We’ve been working on our Sampler Throw Crochet Along for the past 5 weeks, posting a different block each week. How-To video’s on YouTube for each of the five blocks are now posted, as well as a video with a few tips on sewing your blocks together. We haven’t set a deadline or completion date on this project, so everyone could work at their own pace. We continue to have more and more joining us each day, so grab your hooks and yarn and let’s keep stitching. You can use any Red Heart yarn and colors of your choice. I have selected 10 different colors of Eco-Ways yarns for my throw, and am making it large enough to cover the bed, so I’ll be working on mine a while longer. Continue reading “Sampler Throw Crochet Along Follow-Up”
When I opened the new Winter 2010 issue of Knitter’s Magazine, the first thing I did was to stroll through the pattern pages. I’ve been a big fan of designer, Heather Lodinsky for such a long time and was thrilled to see her cardigan made from Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller’s Alpaca Love. Continue reading “Cable-Go-Round Cardigan”
Congratulations to all of our winners of the 75 Day Giveaway! Below are a list of the names of the daily winners. Red Heart wants to thank everyone for the wonderful comments, and remember to check back often for annoucements about other opportunities to celebrate Red Heart’s 75th anniversary and win big!
Don’t forget that the Grand Prize Winner will be annouced on May 2, 2011.
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If you live in the Columbus Ohio area there is a great event happening, called the Columbus Blue Jackets ~ Sticks ‘n Stitches on March 20th supporting a local charity My Very Own Blankie. They will be collecting blankets to donate to My Very Own Blanket. For more information on this event please visit Sticks ‘n Stitches.
If you’ve been crocheting or knitting for awhile, you’ve probably come across vintage patterns from the 1930s, 40s, 50s and 60s. Perhaps you have a box hiding in the back of your yarn closet (like me) of old patterns that have been given to you by someone whose mother has passed away. Or you’ve purchased old patterns for their old-time charm at an antique shop. These patterns connect us to the knitters and crocheters of the past and give us a sense of the wonderful tradition that we enjoy. Continue reading “Retro Red Heart Patterns”
Make sure to watch or set your DVR or Tivo to The Balancing Act on Lifetime @ 7am EST on March 10th & 24th. The Double Stitch Twins will talk about how they put their spin on crochet. March is National Craft Month and wanted to shine the spotlight on the timeless pastime of crocheting. Continue reading “Watch The Double Stitch Twins on The Balancing Act March 10th & 24th”
Here’s some great news for knitters and crocheters. Continue reading “Knitters and Crocheters — Scholarships available”
We are beginning Block 3 of the Sampler Throw Crochet Along. On this block you will learn to use the Shell Stitch and Fpdc (front post double crochet). A How-To video on YouTube is available for those needing to see how these stitches are worked. Tell us about your progress; show us pics of your squares as you go. There are five different stitch blocks for this project. You can us any Red Heart yarn and colors of your choice. I have selected 10 different colors of Eco-Ways yarns for my throw.
Grab your hooks and yarn and let’s get started on our Sampler 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 each square, as well as, a How-To video on sewing your squares together. Tell us about your progress; show us pics of your squares as you go. There are five different stitch blocks for this project. You can us any Red Heart yarn and colors of your choice. I have selected 10 different colors of Eco-Ways yarns for my throw.
The Red Heart team is gearing up to head to Santa Clara, CA for the Stitches West Show. We are bringing the Double Stitch Twins with us and they will be doing Demo’s each day on the Show floor @ 12:30pm. Also, the Double Stitch Twins will be attending the Pajama Party at 10:00pm on Friday night at the Hilton Hotel. So come on out and meet them and the Red Heart team! Continue reading “Red Heart Travels to Stitches West”