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.
Fast and easy to work with, Irresistible will become your favorite new yarn! Mega-thick, this yarn is a perfect choice for trendy fashion and home dec projects! Just one ball will make a scarf or cowl so fast you’d better not blink. Or stitch a little longer and you’ll be nice cozy under a super warm blanket this winter! Irresistible is also great for arm knitting and finger crochet.
It’s time for another crochet-along with Marly! Together we’ll be making this pretty poncho in Red Heart Unforgettable yarn. Each Tuesday starting September 20 you’ll get a written pattern and video tutorial so you can make your own poncho. Below is the list of supplies, schedule, community, and information about the giveaway. Use the hashtag #MarlyBirdCAL to share your projects and follow along!
This I Love Yarn Day, Stitch It Forward and teach someone else to crochet or knit!
I Love Yarn Day is an annual event to celebrate yarn. In 2016, it will be held on Saturday, October 15th. In celebration of the 6th anniversary of the event, the Craft Yarn Council (CYC) is encouraging everyone to teach a friend, neighbor, or family member how to crochet, knit, weave, or otherwise have fun with yarn. Plus, there’s a scavenger hunt you can join to enter for a chance to win prizes!
Most people remember their first stitching lesson and who taught them how to turn skeins or balls of yarn into great scarves, hats, sweaters, afghans, and more. Pass along your love of stitching to someone you love! Use the hashtags #iloveyarnday and #stitchitforward to share what you’re doing, and follow our social media to join in!
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Crochet instructions may be written in text (with or without abbreviations), and/ or graphed or charted in symbols. Being able to read symbol charts expands your options for working with different types of crochet patterns. This guide explains how to read crochet charts.
Are you still deciding what to knit or crochet for your friends and family this Christmas season? Our Make It Joyful eBook has come to the rescue!
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.