Let’s celebrate Canada’s 150th!

by guest blogger Lori Tarantini, National Accounts Manager Specialty Chains/Marketing Manager, Coats & Crafts Canada

July 1st may mark Canada’s 150th Birthday, but Canadians are celebrating all year! As Canada celebrates 150 years of Confederation events and activities are being planned all over the country. To learn more about all the great events planned check out Canada’s Official 150th Anniversary website.

We love celebrations at Red Heart so we created some fabulous free patterns to celebrate with our Canadian friends.

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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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Freeform Crochet Tips for Beginners

Freeform crochet is a wonderful expression of your own creativity achieved through fiber. It is often called “painting with yarn” because of the openness of the design. Freeform crochet can be anything that you want it to be. While there aren’t any “rules” for freeform crochet, there are some great starting points and tips for people who would like to express themselves in this way but who aren’t sure where to begin. This guide will help you get started in the adventure of freeform crochet. Continue reading “Freeform Crochet Tips for Beginners”