The Olympics officially opens today, July 27, 2012 and what better way to celebrate than by checking out The Olympknits by Laura Long featuring 18 patterns and this super fun video showing all her patterns come to life. This amazing video features sportscaster Phil and many of your favorite events including, weight lifting, boxing, fencing, rowing, cycling, gymnastics, synchronized swimming and more…..there’s even a streaker running through! Enjoy – laughing out loud encouraged!
Team Red Heart is gearing up for another fun filled, educational, yarn in every aisle, great place to shop Stitches Event in Schaumburg, IL for Stitches Midwest, August 9-12, 2012. We have teamed up with Crochetville and will be bringing you the newest Red Heart yarns, as well as, Aunt Lydia’s Crochet threads, Susan Bates hooks and needles, free patterns and more. You’ll be able to print a pattern right in the booth. We have book signings and demo’s scheduled throughout the show. Continue reading “Stitches Midwest”
It’s never too early to start on your holiday projects! With a dozen free patterns to choose from, you’ll have a hard time deciding what to make first. This list will give you plenty of decorating and gift ideas. Continue reading “Christmas in July 12 Free Patterns”
Did you know that there is actually an on-line class that you can take that teaches you how to put your terrific design ideas into words? It is called How to Say It: Pattern Writing for Knitters and is available on Craftsy, a great craft community. I took the class and was impressed by Edie Eckman’s ability to take the involved process of pattern writing and put it into a format that is very user friendly. It completely covers the process of putting a knit design into a pattern. Once you buy the class you can watch it at your own pace, and go back over it again at any time. The format allows you to ask questions of Edie and she will answer them! Fellow students can join into any discussions. Continue reading “So You Want to Be a Knit Designer”
We are so excited to share with you our newest Boutique yarns from Red Heart! Enter Red Heart’s Twitter Retweet Giveaway for a chance to win this amazing prize package. Continue reading “Red Heart Boutique Retweet Giveaway”
At Red Heart we are all about keeping the creative juices flowing. One of our goals is to help you do the same. We not only give you hundreds of new FREE patterns each year on our site, but we like to share other avenues for inspiration. One place I like to visit is www.ravelry.com. It doesn’t matter if you knit, crochet or just do crafts, with over 84,000 patterns there is something for everyone. This site allows you and others to showcase your designs and offer them to others for free or a fee. You will find there are designs from many different countries too. Continue reading “Avenues for Creativity – Ravelry.com”
It’s stifling hot outside and the last thing on your mind are the holidays at the end of the year. Or maybe you are dreaming of cooler weather, maybe snow, sitting in front of the fireplace and Christmas. Why not think about getting a head start on all those gifts and holiday decorations. In the US, we also celebrate our Independence Day on July 4th … another great holiday to celebrate. Our July Yarn of the Month, Red Heart Holiday, proudly made in the USA. Continue reading “Yarn of the Month Giveaway for July”
Red Heart is excited to be expanding its products and free patterns into crochet thread. Now you will find in the navigation “Crochet Thread” that will take you to view Aunt Lydia’s, J & P Coats, South Maid, Crème de la Crème, and Red Heart crochet threads. Our goal is to continue to bring innovative products, fashion-forward colors, and project inspiration to our customers!
Go Team! The newest member of the Super Saver family features 2- tone striping shades perfect for supporting your favorite high school, college & pro teams! Each color forms stripes when knit or crocheted, no need to switch colors, one ball has both shades! Great projects will make supporting your favorite team even more fun. Don’t see your favorite team colors? Never fear, there is always next year!
(CHARLOTTE, NC) Red Heart is announcing the conclusion of the four-year partnership with Special Olympics, via the Special Olympics USA Scarf Project. Since its inception in 2009 at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Boise, Idaho, knitters across the United States have supported local Special Olympics athletes by knitting and crocheting scarves for their use. Continue reading “Special Olympics USA Scarf Project Concludes”