Donna’s Dozen Free Patterns for Your Wedding Day

by Donna Stinson

It takes months, sometime years, of planning to make your wedding day perfect. There are so many overwhelming decisions that have to be made from the weddings rings to the honeymoon destination and a million other things in between. I went to Red Heart.com and found a dozen brilliant crochet projects that can be worn (or held) by the bride, wedding party, mother-of-the-bride/groom and there is even an 18” wedding doll. You may not have time to make something for yourself, but I bet there is someone special that would love to make a hand-crafted gift for the happy couple. It could be the start of a family heirloom to be passed down for generations.

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Children Love Free Baby Hugs Patterns to Crochet & Knit

Need a baby present? Well, I have found a baby yarn with vibrant colors, it’s soft to the touch and safe. Red Heart Baby Hugs has been tested and certified according to Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certification. That means Baby Hugs is free of harmful levels of more than 300 substances. Use the list below to find your next baby project.

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National Hugging Day

I was looking at the calendar recently and noticed that just about every day of the week is named after something or someone. Some examples of this are National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day, National Spouses Day and National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day. I think some of them are silly, but one day that stands out to me is National Hugging Day. In 1986 Kevin Zaborney declared January 21st as National Hugging Day. He noticed that people seemed a little down after the Holidays and thought a hug might lift spirits. He did not think the idea would take off, but it did and in a big way. It is not only recognized in the United States, but in many other countries. Everyone needs a hug every once-in-a-while, right? His only advise is that you should ask permission before hugging a complete stranger.

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Donna’s Dozen Thanksgiving Decorations

It’s hard to believe that it is time to start thinking about the holidays again, but it is true. We bring you Christmas in July, but what about Thanksgiving? Personally I like to decorate for every holiday so I started searching for patterns for Fall and Thanksgiving to decorate my home. I found turkeys, pilgrims, table runners and a lot of beautiful leaves. They all contain the warm tones that we associate with this time of year. Most of the projects are easy so you should have plenty of time to dress up your décor if you start now.

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