Celebrate America with Crochet

I always love the 4th of July. It means parades, picnics and lots of fun. It’s the perfect holiday to spend outdoors with family and friends, plus so much of what we believe in as a country is exemplified on this holiday. Oh, and I almost forgot the best part of the 4th… the fireworks! It always gives me such an amazing feeling when I see fireworks. I have that same kind of feeling when our talented crochet designers create wonderful designs that reflect their love of country. So I thought this week would be the perfect time to show you a few of them. Continue reading “Celebrate America with Crochet”

Knit Along Spring Swing Cardigan Week 3

It’s Knit Along Wednesday!  How is everyone doing on their Simple Spring Swing Cardigan?  Some of you might have the three main pieces completed.  If you do, you’ll be ready to sew the pieces together, add the sleeves and front bands. I had to put mine aside for a few days, so I’m working on the right front today.  Just keep working at your own pace.  It’s going to be another week before I can get mine finished.  Continue reading “Knit Along Spring Swing Cardigan Week 3”

The Adventures of Gnorbert the Gnome with the Red Heart Family

We love our Red Heart gnome, Gnorbert. It’s been fun to take him places and spread our Red Heart love with others.  Like all of us, we need a vacation periodically to recharge and so does Gnorbert.  He’s been so busy on his adventures with the Red Heart family over the past few months; he’s taking a short vacation at my house, re-energizing and relaxing in my garden.   Continue reading “The Adventures of Gnorbert the Gnome with the Red Heart Family”

Five Free Patterns Fridays

Are you a Ravelry member? If not, it is a resource that crocheters and knitters of all levels love, including us! Make sure you check out Ravelry every Friday afternoon. Because on Fridays we share some of our favorite and newest Red Heart designs. It is our way of letting the yarn world know which free patterns we love, and have recently added to our Red Heart website. You’ll find photos of projects with all of our new yarns, retro designs, easy craft patterns, Double Stitch Twins and Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller designs. Continue reading “Five Free Patterns Fridays”

World Wide Knit and Crochet in Public

Knitting and crocheting in public is a great way for people to come together, share ideas and make new friends. There are so many ways groups can come together and use this to beautify an unsightly area or work together on projects for the less fortunate. Make hats & scarves for the homeless, stuffed animals and blankets for needy children, blankets and wraps for senior centers, baby items for hospital … and let’s not forget all those in the Midwest who have recently suffered from the horrific storms.  Most shelters, hospital and senior center are more than glad to accept your donations. Maybe you would like to add some color to your yard. I did that last year with a chair ready to go to the dump.  I’ve recycled it in my garden, using the seat to place potted herbs and added some crochet flowers.  I left them there throughout the summer and then removed them.   Continue reading “World Wide Knit and Crochet in Public”

Knit Along Simple Spring Swing Cardigan Week 1

Do you know what today is?  It’s Wednesday!  Today we are starting our Knit Along, Simple Spring Swing Cardigan.  Is this your first sweater?  If you know how to knit and purl, you will be able to knit this sweater.  Let’s take an adventure and learn new skills. This knit along is for new knitters as well as experienced knitters.  We will begin working on the back of the sweater first.  Here is the first of 3 videos to help you get started Simple Spring Swing Cardigan video Part I. Continue reading “Knit Along Simple Spring Swing Cardigan Week 1”