Dusty Snowflake Throw Crochet Along Week 1

Grab those hooks and let’s get started on our Dusty Snowflake Throw Crochet Along.  We haven’t set a deadline or completion date on this project, wanting you to work at your own pace. There will be lots of help along the way, so if you have questions, just ask and someone will help you understand. Watch the How-To videos for the different techniques on completing each motif, as well as, a How-To video for joining the motifs as you go. Tell us about your progress; and you can show us pictures of your progress each week on our Facebook page.

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Into New Stitches?

If you’re like me, sometimes you want to knit away mindlessly and at other times it’s nice to try a new cable stitch. I just received the new Creative Knitting magazine and was thrilled to see the Autumn Afghan using Red Heart Soft yarn. Not only is it beautiful, it features a step-by-step article that actually teaches how to do the trinity stitch bobbles, little chain cross stitches, and bobble diamonds. Continue reading “Into New Stitches?”

Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge Season 2

Back by popular demand …it’s the Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge. Welcome to Season 2 of the WNSC. Once again, this is the one night I take for myself to relax, watch TV and sometimes just listen to music while I’m stitching. My day to day schedule doesn’t always allow me to stitch every day. Wednesday is a great day for me, it’s the middle of the week and great day for me to catch up on previously recorded shows or listen to music…a pleasant way to split up the week. I’m making things for Christmas gifts and this is a great way to get started on those projects. I also have a new great grandson who will be getting a few new sweaters this winter. For me, Wednesday night is gift making night. Continue reading “Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge Season 2”

“We’ve Got You Covered” eBook with 25 Crochet and Knit Throws

We’re excited to present a NEW! 66 page eBook titled We’ve Got You Covered: 25 Crochet and Knit Throws from Red Heart Yarn®. This eBook contains 25 knit and crochet afghans and throws. You are sure to find the perfect crochet or knit afghan patterns to cover up with when things chilly. Continue reading ““We’ve Got You Covered” eBook with 25 Crochet and Knit Throws”

Red Heart Fall 2011 Crochet Along Project: Dusty Snowflake Throw

Your votes have been counted and the Dusty Snowflake Throw won for the Fall 2011 Crochet Along.  A close 2nd was the Friendship Shawl with only 11 fewer votes.  You can select any colors or yarns of your choice.  The only requirement is that you use Red Heart Yarn.  We are looking forward to your joining our group and hearing about your progress. Continue reading “Red Heart Fall 2011 Crochet Along Project: Dusty Snowflake Throw”

Red Heart Fall Crochet Along

  We are ready to begin our Fall Crochet Along, it will be through our Red Heart Yarns Facebook page, and we will continue to blog about it here on HeartStrings. We recently asked you to tell us what you might like to work on for our next Crochet Along. You have given us some wonderful suggestions. Based on those suggestions, we have selected 4 different crochet patterns for you to choose from. You will notice they are different categories this time based on what you asked for. Continue reading “Red Heart Fall Crochet Along”

How’s Knitting or Crochet Helping You This Week?

Over the past month, the temperatures have been pushing upward of 80’s – 90’s in the south. Only a very few cool days have come and gone, little time to sit outside and stitch. It’s finally another cooler day today and beautiful weather to work outside…stitching that is. After staring at the computer screen for several days, I’m giving myself a break from the screen for next few hours and I’m going to enjoy this beautiful afternoon working on a fall jacket design (for myself) and I’m doing it outside. I have a swing at the back of my garden, grape vines and trees offer shade and today it’s calling me to come over, sit down and stitch for a while. Only natures music and a mild breeze. And the grape vines are full of grapes, so I’ve picked myself a healthy snack to eat while stitching.  Continue reading “How’s Knitting or Crochet Helping You This Week?”

Heartfelt Scarves for One Warm Coat

Red Heart is proud to be sponsoring One Warm Coat this year. As the only national nonprofit working to provide clean, gently used warm coats to those in need, we think One Warm Coat is an ideal partner for our knit and crochet community. You are wonderful at helping people in need! And there is no more perfect “partner” to a warm coat than a cozy, colorful handmade scarf. Coat drives are organized and held in communities across the country. We invite you to join Red Heart in donating scarves and gently-used coats to a One Warm Coat drive near you. Continue reading “Heartfelt Scarves for One Warm Coat”

Sassy Sashay

When someone first showed me how to knit with Sashay, I was pretty amazed. It’s not like any yarn I had ever used. It’s actually not really a “yarn”, it’s more like a frilly ruffle that you knit into a track along the top. One of the first things I learned was the correct size needle to use. I thought that I would have to use a large needle, but it turns out that a size 9 (5.5mm) needle is perfect. Continue reading “Sassy Sashay”