I can’t believe were coming upon the close of another year. At year end we tend to get nostalgic and reflect back on all the great things that happened throughout the year. Here are some of the highlights from 2014. I couldn’t keep it to just ten so here are our top 11! Thanks for all of your support and for loving our yarns as much as we do!
Have you heard about the newest thread in the Red Heart collection yet? Sizzle is a nylon thread that comes in bright colors that are fun to mix together. Whether you’re looking to add pops of color to your own life, or quick gifts to share with loved ones, Sizzle is the answer!
Vacations are a time to relax and decompress. Unfortunately, travel itself is often stressful. Getting to the airport on time, dealing with going through security, handling flight delays and simply having to sit with the throngs of people who are also traveling can all build anxiety in our bodies. Knitting and crochet have both been proven to help reduce stress. That’s why it’s so smart to take your yarn projects with you on your trips. Are you worried that trying to pack your project will just add one more stress to an already frustrating travel plan? Don’t fret; we have all of the information that you might need to make your travel crafting easy.
by guest blogger Karen Freeman
My mother always told me if invited to someone’s house for an event, never go empty handed. Well, I have been invited to a friend’s house throughout the year and have brought different gifts such as wine and chocolate. For the holidays I wanted to bring something that my very crafty friend could not have purchased or made herself. This Sashay tree is the special gift I made for her.
My favorite ornaments are the ones that I remember making with loved ones! So I couldn’t wait to show you this idea for using Sashay yarn to make joyful stars for your tree. It’s easy enough for older kids and even non-crafty friends to get in on.
It is hard to believe that 2014 will soon come to an end. We would like to take this time to thank you all for choosing Red Heart® as your source for free patterns. There are so many wonderful patterns to choose from that I am sure you have not had time to see them all. Did you know we have over 2,500 free patterns? The following designs were some of the most viewed in 2014. Maybe there is one in this list that you missed.
A popular craft project is wrapping letters with yarn to make holiday decorations. Simply get some cardboard or papier mache letters at your local craft store, and wrap yarn around them to form a personalized message for your home. Read on to for tips on how to choose the perfect word and how to get started.
Who says style stops when the weather gets chilly? Not us! We’ve pulled together some of our favorite winter trends, including cowls, ponchos, and more!