Fall 2016 promises to be the season that we all enjoy wearing stylish wraps like these ruanas! A ruana is similar to a shawl, but shaped like a poncho with an opening up the front.
Welcome to the August 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 August, we have the Lotus Tile Doily. This doily is inspired by the lotus flower, and would work well as a centerpiece or framed and hung on the wall.
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.
Have you seen the cute straw beach bags with pompoms? They’re in-style and fun, but the ones in the stores cost a lot. Here’s how you can make it yourself! Find a bag in your closet to spruce up, or run to the store and get one, and then join us here for step-by-step instructions.
Sometimes it’s nice to put your hook or needles down for a while and make some quick projects with yarn. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite craft projects. Get your yarn and scissors ready to have some crafty fun!
Some knitters seem to be intimidated about changing colors in the middle of a row or round, but the development of this simple skill will allow you to really experiment with different designs for your work, everything from knitting a blanket with an integrated border to a really fantastic Fair Isle sweater.
Tassels are everywhere this summer! I’ve seen them on bags, shirts, key fobs and blankets. One idea has caught my eye more than once, tasseled sandals! I found some cute, strappy sandals and decided to give them a boho chic makeover.
Let’s get started!
Have you seen or made a mermaid tail blanket? These blankets are in a taper shape with fins at the bottom, and are designed to be tucked around your legs so you look like a mermaid sitting on a couch. Other versions are a large cocoon, which you can slip your legs into. There are hundreds of versions for adults and kids, plus baby cocoons and patterns for dolls. Most patterns are crocheted, although a few are knit. We have gathered some popular free patterns from around the web for you.
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.