I Love Yarn Day 2016 – Stitch It Forward

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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Skulls – Flowers – Pompoms: Crochet for Day of the Dead

Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead or All Souls’ Day, is a day of celebration and remembrance of friends and family who have passed away. This November 1 tradition is part of the culture in Mexico and Latin America, and it has become popular throughout the U.S. during the Halloween season.

What could be more personal and unique than your own Day of the Dead decorations to bring your own celebration to life? The designer of our Sugar Skull Family, Jessie Rayot, has used brilliant colors with a sugar skull theme for a sense of authenticity and fun. From crocheted sugar skull headpieces for the adults and children to necklaces, party décor and banner, you might just want to celebrate Day of the Dead every month of the year!
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October Doily of the Month

Welcome to the October 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 October, we have the Skulduggery Doily. This doily has skulls all over it, and is designed to be a spooky centerpiece for Halloween.

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Joy Creators Super Scarves Blog Hop

Our Joy Creators are joining together for a Super Scarves blog hop! A Super Scarf is a regular scarf, but gigantic! The participating Joy Creators will be posting free patterns made with Red Heart on their websites on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in September, starting September 9. Follow along with the schedule below, and share the projects you make using the patterns with the #joycreators, #superscarf and #redheartyarns hashtags! Links will be added to this schedule as the posts go up.

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A Quick Guide to Color Pooling

Have you ever truly wanted to feel like a magician with your crochet hooks? Well now you can! Get ready to amaze your friends, and family when you play with variegated yarn. Red Heart Super Saver comes in a vast array of colors to try out this technique. Color pooling (or yarn pooling) has taken the internet by storm! There are videos, a group on Facebook completely dedicated to it, and it seems everyone is trying it. So jump on this bandwagon, get out your favorite multicolored yarn, and give it a try.

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