Lounging on the sand at the beach while working on a knit or crochet project sounds so relaxing. So why is it that yarning at the beach can sometimes go so wrong? To get the most out of breach crafting, you really need to be smart about choosing your projects, supplies and even your mental approach. This guide can help you get it right so that your summer is both relaxing and creatively productive.
And just like that, the 4th of July is a distant memory and the first day of school is right around the corner. In the midst of all the summer chaos, it’s often hard to know where to start to make sure your family is organized for the school year. Here are 15 steps to ensure you’re ready:
Teaching a child to crochet is a rewarding experience that can have lifelong benefits for the budding crafter. Many of us learned to crochet at a very young age, and although we might have dropped it for years at at time, the craft stuck around in our memories as something helpful. With benefits in both the short-term and long-term, it’s a skill worth taking the time to teach children of almost any age. But just how do you go about teaching a child to crochet?
When starting a new project, one of the really fun parts is picking the yarn colors! But there is a lot at stake. Beyond picking your favorite hues, or most flattering shades, color choices can really affect the finished look and feel of a project, even when the exact same pattern is used.
Each year it seems I pick up a new hobby. 2016 was the year of spinning. 2017…the year of botanical illustration. Continue reading “Crochet a Quilt”
I live in the South. While people like to pretend we have four seasons the truth is we have two. Not Hot and Hot. Not Hot usually heads into ‘cold’ territory but I’ve learned that cold in the south is a beach day in the north.
Continue reading “Stitching into Summer”
It’s summertime and the livin’ is easy – and outdoors! As we hose off the lawn chairs and shake out the camping equipment, don’t forget to add those special soft touches that make your outdoor living space an extension of your home. Here are 10 free crochet patterns featuring Red Heart Yarns that will help you make the most of your outdoor space!
Who doesn’t love a good picnic? But to make a picnic pull off without a hitch you’ll need a few essentials…and these are just a little extra special. They’re all DIY!
The Craft Yarn Council has been working hard to update industry standards and we’re happy to announce that the new guidelines are live! The team at Red Heart will be making the shift to using the new standards, and we wanted to make sure you knew about them too. You can download the whole Standards and Guidelines pdf for your own use.
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