Special Handmade Gift Ideas for Mom this Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is coming soon and making something handmade is always a special way to show mom how much you love her. Red Heart has lots of beautiful knit and crochet free patterns that will be sure to make mom smile on her special day. We have gone through and selected a few of our favorite Mother’s Day gift ideas, but please feel free to browse our free pattern collection for more inspiration.
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Throwback Thursday Dishcloth

by guest blogger Karen Freeman

Lately the weather has allowed many of us to have time to work projects that we may have started or start new ones. Recently, I was able to work on a vintage dishcloth pattern that can still work very well today. The hardest part of this pattern was choosing the colors. Crème de la Crème has 50 beautiful colors which made my choices endless.

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14 Shawls that are Perfect for Anytime of Year!

Shawls are one of the most versatile projects you can make: dress up an everyday outfit with options like the Crochet Lorelei Shawl, stay warm in the office with the Buttoned Shawl, or be prepared for a formal event with the Triangle Elegance Shawl.

Plus, shawls easily go from season to season.  The Dubonnet Poncho, for example, will keep your bare arms warm in over-air-conditioned buildings in the spring, and provide a stunning accessory for a winter holiday party.

Shawl patterns are also fantastic for learning new skills. Practice the V-stitch, knitting miteres, or working circular motifs with beautiful shawl patterns.

Discover all of these patterns plus seven more below. Whether you crochet or knit we have shawl patterns designed just for you.

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Learn a Stitch, Make a Drop Stitch Crochet Cowl

Welcome to the fourth entry in our ongoing series Learn a Stitch, Make a Cowl! Each month in 2015 we will teach you a new crochet or knit stitch. You can then use the stitch when you make the featured cowl. This month our stitch is drop stitch crochet, and the cowl is the Drop Stitch Crochet Cowl in Medley. Keep reading to learn the stitch and enter to win! Use the hashtag #learnstitches to talk about the series.

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April Featured Throw of the Month

Welcome to the April Featured Throw of the Month! This month we have the April Showers Throw made in With Love yarn. Each month we will have a new themed throw as a featured free pattern. Each throw will have a tip or two in the blog, as well as a giveaway to win the yarn to make the throw. Keep reading for the tip and to access the giveaway! Use the hashtag #throwmonth to talk about the series.

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The 100 Women Project: Crocheting with Women Around the World

100women_vines1Hello all! My name is Amy Reader and I am the artist behind the 100 Women Project. This project invites women from around the world to participate in a collaborative crochet installation by asking them to crochet at least one wisteria vine and mail it to me. Once all the vines are collected, they will be displayed in an installation inspired by the wisteria tunnels in Japan. This installation will be shown as part of my senior thesis art exhibition in late April and early May. This project is the culmination of my four years as an art major at the University of Richmond and has come to represent more than just the end of my college education.

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