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.
Congratulations to Diane Suder and Emily Marie Mejias, the Grand Prize winners of our Where in the World Are You with Your Red Heart Yarns? contest! They will receive a a $500 cash prize plus a $150 Red Heart Yarns Prize Pack.
Congratulations to the winners of the Little Monsters Photo Challenge! We challenged our fans to submit pictures of their children or pets in costumes made with Red Heart Yarn. We received dozens of entries, and randomly chose the following 10 winners.
Welcome back to the Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge! This week I’m making TWO of the Spicy Crab Cakes pattern.
Once high school and college are over you wonder if you will ever make lasting friends like you had when you were young. I grew up in Louisiana and moved to North Carolina as an adult so I was not sure it would happen. It did! I have five fabulous ladies that are my “grown up” friends. We all lived in the same neighborhood, five of us in the same cul-de-sac. Our kids grew up together and we remained friends even after most of us moved away. I think we are on 14 years now.
Since crafters are doing knotted macramé things (like friendship bracelets), I thought I would try a simple knotted Sashay scarf…it actually turned out much easier than a macramé bracelet and you can complete it in an evening. It’s made just like knotting double or triple knotted fringe and is a stylish alternative to the ruffled scarf.
Need inspiration for your Holiday project list? You have found it with the Make It Merry free eBook from Red Heart. Download the Make It Merry eBook with 34 knit and crochet ideas to delight this holiday season. It begins with a wide range of wonderful ideas for giving your home an enchanted hand-crafted holiday feel including Red & White or Heart-Warming themes. It goes on to ideas for kids and special accessories to give or make ahead for holiday photos with Santa!
With so many projects you are sure to find something to help you plan your gift list with your knit and crochet projects. And don’t forget yourself this holiday season, as this eBook contains ideas for your own holiday or winter wardrobe!
Download the Make It Merry eBook
Sampling of the free projects inside the eBook:
Welcome back to the Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge! This week I’m making the Twisted Cowl in Medley. I love to wear scarves and cowls in the winter months, since they dress up an outfit and keep me warm in our cold office.