Welcome to the third in our series of interviews with designers who have brought us popular projects on our free pattern site. I hope you enjoy this inside peek into two of our favorite designers’ lives. Continue reading “Getting to Know Our Designers: Tammy Hildebrand and Michele Wilcox”
Below are 19 easy free knit and crochet patterns ideas to make for charity. There are many wonderful charities always looking for hand knit hats, scarves, blankets, etc. Look on the Red Heart homepage, under the community section each month for a listing of different charities to check out.
Enter to Win the Wreath of the Month!
There will be 3 lucky people who will win the yarn, needles and hooks to make this month’s wreath. Continue reading “Red Heart’s Featured Rainbow of Colors Wreath of the Month – August”
There’s something new and exciting rolling around Southern California. It’s called the Yarnover Truck – the first yarn store on wheels!!! If you can’t make it to the knitting store the store will come to you! This big blue truck is hard to miss while driving down the highway. Continue reading “Yarnover Truck – The First Yarn Store on Wheels!!”
I don’t know about your office, but air conditioning in the office I work in is always too cold for me when I wear sleeveless or short sleeve tops. I’m always hunting for a layering piece to keep me warm. So I made a beautiful rust rectangular shawl that converts into a vest, but what I really needed it to be to wear with my summer top is a shrug. Susan Bates mini knit clips to the rescue! Continue reading “Convert a Rectangular Shawl into a Shrug by Guest Blogger Joan Barnett”
Have you heard about Design Wars? Every quarter a group of talented crochet designers come together and each design an original pattern in the same Red Heart yarn. The public follows along and votes on their favorite design. Each vote also enters you to win a Red Heart yarn prize pack. For Design Wars 4 the designs are made in our Anne Geddes Baby yarn, and the prize pack winner will win one ball of each color of Anne Geddes (all 19 colors!) plus other goodies. Continue reading “Design Wars 4 Challenge”
Are you heading to a luau or beach party anytime soon? Or just simply in need of a fun, comfortable, flowy dress? As I was flipping through Crochet Today’s July/August issue, I came across the Endless Summer Maxi and immediately said to myself, “I am for sure making this!” But was super bummed when I realized that sewing was involved because I don’t know how to sew. Then I thought, well my mom sure does and how awesome it would be to make something together — a Mother/Daughter project! My mom and I are best friends and she’s always telling me that “Mothers Know Everything,” so I thought ohhhhhh how fitting! She can’t say no to this. Haha!!! ;) Continue reading “Cro-Shayley makes Crochet Today’s Endless Summer Maxi a Mother/Daughter Project”
Prepare for an invasion, an invasion of over 14,000 granny squares!!! When members of Yarn Bombing Los Angeles (YBLA) were across the street looking at the Craft andFolkArt Museum (CAFAM) they got the clever idea of covering an entire museum in yarn. The CAFAM structure resembles a cute country cottage and YBLA thought it would be fun to make it appear more doll-like by covering the entire front with granny squares. Continue reading “Granny Squared – YBLA at the Craft and Folk Museum”
Congratulations to Prince William and Princess Kate on the birth of their royal baby! We wish them all the best with their son, and look forward to seeing him in handknit and hand crocheted items. Continue reading “Welcome to the Newest Royal Heir in the United Kingdom!”