Introducing Red Heart Strata Yarn

Strata is a jersey knit tube featuring fine fibers knitted into a tube around a soft core. Similar to a traditional T-shirt yarn but the tube structure means the yarn won’t fray along the edges, giving it great stitch definition. Extremely soft with just a little stretch and easy to use colors, it’s perfect for accessories, apparel and home décor.

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Book Review: Hand-Picked Gloves & Mitts

Designer Karen McKenna has a new book of crochet designs: Hand-Picked Gloves & Mitts, published by Leisure Arts. The concept of this book is unusual and useful: choose if you want to make gloves or mittens, if you want them closed or fingerless, and the cuff style you want, and then mix-and-match! Plus, all of the patterns in the book are written to use Red Heart yarns.

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Introducing the Red Heart Joy Creators

Introducing the Red Heart Joy Creators! The Joy Creators are a group of designers and crafters who combine innovative designs and ideas with Red Heart products to create joy. You’ll know that blogs with the Joy Creators seal have well-written patterns using Red Heart yarns, clear pictures, and an engaging social presence. For the JOY of it! – Red Heart

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Free Pattern eBook: Baby Hugs

We’ve put together a selection of 11 knit and crochet patterns using the newest yarn in the Red Heart family – Baby Hugs!

Download the FREE Baby Hugs eBook!

The most newsworthy thing about Baby Hugs is that it has been tested for over 300 harmful substances. It has been Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 class 1 certified (which is a worldwide accepted standard). So Baby Hugs is perfect for babies and toddlers, giving parents the confidence that they are using quality yarn for their hand mades. Each ball has the blue heart mark.

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Annie’s Summer Love Collection

Be inspired with a collection of gorgeous new patterns from Annie’s Publishing — the Summer Love Collection. These knit and crochet patterns were created by several well-known designers, including frequent Red Heart contributor Lisa Gentry, and envisioned by Lead Designer Lena Skvagerson. The collection includes warm-weather accessories, tops, and sweaters that are perfect for summer.

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Share the Love! Free Hats for Charity eBook

Knitters and crocheters have a long tradition of using their needles and hooks to share with others and to let those going through a difficult time know that they care. One of the most popular type of project to give is a cozy hat. If you are a person looking to give to those in need you’ll want to view this eBook – Hats for Charity. It is a collection of 15 of the best and easiest Red Heart hat patterns presented in one easy to reference eBook along with their patterns.

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Share the Joy…One Stitch at a Time

I learned how to knit shortly after turning 50.

That was a time of confusion for me, as it is for many people, because I knew that life after 50 can be filled with all kinds of change—good and bad, planned and completely out of the blue.

Instead of pulling the proverbial blanket over my head, though, I took action and embarked on my “Journey to Joy.”

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