When designer Lisa Gentry at Hook & Needle Designs told me she was working on designs for pumpkins using all Red Heart yarns, my curiosity was aroused. She usually designs beautiful crocheted and knitted garments. So I asked her to send me photos of what she was doing with pumpkins (of all things). She sent me her eBook, which is a creative collection of 13 crocheted Pumpkin Toppers. It includes patterns and ideas for displaying your crochet talents on top of pumpkins all around your house, both inside and out.
by guest blogger Maria Bittner of Pattern Paradise
I’m so excited to be partnering with four talented blogger friends and Red Heart Yarn to sponsor this year’s CAL!
Those of you who participated in last year’s event know it was lots of fun. You learned some new techniques, tried some new yarns, there were fabulous prizes courtesy of Red Heart Yarn and best of all you made some new friends. This year should be even better, so come on and join us for the fun!! If you want to see last year’s projects, you can find them here.
Our Joy Creators are joining together for a Christmas in July blog hop! The participating Joy Creators will be posting free patterns made with Red Heart on their websites on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in July, starting July 6. Follow along with the schedule below, and share the projects you make using the patterns with the #joycreators and #redheartyarns hashtags! Links will be added to this schedule as the posts go up.
Many knitters and crocheters learned to stitch from older relatives. Some of them, and others to who learned on their own, have taught younger generations. We’ve gathered the stories from Red Heart consumers and Coats employees. What parts are familiar to you from your life? Share your stories in the comments.
Do you love to make gifts for others? What about sharing pictures of your projects? You’ll want to be a part of the #make2share Challenge! The #make2share Challenge is open to everyone of all skill levels. Make and give gifts to friends, and encourage them to pass it along. Your gifts can be anything handmade: knit or crochet pieces, something you sew, a painting, a carving, baked goods…the sky’s the limit!
Eddie the Eagle is a new movie starring Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton and telling the true story of Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Egerton), a British ski-jumper who succeeds against the odds and with the help of his coach (Jackman) to compete in the 1988 Winter Olympics. Knitting plays a big role in the movie, since Eddie’s mom (played by Jo Hartley) knits and wears a sweater that says “I Am Eddie’s Mom”.
Join Red Heart Yarn and Red Cross North America and knit or crochet a blanket for those in need!
Red Heart, America’s favorite yarn, is partnering with the Red Cross, one of the most recognized and trusted charities in the world. The goal is to bring together our love of knitting and crocheting and our love of giving back.