It’s no secret we all love stitching, and it’s a safe bet most of us love watching TV and movies too! If you’d like to combine these two hobbies; but don’t want to end up with a mess of yarn on your lap after an exciting show, check out these projects! We picked them based on their easy skill levels and repeating stitch patterns.
When you find a crochet stitch pattern that you love, there’s a good chance that you will want to use it over and over. But what happens when you find it in one kind of pattern (such as a blanket) but want to make it in another project (such as a dishcloth)?
Cheer on the home team with our new yarn Team Spirit Chunky. The bright sports themed colorways are perfect for any game day! Your projects will work up quickly in this great chunky-weight yarn.
Pompoms are not just for cheerleaders anymore! Not sure if you have noticed, but pompoms are everywhere this year. They are colorful, fun and easy enough for everyone. Adding pompoms to a plain T-shirt or bag can give it a whole new inventive look. Continue reading “Pompom Party”
Doesn’t matter if you’re scary, pretty, old or young
Red Heart has something for everyone.
We have bats, witches, cats and more
halloween decorations from ceiling to floor.
No matter what your age, it’s nice to pretend,
you’re a ghost or a super hero, trick-or-treating in the wind.
We are excited to share the projects created by Plaid Creators featuring Red Heart Yarn. They are using the new Bucilla RyaTie products and they turned on their creative juices. Continue reading “Pom Pom Pillows, Wall Hangings & More from the Plaid Creators”
Need a gift for an occasion with a last-minute invite? Starting your next project on vacation, but have some time you need filled before then? We have a collection of free crochet and knitting (and craft!) projects that can be finished quickly. Continue reading “15 Quick Projects to Crochet and Knit”
Seaming crochet simply means joining two or more pieces of crochet fabric together. This is frequently done when a project, such as a crochet blanket, is made in motifs; you seam together all of the motifs to create the finished project. Crochet seaming is also important when making crochet clothing (and some accessories), where you create portions of the item (such as the sleeves) separately and then join them (to the body of a shirt, for example). Continue reading “Methods for Seaming Crochet”
By Darla J. Fanton, crochet designer and teacher
Always in Stitches, the local chapter of the Crochet Guild of America, the Tigard Knitting Guild and the Tigard Public Library joined forces to host our 10th annual Knit Out and Crochet Too event. Continue reading “10th annual Knit Out and Crochet Too event”
The North Carolina Project:
Red Heart and the Office of Raleigh Arts have teamed up to host Olek, our friend and New York-based artist, as she begins the North Carolina leg of her 50-state public art project, Love Across the USA. Olek, who is widely known for “yarn-bombing” sites, will work with participants to create a portrait of an important North Carolina woman. The completed work will be approximately 40’ wide and over 20’ high, and will debut on the eastern facade of the Raleigh Convention Center in October 2017.
This August Olek will lead a series of workshops to create the artwork here in North Carolina. These workshops will teach participants the crochet technique necessary to help create Raleigh’s tribute to a strong woman’s voice. After the workshops, participants will be in charge of completing one square, a 2ft x 2ft piece of the overall artwork, which will then be sewn together to create the final mural.
Friday, August 25th, 6 – 9pm @ Artspace (201 E. Davie Street, Raleigh, NC 27601)
Saturday, August 26th, 11 – 2pm @ Top Greene (401 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27601)
Saturday, August 26th, 6 – 9pm @ VAE (309 W Martin St, Raleigh, NC 27601)
Workshop Registration & Questions:
Please register online: https://.oleknc.wufoo.com/forms/workshops
You may also contact Kelly McChesney at email@example.com or 919-757-9533 with questions
Project Beginnings: In 2016, Olek and her NYC community came together to create a project in support of a future female leader. In the weeks leading up to the election, the team met to crochet, listen to podcasts, and share their thoughts on women’s rights, equality, and freedom of speech. It inspired the artist to create a project that would celebrate the accomplishments of extraordinary women from throughout U.S. history.
Love Across the USA is a community public art project with the goal of bringing the community together through open workshops and public art installations. It is only as a united group that we can promote positive women’s voices and create real change. Just as many loops connect to create a strong crocheted fabric, we are stronger together. To date, portraits of Susan B. Anthony and Harriet Tubman have been created in New York State.