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!
I’m sure you’ve purchased Mason jars to use for everything from holding your crochet hooks to giving gifts of food…but have you thought of using them to make totally inspiring Crochet Christmas décor? This modern version of the old fashioned snow globe is great for displaying bits of your crochet craftiness for everyone to enjoy!
After you’ve finished the last sliver of pie, the turkey and cranberry sauce are tucked into the fridge, and napped, what will you be working on? If yarn is in your plans, here are some easy ideas for stitching after the stuffing.
Today I wanted to introduce you to a whole new way to look at Boutique Sashay. You have probably seen and most likely made the ruffle scarves, but wait until you see what else you can do with this versatile yarn. I hope you enjoy the twelve different ways to use Sashay.
I like to make small gifts for my group of friends each year. This year, I decided that I would make a snowman ornament for everyone. I couldn’t find a pattern I liked, so I made my own. Here it is!
Welcome back to the Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge! This is the final week of the challenge, and I’m knitting the Elegant Night Cowl for my cousin for Christmas.
Did you know that Red Heart Yarns has a YouTube page? We share video tutorials of our patterns and techniques. We also introduce yarns and showcase collections of patterns, such as our ebooks.
Some favorite videos show how to knit and crochet with Boutique Sashay; how to crochet the Corner to Corner Afghan, the Juicy Fruits & Whipped Creme Throw, and the Top Down Shawl; how to arm knit; and introduce Reflective yarn.
In this article you will learn all that you need to know in order to read a filet crochet chart pattern. You’ll get some tips to make it easier as you go. And you’ll see how to adapt one of Red Heart’s free crochet patterns as you do your holiday crafting this year.
Filet Crochet is Easy
I have to confess that until I tried filet crochet I was quite intimidated by it. I’m not at all a visual learner. I always skip the symbol charts in crochet patterns and work from the words only. Filet crochet relies on its own unique set of charts so I thought I needed to stay away from it because it would be too hard. I was wrong. Once I knew some basic tips, I was easily able to read a filet crochet chart. And since filet crochet is worked entirely in double crochet and chain stitches, it’s actually a perfect crochet technique for beginners in the craft.