Crochet Along Block 3

We are beginning Block 3 of the Sampler Throw Crochet Along.  On this block you will learn to use the Shell Stitch and Fpdc (front post double crochet).  A  How-To video on YouTube is available for those needing to see how these stitches are worked.  Tell us about your progress; show us pics of your squares as you go.  There are five different stitch blocks for this project.  You can us any Red Heart yarn and colors of your choice.  I have selected 10 different colors of Eco-Ways yarns for my throw. 

Sampler Throw Crochet Along: Week 1

Grab your hooks and yarn and let’s get started on our Sampler Throw Crochet Along.  We haven’t set a deadline or completion date on this project, wanting you to work at your own pace. There will be lots of help along the way so if you have questions, just ask and someone will help you understand.  Watch the How-To videos for each square, as well as, a How-To video on sewing your squares together.  Tell us about your progress; show us pics of your squares as you go.  There are five different stitch blocks for this project.  You can us any Red Heart yarn and colors of your choice.  I have selected 10 different colors of Eco-Ways yarns for my throw.

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Red Heart Travels to Stitches West

The Red Heart team is gearing up to head to Santa Clara, CA for the Stitches West Show. We are bringing the Double Stitch Twins with us and they will be doing Demo’s each day on the Show floor @ 12:30pm. Also, the Double Stitch Twins will be attending the Pajama Party at 10:00pm on Friday night at the Hilton Hotel. So come on out and meet them and the Red Heart team! Continue reading “Red Heart Travels to Stitches West”

2011 Special Olympics USA Scarf Project Update

We have had great success this year with the 2011 Special Olympics USA Scarf Project! Many of our states have reached their goals, but there are many more states that need your help. Below is an excerpt from the official website of the number of scarves received as of February 1st. To get more information please go to: http://www.scarvesforspecialolympics.org/states  Continue reading “2011 Special Olympics USA Scarf Project Update”

Red Heart’s Crochet Along Update

We unfortunately have run into some issues with the Sampler Throw pattern that we are using for the Crochet Along, and are going to delay the start of the Crochet Along until next Monday, February 14th. We want to make sure all the corrections are posted on our website before we begin, so we don’t confuse you from the get go. We at Red Heart apologize for the delay, but we hope you will join us next week to start the Crochet Along of the Sampler Throw! Thank you for your patience.

 

Red Heart Crochet Along Project: Sampler Throw

Your votes have been counted and the Sampler Throw has won for the 1st Crochet Along of 2011. Rainy Day Ripple came in a close 2nd. You can select any colors you wish, any yarns, including mixing different textures…only requirement is that you use Red Heart yarns. You can even make changes to the pattern if you like to experiment. Let your imagination go wild.  Whatever colors or Red Heart yarns you decide to use, we are looking forward to your joining our group and hearing about your progress. Continue reading “Red Heart Crochet Along Project: Sampler Throw”

Little Bags Made with Red Heart Yarns

 

When my grandson asked me to crochet a bag for him to keep his army men in, I realized I’m always in need of some type of small bag.  If you are like me, I’m always throwing my change in the bottom of my purse, so I thought a small bag to clip onto my key ring would be perfect.  I was working with Heart & Sole and thought this would be perfect for a key ring bag. Once I started, I couldn’t stop…making different size bags using different weights of yarn.  The great thing is that is all one pattern.  All you need to do is change the hook size appropriate for the yarn you will be using.  These are great for carrying jewelry when traveling, use as favors at a shower, gift bags, little girl’s purse…I even made some and hung them on the Christmas tree with gift cards inside. The pattern I used is Key Ring Pouch.   A similar project for knitters Mini Key Ring Purses.  How would you use your little bags?