Welcome to My First with Marly Bird! Each month Marly will teach you a new crocheting or knitting project. These projects are designed to make you comfortable as you transition between learning the stitches and making a project. Every design has a written pattern and a step-by-step video tutorial to follow along.
Join Oombawka Design and Red Heart Yarns for a celebration of your projects! From now through December 10, work together on Red Heart projects — make them for you or for someone else. When you’ve finished a project, head over to Oombawka Design’s site and enter a photo of your completed Red Heart project into the gallery. Each gallery photo is one entry into the giveaway!
If you are only adding one accessory to your wardrobe this year, make it a shoulder cozy! This versatile fashion item can be worn at least three different ways.
Continue reading “Shoulder Cozies 3 Colorful Ways”
Welcome to the November Doily of the Month! Each month in 2016 we will share a new doily pattern for you to make in Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread. We challenged the top doily designers to create innovate designs that coordinate with the feeling of each month. Plus, every month we will select five winners to receive an Aunt Lydia’s prize pack.
For November, we have the Mandala Doily. It’s crocheted in Classic 10 in traditional fall colors, and is a great accompaniment to mandalas you have elsewhere. Continue reading “November Doily of the Month”
National Candy Corn Day is October 30! To celebrate, we have a round-up of all of our free candy corn (and candy-related) free knit and crochet patterns.
It’s hard to believe that it is time to start thinking about the holidays again, but it is true. We bring you Christmas in July, but what about Thanksgiving? Personally I like to decorate for every holiday so I started searching for patterns for Fall and Thanksgiving to decorate my home. I found turkeys, pilgrims, table runners and a lot of beautiful leaves. They all contain the warm tones that we associate with this time of year. Most of the projects are easy so you should have plenty of time to dress up your décor if you start now.
Super Saver has 13 new colors! It’s the same quality yarn you love, but now with additional options. Use these no-dye-lot solids and unique multis for crochet, knitting, and craft projects.
Experiment with color pooling with Primary Stripes or Antique, and make projects perfect for fall with Mushroom and Redwood. Whatever you’re making, there’s a Super Saver color that is perfect for the job.
Stitch charts can seem intimidating to new knitters, but once you get the hang of them, the projects are a breeze! Stitch charts are a visual representation of the words written in a pattern. If you can read a pattern that has been written out, you can learn to work from a stitch chart.
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers. Chances are you have a person close to you who has had it — according to the American Cancer Society, “breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women” and it is “second as a cause of cancer death in women”. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we have some ways you can #StitchAHug and support patients and their families. Some of these are specific to breast cancer, but others are relevant to all cancers as well as other serious illnesses.
Crochet some leaves and add handcrafted Fall colors throughout your home. We just added a free pattern for a Fall Leafy Banner (LW5495) to our redheart.com site showing it on a window. But I wanted to share some other ideas for using crochet leaves throughout the Fall season.