This is absolutely my favorite time of year. The air is nice and cool, leaves are changing colors and switching out the wardrobe. I began getting my home ready for the cooler temperatures this past weekend. Continue reading “Donna’s Dozen Fall Favorites”
When you find a crochet stitch pattern that you love, there’s a good chance that you will want to use it over and over. But what happens when you find it in one kind of pattern (such as a blanket) but want to make it in another project (such as a dishcloth)? Or even if you like the project, let’s say a scarf, but you want to make it narrower or wider than the original pattern? What you will need to do is figure out what the stitch multiples are for that pattern then adjust your starting chain with those multiples in mind. This guide will show you how to do it.
Evermore is a roving style yarn that comes in a gorgeous array of painterly colors. This yarn is made of acrylic ad a little wool blended together to create a yarn that is soft, warm and easy to use. The stunning colors make this yarn an excellent choice for apparel and accessories.
Pompoms are not just for cheerleaders anymore! Not sure if you have noticed, but pompoms are everywhere this year. They are colorful, fun and easy enough for everyone. Adding pompoms to a plain T-shirt or bag can give it a whole new inventive look. Continue reading “Pompom Party”
It’s time for a crochet-along with Marly Bird! After a general inquiry in the CAL group for what you want to learn how to make, it has been decided that we’ll be crocheting the Granny Square Cardigan designed by Marly, herself. This cardigan is made using Unforgettable yarn. It has the look of a cardigan but the easy fit and coziness of a shrug.
Continue reading “Granny Square Cardigan CAL by Marly Bird”
Doesn’t matter if you’re scary, pretty, old or young
Red Heart has something for everyone.
We have bats, witches, cats and more
halloween decorations from ceiling to floor.
No matter what your age, it’s nice to pretend,
you’re a ghost or a super hero, trick-or-treating in the wind.
We are excited to share the projects created by Plaid Creators featuring Red Heart Yarn. They are using the new Bucilla RyaTie products and they turned on their creative juices. Continue reading “Pom Pom Pillows, Wall Hangings & More from the Plaid Creators”
Need a gift for an occasion with a last-minute invite? Starting your next project on vacation, but have some time you need filled before then? We have a collection of free crochet and knitting (and craft!) projects that can be finished quickly. Continue reading “15 Quick Projects to Crochet and Knit”
Seaming crochet simply means joining two or more pieces of crochet fabric together. This is frequently done when a project, such as a crochet blanket, is made in motifs; you seam together all of the motifs to create the finished project. Crochet seaming is also important when making crochet clothing (and some accessories), where you create portions of the item (such as the sleeves) separately and then join them (to the body of a shirt, for example). Continue reading “Methods for Seaming Crochet”
By Darla J. Fanton, crochet designer and teacher
Always in Stitches, the local chapter of the Crochet Guild of America, the Tigard Knitting Guild and the Tigard Public Library joined forces to host our 10th annual Knit Out and Crochet Too event. Continue reading “10th annual Knit Out and Crochet Too event”