Christmas is upon us. Will you be up late on Christmas Eve trying to knit or crochet more items than you could possibly complete in a month, let alone an evening? If so, you’re not alone. Many people have big ambitious plans to handmade all of their gifts for Christmas.
Do you have trouble taming your stash? Pretty sure you have the perfect yarn for that new pattern… somewhere…? We’ve all been there – and here’s how I and a couple of my fellow designers have tackled our own yarn stash organization issues!
Crocheting winter garments can be challenging. On the one hand, you want to make something cozy and warm. On the other hand, bulky knits can sometimes feel unflattering. How do you go about making things that you and your loved ones want to wear for winter? This guide will help you figure it out.
Have you gotten a chance to give new Red Heart Loop-It a try? It’s new, different, and so much fun! While the end result is like knitting, you don’t have to have any knit or crochet skills to make all these fantastic patterns using this unique yarn!
Fall is the perfect season to make a crochet wreath. You can get creative adding a variety of different autumn-inspired colors and appliques. Hang wreaths on front doors or on your walls. Make them big or small. Create many small ones or one statement piece. This guide shows you some of the different decisions that you’ll make when creating your own crochet wreath design. Of course, you can use the same basic guide to crochet wreaths for any season.
When Halloween decorations are still in the stores, it’s hard to start thinking about the gift-giving holidays – “too early” is what most say! But if you like to make handmade gifts, then it’s time to start planning – and in some cases making! Here are some tips, timelines, and free patterns to help you prep for the holidays this year!
You might recall that in year’s past we hosted a 12 Weeks of Christmas celebration. This year we decided to take a classic spin on this tradition with 12 days of Christmas.
Autumn is the perfect time to engage all of the senses. The air is crisp. It smells of pumpkin spice and burning firewood. Leaves change colors to the constant delight of our eyes. We hear those leaves crackling underfoot and we hear the rush of wind through the air. It is also the perfect time of year to get cozy inside with your crafts. Bring the sensory experience of fall into your crafting time to have an even better experience.
People all over the world are embracing the idea of home as your sanctuary– a place where you can nest with loved ones and feel contentment. Even though we are living in a digital world, we seek surroundings that relax us, help us recharge and encourage creativity. The Danish idea that incorporates these themes into one inspirational word is hygge.