Crochet Workshop with Olek & The Office of Raleigh Arts

Crochet Workshop with Olek & The Office of Raleigh Arts

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.

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Donna’s Dozen Christmas in July Throws

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”

Chill Out Cozies for Freezer Pops! Super Simple to Knit or Crochet

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.

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How to Square a Crochet Circle

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.

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We Love Doilies!

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.

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