#StitchAHug for Breast Cancer Support

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.

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Introducing Red Heart Irresistible Yarn

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.

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Marly Bird Crochet-Along 2016

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!

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I Love Yarn Day 2016 – Stitch It Forward

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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