Welcome back to the Checkerboard Textures Throw Crochet-Along! This week we will be working on the Back Loops Square (LW4132-2), which you can find here. Continue reading “Back Loops Square in the Checkerboard Textures Throw Crochet Along”
I’m not sure if Winter 2014 will be considered a blast or not. I live in the Southeast and was snowed in for 3 days so I really feel for my friends up North. Let’s be clear about something though, if you are going to go out and play in the snow then you have to look good doing it.
My daughter went off to her first year of college in the mountains of North Carolina. We have beaches too, but she picked the mountains. During Christmas break she asked me if I could make her some hats. She wanted slouchy, cute, hip and just plain fun. I found the perfect pattern, the Winter Blast Hat.
Are you at a place in your crochet life that you want to learn new techniques and be a bit challenged by the patterns? Are you ready to amaze yourself with how you can create crocheted originals that are wonderful to wear? Then you owe it to yourself to check out this new book by Tammy Hildebrand, one of our favorite designers. It is filled with shawls, ponchos even ruanas.
Start the new year with a new look! Here are a dozen free knit and crochet patterns to change your home’s appearance! Continue reading “Decorate Your Space!”
When you start your creative project with Susan Bates, you’ll have a lifetime of creating memories. Susan Bates has provided tools and accessories such as crochet hooks, knitting needles, embroidery hoops and much, much more to knitting and crocheting enthusiast for over 150 years! Continue reading “Susan Bates Tools & Accessories…standing the test of time”
by Michael Sellick of The Crochet Crowd
One of my favourite shows from when I was a kid is Baby New Year. I loved the story line and has a soft spot in my heart. It reminds me that new beginnings are possible. I’ve decided to kick off January with projects and ideas that circulate around Baby New Year. Continue reading “Yarn Takes Mikey of Crochet Crowd by Surprise!”
This is not new to Red Heart, but it is now official that I now have my own blog. It is called Donna’s Dozens and will include twelve designs within a specific subject. Hang in there with me because I do not claim to be a writer/blogger, but I will do my best to bring you interesting and fun projects each time. Continue reading “Donna’s Dozen: Hoots by the Dozen”
Welcome to the second square of the Checkerboard Textures Throw Crochet Along! This week we’ll be doing the Granny Square (LW4132-11), which you can download here. You will make this square a total of 10 times for the afghan. Continue reading “Granny Square in the Checkerboard Textures Throw Crochet Along”
The Winter Olympics will soon have me spending many hours sitting in front of my television. I never miss the opening ceremonies and find the events amazing. I’ll be watching with pride as our US team (wearing their “Made in the USA” designer outfits by Ralph Lauren) wow us with athletic feats and exciting Olympic events. Certainly I’ll be getting out my needles or hooks as I watch. Since I need to choose a project, I was going through our website for patterns for hats, scarves and other accessories. I’m thinking that many of you will also be looking for projects to keep your hands busy while watching the Olympics…so I’m sharing some of the ideas that use “Made in the USA” yarns (so appropriate for Olympic-watching projects). Here are 14 accessories using yarns like Super Saver, Team Spirit, With Love, Super Saver Chunky, Soft and Super Soft. Red Heart has 17 yarns that are Made in the USA.
I recently went on a weekend mountain trip to Blowing Rock, North Carolina with my family. Since I knew it was going to be cold (a freezing 8 degrees, that is), I crocheted a few Blissful Ear Warmers with Red Heart’s new very awesome, incredibly amazing REFLECTIVE YARN. Continue reading “Cro-Shayley makes Reflective Blissful Ear Warmers”