M.I.Y. (Make It Yourself) Mopsy Bunny

Craft an adorable bunny to give your home a cute Easter vibe! Mopsy Bunny is happy and content spending time on any table, shelf or mantel…actually anywhere in the house is fine with this honey of a bunny. Her furry coat is simply a layer of Red Heart Fur yarn wrapped around an egg-shaped foam craft ball. Here are the instructions for making Mopsy.

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12 Ageless Crochet Designs

When we photograph the samples of our free pattern designs, we show them on women that are usually not too young and not too old. We’re hoping that you can visualize the design for yourself or for someone that will get it as a gift, no matter what the age. Sometimes the age of the model or a color can influence whether you see the piece on a teen, a millennial, a boomer or whatever generation. But wearables are often a reflection of personal style, not age. The way the item is accessorized and worn can greatly change the way it looks.

I have chosen 12 of our crochet designs with simple lines and ageless style. They can be worn easily by all ages, from teen to any decade of your life. This is just a sampling….I’m sure there are many more designs that go easily from generation to generation.

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12 Ageless Knit Designs

When we photograph the samples of our free pattern designs, we show them on women that are usually not too young and not too old. We’re hoping that you can visualize the design for yourself or for someone that will get it as a gift, no matter what the age. Sometimes the age of the model or a color can influence whether you see the piece on a teen, a millennial, a boomer or whatever generation. But wearables are often a reflection of personal style, not age. The way the item is accessorized and worn can greatly change the way it looks.

I have chosen 12 of our knit designs with simple lines and ageless style. They can be worn easily by all ages, from teen to any decade of your life. This is just a sampling….I’m sure there are many more designs that go easily from generation to generation.

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Lacy Cowl 3 Colorful Ways

This month we are featuring one of my favorite cowls in 3 Colorful Ways. It was first designed by Nancy Thomas in our new Sparkle Soft yarn in White. Everyone in the office oohed and aahed when it arrived. So it was a natural choice for wanting to see it worked up in other yarns. We re-knit it in Unforgettable in Petunia (that looks great on everyone) and then also in the new Papaya shade of With Love (an on-trend color that is in all the fashion reports). It an easy lace pattern that is perfect for those wanting to try a small project with lace – which is really just a pretty name for making holes in your knitting. You’ll find separate patterns for each of the 3 cowls linked to their photos below. The patterns are written out and charts are included that are nice to follow for the lace patterns.

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Corner-to-Corner Throw…3 Colorful Ways

I’d like to introduce you to a new feature that we are planning share throughout 2016. We are calling it 3 Colorful Ways. It came about so that we could actually see some of our favorite designs in different colors. For our first feature, we chose the ever-popular Corner-to-Corner Throw and made it in 3 variations. You’ll find separate patterns for each of the 3 throws linked to their photos below. Which one would you like to have on your sofa to cozy up with? Go below the pictures to the voting app and click on your favorite to vote!

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New Year…New Calendar…Outstanding Throws

Each month of 2015 we featured a special throw pattern. You may have saved them (or some of them) to your favorites list in redheart.com. We’ve combined all 12 of these outstanding Throws of the Month into an easy-to-view eCalendar for the New Year. You can either print out the whole calendar, or print out just the pages for the current month. You can also use it in the digital version…just download it to your computer’s desktop for easy reference any time you need a calendar.

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