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 RedHeart.com 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!

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Back Loop & Front Loop 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 Back Loop & Front Loop Square (LW4132-7), which you can find here. This is the 8th square posted for this challenge; the links to the previous weeks are listed at the bottom of this post. We have 3 more square patterns to post before the pattern is complete! Continue reading “Back Loop & Front Loop Square in the Checkerboard Textures Throw Crochet Along”

Donna’s Dozen: Mother’s Day Gifts

Mothers are always the first one to hug us when we hurt, support us whenever we need it and give unconditional love asking nothing in return. We only hope that we can be just as good of a mom as they were to us. For me it was not until I became a mom myself that I fully realized how good mine was. A mom will  sacrifice something she may need or want in order for her child to have everything. My mom always put her children ahead of her own needs and still does. Continue reading “Donna’s Dozen: Mother’s Day Gifts”

Ballgowns from Boutique Sassy Fabric and Boutique Sashay Metallic

For the recent CHA show we wanted to create some drama for our tradeshow booth. Recently we have launched the Boutique Sassy Fabric yarn that creates amazing ruffles like our Boutique Sashay Metallic yarn. CHA is the largest industry trade show of the year here in the states. It’s where all major craft companies come to premiere new products to retailers.

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Front Post Double 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 Square (LW4132-6), which you can find here. This is the 7th square posted for this challenge; the links to the previous weeks are listed at the bottom of this post. We have 4 more square patterns to post before the pattern is complete! Continue reading “Front Post Double Crochet Square in the Checkerboard Textures Throw Crochet Along”