Needle Crafts


Yarn Department

Our Yarn Department has a new look and new merchandise!



Hat Not Hate fundraiser"Hat Not Hate" INITIATIVE

Ben Franklin is accepting donations!

With #HatNotHate Lion Brand Yarn hopes to increase awareness of the impact bullying has on children, teens, and adults by rallying together and crafting blue hats to proudly wear throughout the month of October, which is National Bullying Prevention Month.

You Can Help: Make and donate a blue hat! We will be collecting hats until July 20th, 2019 to mail to Lion Brand Yarn. They will distribute the hats to schools around the country. We have free patterns to choose from. With your help we hope to create a new "craftivist" movement to send the message that bullying is unacceptable. For EVERY hat that is dropped off in the store, you will receive a coupon for 20% off your next skein of yarn (any color/style of yarn).

Places where you can work on your hats:
- Attend our World Wide Knit in Public Day on June 8th.
- Join our Charity Hooks Group that meets the 2nd Sunday of every month from 1:00 - 3:00.
- At home, at athletic matches, at the beach/park and everywhere you love to knit or crochet!

- What size? Anything from childs’ 5 yrs – 18 yrs.

- What color? Any shade of blue. You can also mix in other colors, but the hat MUST be at least 75% blue.

- What style? Any style you wish; beanie, slouch, clouche, newsboy, etc.

- What fibers are accepted? Any fibers are welcome, but please indicate what fiber was used when you drop the hats off. We have tags available for you to fill out when you drop off your donation.

- Are patterns available? Yes! We have free patterns in the store or you can download one from Lion Brand Yarns (

- Where should I bring them? Please drop off your donations in the Yarn or Fabric department of the store.

- What is the due date for donations? All hats must be in store by closing on July 19th, 2019.

- Where will the hats be distributed? All of the hats will be sent to Lion Brand Yarns and then will be distributed nationwide.

Hat Not Hate





FREE KIDS Yarn Yoga (Knit & Crochet Gathering)

Join us the last Sunday of every month from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Ages 8-16 years old. Bring your project and enjoy the afternoon sittin'; knittin' or crochetin' – no bothers, just you and others who love to do the same. (No yoga involved, it's just the name) No need to register. There will be an instructor to help with projects and questions.

KIDS Yarn Yoga





Loop-It Finger Looping Yarn by Red Heart + Loops & Twists Books

You don’t need to know how to knit or crochet with these new Loops & Twists books and over 15 colors of Loop-It yarn to create something amazing. Here's a video that shows you how easy it is to use this yarn:

"NEW" Loop-It Finger Looping Yarn by Red Heart





Cross Stitch Disney Stocking Kits

The new cross-stitch Disney stocking kits will be a hit this Christmas! We also have other Disney needle art items (more cross stitch and latch hook kits not Christmas related). Come see our entire selection!

Disney Cross Stitch Kits





FREE Cowl Pattern

This beautiful cowl Tracy is wearing is made with our new Go For Faux Yarn by Lion Brand Yarn. Pick up a FREE pattern in our yarn department the next time you're here.

Go For Faux Yarn by Lion Brand Yarn





Embroidery How-To Books

Embroidery is easier than you think! Check out the books we have here at Ben Franklin that could help you get started, or take you to the next level.

Embroidery books





Dimensions Needle Felting Kits

No felting mold necessary! 1. Tear the wool. 2. Start needle felting. 3. Shape by hand. The kit includes 100% wool roving, felting needle, felting mat, embroidery needle, thread and step-by-step instructions. We have several designs to choose from.  

Unicorn Needle Felting Kit





Pom Pom Knitted Hat - FREE pattern

Pattern designed by Tandy, our yarn manager. Come in to get your FREE copy!

Pom Pom Knitted Hat - free pattern



Faux Fur Pom Poms

We have 12 colors available.

Faux Fur Pom Poms






Knitting & Crocheting Tools and Accessories

Choose from our extensive selection of tools to ensure that you're successful with all your yarn projects; including a full range of Knitter's Pride needles, Boye & Clover crochet hooks, stitch markers, row counters and more.


Knitting and Crochet Accessories

Knitting and Crochet Accessories





Macramé Trend

If you are following the latest macramé trend, you'll be happy to know that we have everything you'll need to create your next project! If you have not tried this old/new craft, it's a great time to start!

We have beads, cord rolls, books, the Macramé Assistant (door clamp holder), and boxed kit.

Macrame supplies

Macrame books



Diamond Dotz Sparkling Designs

Create stunning designs using the Diamond Embroidery Facet Art Kits. Designs are printed on high-quality polyester fabric. The areas to be worked with diamonds is printed in the form of a chart similar to a counted cross-stitch chart. Each colored diamond corresponds to a symbol on the chart. Take the diamond stylus and dip it into the wax pot. Pick up a diamond from the caddy making sure to place the head of the stylus on the rounded side of the diamond. Place the diamond on the corresponding symbol on the chart. The adhesive surface makes it easy to place and stick the diamond down. ~ Transcript from video tutorial by - video available HERE.

Diamond Dotz sparkling designs

Diamond Dotz Designs





Yarn and Needle Crafts Storage Containers

Organizing has never been so easy! Come in to see our new storage containers for your yarn, needles and accessories!

DMC Stitch tote


Knitters Pride Storage


Knitters pouch for knitters and hooks


Yarn and Needle Craft Storage Containers



How-To Videos

Visit our YouTube Channel for Needle Crafts videos!

YouTube Channel