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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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.
Welcome to the crochet-along for the Crochet Stitch Sampler Baby Blanket by Marly Bird! Marly designed this great blanket with nine different stitch patterns. Once you make all nine squares, sew them together, add a border, and you have a baby blanket!
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Our Corner-to-Corner Throw has been around so long that we consider it a classic. It’s a design that is fun to make because you start crocheting at one corner, and keep increasing or decreasing to create the rectangle shape. There are no seams to sew at the end! I think that is one of the main reasons it is so loved. It is also a nice weight and doesn’t have holes to get your toes caught (a real plus for me).
By guest blogger Sarah Marland
After interning at Red Heart for 2 ½ months, I finally learned how to knit! I had been wanting to learn ever since I started, but I was nervous about it—it just looked confusing and difficult to me (even though I’m a pretty crafty person). But it’s actually not that hard! The other day, I learned how to arm knit. It’s incredibly easy, takes very little time, and it looks pretty cool once your project is finished. Here’s how I made my first cowl in 20 minutes:
Need some color matching help? Our Multicolor Coordinate list takes the mystery out of which solids go with your favorite multis! This printable list includes all of our multi-color yarns that have solid coordinates is a great reference to keep on hand.
Welcome to the Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge! This is the second 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.