I just read that 25% of the US population are millennials born between 1977 and 2000. And it seems that most every female millennial I know is in baby mode. In our office alone there have been five employees in the last year having a baby…and one of them had twins! Every baby has been a reason to get our yarn and hooks and needles busy making cute baby things!
While searching for a stuffed animal pattern to make for a baby shower gift, I came across Red Heart’s Birthday Bear for a Prince free pattern. As I was about to begin, I thought how I could turn this bear into a tiger. Both baby’s mom and dad went to Clemson University so I thought how fitting this would be to give as a baby gift. Continue reading “Cro-Shayley makes a Tiger Friend”
A few weeks ago we published on a blog on How to Create an Ombre. An ombre is a color effect that gradually goes from one color to another color. If you’re interested in creating an ombre effect but aren’t sure which colors to use, read on! We have eight color combination suggestions for you, plus more ideas on creating your own effects.
Finger crochet is a terrific form of crochet that many people seem hesitant to try. Don’t be afraid – it’s exactly the same as your regular crochet work except that you replace your crochet hook with your finger. This guide explains why you might want to try it out, how to do it, what tips you should know as you get the hang of it and finally some patterns for practice. Continue reading “No Hook Needed: How to Finger Crochet”
by Jennifer E. Ryan of Celtic Knot Crochet
I love the Red Heart Boutique Sashay yarns – they come in wonderful colors with a variety of sequined and metallic versions. They work up quickly to make a pretty scarf to give as a gift or to add pizzazz to any outfit. But I also love the challenge to see how they can be used to add ruffles to other things besides scarves, such as this Christmas Ruffle Tree.
Follow along so you can learn how to make one of your own to get a head start on your holiday decorating this year!
If you are a crocheter or knitter that loves enjoying your craft alone, and gets all the inspiration you need from the many websites and Ravelry, then you do not need to read any further. But if you would like to be opened up to the larger world of wonderful people (in the flesh) that knit and crochet, I whole-heartedly encourage you to join a group.
Welcome to the July Featured Throw of the Month! This month we have the Patriotic Pride 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.
Welcome to the seven 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 the slip, slip, knit (ssk) decrease, and the cowl is the Love This Lacy Cowl in Sparkle Soft. Keep reading to learn the stitch and enter to win! Use the hashtag #learnstitches to talk about the series.
Everyone sometimes has questions about the crochet or knit pattern that they are using. Maybe the pattern seems to have an error. Maybe you can’t download a PDF. Or maybe the pattern is just confusing. Where do you go for help?
Everyone likes to have a nice bag to use for whatever the need. So we thought we would put together 13 of most popular bag knit and crochet free patterns that can be used for shopping, traveling, to a night out on the town or whatever the occasion. Plus, they can make a great gift too! Continue reading “13 Free Knit & Crochet Bag Patterns for Any Occasion”