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.
Welcome back to our annual 12 Weeks of Christmas! Each Wednesday for the next 12 weeks we’ll be sharing one free crochet and one free knit pattern. Get started now to be ready with your presents and decorations.
Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead or All Souls’ Day, is a day of celebration and remembrance of friends and family who have passed away. This November 1 tradition is part of the culture in Mexico and Latin America, and it has become popular throughout the U.S. during the Halloween season.
What could be more personal and unique than your own Day of the Dead decorations to bring your own celebration to life? The designer of our Sugar Skull Family, Jessie Rayot, has used brilliant colors with a sugar skull theme for a sense of authenticity and fun. From crocheted sugar skull headpieces for the adults and children to necklaces, party décor and banner, you might just want to celebrate Day of the Dead every month of the year!
Continue reading “Skulls – Flowers – Pompoms: Crochet for Day of the Dead”
When Gigi Hadid was spotted wearing this designer granny coat and scarf (retailing for over $1,000), we knew we had to show crocheters how they could get the same look at a fraction of the price! So we are excited to show you how to use our much more reasonably priced Red Heart yarns to crochet your own Granny Sweater Coat.
Welcome to the October 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 October, we have the Skulduggery Doily. This doily has skulls all over it, and is designed to be a spooky centerpiece for Halloween.
Our Joy Creators are joining together for a Super Scarves blog hop! A Super Scarf is a regular scarf, but gigantic! The participating Joy Creators will be posting free patterns made with Red Heart on their websites on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in September, starting September 9. Follow along with the schedule below, and share the projects you make using the patterns with the #joycreators, #superscarf and #redheartyarns hashtags! Links will be added to this schedule as the posts go up.
Have you ever truly wanted to feel like a magician with your crochet hooks? Well now you can! Get ready to amaze your friends, and family when you play with variegated yarn. Red Heart Super Saver comes in a vast array of colors to try out this technique. Color pooling (or yarn pooling) has taken the internet by storm! There are videos, a group on Facebook completely dedicated to it, and it seems everyone is trying it. So jump on this bandwagon, get out your favorite multicolored yarn, and give it a try.
This velvety chenille yarn is ultra-comfy to wear and, since it is so thick, it is perfect for making quick blankets, pillows and fashion accessories. Sweet’s soft texture makes it a great option for arm knitting too!