The Red Heart® team is excited to introduce you to the newest extension of the Red Heart Soft® family, Soft Essentials™. This chunky weight yarn is made with the same premium acrylic you already love, and its heavier weight means you can knit and crochet faster! Continue reading “Introducing Red Heart® Soft Essentials™”
The North Carolina Project:
Red Heart and the Office of Raleigh Arts have teamed up to host Olek, our friend and New York-based artist, as she begins the North Carolina leg of her 50-state public art project, Love Across the USA. Olek, who is widely known for “yarn-bombing” sites, will work with participants to create a portrait of an important North Carolina woman. The completed work will be approximately 40’ wide and over 20’ high, and will debut on the eastern facade of the Raleigh Convention Center in October 2017.
by Donna Stinson
This blog is for those of us who are not last minute Christmas shoppers and for those who wish they were not. Make your list, check it twice and get your hooks and needles ready. Below I have found a dozen knit and crochet throws to help get you started. Some have a holiday theme and others will make beautiful, handmade gifts. Who says the holidays have to be stressful? Continue reading “Donna’s Dozen Christmas in July Throws”
Rainbows are a big trend! Whether you are making something for a rainbow baby or want to celebrate your identity, we have all the colors of the rainbow just for you. We’ve put together some selections of colors to help you pick out the perfect colors, no matter your project.
Here’s a project that is very basic and easy and you don’t have to wait for the cooler weather to enjoy using what you have created! These Freezer Pop Cozies are easy enough that even beginners can complete them with your help. And with the promise of being able to use their creation and enjoy a freezer pop without cold hands, they will be totally inspired to finish the project.
It won’t take you long to crochet and knit these dishcloths. Since they only take a couple of hours each, you can make an entire set in a week — perfect for a last-minute housewarming gift!
Several months ago we saw this amazing backdrop of Van Gogh’s The Starry Night painting, made in Super Saver pompoms! Katie Ford, an artist, had made it herself for her then-upcoming wedding. Now the wedding and honeymoon are over (congratulations Katie!) and we can share her creativity with all of you!
There are so many inspiring crochet circle patterns out there. But what if you want to make a blanket or other item that has straight edges? You will need square crochet motifs. While there are also plenty of great square crochet patterns out there, there may be times that you want to adapt a circle into a square to create the exact pattern you desire. This guide shows you how to turn a crochet circle into a square. It includes a simple crochet circle-in-a-square pattern along with additional information to help you learn how to adapt any circle to a square.
So you think doilies are for little old ladies? Well doilies have been around since before that little old lady you know, and there are good reasons that they are still with us today. Doilies add joy to our surroundings. In our stark modern homes a surface with a modern doily adds a bit of beauty. Looking at a doily and how all its exquisite little stitches form a pleasing pattern gives us joy (especially if we enjoy crocheting). Staring at a doily is like staring at a mandala: it is mesmerizing. And when we are looking to protect our wood furniture from stains and scratches, our doilies most certainly serve a very useful purpose.