Get set for winter with thirty knit and crochet accessories! There is a free accessory pattern for everyone: men, women, children, pets — even dolls! Which pattern are you going to make first? Continue reading “Thirty Accessories to Warm Your Winter”
Hi Red Heart friends! I’m back from maternity leave and here to tell you, being a mother, as most of you know, is hard work but totally worth every bit of it!!! People tell you you won’t remember life before your baby and they were right. Finally, we’ve got a routine down and now I’m ready to get back to my fun hobby, crocheting! Continue reading “Cro-Shayley makes a Fireman Hat”
Have you always wished that you could do more of the advanced techniques in crochet? Just think about where you would be in your crochet skills if you learned one new technique each month in 2015. This is a 12-month guide for crochet skill-building.
If you knit or crochet then you have partial balls/skeins of yarn in your home that I call scrap yarn. Personally, I like to use up this yarn so I can buy some more. I have come up with a dozen patterns that you can complete with small amounts of yarn.
Welcome to the first of our Throw of the Month series! This month’s project is the Snowflake Throw. Each month we will have a new themed throw to do. 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 first 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 working into the back bars of a crocheted chain, and the cowl is the Twisted Cowl in Medley. Keep reading to learn the stitch and enter to win! Use the hashtag #learnstitches to talk about the series.
Want to learn about a yarn? Look at the skein band or ball band on it! Keep reading this blog to learn how to read a skein band.
Olivia Anderson, age 11, has a chronic illness. She has a pump to give her medicine 24 hours a day, and regularly has to miss school. But throughout, she makes Sashay scarves to share. Read about Olivia’s story here.
Update: Since this post was originally published, Olivia has passed away from her condition. She was surrounded by her family. If you would like to do something in Olivia’s memory, she loved her doll from an organization called Feel Better Friends that gives personalized handmade dolls to ill children. They accept knit and crochet dolls.
Happy New Year! It’s time for resolutions, and around the Red Heart office, getting healthy is a popular goal! If you’ve decided it’s time to walk and run more, here are some accessories to help keep you warm as you brave the cold! We love our Reflective yarn, and think that it’s a great addition to any cold-weather activity!