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.
Crochet post stitches, where the stitch is worked around the post of the previous row instead of into the top of the stitch, are easy to learn and versatile to use. Post stitches can be used to make highly textured fabric, add unique decorative details and strengthen the functionality of various products such as hat brims. They are definitely a technique worth mastering.
We just added 10 new print colors of Red Heart Scrubby yarn and our designers have come up with new projects that are quick to make and special enough to give as gifts. I especially like the Waves color mix in blues for my own bath and the Zesty or Marble for my kitchen. Take a look at this array of color swatches and choose the ones you’d like for your home and others to give as gifts.
Loom knitting is the new craze! Instead of using needles to knit, you use a loom to hold your stitches. It’s great for tubular objects like hats. In this new Creativebug class, you’ll learn how to loom knit a baby cocoon and hat.
Be inspired with a collection of gorgeous new patterns from Annie’s Publishing — the Summer Love Collection. These knit and crochet patterns were created by several well-known designers, including frequent Red Heart contributor Lisa Gentry, and envisioned by Lead Designer Lena Skvagerson. The collection includes warm-weather accessories, tops, and sweaters that are perfect for summer.
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 to the April 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 April, we have the Exquisite Flower Doily. This doily is crocheted in 55 pieces which are then attached. We show it in a solid color, but you could make the flowers and leaves in natural colors for a completely different look.
The crochet ripple pattern is a true classic in the world of crochet. It can be varied in many ways, but always looks striking and is wonderful to have living with you on your sofa or favorite chair. This Radiating Ripple was first designed by Cristin Berrafato using an array of 17 different colors of Super Saver. It was soon one of the most downloaded patterns on our site and so was a natural choice to use for our “3 Colorful Ways” feature pattern.
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