June Doily of the Month

Welcome to the June 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 June, we have the Scalloped Round Doily. This doily would be perfect as a centerpiece at a wedding, as it is made in soft neutral colors in a classic style.

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Red Heart in the Classroom

by guest blogger and designer Nancy Anderson

Creative activities are essential in a well-rounded kindergarten curriculum. The benefits are numerous and include development of fine motor skills, creative problem solving, eye hand coordination and confidence-building through achievement based activities. Plus they are just plain fun and young children are so eager to try new things.

Our kindergarteners have been working with Red Heart yarn all year and are always eager for the next yarn-y activity. One of our favorite classroom activities is yarn stitchery on burlap. This is the perfect activity as it promotes the fore-mentioned skills but is also very affordable. We are able to purchase burlap for the entire classroom, (24 students) for under $10 and the Red Heart Super Saver yarn is not only affordable but has ample yardage for a plethora of projects. Plus the color choices get an A+ for kid friendliness. We have never met a Super Saver color that we did not like.

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Introducing the Red Heart Joy Creators

Introducing the Red Heart Joy Creators! The Joy Creators are a group of designers and crafters who combine innovative designs and ideas with Red Heart products to create joy. You’ll know that blogs with the Joy Creators seal have well-written patterns using Red Heart yarns, clear pictures, and an engaging social presence. For the JOY of it! – Red Heart

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Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Bead Crochet

Many people are intimidated by the idea of incorporating beads into their crochet work. It isn’t just an extra step in the crochet process; it is an entirely new material, which can make it feel foreign. Actually, though, bead crochet is a fairly easy technique to learn. Beads can add great detail to projects, making them pop with color and texture and sparkle with design. Bead crochet is especially great for jewelry and bridal crochet projects but can be used throughout your work. This guide teaches you the basics of bead crochet.

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Free Pattern eBook: Baby Hugs

We’ve put together a selection of 11 knit and crochet patterns using the newest yarn in the Red Heart family – Baby Hugs!

Download the FREE Baby Hugs eBook!

The most newsworthy thing about Baby Hugs is that it has been tested for over 300 harmful substances. It has been Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 class 1 certified (which is a worldwide accepted standard). So Baby Hugs is perfect for babies and toddlers, giving parents the confidence that they are using quality yarn for their hand mades. Each ball has the blue heart mark.

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May Doily of the Month

Welcome to the May 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 May, we have the Colorful Table Doily. This doily is crocheted in rows and is a great introduction to working with crochet thread. Changing the colors and stripes will create a completely new look.

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