Red Heart Crochet Along

We are launching a new feature in February…Crochet-a-Long, and it will be through our Red Heart Yarns Facebook page, and we will continue to blog about it here on HeartStrings.  A couple weeks ago, I asked you to give me an idea of what you might like to work on for both knit and crochet projects.  You have given us some wonderful suggestions and our first crochet-a-long will begin on February 14th (Knit-a-long coming soon).  Numerous comments about wanting to learn or make sampler Afghans or throws, various types of ripple Afghans and grannies were mentioned.  Based on those suggestions, we have selected 3 different crochet afghan patterns for you to choose from.

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Grandma’s Favorite Afghan

Recently while flipping through a magazine on flight to a Stitches show, I came across this ad for kitty litter, but what caught my eye was the crochet afghan over the rocking chair and the basket of yarn on the floor.  It’s interesting how popular crochet has become.  I see it in print advertisements for every medium.  This brought back so many wonderful memories of my grandmother, who taught me to crochet.  And this afghan was one of her favorite.  I still have the one she made for me and it’s in these exact colors.  She made over 100 of this style in lots of different colors.  We got to pick out the colors we wanted, but all the others were donated to the church for those in need. Continue reading “Grandma’s Favorite Afghan”

Christmas is Right Around the Corner!

Can’t believe where this year has gone…did you know it’s only 60 days ‘til Christmas?  I’m in the south, we still have temperatures in the 80’s during the day, flowers and vegetables are still growing and I’m sitting on the patio thinking about what to make for the holidays. This is always a fun time around my house. Several years ago I decided our tree would be decorated with hand made items.  Except for the lights & those few special gifts I’ve received over the years, everything is handmade with love. First thing I’m working on are the decorations for the tree. Continue reading “Christmas is Right Around the Corner!”