Super Scarves are the new trend! These larger-than-normal scarves are a trend that’s easy to follow when you crochet or knit. We have 5 patterns on our site for Super Scarves, plus new patterns every week in September from our Joy Creators in their Super Scarf Blog Hop. Fans just like you are also getting in the act and making their own Super Scarves!
You may have heard of an I-cord in knitting, a small tube knit in the round with just a few stitches, but did you know you can make one in crochet, too? These seamless tubes are great for making straps, drawstrings, ties, and decorative piping trim for your crochet projects.
In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to make a 2-stitch I-Cord in 12 easy steps.
The Unforgettable family has a new member with Unforgettable Waves! Beautiful colorways in a thick and thin version of your favorite fashion yarn will add texture and dimension to your knitting and crocheting. This 100% acrylic yarn is a great way to add a stylish touch to your stitching.
Its 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.
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Calling all yarn lovers! We have a fun, I Love Yarn Day (ILYD) online scavenger hunt for you! Try your hand at winning exciting yarn, magazine, book and video class prizes by answering 21 questions while you explore different yarn industry websites.
Tapestry crochet is a niche of crochet that intimidates a lot of people because it involves a lot of different yarn color changes (resulting in many ends to weave in). However, once you get the hang of the color changes, you realize that this type of crochet, which is based entirely on basic single crochet stitches, is actually really simple. You work with several different colors across each row to create beautiful graphic designs, producing work that seems to be complex, but in the end it’s not that hard at all.
When designer Lisa Gentry at Hook & Needle Designs told me she was working on designs for pumpkins using all Red Heart yarns, my curiosity was aroused. She usually designs beautiful crocheted and knitted garments. So I asked her to send me photos of what she was doing with pumpkins (of all things). She sent me her eBook, which is a creative collection of 13 crocheted Pumpkin Toppers. It includes patterns and ideas for displaying your crochet talents on top of pumpkins all around your house, both inside and out.
If you love the sparkle of metallic, you’ll love Gleam! This gorgeous yarn features either gold, silver, or copper metallic thread wrapped non-uniformly around the soft yarn base, giving this yarn a handspun look. Gleam is a perfect combination of style and comfort, great for fashion and accessories that are sure to get noticed.
I know I have said it before, but I will say it again…I love making things for other people. Babies are my absolute favorite subjects to make hand-made gifts for. They tend to appreciate my hard work, they do not judge me if I make a small mistake and the unconditional love when they look into my eyes is priceless. It may be a little too early for them to say thank you, but I know in their own sweet way they love it! I guess I could take the easy way out and make the same pattern over and over, but I like a challenge so I attempt something new with each gift. To assist you in making a variety of gifts for your special bundles of joy, I have put together a dozen of my favorite baby creations from Red Heart.
Continue reading “Donna’s Dozen Baby Patterns”