Red Heart’s Featured April Showers Wreath of the Month – April

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.

Red Heart will be featuring a new wreath project every month in 2013!  It will include a free pattern for the particular wreath and some tips and photos for assembly  from the designer Sharon Mann.

PLUS get a April Wreath Calendar that you can print out to keep track of important dates.

April’s wreath of the month free pattern is the April Flowers Wreath.

Brighten up your front door or a kitchen window with this colorful wreath. Wreath form is simply wrapped with yarn. The leaves and flowers are crocheted and button centers add interest. Duplicate our wreath or use your own colors as desired.

April Flowers Wreath


Collars Offer an Easy Spring Update

The great thing about knitting or crocheting a collar is that you can have a completely new look, but only have to make the collar! I’m sure you’ve noticed all the little collars popping up on fashion runways and fashion magazines. But have you noticed that we have collar patterns that make it easy to create your collar in the color that is best for you. Nice thing about collars is that they are detachable. Of course, you can stitch them on, but it’s nice to think of them as an alternative to the usual necklace.  We’ve used cotton Aunt Lydia’s threads, so they are certainly wearable any season of the year.  Put together a fresh look using tops or t-shirts already in your closet.  And share them on our Aunt Lydia’s Facebook page.

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Anne Geddes Baby is here!

Red Heart has partnered with iconic baby photographer Anne Geddes to create this lovely new yarn perfect for your baby. It is a blend of acrylic and nylon, making it unbelievably soft and yet still machine washable. You will love the mixable color range available in 19 colors! Colors go from the traditional pastels like Rosie and Bluebell to deep shades like Ladybug and Blue jay and even black which is appropriately called Night-Night! Mix Bumble and Night-Night to create an adorable Bumble Bee or Teddy and Lily for teddy bear that everyone will love. Let your imagination run wild and create – you may find you want to use this yarn for more than just baby! Continue reading “Anne Geddes Baby is here!”

Love, Knit, Relax Pillows Giveaway

Red Heart is giving away the yarn and needles to make the Love, Knit, Relax pillows from the Spring 2013 issue of Creative Knitting!

Two lucky winners will each receive 4 balls of Boutique Unforgettable in the color Peacock and 3 balls of Red Heart With Wool in the color Cream, as well as Susan Bates straight and double-pointed needles. All items will come in a Red Heart tote bag, the perfect size to carry your projects.

Make 3 pillows and a matching lampshade with the yarn, and keep the needles and tote bag to use again and again.



To purchase the Spring issue of Creative Knitting with this pattern in it or for more information, please visit the Creative Knitting website.

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Guest Blogger Diane Marsh Makes a Retro Pillow

Hello Fellow Crafters,
My name is Diane and I love Red Heart Yarn. I have crocheted and knitted for many years, so when I started working in the payroll department here I was happy to be able to be around yarn more than at other companies in my past. My first encounter with thread was when I was a small child my grandmother taught me how to make hairpin lace and attach to a hankie. Ooops! I’m dating myself. I also have fond memories of my Mom and me getting the sale papers for yarn and figuring out what patterns we were going to make and trying to be one of the first customers at the store to be sure that we got the yarn we needed. Of course you had to paw through a lot of yarn to get all you wanted in the same dye lot. It was very important that you bought extra so you wouldn’t run out. And my father’s unique take on what he saw my Mom doing while crocheting her doilies, he called it “Knotting Thread”. I still refer to that phrase. Continue reading “Guest Blogger Diane Marsh Makes a Retro Pillow”