Welcome to the Blog Hop Crochet Along

from guest blogger Maria Bittner of Pattern Paradise

I’m so excited to announce that a couple of friends and I have partnered with Red Heart Yarn to sponsor the 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hop Crochet-Along (CAL)!

How does it work?

Each Friday, starting in early September, we’ll be posting a new free pattern with a holiday theme. The projects vary in size and type and yarn usage so that you can have lots of fun, learn a little and have some great home décor, holiday gifts and practical projects too. And, it will all end in early December so you have lots of time to use your projects for this holiday season!

Thanks to Red Heart Yarn, we will be hosting a Weekly Yarn Giveaway (value $50) so that you can try some of their new and featured yarns! And, at the end, we’ll have a Grand Prize Giveaway (value $125) too!

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Southwestern Throw Giveaway from Creativebug

Have you seen our Southwestern Rainbow Throw? Creativebug has a video class from Marly Bird and a giveaway for it!

This beautiful throw uses several different stitch patterns and changes colors frequently for a stunning project you’ll want to show off. Marly walks you through the different stitch patterns and the border, and gives you tips on dealing with all of the ends and ideas about other colorways. Watch a preview for the class!

Enter the giveaway on Creativebug!

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May Featured Throw of the Month

Welcome to the May Featured Throw of the Month! This month we have the Flower Garden Throw made in With Love yarn. Each month we will have a new themed throw as a featured free pattern. Each throw will have a tip or two in the blog, as well as a giveaway to win the yarn to make the throw. Keep reading for the tip and to access the giveaway! Use the hashtag #throwmonth to talk about the series.

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Learn a Stitch, Make a Drop Stitch Knit Cowl

Welcome to the fifth entry in our ongoing series Learn a Stitch, Make a Cowl! Each month in 2015 we will teach you a new crochet or knit stitch. You can then use the stitch when you make the featured cowl. This month our stitch is drop stitch knitting, and the cowl is the Drop Stitch Cowl in With Love. Keep reading to learn the stitch and enter to win! Use the hashtag #learnstitches to talk about the series.

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March Featured Throw of the Month

Welcome to the March Featured Throw of the Month! This month we have the Top o’ the Morning Throw made in Red Heart Super Saver yarn. Each month we will have a new themed throw as a featured free pattern. Each throw will have a tip or two in the blog, as well as a giveaway to win the yarn to make the throw. Keep reading for the tip and to access the giveaway! Use the hashtag #throwmonth to talk about the series.

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Learn a Stitch, Make This Lovable Cowl

Welcome to the third entry in our ongoing series Learn a Stitch, Make a Cowl! Each month in 2015 we will teach you a new crochet or knit stitch. You can then use the stitch when you make the featured cowl. This month our stitch is a Make 1, and the cowl is the Lovable Cowl in Boutique Unforgettable. Keep reading to learn the stitch and enter to win! Use the hashtag #learnstitches to talk about the series.

Download the Lovable Cowl Free Pattern!

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February Featured Throw of the Month

Welcome to the second of our Throw of the Month series! This month’s project is the Ice Crystal Throw made in Red Heart Super Saver yarn. Each month we will have a new themed throw as a featured free pattern. Each throw will have a tip or two in the blog, as well as a giveaway to win the yarn to make the throw. Keep reading for the tip and to access the giveaway! Use the hashtag #throwmonth to talk about the series.

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