#StitchAwayStress with the Craft Yarn Council

April is Stress Awareness Month! As a part of this, the Craft Yarn Council (CYC) is sponsoring the month-long event called #StitchAwayStress. Crocheting and knitting are great ways to relieve stress, among other health benefits. Each week there will be a challenge on CYC’s social media for a chance to win one of four $50 prize packs at the end of the month!

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Recap of the Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival 2017

The Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival and Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival for 2017 has come to a close! It was at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on March 24-26, 2017. There was much to see for knitters and crocheters. There was a Red Heart & Marly Bird Learning Corner booth where we discussed Marly’s New Learning Corner on redheart.com, showed off some of her latest designs and videos on planned pooling. Marly Bird taught several crochet and knit classes and several of the students came to the booth raving about their experience!

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Marly Bird at Stitches United

Marly Bird is teaching 6 classes at the upcoming Stitches United, including both classes for knitting and for crochet! Stitches United is a new Stitches show, bringing together knitters and crocheters who come to most Stitches shows with quilters, sewers, embroiderers, and so on in a gathering of fiber artist of all types. Stitches United will happen April 27-30, 2017 in Hartford, CT at the Connecticut Convention Center & Marriott Hartford Downtown. Read on to hear about the classes, market, and other fun events.

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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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Fairy Tent Craft Project Tutorial

In some parts of the world, spring has come early! If you’re getting your garden ready, and have kids who love to create, why not make a fairy garden for them to play with? A quick internet search will give you plenty of ideas. We hope you start with these cute tents! They’re great for using up scrap yarn and are a great way to add color to any garden, big or small.

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