When I first did the research for my book Crochet Saved My Life, there seemed to be very few people talking about the health benefits of yarncrafting. I’m thrilled to see that in the half a dozen years since that time, a wide variety of industries are now discussing the issue. There has also been some great research into the topic.
Baby patterns are so much fun to make and give! I asked the Red Heart Joy Creators to share some of their favorite baby patterns here today – plus a hot right now pattern from the Red Heart Collection!
Mindfulness is the art of focusing on the present moment. You enhance the quality of your life by bringing awareness to the entirety of the moment (thoughts, feelings, sensations, and more) without judging or attempting to change that experience. Practicing mindfulness brings many benefits to your daily life and improves life quality as a whole. There are many ways to practice mindfulness, and as a crafter, you already have one tool at your disposal. That’s right, knitting and crochet can help you with mindfulness practice.
Now that the big holiday rush is over, you might think it’s all calm til summer – but don’t forget about NatCroMo! NatCroMo is National Crochet Month, and it’s been celebrated every March since 2000 as decreed by the Crochet Guild of America “to promote the art of crochet and engage enthusiasts and master crocheters alike!” Here are some great ways to get ready to celebrate NatCroMo2019!
When I decided to become a professional crocheter in 2011, I never imagined where it would take me, or what Moogly has become. And the most exciting thing that happened in 2018 was becoming a Red Heart Joy Creator!
Christmas is upon us. Will you be up late on Christmas Eve trying to knit or crochet more items than you could possibly complete in a month, let alone an evening? If so, you’re not alone. Many people have big ambitious plans to handmade all of their gifts for Christmas.
Crocheting winter garments can be challenging. On the one hand, you want to make something cozy and warm. On the other hand, bulky knits can sometimes feel unflattering. How do you go about making things that you and your loved ones want to wear for winter? This guide will help you figure it out.
Have you gotten a chance to give new Red Heart Loop-It a try? It’s new, different, and so much fun! While the end result is like knitting, you don’t have to have any knit or crochet skills to make all these fantastic patterns using this unique yarn!
Fall is the perfect season to make a crochet wreath. You can get creative adding a variety of different autumn-inspired colors and appliques. Hang wreaths on front doors or on your walls. Make them big or small. Create many small ones or one statement piece. This guide shows you some of the different decisions that you’ll make when creating your own crochet wreath design. Of course, you can use the same basic guide to crochet wreaths for any season.