Tunisian crochet is a type of crochet that holds multiple loops on the hook in a style similar to what is done in knitting. It differs from knitting in that it uses a crochet hook, not knitting needles. The result is a fabric that is beautifully textured using a technique that combines the best of knitting and crochet. Tunisian crochet is also commonly known as Afghan Crochet. It has also been called by a variety of other names including Shepherd’s Knitting, Railroad Knitting and Cro-hooking.
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.
When Lorna Miser designed our crocheted Happy-Go-Lacy Shawl in the vibrant Jellybeans shade of Heart & Sole, everyone loved it for how lightweight and drapey it was, easy to wear as a shawl or a scarf and always comfortable. The quality sock-weight wool-blend yarn comes in beautiful solid and print colors and is machine washable. So when we chose a project for May that we might want to make for our mothers, we made the same shawl in the neutral Riverstone color and called it Enjoy Life Shawl (because wearing it made it easy to enjoy life). Then for knitters, we asked Lorna to design a knit version of the shawl in Denimy and called it Laid-Back Shawl. This third shawl seemed perfect for casual denim days or really for wearing with any casual outfit.
We love seeing your projects made in Red Heart yarn! You share tons of pictures on social media, especially on Facebook and Instagram (#redheartyarns). We’ve gathered some tips for you to take better pictures of your projects, so the focus is on your hard work and everyone can see what you’re doing.
The Design Competition grows each year as crocheters inspire the creativity in each other. It is an exciting part of the annual Knit & Crochet Show conference that is being held in Charleston, SC, July 13-16, 2016. Since I love the competition, I am writing to encourage you to enter the contest and share your original designs. . Your design will be displayed on the show floor and you may even win a nice monetary prize. :-)
The Solomon’s Knot takes the basic features of simple crochet stitches and elevates them to create a unique design that is under-used in crochet patterns today. The stitch is a versatile openwork stitch that can range from extra-lacy to slightly open depending upon the height of your stitches.
It is with pride that I tell you about our newly introduced baby yarn, Baby Hugs! You will be spending hours crocheting or knitting for a sweet child. So using quality materials really makes sense. Here are the advantages of this yarn that make it my confident best choice.
Marly Bird has a new knit-along! Together we’ll be making this gorgeous Garter Stitch Shawl. The shawl has a written pattern plus a great video tutorial from Marly for each section. Below is the list of supplies, the schedule, the links to the instructions, and information about giveaways. The KAL started on March 30, 2016 and the final video will be posted on April 20. If you are joining us later, the pattern and videos will remain up. Keep reading to learn the supplies, schedule, and our giveaways.
Many knitters and crocheters learned to stitch from older relatives. Some of them, and others to who learned on their own, have taught younger generations. We’ve gathered the stories from Red Heart consumers and Coats employees. What parts are familiar to you from your life? Share your stories in the comments.
You can help out orphaned, sick, and injured animals by making artificial nests! Many wildlife rehabilitation groups use soft crocheted or knit nests for the animals they care for, especially for the baby and younger animals. The basic patterns are easy so all levels of stitchers can make them, and they are a great way to use up scrap yarn.