Donna’s Dozen: For Fabulous Fathers Everywhere

It does not matter if you call him father, daddy, dad or pop he deserves a special present from you on Father’s Day. He has enjoyed handmade presents since you were in Elementary school, you know the ones I am talking about, so why not keep up the tradition. Red Heart has several different ideas and I am sure one that will fit your dad’s personality. Continue reading “Donna’s Dozen: For Fabulous Fathers Everywhere”

Yarn Bombing – You’re Invited

Who: Anyone who wants to knit or crochet an 8″ x 8″ inch square or 8″ x 16″ rectangle is invited to participate. Yarn-Bomb_Invite

What: Help us take Manchester by storm and donate a knitted or crocheted square or rectangle swatch to our Yarn Bombing event. All are encouraged to participate in the event whether you are a knitter or crocheter. Not attending the conference? That’s okay too! Get your guild or chapter involved, create swatches, and follow the conference on Instagram to see images of our Yarn Bomb while we are at the show! Manchester will have a whole new appreciation for our industry after we dress the town in all of the colorful swatches! Items left at the end will be pieced together into blankets and scarves and donated to local charities. Continue reading “Yarn Bombing – You’re Invited”

Front Post Double Crochet around Single Crochet Square in the Checkerboard Textures Throw Crochet Along

Welcome back to the Checkerboard Textures Throw Crochet-Along! This week we will be working on the Front Post Double Crochet around Single Crochet Square (LW4132-8), which you can find here. This is the 9th square posted for this challenge; the links to the previous weeks are listed at the bottom of this post. We have two more square patterns to post before the pattern is complete! Continue reading “Front Post Double Crochet around Single Crochet Square in the Checkerboard Textures Throw Crochet Along”

The Winner of the Mystery Crochet Adventure by guest blogger Mikey from The Crochet Crowd

April was a fun month of attempting a crochet along where crocheters didn’t know exactly what they were making. For some crocheters, they were anxious to move through the clues and guessing continued for four weeks.

The most stunning array of completed crochet giraffes were received after all the clues were given out. In fact, this was the highest number of entries for any crochet challenge for The Crochet Crowd. A whopping 1351 giraffes were entered. See the Flickr page of all the entries.

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Creativ Festival Spring Show recap from Guest Blogger: Lori Tarantini

The Creativ Festival Spring Show was held on April 25th and 26th at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. The Festival is celebrating its 27th year. The show is about learning, creativity and crafting it yourself.

When the show doors opened Friday morning waves of people flooded the show floor. It was well attended by consumers from all over the city and even other provinces. Believe it or not, our friends from the United States also attended the show. It was a great opportunity to indulge in creativity combined with a fantastic shopping excursion. Continue reading “Creativ Festival Spring Show recap from Guest Blogger: Lori Tarantini”

The Craftys: Celebrating the Best in Crafts

Red Heart is thrilled to be sponsoring “The Craftys!” It is a new a new annual awards event that celebrates the best in craft across the United States. Like the Emmys or the Grammys, The Craftys is positioned to become the ultimate prize for crafters in many different disciplines. The Craftys’ Best in Show winner receives $1,000 and each category winner gets $200.

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Donna’s Dozen: Red, White and Blue for You

It’s hard to believe that this year has gone by so quickly. Even though the sun will be out, kids will be home and vacations will start soon does not mean we should lay down the hooks and needles. There is still work to be done for your summer decorations. Every year I have or am invited to a party to celebrate our country and all the wonderful freedoms that we have here. At you can find several patterns along this line, but I thought I would help you out by bringing them all together. Let’s get started with some designs for home decorations, clothing and baby items. Enjoy!

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Red Heart Catalog 2014

The 2014 Red Heart Catalog is now available online. It features 8 brand new yarns and lots of new colors in your favorite yarns. New colors are noted with a tiny heart next to each shade and new yarns are noted with a big “All New” heart on the page. Be sure to check out my favorite new yarn on page 15, Red Heart Reflective – the yarn that lights up when hit with a photo flash.

Have fun exploring our new collection of yarns – we know you will be inspired to create amazing things with Red Heart. Happy stitching!

Download your free copy today!