Fave Five Blankets

There’s just nothing quite like the perfect knit or crochet blanket. We took a poll to find out your all-time favorite options from Red Heart.

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Knit and Crochet Hats for the Big Game

You can always find us supporting our favorite teams with spirited crochet and knitwear. With the Big Game just around the corner, there’s no better time to pull together a knit or crochet hat in your team’s colors! This year’s opponents, the Patriots and the Eagles, have great color palettes! The Patriots have a classic look with red, navy and white. While the Eagles sport a rich midnight green, with accents silver/gray, white and black.

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 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela celebrates his Centennial Birthday with Donations at the Capital 

The cold weather seemed to cooperate on Dec 5th 2017 as 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day commemorated the 4th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s passing. As part of the celebration of Nelson Mandela’s legacy at the South African Embassy in Washington DC, 67 Blankets presented 67 scarves to the Weinberg Housing and Resource Center, operated by Catholic Charities of Baltimore. Hundreds of scarves were collected for distribution.

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FreeSpirit Quilt challenge defines artisanship with beauty, color and creativity

Artisan
noun ar·ti·san \ˈär-tə-zən\: a person who makes things by using skill with the hands.

This is a pure definition for the recent “I Am An Artisan Challenge” hosted by our sister company, FreeSpirit Fabrics. As a “yarnie,” you know the name Kaffe Fassett from his multi-color knitwear designs and beautiful yarns bearing his brand. Kaffe’s love of textiles also graces colorful 100% cotton fabrics perfect for patchwork or any sewing project.

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Hearts a Plenty

Believe it or not, you have less than a month to plan for Valentine’s Day! Whether you are looking for the perfect heart-shaped project to gift or just a way to make the day feel more festive, we chose some of our favorite patterns to get you in the spirit of love.

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Knit or Crochet with the Pantone Color of the Year, Ultra Violet

Have you seen Pantone’s color of the year yet? Ultra-Violet, a stunning and bold shade of purple, has come on the scene to inspire creativity in us all. We went searching for it in our yarn collection and came out with these four shades.

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12 Easy Weekend Projects

The cold of winter is here and it looks like it’s sticking around. If you’re anything like us, your weekend plans are staying inside and out of the cold! These weekend projects have been selected with your time in mind and can all be completed by the time you treck back to work on Monday.

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