Prepare for the festival of lights with these free knit and crochet Hanukkah patterns.
Welcome to My First with Marly Bird! Each month Marly will teach you a new crocheting or knitting project. These projects are designed to make you comfortable as you transition between learning the stitches and making a project. Every design has a written pattern and a step-by-step video tutorial to follow along.
If you are only adding one accessory to your wardrobe this year, make it a shoulder cozy! This versatile fashion item can be worn at least three different ways.
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Welcome to the November Doily of the Month! Each month in 2016 we will share a new doily pattern for you to make in Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread. We challenged the top doily designers to create innovate designs that coordinate with the feeling of each month. Plus, every month we will select five winners to receive an Aunt Lydia’s prize pack.
For November, we have the Mandala Doily. It’s crocheted in Classic 10 in traditional fall colors, and is a great accompaniment to mandalas you have elsewhere. Continue reading “November Doily of the Month”
National Candy Corn Day is October 30! To celebrate, we have a round-up of all of our free candy corn (and candy-related) free knit and crochet patterns.
It’s hard to believe that it is time to start thinking about the holidays again, but it is true. We bring you Christmas in July, but what about Thanksgiving? Personally I like to decorate for every holiday so I started searching for patterns for Fall and Thanksgiving to decorate my home. I found turkeys, pilgrims, table runners and a lot of beautiful leaves. They all contain the warm tones that we associate with this time of year. Most of the projects are easy so you should have plenty of time to dress up your décor if you start now.
Crochet some leaves and add handcrafted Fall colors throughout your home. We just added a free pattern for a Fall Leafy Banner (LW5495) to our redheart.com site showing it on a window. But I wanted to share some other ideas for using crochet leaves throughout the Fall season.
Fast and easy to work with, Irresistible will become your favorite new yarn! Mega-thick, this yarn is a perfect choice for trendy fashion and home dec projects! Just one ball will make a scarf or cowl so fast you’d better not blink. Or stitch a little longer and you’ll be nice cozy under a super warm blanket this winter! Irresistible is also great for arm knitting and finger crochet.
This I Love Yarn Day, Stitch It Forward and teach someone else to crochet or knit!
I Love Yarn Day is an annual event to celebrate yarn. In 2016, it will be held on Saturday, October 15th. In celebration of the 6th anniversary of the event, the Craft Yarn Council (CYC) is encouraging everyone to teach a friend, neighbor, or family member how to crochet, knit, weave, or otherwise have fun with yarn. Plus, there’s a scavenger hunt you can join to enter for a chance to win prizes!
Most people remember their first stitching lesson and who taught them how to turn skeins or balls of yarn into great scarves, hats, sweaters, afghans, and more. Pass along your love of stitching to someone you love! Use the hashtags #iloveyarnday and #stitchitforward to share what you’re doing, and follow our social media to join in!
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