If you haven’t seen any of this group’s projects in person, you need to check out the Knitta Please website. This group has decked out many everyday items all over the US and even round the world to make them a spectacular work of knitted and crocheted art.
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”
I’m more of a knitter than a crocheter, so it’s a real change of pace when I get a chance to crochet. I’ve found that making Special Olympics scarves is the perfect opportunity to practice my crochet skills. Continue reading “Makin’ those Special Olympics scarves”
We often make baby hats as shower gifts for our friends and family. These hat keep babies warm, but aren’t essentials to their life and safety. Continue reading “Caps for Good”
Do you remember a special knit or crochet gift you were given? I remember several, but there is one that stands out in my mind. It was the 80’s and rainbows were all the rage in teen girl room décor! I know I am dating myself, but I know some of you out there can relate! My next door neighbor crocheted a beautiful ripple afghan to my specifications out of 5 solid shades of yarn, it was likely Red Heart Classic at that time. After we bought the yarn, I remember I could barely stand the wait to get the finished product. Finally it was done and it exceeded my expectations and spent many happy years on my bed! Continue reading “Fond Crochet Memories”
Between making turkey–to eat and not crochet–and spending time with family and friends, it’s a great time to rehash your year and all the wonderful things past and yet to come. I could be serious and be thankful for health, happiness and all my non-material riches (which I am), but I’d rather talk about our unifying passion for yarn. Continue reading “It’s time to be thankful”
I’ve been hearing about a return to capes and ponchos for awhile but I wondered about when the mainstream trend would arrive. Last night I read an article in my local paper’s style section called CapeMod.
Continue reading “Wardrobe Must Haves”
Today, I’m sitting here stitching and listening to a great selection of music that a dear friend made for me. At the same time, I’m stitching on several projects and I find it’s interesting how the different sounds make me want to work on different things. I’m able to set a pace to my project. Continue reading “Crochet & Knitting to Music”
Want to create a MyRedHeart account, so you can store all your favorite patterns, yarns and more in your own notebook to come back to again and again?
Below are the steps to help you set-up your account: Continue reading “Creating a “MyRedHeart” account”
Welcome to the new Red Heart website! We are so excited about the launch of the RedHeart.com, and hope you enjoy all the new features it has to offer for every level of knitter and crocheter. You will find free patterns, learning tools, Videos, our Heart to Heart blog, yarn and more yarn! Continue reading “Welcome to the New RedHeart.com”