boxes.

Leisure Arts features other crafting items in addition to patterns, such as a specialized crochet hook called the Knook, which simplifies the process of making true-knitted fabric. The Knook is a special tool with a cord inserted through a bamboo handle that secures stitches, thus eliminating the worry of dropping a stitch.

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