Last fall and winter we fell in love with cowls and the new stylish way they kept our necks warm and added a spark of color and texture to our outfits. This year continues with a deeper love affair we are having with the crochet Herringbone stitch pattern by Katy Petersen.
Duplicate stitch is the easiest way to add color to any knitting project made in Stockinette stitch. You can use almost any color work chart to add Duplicate stitch designs to hats, sweaters and more.
We are head over heels in love with Scrubby yarn and so excited that we have been adding new pattern inspiration to redheart.com every month. It’s not often that a yarn is so innovative and offers such practical help for daily cleaning and washing. We’ve been having fun using new colors of Scrubby and falling in love with the new Scrubby Sparkle version of this yarn. This shiny, festive Scrubby sister yarn not only washes your dishes, it is perfect for holiday and party decorations.
Have you seen the stylish poufs in home decor stores and have been dying to make one instead of paying $120-$150 for one? Well waste no more time! Red Heart has a Stylish Pouf pattern just waiting for you to begin! Continue reading “Cro-Shayley Makes a Stylish Crochet Pouf”
You may have noticed that we’ve added patterns on redheart.com for knitting looms. We’ve partnered with KB Looms to fill a void on our site for those wanting to use our yarns for loom knitting. Continue reading “Because you asked for it…Loom Knits”
It’s hard to believe, but it is that time of year again. Time to send those precious little ones back to school. Along with that comes shopping for new school clothes and supplies. I always liked to crochet a few items so that my children would have something unique and very stylish at the same time. I have chosen a dozen designs to get you started. Most are accessories so you have plenty of time to get done before school starts. I have also added some great projects for sports fans.
Continue reading “Donna’s Dozen Back to School in Style”
Intarsia knitting is not all that different than Fair Isle, except that multiple colors can be used on one row (Fair Isle only uses 2 at a time). Also, separate balls of yarn are added into the row for each color block, rather than carrying all colors across the row.
by guest blogger Veronica Buzby
July 18 2016, was a very special day where we all come together to honor Nelson Mandela’s legacy at the South African Embassy in Washington DC. 67 Blankets started when Mandela’s long-time assistant Zelda La Grange challenged our founder, Carolyn Steyn, to make 67 blankets for Mandela Day 2014. In 2009, the United Nations declared July 18 as Mandela Day, where global citizens are encouraged to give 67 minutes of their time to improve their local communities.
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.