Here is a collection of colorful crafty ideas from the Red Heart website. Hope you find an idea that your kids, grandkids or neighborhood kiddos will enjoy! It’s always fun to see kids become absorbed in the creative process. Just be sure not to frustrate them with projects that are beyond their dexterity level.
We love rainbows! Crochet these colorful projects to bring colors inside your home and celebrate your individuality.
All crochet and knit patterns shown are free to download. Click on the image to go to the pattern page for more information and the PDF. Continue reading “The Rainbow Collection”
I’d like to tell you a little about how we came to do our look book, Create with Color. We know that everyone has their own sense of style and would like their home to reflect that style. Since you are knitters and crocheters, we wanted to illustrate how the same throw or home décor items can work in different room surroundings. Of course, you have the added opportunity to change the colors to whatever you like. We used Super Saver and With Love so that there would be plenty of color choices.
It’s almost summer, which means it’s time for the beach! Whether you go to the ocean, a lake, a river, or a pool, we have free crochet and knit patterns for you to make.
Continue reading “Summer Seaside Pattern Round-Up”
I come from a long generation of fiber artists: my great-grandmother crocheted, my grandmother knit, and both my mom and my aunt crochet as well. I remember being 5 years old and seeing these gorgeous, brightly colored afghans all around my great-grandmother’s house. She kept them on the sofa, on chairs, and at least one in each bedroom. Everyone in my family has used Susan Bates hooks, so it just seemed natural that I would gravitate towards them too.
We have two new amazing types of Red Heart Super Saver yarn: Super Saver Stripes and Super Saver Ombré. Take a look at these fantastic patterns our Joy Creators have designed using the new color effect yarns.
Continue reading “Free Pattern Round-Up: New Super Saver Family of Yarns”
Warm Up America! was started by Evie Rosen whose dream was based on Neighbors helping Neighbors. Evie was a former yarn shop owner in Wausau, WI. In 1990, frustrated by the great need for blankets for the homeless and her inability to knit large quantities fast enough, she came up with the idea of dividing up the process and asking friends to knit and crochet small 7” by 9” sections. Now a nationwide program of the Craft Yarn Council, individuals and groups are encouraged to complete and donate afghans in their own community. To date, hundreds of thousands of afghans and accessories have been distributed to people in need by Warm Up America groups and through the CYC office.
Patriotic holidays are approaching! Whether you’re preparing for a Memorial Day barbeque or want to get a head start on Independence Day decorations, we have free crochet and knit patterns for you.
Continue reading “Patriotic DIY Decorating Ideas”
by guest blogger Lori Tarantini, National Accounts Manager Specialty Chains/Marketing Manager, Coats & Crafts Canada
July 1st may mark Canada’s 150th Birthday, but Canadians are celebrating all year! As Canada celebrates 150 years of Confederation events and activities are being planned all over the country. To learn more about all the great events planned check out Canada’s Official 150th Anniversary website.
We love celebrations at Red Heart so we created some fabulous free patterns to celebrate with our Canadian friends.