FREE Merry eBook: Decorate and Celebrate!

Now is the time to get your making merry thoughts together and start stitching gifts and decorations that will create a warm, festive home this holiday season. When I was young, I thought you didn’t need to think about Christmas until after Thanksgiving. But over the years it has become very evident that if I am going to enjoy the holidays, it’s necessary to start early with my stitching projects.

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Donna’s Dozen Throw Back 70’s Style

I wish I had the space to keep every bit of clothing from every decade because styles are always making a comeback. Everywhere I look I see the 70’s. Luckily the avocado and gold kitchens did not return in the home dec area. I searched the RedHeart.com site and found some great retro patterns. The only thing is you will need to find a place to store them because in 30 or 40 years these fashion statements will return.
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Learn a Stitch, Make a Fair Isle Crochet Cowl

Welcome to the tenth entry in our ongoing series Learn a Stitch, Make a Cowl! Each month in 2015 we will teach 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 crochet, and the cowl is the Fair Isle Crochet Cowl in Soft. Keep reading to learn the stitch and enter to win! Use the hashtag #learnstitches to talk about the series.

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October Featured Throw of the Month

Welcome to the October Featured Throw of the Month! This month we have the Fabulous Fall Throw made in Super Saver. Each month we will 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.

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Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge Season 7, Week 4

Welcome to the Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge! This is the fourth and final week of our virtual “stitch and sip”. Everyone’s so busy it can be hard to find time to work on your projects, especially with the holidays approaching, so I’ve found it best to set aside time each week. Wednesdays fit my schedule best, but you can choose any evening that suits your schedule.  Continue reading “Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge Season 7, Week 4”

Guide To Yo-Yo Crochet

guide to yo-yo crochet

The yo-yo is a new, trending crochet motif that has gained rapid popularity. Although there are several different designs for the crochet yo-yo, basically it’s a small crochet circle made using just one or two rounds of stitches. The yo-yo motifs are stitched together, typically using a Join-as-you-Go method, in any number of patterns to create scarves, shawls, blankets and just about everything else that you can think of. Since each yo-yo is made up of just a small bit of yarn, yo-yo projects are great stash buster projects but you can also use the same yarn for each yo-yo to make a more cohesive-looking project. There are even variations on the yo-yo pattern that use larger amounts of yarn, which we’ll look at towards the end of this guide.

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Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge Season 7, Week 3

Welcome to the Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge! This is the third week of our virtual “stitch and sip”. Everyone’s so busy it can be hard to find time to work on your projects, especially with the holidays approaching, so I’ve found it best to set aside time each week. Wednesdays fit my schedule best, but you can choose any evening that suits your schedule.

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