Welcome to the eleventh entry in our ongoing series Learn a Stitch, Make a Cowl! Each month in 2015 we have been teaching you a new crochet or knit stitch. You can then use the stitch when you make the featured cowl. This month our stitch is Fair Isle knitting, and the cowl is the Fair Isle Knit Cowl in Soft. Keep reading to learn the stitch and enter to win! Use the hashtag #learnstitches to talk about the series.
Welcome to the November Featured Throw of the Month! This month we have the Nine Patch Variation Throw made in With Love. Each month we have a new themed throw as a featured free pattern. Each throw will have a tip or two in the blog, as well as a giveaway to win the yarn to make the throw. Keep reading for the tip and to access the giveaway! Use the hashtag #throwmonth to talk about the series.
Everyone talks about yarn weight — what does it mean? When we refer to yarn weight, we’re not talking about the weight of the ball or skein. Instead, we’re talking about how thick or thin yarn is.
DRESS WITH SPIRIT includes ponchos, scarfs, hats and wristers.
KIDS’ CHEERING SECTION includes ideas for babies and younger enthusiasts.
GAME TIME GEAR is focused on things you’ll enjoy using during the game.
TEAM SPIRIT LIFE includes home décor like pillows, throws, a footrest and a sleeve for your iPad.
Soft, Luxurious Chenilles: Cutie Pie & Velvety
In case you haven’t noticed, there are two new, unbelievably soft chenille yarns in the Red Heart family! The first is Cutie Pie, a lightweight chenille with a soft, cottony feel. The second is Velvety, a bulky chenille yarn that is silkier to the touch. Both are perfect for all kinds of things for the kiddies. Here are some ideas that we have asked our favorite designers to create for us so we can share the patterns with you.
Beautifully shaded yarn with a touch of wool, easy accessory patterns and a Susan Bates hook or needle sounds like a brilliant way to spend my day and with awesome company. Today I am bringing you another dozen patterns featuring Red Heart Boutique Treasure yarn. This yarn looks rich, but it won’t break the bank. The shaded yarn will make the earliest of beginners look like they have been knitting and crocheting for years. I hope there is something here that will help you give the perfect gift for someone special or even make something for yourself. Bells will be ringing soon….
Continue reading “Donna’s Dozen Treasured Accessories”
The 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hop Crochet Along is half-way through! Each week a new free crochet pattern with a holiday theme is released. Participants can make the item, then post the pictures to the Crochet Playground Facebook group to be entered into a drawing for a Red Heart Yarns prize pack!
What’s your little one going to dress up as for Halloween? If you haven’t decided, maybe this pattern will help seal the deal. ;) My son is crawling all over the place, pulling himself up and occasionally taking a few steps. I thought how cute it would be to crochet him some pants and stitch a monster face on his bottom using Red Heart Reflective yarn. Yall know I love this yarn and infant pants with designs on the bottom are super cute so I just had to try this! Watch what happens when you take a flash photo. ;) Continue reading “Cro-Shayley makes Baby Halloween Monster Pants”
Are you in need of a cover for your laptop, tablet or a similar sized electronic device? I use my laptop quite often, taking it from room to room in my house, using it in the kitchen while cooking, in the living room while crocheting and in my bedroom catching up on emails, paying bills and browsing the web. I decided, since I take full advantage of it’s “wireless” mobility then I should probably make a cover for it (for its safety from my almost-walking 1 year old). ;) Continue reading “Cro-Shayley makes a Laptop Cozy”
Have you tried the new Zippy Loom yet? It’s really fun and easy to use and made specifically for Super Bulky Yarns like Sashay, Grande and of course Twilight! The Zippy loom is a great way for kids and adults to make their first project but versatile enough to grow your skills and create beautiful shawls and more. Continue reading “Get Zippy with Twilight!”