Don’t you love when the weather starts getting colder and you know it’s time to pull out the chunky yarns because you know you’re going to need a warm accessory soon?
My friend, Lizzie, turned 7 a few weeks ago. She had planned a dragon-themed birthday party and was in need of a super cute dragon hat. I came to her rescue and made Red Heart’s Dragon Hat just in time for her birthday party.
Lizzie wanted the hat and tail to be black, the scales to be hot pink, and the spots to be purple. Luckily, I had all 3 colors in my stash! I used Super Saver Black and Shocking Pink and Shimmer Purple (which added a little girly sparkle to the hat).
Soft and lustrous acrylic yarn with added ply of a reflective fiber so it’s great to stitch with and aids in nighttime visibility!
Welcome to the Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge! For the next 8 weeks we’ll be working together on Wednesday evenings and sharing our plans and projects. We’re all so busy it can be difficult to have time to sit down and work on your projects, so I’ve found it easier to set aside time each week. I’m stitching on Wednesdays since it fits my schedule, but you can choose any day that suits you.
The V-stitch seems to be taking the crochet world by storm right now. It is a classic crochet stitch that is very easy to work. If you can crochet chains and double crochet stitches, then you can create scarves, blankets, and other items using this stitch. Perhaps the reason it’s so trendy right now is because it’s simple to crochet but has a textured, detailed look that appears overly complex to others. This guide will show you how to work a classic double crochet V-stitch, as well as several variations.
Continue reading “How to Crochet Classic DC V-Stitch (Plus 3 Variations)”
Happy Fall-O-Ween from RedHeart.com!
With the cooler temperatures and changing leaves comes the newest contest from Red Heart. The “Little Monsters Facebook Photo Contest” has begun! Dress up your cutest “Little Monster” (son, daughter, niece, nephew, cat, dog, etc.) in Red Heart Yarn and submit a photo to win some fantastic prizes! Red Heart will choose 10 winners at random to receive a special $50 gift! Contest runs September 9 – November 3, so get started on those costumes now!
There will be hundreds of thousands of fiber lovers plying their needles and hooks this October in celebration of I Love Yarn Day, the second Friday in October. What started as a lark four years ago by a group of yarn enthusiasts inviting people to share their fiber passion has turned into a viral event that last year trended on Twitter. We are busy planning an event near our offices in Ballantyne….south Charlotte in North Carolina. Continue reading “I love YARN DAY…FIBER FLASH MOB”
Welcome to the final week of the Cabled Afghan Knit-Along! Each week we shared a new square pattern and helped you learn to make it. This week we will be putting all of the squares together into a finished afghan. Watch videos on Creativebug (sign up for a free account to get access to the videos) and see tutorials here on the blog.
This week we will be working from the final pattern for the Knit Your Cables Afghan (LW4309). You can download the pattern for this afghan here. This pattern has the patterns for each individual square as well as the finishing instructions.
When I think of stuffed animals…
…I usually associate them with children. But, there are a lot of adults out there that like them, too. Young or old animals are cute, cuddly, and can be oh-so-comforting. Some may be for a collection or the mascot for a school once attended. Either way, these little cuties will put a smile on a face no matter the age. Hope you enjoy the dozen little critters that I have picked for you today! Check out RedHeart.com for even more!
Who says lambs can’t be colorful? The design itself is beyond adorable so pick a color and make it yours. Continue reading “Donna’s Dozen – Amigurumi for All Ages”
Michael Sellick and Diva Dan from TheCrochetCrowd.com went a bit crazy in Africa and need to be rescued! While inside a crate on board the freight liner headed to Madagascar, they had lots of time on their hands to plan a course of action. Once they hit land, the rescue challenge was issued! Get in on the mission.